Friday, 7 November 2014

The Friday Question Set — 7-11-2014

Blimey, I have SO got to get a move on, hadn’t I … ?

Frankly … ?

I start a new job on Tuesday.

And, yes, I know that’s a few days away.

But I want to try and get the videos done for the upcoming  Daily Teasers*.

With THAT in mind?

Let’s get a move on … !

With THAT in mind … ?

With THAT in mind, let’s get this week’s Friday Question Set posted, shall we?

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

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Q1) The word kitsch comes from which European language?
A1) German.

Q2) What is the state capital of Massachusetts?
Q2) Boston.

Q3) Which Dickens character asked for more?

Q4) What did Old Mother Hubbard keep in her cupboard?
A4) Nothing.

Q5) What comes after red, orange and yellow in the rainbow’s colours?
A5) Green.

Q6) Dad, kayak and rotavator are examples of what type of words?

Q7) A bob was the popular name of which old English coin?
A7) A shilling.

Q8) What is the name for the Mexican cloak with a slit for the head?
A8) A poncho.

Q9) Which of the Wonders of the World was at Babylon?
A9) The Hanging Gardens.

Q10) Snowflakes have – on average – how many sides?
A10) Six.


Q11) Which planet has a satellite called Europa?
A11) Jupiter.

Q12) Russian spacecraft are usually launched from where: Armenia, Kazakhstan or Belarus?
A12) From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Q13) Ranger and Surveyor probes preceded the exploration of where?
A13) The Moon.

Q14) What name is given to a site for astronomical observation?
A14) An observatory.

Q15) What is an Oort cloud made of?
A15) Comets.

Q16) What satellite was the first to transmit live TV pictures?
A16) Telstar.

Q17) The mythical children of Uranus & Gaia had a rocket named after them: which type of rocket?
A17) Titan.

Q18) Phobos & Deimos are moons of which planet?
A18) Mars.

Q19) What constellation is known as The Hunter?
A19) Orion.

Q20) Which planet is bigger, Jupiter, or Saturn?
A20) Jupiter.


Q21) Which actor connects I, Claudius, Cadfæl and Doctor Who
A21) Derek Jacobi.

Q22) Which sitcom told the story of revolutionaries, in Tooting?
A22) Citizen Smith.

Q23) What was the surname of Morticia, & Gomez?
A23) Addams.  (The Addams Family.)

Q24) Which science fiction series first started the day after President Kennedy was shot?
A24) Doctor Who.

Q25) Name the Scottish undertaker, in Dad’s Army.
A25) Private Fraser.

Q26) Who had a long running TV show, before starring in Mary Poppins, and Diagnosys Murder
A26) Dick Van Dyke.

Q27) What was the second area of Britain, to receive TV transmissions?
A27) The Midlands.

Q28) In Dallas, which character became Mrs Clayton Farlow?
A28) Miss Ellie.

Q29) Which Carry On regular was the star of Bless This House?
A29) Sid James.

Q30) Who was the main character on The Phil Silvers Show?
A30) Master Sergeant Bilko.


Q31) Which holiday resort had the motto It’s So Bracing: Skegness, Brighton, or Blackpool?
A31) Skegness.

Q32) Who created the Angel of the North?
A32) Antony Gormley.

Q33) What did the National Trust on its land, in 1997?
A33) Deer Hunting.

Q34) Alfred Waterstone designed one of London’s most visited buildings, in the 19th century.   What is it?
A34) The Natural History Museum.

Q35) In which county is Alton Towers?
A35) Staffordshire.

Q36) Edward Maddrell was the last native speaker of which British language?
A36) Manx.

Q37) In which British city is the worlds oldest passenger station?
A37) Manchester.

Q38) What’s the 2nd highest mountain in the UK?
A38) Ben Macdhui.

Q39) In which county is the UK’s longest cave system?
A39) North Yorkshire.   (Gaping Gill)

Q40) In which English city are you, if you’re in the East Midlands Gas Museum?
A40) Leicester.


Q41) What type of fish is gravlax?
A41) Salmon.

Q42) What liquor is also called cherry brandy?
A42) Kirsh.

Q43) Pimms No. 1 is based on what spirit: gin, rum or vodka?
A43) Gin.

Q44) Aspartame is an alternative to what, in food?
A44) Sugar.

Q45) In which month does Beaujolais Nouveau arrive in Britain?
A45) November.

Q46) How many standard sized bottles make up a Nebuchadnezzar?
A46) 20.

Q47) Which 50s pop star’s name is rhyming slang for ‘mild?’
A47) Marty Wilde.

Q48) Isabella Mary Mayson is better known as which cook?
A48) Mrs Beeton.

Q49) What sort foodstuff is a macademia?
A49) A nut.

Q50) What drink did Sir Bob Geldof advertise; – milk, tea, or Guinness?
A50) Milk.


Q51) Petrology is the study of what?
A51) Rocks.   (As opposed to Geology, which is the study of the Earth)

Q52) In which country did the voting to determine the site of the 2012 Olympics take place?
A52) France.

Q53) Where would a Spanish woman wear her Mantilla?
A53) On her head.

Q54) Ellison’s Orange is a variety of which fruit?
A54) An apple.

Q55) Some people feel embarrassed by their ephelis: what are they?
A55) Freckles.

Q56) Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in which East End pub?
A56) The Blind Beggar.

Q57) In which European country was Europe’s oldest university founded?
A57) Italy.   In Salerno, to be precise

Q58) Michæl Hordern provided the voice for which tv bear?
A58) Paddington.

Q59) Dr John Pemberton invented which fizzy drink?
A59) Coca Cola.

Q60) Which sport did Marco Van Basten play?
A60) Football.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

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