Friday, 30 January 2015

The Friday Question Set — 30-1-2015

Hmmm … 

I know it’s relevant … 

I know that chap’s — possibly — the greatest wartime leader the UK had … 

But … ?

Hmmm … 

I THINK we’re over-doing marking Winston Churchill’s funeral: titan though the man was.

I could well be wrong: but who knows … ?

At any rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Friday: it’s time for the Friday Question Set: with my apologies for the lack of links, this week, it has been busy.

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

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Q1) The largest Greek population, outside Greece, is in which New York Borough: Queens, Manhatten or the Bronx?
A1) Queens.

Q2) What word can go after bottle & before manager?
Q2) Bank.

Q3) In which British institution did Karl Marx write Das Capital?
A3) The British Musuem.

Q4) What was the name of the family, in The Beverly Hillbillies?
A4) Clampett.

Q5) Where on the body might a cataract appear?
A5) An eye.

Q6) Who did Bianca de Macias marry, in 1971?
A6) Mick Jagger.

Q7) What word describes linking computers together?
A7) Networking.

Q8) In printing and editing, what do the initials UC stand for?
A8) Upper Case.

Q9) Cob is the name given to the young of which bird?
A9) The Swan.

Q10) Trumpets and cornets belong to which group of musical instruments?
A10) Brass.


Q11) Græme Le Saux was born in which Islands?
A11) The Channel Islands

Q12) Which Lonodn based aporting event did Dionico Ceron win for 3 years in a row?
A12) The London Marathon.

Q13) At which US sports event did Janet Jackson famously suffer a wardrobe malfunction?
A13) The Superbowl.

Q14) In which sport do participants wear sheepskin nosebands?
A14) Horse–Racing.

Q15) How many league goals did Bobby Charlton score for Manchester United?
A15) 199.

Q16) Which football club plays at the Riverside Stadium?
A16) Middlesbrough.

Q17) With which sport do you associate TV commentator, Julian Wilson?
A17) Horse–racing.

Q18) Steve Bloomer is associated with which sport?
A18) Football.

Q19) On what surface is curling played?
A19) Ice.

Q20) After which horny animal is the Leeds Rugby Super League team named?
A20) Rhinos.


Q21) Who played the title role in the film Spartacus?
A21) Kirk Douglas.

Q22) David Lean’s film was about a passage to which country?
A22) India.

Q23) Who, in The Jungle Book, is the king of the swingers?
A23) King Louie.

Q24) Which James Bond Theme did Tina Turner sing?
A24) Goldeneye.

Q25) Which actress appears both in The Beloved, and The Colour Purple?
A25) Oprah Winfrey.

Q26) Who was the first black male actor to win an Oscar?
A26) Sidney Poitier.

Q27) Thomas Mapother 4th is the real name of which film star?
A27) Tom Cruise.

Q28) Which Ancient Greek theatre gives its name to a chain of cinemas?
A28) Odeon.

Q29) Which Matrix character is played by Carrie Anne Moss
A29) Trinity.

Q30) Who were Mack Sennett’s most famous creations?
A30) The Keystone Cops.


Q31) Bluetooth is named after a king of which country?
A31) Denmark: he was Harald the 1st of Denmark, and unified them with Sweden and Norway, which is why the makers of Bluetooth used it as a name.

Q32) Which organic chemical was first used as an anaesthetic in 1846?
A32) Ether.

Q33) 12.5% can also be expressed as which fraction?
A33) 1/8th.

Q34) Ores are minerals that contain what?
A34) Metals.

Q35) ‘U’ Is The Chemical Symbol For which metal?
A35) Uranium

Q36) Deoxyribonucleic acid is more commonly known by what initials?
A36) DNA.

Q37) Which body part has an enamel coating?
A37) The teeth.

Q38) William Tainton was the first person on what?
A38) TV.  (J. L. Baird used him as his 1st human guinea pig.)

Q39) At what temperature Celsius does Hydrogen Hydroxide freeze?
A39) 0˚ Degrees Celsius.  (It’s the other name for water.)

Q40) What’s the main ingredient of glass, sand, putty, or cheese?
A40) Sand.


Q41) How many horns did the triceratops have?
A41) Three.

Q42) What kind of animals were the first vertebrates; – crabs, fish, or worms?
A42) Fish.

Q43) What is the study of fossils called
A43) Palæontology.

Q44) Which dinosaur had a name that meant Great King lizard?
A44) Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Q45) What was the huge, now extinct tiger noted for its teeth?
A45) Sabre toothed tiger.

Q46) The Diplodocus had the longest … what?
A46) It had the longest tail.

Q47) What sort of creature was the coelacanth?
A47) A fish.

Q48) Kieselguhr is fossilised plankton; – is it used for polishing or making of dynamite?
A48) Both.

Q49) What was the prehistoric equivalent of today’s elephant?
A49) Mammoth or mastodon.

Q50) The Brachiosaurus was what; – the world’s heaviest, or lightest dinosau?
A50) Heaviest.


Q51) Who became PM, without being elected: Harold McMillan, James Callahan or John Major?
A51) All three of them

Q52) What’s the UK’s fastest currently active steam loco?
A52) The Mallard.

Q53) Which group of agaents does ABTA represent?
A53) Travel Agents.

Q54) What is the name of the world’s second-highest mountain?
A54) K2.

Q55) Who had a sword called Excalibur?
A55) King Arthur.

Q56) Which international pressure group has as its symbol a candle wrapped in barbed wire?
A56) Amnesty International.

Q57) Which British politician became known as ‘…the Quiet Man’?
A57) lain Duncan Smith.

Q58) David Morgan of Burford has the world's largest collection of traffic cones.   How many different cones does he have: 117, 127 0r 137?
A58) 137.

Q59) What kind of building is a campanile?
A59) A bell-tower.

Q60) In which long-running series are David, Ruth and Eddie central characters?
A60) The Archers.

I hope they help.

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