Friday, 27 February 2015

The Friday Question Set — 27-2-2015

Hmmm … 

So that’s what’s happening … 

Did I tell you I only work part-time?

I only work part-time: in a local fast food restaurant.

As such, I’m eligible for housing benefit.

I’d taken in my last set of payslips in, a few weeks ago: and was TOLD it would be some three weeks before I heard any more.

Six weeks later?   And not a thing!   So I’ve taken ion the next batch: partly to update things.   But ALSO to find out what the hell’s happening.

There’s a delay: as they’ve been overwhelmed by the fact everyone’s rent goes up, in the run-up to the end of the tax year, at the start of April.

You’d THINK they’d’ve worked out how to do these things, by now, wouldn’t you … ?


But that’s not why you’re here, now is it?


You’re here … Because it’s Friday: and you’re after a copy of the Friday Question Set … !

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

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Q1) In police terms, a SOCO is a what Officer?
A1) Scene of Crime Officer.

Q2) Where would you find the Spirit of Ecstasy?
Q2) On the bonnet of a Rolls Royce: it’s the radiator badge.

Q3) There are two loan words in the English language, from Czech.   One is Robot.   What’s the other: pistol, piston or petunia?
A3) Pistol.

Q4) In a non leap year, if February the 1st is a Thursday, what day day is March 1st?
A4) Thursday.

Q5) Which car maker produced the Prefect?
A5) Ford.   (Possibly the only car to have a science fiction character named after it.)

Q6) Which of Shakespeare’s plays begins with a storm at sea?

Q7) What word can go before all, cast, & take?
A7) Over.

Q8) Who wrote the novel A Clockwork Orange?

Q9) On  a standard computer keyboard, what function key is in the top left corner?
A9) The Escape key.

Q10) Which former Big Brother contestant opened a beauty saloon, in Hertford, called Ugly’s?
A10) The late Jade Goody.


Q11) Which planet in the Solar System has the longest day: Venus, Earth or Mars?
A11) Venus.

Q12) What make of computer has an apple on it?
A12) The Apple Macintosh.

Q13) The Vertebra is which bit of your skeleton?
A13) The Spinal Column.   (Accept just spine.)

Q14) What type of reptile is an adder?
A14) A snake.

Q15) What’s the word for a satellite’s path around a planet?
A15) Orbit.

Q16) What does a limnologist study; – limes, lakes, or lions?
A16) Lakes.

Q17) What’s the second largest organ in the Human body?
A17) The lungs.

Q18) What was the first mammal to be cloned.
A18) A sheep.   (Dolly the Sheep)

Q19) Rigel is in which constellation: Orion, The Big Dipper or Pisces?
A19) Orion.

Q20) What was the name of the first hurricane to be given a name?
A20) Carol.


Q21) What name is given to a small robust clock enclosed in a glass-sided metal frame, usually with a handle at the top?
A21) Carriage Clock.

Q22) What is the average adult pulse rate in beats per minute: 50, 60 or 70 bpm?  
A22) 70.

Q23) What did Cinderella lose at midnight?
A23) A tiny glass slipper.

Q24) As well as being called ‘the morning’ what other name is given to the period of time before midday?
A24) Forenoon.

Q25) Which device, designed to mark exact time by a regularly repeated tick is of benefit to practising musicians?
A25) A metronome.

Q26) In Doctor Who, what does TARDIS stand for?
A26) Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.

Q27) What –according to 18th century writer, Edward Young– is the thief of time?
A27) Procrastination.

Q28) How long is a nanosecond: one hundred millionth of a second, one thousand millionth of a second, or one million millionth of a second?
A28) One thousand millionth of a second - 1,000,000,000

Q29) How many seconds (usually) does a boxer have to be knocked down for before being considered to be knocked out?
A29) 10 seconds.

Q30) What did the Ten Hours Act of 1847 British restrict: the working day, pub opening hours, or Parliament’s working week?
A30) The working day of all workers except adult males.


Q31) Which soap was a spin-off of Dynasty?
A31) The Colbys

Q32) In which Landing did some members of Dallas' Ewing family settle?
A32) Knots Landing

Q33) In EastEnders what was Sonia's surname after she married Martin?
A33) Fowler

Q34) Who was Jess Griffin's dad in Holby City?
A34) Ric Griffin

Q35) Which Australian soap is set in Summer Bay?
A35) Home and Away

Q36) On which Cell Block might there be a Prisoner in an Australian soap?
A36) Cell Block H

Q37) In which soap is there a pub called the Woolpack?
A37) Emmerdale

Q38) Who was Danny Baldwin's wife when they first moved into Coronation Street?
A38) Frankie

Q39) What was Cili’s surname before she married Coronation Street’s Les Battersby?
A39) Brown

Q40) Which Emmerdale family's members include Sam and Delilah?
A40) Dingle.


Q41) In which country would you find Manila?
A41) The Philippines.

Q42) The ancient trading post of Malacca can be found in which country?
A42) Malaysia.

Q43) Israel has occupied the West Bank of which river since 1967?
A43) Jordan.

Q44) Which native East-Asian plant is the richest natural vegetable food?
A44) Soya.

Q45) Where did the Gang of 4 try to seize power in 1976?
A45) China.

Q46) Which 13th century Mongol warlord controlled probably a larger area than anyone in  history, from the black sea to the yellow sea?
A46) Genghis Khan.

Q47) With what is the Japanese art of Bonsai concerned?
A47) Miniature trees.

Q48) What is the capital of Pakistan?
A48) Islamabad.

Q49) Which country is the world’s largest producer of Tea?
A49) India.

Q50) What was the well-known former name of Iran?
A50) Persia.


Q51) Which Queen attended the very first Royal Ascot: Queen Anne, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth the 1st?
A51) Queen Anne.

Q52) EOKA was a terrorist organisation on which Mediterranean island?
A52) Cyprus.

Q53) Which European country was the first in the world to introduce number plates?
A53) France.

Q54) Who was born first: Charles Darwin or Albert Einstein?

Q55) In the acronym, RADAR, what does the second R stand for?
A55) Ranging.   (The complete phrase is RAdio Detection And Ranging)

Q56) Which RAF rank is higher, Air Commodore or Group Captain?

Q57) “History is bunk”: according to whom?
A57) Henry Ford.

Q58) What is the fifth book of the Old Testament?

Q59) Jo Raquel Tejada is better known as which Hollywood star?

Q60) What was George the 2nd supposedly sitting on at the time of his death?
A60) The Toilet.

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