Friday, 5 June 2015

The Friday Question Set — 5-6-2015

Right … That’s the bills paid …

And the online shopping done.

Now all I have to do is wait for the new internal drive to turn up: and I’m laughing!

Although I HOPE I’m in, when it does … !

The mailbox theft in the area is a touch worrying, there: as I’m sure anyone reading this week’s Brentwood Gazette will tell you.

Now I know some of the neighbours will complain about that story.

But agents for my landlords have been in the area, and tell me they’re getting quotes for communal postboxes.

Which is all good.

Until you realise how easy it is to break into my block of flats, WITHOUT a key.

I realise my landlords want to pay the lowest amount of money for the work done.

But mail will still get nicked!


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

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

Online 298.
Round 1 General Knowledge.

Q1) Which Russian leader announced his retirement in 1990?
A1) Boris Yeltsin.

Q2) Which veteran football manager went home to rescue the magpies?
A2) Frank Dobson.

Q3) Which river was to have a new bridge, as part of the Millennium celebrations?
A3) The Thames. (The wobbling bridge)

Q4) During the 90’s, who was the highest paid woman on TV? (Extra point for the tv show)
A4) Carol Vorderman,from Countdown.

Q5) In what yar was “Black Monday?”
A5) 1987 

Q6) In which country did the “Tonton Macoute,” operate?
A6) Haiti. (They were Papa Doc Duvalier’s secret police.)

Q7) Who wrote the book “Spycatcher?” 
A7) (Former MI5 agent)Peter Wright 

Q8) What type of plane first landed at Heathrow, in January 1970?
A8) A Boeing 747/Jumbo jet.

Q9) Which film gave John Wayne his 1st, and only Oscar?
A9) “True Grit.” 

Q10) How were Tim, Graeme, and Bill better known?
A10) “The Goodies.”

Round 2 The Charts.

Q11)Which knight’s 1st UK chart hit was Your Song
A11)Elton John. 

Q12)And whose early UK chart hits include Space Oddity and The Laughing Gnome?
A12)David Bowie.

Q13) Waterloo was the 1st hit for which band?

Q14) Which 60’s singer had a hit with The Pet Shop Boys: Sandy Shaw or Dusty Springfield?
A14) Dusty Springfield.

Q15) Debbie Harry fronted which band, during the 70’s, and 80’s?
A15) Blondie.

Q16) What song has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Sid Vicious, and Eartha Kitt?
A16) My Way.   (Arguably, they’re the only people to have recorded the song, their way.)

Q17) Mike D’Abo, and Paul Jones have both sung for which 60’s group?
A17) Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. (ACCEPT Manfred Mann)

Q18) Which 80’s band had hits with Tom Jones, Duane Eddy, and Max Headroom?
A18) The Art of Noise.

Q19) Aphrodite’s Child featured which Greek heartthrob as a singer?
A19) Demis Roussos.

Q20) Thin Lizzy came from which country?
A20) Ireland.

Round 3 At the Movies.

Q21) In the early 90’s, whose hat and cane sold for £55, 000?
A21) Charlie Chaplin’s.

Q22) Which blonde starred as Lorelei Lee, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?
A22) Marilyn Monroe.

Q23) Which Vivienne was once Mrs Laurence Olivier?
A23) Vivienne Leigh.

Q24) Which Dracula actor was born Bela Blasko?
A24) Bela Lugosi.

Q25) Jodie Foster once made a gangster film, as a child. What was it called?
A25) “Bugsy Malone.”

Q26) And who did she star opposite, in Silence of The Lambs?
A26) Anthony Hopkins.

Q27) Which actor directed and starred in Unforgiven?
A27) Clint Eastwood.

Q28) Which British film was described as being “5 good reasons to stay single”?
A28) Four Weddings & a Funeral.

Q29) Which musical was Susan Sarandon’s 1st film?
A29) The Rock Horror Picture Show.

Q30) In which film did Robin Williams dress up as a Scottish housekeeper? 
A30) Mrs Doubtfire.

Round 4 Record Breakers.

Q31) Ian Botham 1st played cricket for which county?
A31) Somerset.

Q32) Eddie Merckx was a record breaker in which sport?
A32) Cycling.

Q33) In 1977, which golfer became the youngest ever player to win the Ryder Cup?
A33) Nick Faldo.

Q34) Which footballer set a new transfer record, when bought & sold by Blackburn?
A34) Alan Shearer.

Q35) During the 90’s, who became Wimbledon’s youngest ever Senior’s Champ?
A35) Martina Hingis.

Q36) In which sport is Mark Spitz a record breaker?
A36) Swimming.

Q37) In which event did Fatima Whitbread set a 1986 record?
A37) Javelin.

Q38) In 1996, who became England’s youngest ever football boss?
A38) Glenn Hoddle.

Q39) In 1995, who had the highest earning’s for men’s tennis?
A39) Pete Sampras.

Q40) Who won the 1st World Pro Snooker Championship: Joe Davies, Fred Davies, or Steve Davies?
A40) Joe Davies.

Round 5 Food & Drink.

Q41) Who created the 1st commercially available form of Absinthe?
A41) Henri–Louie Pernod.   (Accept Pernod)

Q42) Which type of wine is drunk at room temperature: red, white or rosé?
A42) Red.

Q43) What type of drink is Bristol Cream?
A43) Sherry.

Q44) How many gallons are in a firkin?
A44) 9.

Q45) What kind of dish is a chowder: casserole, soup or stew?
A45) A soup.

Q46) What colour is the flesh of an avocado?
A46) Green.

Q47) What kind of egg is covered in sausage meat?
A47) A scotch egg.

Q48) What kind of drink would you make in a cafetiere, tea, coffee, or cocoa?
A48) Coffee.

Q49) If you were eating al fresco, would you be eating indoors, outdoors … or chips?
A49) Outdoors.

Q50) What type of pasta has a junction near Birmingham named after it?
A50) Spaghetti.(Spaghetti junction.) 

Round 6 General Knowledge.

Q51) How much money does the slang phrase “a monkey,” refer to?
A51) £500.

Q52) Britain abolished the death sentence, in which year of the 1960’s?
A52) 1964.

Q53) Next 2 the Bible, which playwright is Britain’s best selling writer?
A53) William Shakespeare.

Q54) What is the name for a speech, or scene, with only one actor?
A54) A monologue.

Q55) Who was the wife of Prince Albert of SaxeCoburgGotha?
A55) Queen Victoria.

Q56) What is usually kept in a band box?
A56) A hat.

Q57) Musically, how many lines are there in a stave?
A57) 5.

Q58) Matt Frewer played which stuttering talking head, on tv, during the 80s?
A58) ‘Max Headroom’

Q59) Whose hits include Victims and Church of The Poison Mind?
A59) Culture Club

Q60) Which on the run train robber was featured in The Great Rock & Roll Swindle?
A60) Ronnie Biggs.

I hope those help.

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