Friday, 24 July 2015

The Friday Question Set — 24-7-2015

Right … 

I think I can say I’m officially in … a RUSH … !

You’ve got to love working shifts that start at half past two, don’t you?

Especially when it’s — not to beat around the bush — pissing down.

With that said … ?


With that said, let’s get a move on.

It’s Friday: which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) How many square yards in an acre: 3840, 4840 or 5840? 
A1) 4840.

Q2) What is a Fatiloquist: a ventriloquist dummy, a fortune teller or a dustpan and brush?

Q3) Which religious item is said to be either in Ethiopia, a warehouse in the US or on Mount Nebo, in Jordan?
A3) The Ark of the Covenant.   (Depending, of course, if you believe the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Indiana Jones movies or the Apocryphal 2nd Book of Maccabees …)

Q4) Who played the young Indiana Jones, in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade?

Q5) In the Bible, which book follows Exodus?
A5) Leviticus.

Q6) In which Dickens novel do Sir Leicester & Lady Honoria Dedlock appear?

Q7) What was a pandour: a soldier, a violin or a bed–curtain?
Q7) A soldier.

Q8) ‘Horse Opera’ is a nickname for what kind of film?
A8) A western: especially a clichéd one.

Q9) A sidereal day is the time it takes for a star to, apparently, go round what: the sun, a fixed star or the moon?
A9) A fixed star: like the Pole star for example.

Q10) Name either of the two countries who celebrate ANZAC Day.
A10) Australia or New Zealand.


Q11) Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories were the first three albums by which boy band?

Q12) Who duetted with Beyoncé Knowles, on the hit, Baby Boy?
A12) Sean Paul.

Q13) Which Irish singer has had a hit with Clannad & Frank Sinatra?
A13) Bono.

Q14) Who was the first Russian act to top the UK charts?
A14) Tatu.

Q15) Eric Burdon was the lead singer with which 60s band?
A15) The Animals.

Q16) Elly Jackson was the lead singer of which band?
A16) La Roux.

Q17) Which half of Simon & Garfunkel recorded the album, Graceland
A17) Paul Simon.

Q18) Lourdes Maria is whose daughter?
A18) Madonna’s.

Q19) Who has a backing group called The Waves?
A19) Katrina.

Q20) PCD was the first hit album for which girl band?
A20) The Pussycat Dolls.


Q21) What was the first name of novelist, Ms Cartland?
A21) Barbara.

Q22) Who was the 1st Mrs Bob Geldof?
A22) Paula Yates.

Q23) Desmond Wilcox was the late husband of which TV presenter?
A23) Esther Rantzen.

Q24) Laurence Olivier has a theatre named after him; but in which British city?
A24) London.

Q25) What of tv show did Helen Rollason present?
A25) Sport.

Q26) Which writing Oscar is on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Band
A26) Oscar Wilde.

Q27) Jill Dando was murdered by whom?
A27) No-one knows for sure: although a chap called Barry George was convicted of her murder, and later acquitted in 2008.

Q28) In which European country did Princess Diana die?
A28) France.

Q29) What was the name of Jonathon and David Dimbleby’s broadcasting father?
A29) Richard.

Q30) What kind of crash killed James Dean?
A30) A car crash.


Q31) The Mafia are Italian/Italian American gangsters.   The Yakuza are Japanese.   The Vor v zakone are from where?
A31) Russia.

Q32) 7 o’clock, on the 5th July, 1799, saw the recorded case of what in the UK: streaking, speeding or being drunk in charge of a bicycle?
A32) Streaking.

Q33) Bonnie & Clyde were eventually killed in which US state?
A33) Louisiana.

Q34) Nazi war Criminal, Adolf Eichmann, was arrested in which country … ?
A34) Argentina.

Q35) In England an Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service checks what?
A35) A person’s criminal record.

Q36) How old must you be — in the UK — to be considered responsible for crimes?
A36) Ten.   (10.)

Q37) Andre Chikatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer and Peter Sutcliffe were all what?

Q38) If you’ve lied under oath, you’ve committed what crime?
A38) Perjury.

Q39) HMP Strangeways saw a famous riot, in 1990: what’s it now called?

Q40) The Yorkshire Ripper currently being held where?
A40) Broadmoor.


Q41) Glasgow is the administrative centre of which Scottish region?
A41) Strathclyde.

Q42) Which city is further north: Leeds or Liverpool?
A42) Leeds.

Q43) Before the reorganisation of 1996, what was the only Welsh county to start with the letter ‘C’?
A43) Clwyd.

Q44) In which part of the UK would you be, if you were in Newry?
A44) Northern Ireland.

Q45) On which motorway would you travel from Leeds to London?
A45) M1.

Q46) Ynys Mon is better known as which Welsh island?
A46) Anglesey.

Q47) How many counties share a border with Cornwall? (Extra  if you can name one of them.)
A47) One. (Devon.)

Q48) Ullswater & Bassingthwaite are in which District?
A48) The Lake District.

Q49) Which resort that starts with ‘S’ lies between Whitby & Bridlington?
A49) Scarborough.

Q50) In which country is of the UK is Prestwick Airport?
A50) Scotland.


Q51) What red flower is the traditional symbol of both Sleep, & the dead?
A51) The poppy.

Q52) What classic horror story was subtitled The Modern Prometheus?

Q53) Which band had a number one hit, in 1983, with Only You?
A53) TheFlying Pickets.

Q54) Which British Athlete was the first to simultaneously win Olympic, World, Commonwealth golds, and the World Record?

Q55) Which American mammal is known as the ‘Washing Bear’: the grizzly bear, the brown bear or the Raccoon?
A55) The raccoon.

Q56) Logan International Airport is in which US city: Boston, Baltimore or Beaumont?
A56) Boston.

Q57) True or false; - British troops tried invading Buenos Aires, in 1807.
A57) True .

Q58) On what radio station is The Archers broadcast?
A58) Radio 4.

Q59) Which river formed the Grand Canyon?
A59) The Colorado.

Q60) Which word can mean a herb, a firework or a snooker player?
A60) Rocket.

I hope those help, folks!

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