Friday, 2 October 2015

The Friday Question Set — 2-10-2015

All good things to those who wait, they say … 

He says … 

In the very STRONG knowledge that I’m waiting — still — for a cable to turn up from Amazon.

Or, at least, from a third party seller on Amazon … !

You’ve gotta love ’em, haven’t you … ?

Oh … 

There’s something else, too.

I’m waiting for Monday.

JUST had the phone call, this lunchtime.

I’ve an interview, on Monday … 


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Friday.

Which means, as ever, it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) Who was the fourth Emperor of Rome?
A1) Claudius.

Q2) In which European country does the Danube reach the sea?
Q2) Romania.

Q3) Name any of the hosts of The Generation Game.
A3) Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson.

Q4) Athos, Porthos, and Aramis were better known how?

Q5) What star sign covers the months of December & January?
A5) Capricorn.

Q6) What’s the largest stringed instrument in a standard orchestra: the ’Cello, the Viola or the Double Bass?
A6) The Double Bass.

Q7) What famous American was assassinated in Memphis, in 1968?

Q8) True or False: the Mandrill is the world’s largest species of Monkey.
A8) True.

Q9) Who invented the Bouncing Bomb?

Q10) If your native language is Magyar, what Eastern European country are you from?
A10) Hungary.

Round 2. The Written Word.

Q11) FF8787 wrote Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less.   How is he better known?
A11) Jeffrey Archer. (Do not accept Geoffrey Archer, he’s a different writer.)

Q12) Which Victor wrote Les Miserable?
A12) Victor Hugo.

Q13) Which fictional barrister referred to his wife as She who must be obeyed?
A13) Rumpole of the Bailey. (Accept Rumpole.)

Q14) What gender was Richmal Compton, author of the Just William books?
A14) Female.

Q15) What was the name of the boy, in The Jungle Book?
A15) Mowgli.

Q16) Who wrote Rebecca?
A16) Daphne Du Maurier.

Q17) Stephen King is a native of which country?
A17) The USA. (Accept America.)

Q18) Who wrote The Female Eunuch?
A18) Germaine Greer.

Q19) Which author also writes as Barbara Vine?
A19) Ruth Rendell.

Q20) Mario Puzo wrote a crime novel that later became a famous movie, starring Marlon Brando. What was it called?
A20) The Godfather.

Round 3. Science and Technology.

Q21) Which dangerous substance is also known as woolly rock?
A21) Asbestos.

Q22) What part of a car may be either drum, or disc?
A22) The brakes

Q23) What letter is furthest left on a computer keyboard?
A23) Q.

Q24) Ted Turner is a well known name, in which industry?
A24) Broadcasting.

Q25) William Morris, Lord Nuffield, was the 1st man in the UK to make mass produced what?
A25) Cars.

Q26) Which metal can be used in thermometers?
A26) Mercury. 

Q27) During the early 1940s, what did the Manhattan Project develop?
A27) The atomic bomb.

Q28) What is the world s largest packaged food company?
A28) Nestle.

Q29) What does a Geiger counter measure?
A29) Radiation.

Q30) What is the name of a computer that links one network, to another?
A30) Router.

Round 4. Sporting Chances.

Q31) On what surface is curling played?
A31) Ice.

Q32) After which horny animal is the Leeds Rugby Super League team named?
A32) Rhinos.

Q33) Is professional Badminton played indoors, outdoors, or both?
A33) Indoors.

Q34) In which Sheffield theatre is the World Snooker Championships held?
A34) The Crucible.

Q35) When Judo was added to the Olympic programme, in which country was it being held?
A35) Japan.

Q36) Which Men’s Wimbledon Champion was born on Billie Jean King’s 23rd birthday?
A36) Boris Becker.

Q37) From which part of New York do the Globetrotters come from?
A37) Harlem.

Q38) How many disciplines are there, in a triathlon?
A38) Three.

Q39) What is the usual surface of the lane, in ten pin bowling?
A39) Wood.

Q40) Peter O’Sullivan commentated on which sport?
A40) Horse racing.

Round 5. Music & Lights.

Q41) Roy Chubby Brown charted with which group, back in 1995?
A41) Smokey.

Q42) Level 42 claimed to have got part of their name from which Douglas Adams novel?
A42) The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy.

Q43) Red, Red Wine, was the 1st number 1 for which group?
A43) UB40

Q44) Who recorded a version of Crying, with kd lang, back in 1992?
A44) Roy Orbison.

Q45) Which of his early hits did Cliff Richard rerecord, with the Young Ones?
A45) Living Doll.

Q46) Song for Whoever, was the 1st hit for which band?
A46) The Beautiful South.

Q47) In which decade were pop music charts 1st compiled in the UK?
A47) The 1950s.

Q48) What, according to the lyrics of A Whiter Shade Of Pale, was ‘skipped’?
A48) The Light Fandango.

Q49) Which band had a Number 1 hit, with Keep On Running?
A49) The Spencer Davis Band.

Q50) Who had a hit with 54321?
A50) Manfred Mann. (Accept Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.)


Q51) Which world War Two band leader was the first official winner of a Gold Disc?

Q52) Portman Road is the home ground of which Championship side?
A52) Ipswich Town FC.

Q53) Only two actors have received nine or more ‘Best Actor’ Oscar nominations.   Name either.
A53) Laurence Olivier or Spencer Tracy.

Q54) Astrosat was launched in 2015.   It’s an orbiting telescope: launched by which country: India, China or Russia?
A54) India.

Q55) Pu is the chemical symbol for which radioactive metal: Protactinum, Promethium or Plutonium?
A55) Plutonium.

Q56) The Houston Astros, the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers are all what?

Q57) Syracuse, Marsala and Vittoria are all towns on which Mediterranean island?
A57) Sicily.

Q58) Anne of Cleves, the Duke of Wellington, Jamie Theakston and the late Henry Poole, MP.    Who’s the odd one out?
A58) Anne of Cleves.   (She’s the only one to have not live in the manor in Surrey known as the Anne of Cleves House.   She owned it, at one point, but never actually lived in it: the Duke, the MP and the TV presenter, did.)

Q59) Cymbiola imperialis is a what: sea weed, sea snake or sea snail?
A59) A sea snail.

Q60) Joanna’ is cockney rhyming slang for what musical instrument?
A60) The piano.

I hope those help … 

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