Friday, 21 November 2014

The Friday Question Set — 21-11-2014

Right … 

I’ve OFFICIALLY double checked.

I’ve got today and tomorrow off!

I’ve checked.   Which was good: and certainly something that could’ve been more useful, over the past few days.

Where, frankly, I made a complete Horlicks of my shifts!

But that’s possibly a story for another time … 


Definitely another time, I think.

After all, today is Friday: which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

Online 275.

Q1) Frederick Austerlitz was the real name of which dancing movie star: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly?

Q2) What is the largest member state of the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Ras al-Khaimah?
Q2) Abu Dhabi.

Q3) What part of the body does a yashmak cover?
A3) The Face.

Q4) How is the letter E transmitted in Morse code: a single dot, a single dash or one of each?
A4) A single dot.

Q5) What RAF rank is equivalent to a Royal Marine Colonel: group captain or wing commander?

Q6) John Keats described which season of the year as the “… season of mists & mellow fruitfulness”?
A6) Autumn.

Q7) After the African Bush Elephant, what’s the next largest land mammal?
A7) The Hippo.

Q8) Mary Baker Eddy founded which religious movement: Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Scientists or Mormons?

Q9) What was the Stock Exchange called, when it first opened, the Royal Exchange, the Corn Exchange or the Pork Futures Warehouse?
A9) The Royal Exchange.

Q10) Who said, “I think, therefore I am”?


Q11) What was the first film to gross $70 million: Gone With The Wind, The Maltese Falcon or The Wizard of Oz?
A11) Gone with the Wind.

Q12) Major T. J ‘King’ Kong – famously played by Slim Pickens – dies gruesomely in which Stanley Kubrick film: 2001, Doctor Strangelove or Eyes Wide Shut?
A12) Dr Strangelove: or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

Q13) Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, and Roy Schneider all star in which rather toothy movie?
A13) Jaws.

Q14) Which American Award ceremony was cancelled in 2008?
A14) The Golden Globes.

Q15) In which prison film did Danny Glover make his film debút?
A15) Escape From Alcatraz.

Q16) The Secret of the Ooze was the subtitle of the second film in which series?
A16) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II released in 1991.

Q17) Which Kevin Costner film had the best selling soundtrack of 1992?
A17) The Bodyguard.

Q18) Breakfast At Tiffanys was directed by Peter Blake; – the same director behind which classic series of Peter Sellars films?
A18) The Pink Panther series

Q19) Who directed the Oscar-winning film The English Patient?
A19) Anthony Minghella.

Q20) In the film The Great Escape who played ‘The Forger’?
A20) Donald Pleasance.


Q21) Paul Metcalfe was the real name of which children show character: Captain Scarlet, Catweazel or Tucker Jenkins?
A21) Captain Scarlet.

Q22) In the TV series Alias Smith and Jones, what were the real names of either?
A22) Hannibal Hayes and Kid Curry

Q23) On The Two Ronnies, who partnered Charley Farley in his investigations?
A23) Piggy Malone.

Q24) What’s the name of the pub in  Only Fools and Horses?
A24) The Nags Head.

Q25) Which Dads Army character carried the 1st aid kit: Private Godfrey, Private Fraser or Corporal Jones?
A25) Private Godfrey.

Q26) Where in London was the fire station in London’s Burning: Blackwall, Hoxton or Stepney?
A26) Blackwall.

Q27) Which soap was originally called The Midland Road?  
A27) Crossroads

Q28) What was the first programme on BBC2 in 1964?
A28) Play School was the first proper programme on April 21 after the launch the previous evening was abandoned due to a major power failure.

Q29) Which tv character’s email address is
A29) Homer Simpson.

Q30) Cartoon characters Beavis and Butthead wore T-shirts featuring the names of heavy metal bands: name either
A30) AC/DC and Metallica.


Q31) Who was the first Swede to win the Men’s Singles Title at Wimbledon?
A31) Björn Borg.

Q32) Who was Marvellous Marvin?
A32) Middleweight boxing champ, Marvin Hagler.

Q33) Liverpool signed Fernando Morientes from which Spanish club?
A33) Real Madrid.

Q34) Bill Beaumont was associated with which sport?
A34) Rugby.(Union)

Q35) Was Geoff Boycott a left, or right handed bat’s–man?
A35) Right–handed.

Q36) Fratton Park is the home of which football team?
A36) Portsmouth F.C.

Q37) How many Olympic Games have been cancelled because of World Wars?
A37) Three (1916,  1940,  1944.)

Q38) Which tennis player was stabbed while on court?
A38) Monica Seles.

Q39) Is professional Badminton played indoors, outdoors, or both?
A39) Indoors.

Q40) In which Sheffield theatre is the World Snooker Championships held?
A40) The Crucible.


Q41) From which country chill con carne originate?
A41) The USA.

Q42) Some beaches – for instance, many in Tahiti – have sand made from lava: what colour is the sand?
A42) Black.

Q43) In which US city is the world’s largest Mormon temple?
A43) Salt Lake City.

Q44) In which ocean are the Maldives: the Indian, the Atlantic or the Pacific?
A44) The Indian.

Q45) In which country did Venetian blinds originate?
A45) Japan.

Q46) Which ocean was formerly known as El Mar de Sur: the Atlantic, or the Pacific or the Arctic?
A46) The Pacific.

Q47) There are 6 Central Asia landlocked countries: name any of them.
A47) Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Q48) Some of the largest trees on Earth are to be found in the Redwood National Park.   In which US state is the Redwood National Park?
A48) California.

Q49) What is the title given to the ruler of Oman?
A49) Sultan.

Q50) The four largest States of the USA in terms of area in decreasing order are Alaska, Texas, California and Montana. Which state’s the next largest
A50) New Mexico.


Q51) Approximately how many earths — by volume — would fit inside the sun: 130, 1300, 13000 or 1,300, 000?

Q52) Which Lord of the Rings star appeared in the video for the Cranberries hit, Ridiculous Thought: Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellan or Elijah Wood?
A52) A very young Elijah Wood.

Q53) In which Robert Louis Stevenson novel is there an inn called The Admiral Benbow?

Q54) What is the name of the man servant in Around the World in 80 Days: Pas Partout, Cato, Giles or Machu Picchu?

Q55) In which film do the words I love you save the planet earth: The Day After Tomorrow, The 5th Element, Mars Attacks or Independence Day?

Q56) Goodbye Farewell and Amen was the final episode of which American comedy series?

Q57) What kind of bird did Florence Nightingale often carry around in her pocket?
A57) An owl.

Q58) Which ancient Greek wrote …don’t count your chickens before they are hatched?
A58) Æsop.

Q59) James Bond was searching for what kind of airplane in Thunderball: a 707, a Piper Cub, a Vulkan or a B-52?
A59) Vulkan.

Q60) Where did Scott MacKenzie want to go in 1967?

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