Friday, 10 July 2015

The Friday Question Set — 10-7-2015

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s ordered … 

A few weeks ago, now, I managed to drop — to the point of complete knacker — the external hard drive I keep all my media content on.

About 800 gigabytes of TV show and family photoes were lost.

I’ve managed to save some photos: rebuilding them from family and the cloud.

And I’m re-building the TV collections from what friends can offer.   AND what I can grab on Amazon.

I’ve managed to pick up both The Prisoner and Sapphire and Steel* there.

I’m ALSO picking up various sections of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, as well.

Now … 

Has anyone got a spare internal hard drive they need?

I’m slowing running out of shelf space.

~≈fl≈~

But that’s MY set of issues for the week.

Which isn’t why you’re here, now IS it … ?

No.

You’re here because it’s Friday.   Which mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set … !

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

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ROUND ONE. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.

Q1) Eyes Wide Shut was the last film to completed by which Stanley?

Q2) What appeared on the Jolly Roger: a Skull & Crossbones, a smiley face or a umbrella?

Q3) The New Horizons probe flew past WHICH planet: in 2015?
A3) Pluto.

Q4) Which South American country shares its name with a nut, a Terry Gilliam film and a Rosemary Clooney album?
A4) Brazil.

Q5) How many pints in a quart?
A5) Two.

Q6) In Roman mythology, Neptune the god of what: earth, sea or sun?
A6) The sea.

Q7) What vegetable are vampires said to be repulsed by?
A7) Garlic.   (Although, in some cultures, sprinkling mustard seeds on your roof was also said to work.   I have problems.   I’m on the ground floor of a block of flats.)

Q8) What nationality is author Salman Rushdie?
A8) British.

Q9) What telephone number was established in July of 1937?
A9) 999.

Q10) What is the first prime number above 100?
A10) 101.

ROUND TWO. TV DINNERS.

Q11) In which police series did Robbie Coltrane play Fitz?
A11) Cracker.

Q12) Kevin Spacey and Ian Richardson played the main character in versions of which TV series?
A12) House Of Cards.

Q13) Jeux Sans Frontières was called It’s a … what, on the BBC?
A13) It’s A Knockout.

Q14) What’s Britain’s longest running children’s TV show?
A14) Blue Peter.

Q15) Which Prime Minister’s father in law was in ‘Til Death do Us Part?
A15) Tony Blair’s. (Cherie’s dad, Tony Booth.)

Q16) Complete the name, Monty Python’s Flying…what?
A16) Circus.

Q17) In EastEnders, which Jim married Dot?
A17) Jim Branning.

Q18) Which Australian sop is set in the fictional suburb of Erinsborough?
A18) Neighbours.

Q19) Knot’s Landing was a spinoff from which US soap?
A19) Dallas.

Q20) What’s the name of Barbara Windsor’s character, in EastEnders?
A20) Peggy Mitchell. 

ROUND THREE. AT THE MOVIES.

Q21) Gert Frobe played which James Bond villain, back in 1964: GoldFinger, Dr No or Ernst Blofeld?
A21) Goldfinger.

Q22) Who joined Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci on the poster for Good Fellas?
A22) Ray Liotta.

Q23) Caryn Johnson is better known as which Nun impersonating, comedienne?
">Whoopi Goldberg.

Q24) Which Star Wars actress wrote Postcards from the Edge, and Delusions of Grandma?
A24) Carrie Fisher.

Q25) Which Attenborough brother directed Gandhi: Richard or David?
A25) Richard.

Q26) What nationality is the hero of Crocodile Dundee?
A26) Australian.

Q27) In the film of the same name, who played Tootsie: Dustin Hoffman or Robert De Niro? 
A27) Dustin Hoffman.

Q28) Back in 1989, if Billy Crystal was Harry, who was Sally?
A28) Meg Ryan.

Q29) In the 1981 John Landis movie, where was the American Werewolf?
A29) In London.

Q30) Who directed 3 Men and a Baby: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner or Nichelle Nichols?
A30) Leonard Nimoy?

ROUND FOUR. SPORTING CHANCES.

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

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

Q33) In 1977, which Nick became the world’s youngest Ryder Cup winner?
A33) Nick Faldo.

Q34) How many balls are used in a game of pool?
A34) 16.  (15 object balls, plus the cue ball.)

Q35) Which British boxer was BBC Sports Personality of the Year, in 1970?
A35) Henry Cooper.

Q36) Which side had a record run as Rugby League champs, in the 90’s
A36) Wigan.

Q37) In which sport was Mark Spitz a record breaker?
A37) Swimming.

Q38) In which event did Fatima Whitbread set a 1986 record?
A38) Javelin.

Q39) Who holds the record for most games as West indian cricket captain?
A39) Clive Lloyd.

Q40) In 1996, who became England’s youngest ever football manager?
A40) Glenn Hoddle.

ROUND FIVE. SCIENCE AND NATURE.

Q41) Which famous American politician invented bifocals: George Washington or Benjamin Franklin?
A41) Benjamin Franklin.

Q42) Dipsophobia is a fear of what: drinking, or rollercoasters?
A42) Drinking.

Q43) What’s the opposite of alkali?
">An acid.

Q44) How many legs doe a male insect have?
A44) Six; same as a female one.

Q45) What drug is Alexander Fleming famed for discovering?
A45) Penicillin.

Q46) Wilhelm Röntgen discovered what: beta rays, gamma rays or x-rays?
A46) X-rays

Q47) Which Big theory explains the formation of the universe?
A47) The Big Bang Theory.

Q48) Which Helen became the 1st British woman in space?
A48) Helen Sharman.

Q49) Alphabetically, what’s the last planet in our solar system?
A49) Venus.

Q50) What did the Soviet Union call its first nuclear powered ship: Marx, Lenin, or Stalin?
A50) Lenin.

ROUND SIX. GENERAL IGNORANCE.

Q51) How many megabits, in a gigabit?
A51) 1000.

Q52) Which North African country has the internet domain code, .dz?
A52) Algeria.

Q53) In heraldry, what colour is Vert: green, red, or purple?
A53) Green.

Q54) Ravenna is in which European country?
A54) Italy.

Q55) How many pawns are there, at the start of a game of chess?
A55) 16.

Q56) Name either of Lebanon’s two main languages. (Two points for both.)
A56) Arabic or French.   (Arabic‘s the main official language: French the officially approved second language.)

Q57) Which buccaneer became Governor of Jamaica, in 1674?
A57) Captain Henry Morgan.   (Accept just Captain Morgan.)

Q58) What’s the last word, in the bible?
A58) Amen.

Q59) If you’re in the Clent Hills, you’re in which English county: Worcestershire, Kent or Somerset?

Q60) What does the M stand for, in MTV?
A60) Music.

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful … 













*        Spookily?   I took delivery of that set on Monday.   Binged watched by yesterday.   And, five minutes after I finished watching it, a friend contacted me with the news Twitter had twitched: after Neil Cross of Luther fame announced he was working on a remake.   I’m STILL expecting McCallum and Lumley to bang on my door … 

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