Friday, 12 December 2014

The Friday Question Set

You know, the weatherman’s possibly got a lot to answer for.

Really … !

He’s JUST announced the weather is going to be comparatively calm over the next few days.

Personally … ?

Well, personally, I’ve just looked out of my window.

I think I can best describe it as ‘Murk, with a hint of extreme rain’.   Brentwood could well be getting what’s left of the recent weather bomb … !


At any rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Friday: which means it’s payday, for me.

And the Friday Question Set, for you!

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

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Q1) Lina Medina, from Peru, is the world’s youngest recorded what?
A1) Mother.   She fell pregnant at the age of 5.

Q2) Which band had a hit withBring Me To Life, back in 2003?

Q3) Bashed Neeps & Tatties are the traditional accompaniment to which dish?
A3) Haggis.

Q4) Name either of Thomas the Tank Engine’s two carriages?   (Two points for both.)

Q5) Which requires the use of most facial muscles: a smile or a frown?
A5) Frown.

Q6) Which gas has the atomic number, 1?
A6) Hydrogen.

Q7) In Scrabble, how many points is the letter ‘E’ worth?
A7) One.

Q8) How many sides does a tetrahedron have?
A8) Four.

Q9) Which of Shakespeare’s plays begins with a storm at sea: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest or Coriolanis?

Q10) Which country was the first to retain football’s World Cup?
A10) Italy.


Q11) What kitchen device did Charles Strite invent: the toaster, the mandolin or the microwave oven?
A11) The Toaster.

Q12) Sirloin is a cut of which meat?
A12) Beef.

Q13) Which isn’t a tomato: plum, cherry or orange?
A13) Orange.

Q14) What are the tops of asparagus called?
A14) Asparagus tips.

Q15) The island of Madeira shares its name with a fortified wine, and what else?
A15) A cake..

Q16) In 2005, Jamie Oliver present a series on what, prison food, school dinners or hospital food?
A16) School dinners.

Q17) Which chef presents The F Word?
A17) Gordon Ramsey.

Q18) Murphys’s Irish Stout is made in which Irish city?
A18) Cork.

Q19) Vatcharin Bhumichtr (vat-CHA-rin boo-MITCH-re) writes about the food of which East Asian country: Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia?
A19) Thailand.

Q20) August Escoffier made his international reputation at 2 London hotels; - name one of them.   (Two points for naming both.)
A20) The Savoy, or the Carlton.


Q21) Michael Wisher, Terry Molloy, and Julian Bleach, have all played which Dr Who villain?
A21) Davros.

Q22) In which year of the 80s did Channel 4 Start broadcasting?
A22) 1982.

Q23) How many contestants took part in each episode of Bullseye?
A23) Six.

Q24) Similarly, how many contestants are there in each episode of Mastermind?
A24) Four.

Q25) Who was the first host of Wogan,  other than Terry Wogan?
A25) Selina Scott.

Q26) Who was the transvestite character in Mash?
A26) Corporal Klinger.

Q27) Nick, & Kate Rowan appear in which TV series?
A27) Heartbeat.

Q28) Steve Austin is the main character in which 70s show?
A28) The Six Million Dollar Man.

Q29) Who’s the presenter of The Weakest Link?
A29) Anne Robinson.

Q30) Grandstand was, and still is, the BBC’s main sports programme: but what was its ITV rival, during the 70s?   (Extra point for naming the main presenter)
A30) World of Sport.   (With Dickie Davies.   Des Lynam’s a cheap imitation.)


Q31) In which George Orwell novel would you find the phrase, War is Peace?
A31) 1984.

Q32) What was the 2nd James Bond novel?
A32) Dr No.

Q33) H. G. Welles wrote War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, & The Time Machine.   What did the H stand for?   (Extra point for the G.)
A33) Herbert.   (George.)

Q34) Mrs Hudson was the landlady, and house of which famous detective?
A34) Sherlock Holmes.

Q35) The character of Scheharazade appears in which famous Arabic book?
A35) The 1001 Arabian Nights.

Q36) The 25th January sees the birthday of which Scottish writer?
A36) Robert Burns.

Q37) Trainspotting, is based on the book of the same name; - who wrote it?
A37) Irving Walsh.

Q38) Who wrote the novel, A Clockwork Orange?
A38) Anthony Burgess.

Q39) Dante’s Inferno forms part of the Divine… what, Tragedy, Comedy or Drama?
A39) Comedy

Q40) William the Conqueror ordered a Survey of England, after the Norman Conquest of 1066: what name is it known by?
A40) The Domesday Book.


Q41) What’s the more common name for calcium oxide?
A41) Quicklime.

Q42) How much of the Earth’s surface is covered in ice: 5%, 10%, or 20%?
A42) 10%.

Q43) What’s the world’s most used drug?
A43) Aspirin.

Q44) Disposable razors first went on sale in which year of the 1890s?
A44) 1895.

Q45) Who introduced the world’s thinnest laptop, in 2008?   (Bonus for telling us the model)
A45) Apple. (MacBook Air)

Q46) Scientists in China have revealed that they can predict earthquakes, by watching the behaviour of snakes, five days in advance, but from what distance can snakes tell if there will be a major tremor: 75 miles, 750 miles, or 7500 miles?
A46) 75 Miles

Q47) In February 2006, Isabelle Dinoire was the first person in the world to undergo which medical procedure?
A47) A Face transplant.   (After she was savaged by a Rottweiler.)

Q48) What is Cryogenics the study of: Low temperatures, rare chemicals, or fungus?
A48) Low temperatures.

Q49) Recent pictures taken by NASA’s global surveyor show evidence of water on which planet?
A49) Mars.

Q50) What is the chemical symbol for Silver: Gü, Pb,  or Ag?
A50) Ag.


Q51) Asteroids are numbered in order of what: discovery, size or dampness?
A51) Discovery.

Q52) In the House of Commons, what qualification do you need to be Father of the House?

Q53) If you are an LLD, what subject have you studied?
A53) Law.

Q54) Edward McGinnis is better known as one half of which comedy duo?
A54) Little & Large.   Eddie Large.

Q55) Which US state was the first to abolish slavery: Rhode Island, Pennsylvania or New York?

Q56) What does a lapidary deal in: gems, precious metals or camels?
A56) Gems.

Q57) Through which part of their bodies do butterflies taste?
A57) Feet.

Q58) Which colour Smartie replaced the light brown in 1989?
A58) Blue.

Q59) In which year of the 1970s did Roger Moore make his first appearance as James Bond?   (Bonus point for telling us the movie!)
A59) 1973.   (In Live and Let Die)

Q60) Which four legged animal produces 200 times more wind than the average human?
A60) Cow.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time … !

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