Friday, 6 November 2015

The Friday Question Set — 6-10-2015

THAT reminds me … 

I’ve really got to stop shopping at Sainsburys!

I’ve managed to get myself home, today: after shopping.

Put some milk into the fridge … 

Only to get back to it, a bit later … to find the bottle had leaked … 

All over the floor … 

Oy … !


But never mind that …

It’s Friday, after all: which mean’s 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) What does the ‘E’ stand for, in the acronym, OPEC?
A1) Exporting.   (It’s short for ‘Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.’)

Q2) In the well known Samuel Beckett play, the two main characters were Waiting For… who?
Q2) Godot.

Q3) Bernard Jewry was the real name of which 70s glam rock star?

Q4) Who did Great Britain fight during the Opium Wars?
A4) China.

Q5) Danny McGrain represented Scotland at which sport?
A5) Football.

Q6) Ottawa is the capital of which North American country?
A6) Canada.

Q7) Two countries are at the two opposite ends of the Khyber Pass.   Name either. 
A7) Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Q8) In children’s books, which bear was found at a London station?

Q9) Does a Pina Colada contain: gin, rum or vodka?
A9) Rum.

Q10) Which word for a duty, or temp, doctor is also a Latin word meaning ‘place holder’?
A10) Locum.


Q11) May Day was one of the Bond girls, in which Roger Moore, Bond film?
A11) A View To A Kill

Q12) In which horror film does Jack Nicholson use the immortal line, “Here’s Johnny”?
A12) The Shining.

Q13) Uncle Buck was the first screen appearance for which child star?
A13) MacCauley Culkin.

Q14) Which movie star directed Psycho 3?
A14) Anthony Perkins.

Q15) Slightly mad ex lover can be describes as a Bunny Boiler.   From what movie does the term come?
A15) Fatal Attraction

Q16) More to the point, which actress played the Bunny Boiler, in the film?
A16) Glenn Close.

Q17) Who’s the current James Bond?
A17) Daniel Craig

Q18) In the David Lynch cult film, The Elephant Man, who played the doctor looking after the Elephant man: Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellan or John Hurt?
A18) Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Q19) Daniel Craig plays James Bond, in Spectre.   Who plays Bond, in Dr No?

Q20) The film, Trainspotting, was based on a novel of the same name.   Who wrote it?
A20) Irving Welsh.


Q21) Copacabana Beach is in which South American city?
A21) Rio De Janeiro.

Q22) More to the point, how does that city’s name translate into English?
A22) January River.

Q23) Which Middle Eastern capital is known locally as El Qahira?
A23) Cairo.

Q24) What’s the official country home of the US President?
A24) Camp David.

Q25) The Bass Straight separates which two islands?
A25) Australia and Tasmania.

Q26) In which European city was Checkpoint Charlie?
A26) Berlin.

Q27) The Dead Sea is on the borders of two  Middle Eastern countries.   Name one.   (Two points for both countries.)
A27) Jordan & Israel.

Q28) The site of ancient Babylon is in which modern country?
A28) Iraq.

Q29) The US Embassy to Britain is in which London square?
A29) Grovenor Square.

Q30) In which European city is the UN International Court of Justice?
A30) The Hague.


Q31) In which University town is the Bodleian Library?
A31) Oxford.

Q32) In which district did Beatrix Potter live?
A32) The Lake District.

Q33) Uncle Tom’s Cabin argued against what?
A33) Slavery.

Q34) In the US, Webster’s is the most famous example of what?
A34) A dictionary.

Q35) What’s the name of the manservant created by P. G. Wodehouse?
A35) Jeeves.

Q36) More to the point, who was that manservant’s boss?
A36) Wooster.

Q37) Our Mutual Friend was the last completed novel … by whom?

Q38) The film, The Godfather, was based on a novel called The Godfather.   Who wrote that novel?
A38) Mario Puzo.

Q39) Who was the famous birth control campaigner that wrote the book, Married Love?
A39) Marie Stopes.

Q40) Which detective writer wrote The Murder of Roger Ackroyd?
A40) Agatha Christie.


Q41) What was the name of Georgie Fame’s backing band?
A41) The Blue Flames.

Q42) Which US city provided the setting for a Christmas hit for the Pogues, and Kirsty  McColl?   (Extra point for the name of the song.)
A42) New York.   (Fairy Tale of New York)

Q43) According to the hit for the Undertones, what was the first name of My Perfect Cousin?
A43) Kevin.

Q44) Who was the first German band to have a UK number one?   (Extra point for either the song, or the year, two points for both.)
A44) Kraftwerk.   (1982.   Computer Love/The Model.)

Q45) Ginger, Eric & Jack, formed which 60s supergroup?
A45) Cream.

Q46) Name Catatonia’s lead singer.
A46) Cerys Matthews.

Q47) According to their 1992 hit, The KLF caught the Last Train to where?
A47) Transcentral.

Q48) What sort of girl provided a hit for Jamiroquai, in 1996?
A48) Cosmic Girl.

Q49) Who recorded the album, Nevermind?
A49) Nirvana.

Q50) Which rapper was the producer for the first album by Mary J. Blige?
A50) Puff Daddy.


Q51) Which bird lays its eggs in other birds nests?
A51) The cuckoo.

Q52) BMW cars were first made in which European country?
A52) Germany.   (The initials are a contraction of Bayerische Motoren Werke: or ‘Bavarian Motor Works,’ if you want it in English.   The OTHER option … ? Is that it stood for Baader Meinhof Wagen.)

Q53) Who was the first Spice Girl to marry?
A53) Mel B.   (Scary Spice)

Q54) Which far eastern country was once known as Cathay?
A54) China.

Q55) ASH is a pressure group against what?
A55) Smoking.   (It’s a contraction of Acation on Sjoking and Health.)

Q56) What’s larger, a Magnum or a Jeroboam?
A56) A  Jeroboam.

Q57) Which animal might be Fallow, or Red?
A57) A Deer.

Q58) Is a gazebo indoors, or outdoors?
A58) Outdoors.

Q59) What name links a god of war, a chocolate bar, and a planet?
A59) Mars.

Q60) Dan Dare first appeared in which comic?
A60) The Eagle.

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful … 

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