Friday, 15 January 2016

The Friday Question Set — 15-1-2016

That … seemed odd … 

I’ve just got back from work: literally, just now.

And I’m posting up today’s Friday Question set as a way of putting my feet up.

But something’s bothering me.

We had one chap — in his early twenties, I’d’ve said — come in: after finishing his shift.

And asking for a job.

I didn’t actually get the chance to give him one of the forms for my work place website.

I have to confess, I’m not too sure I wanted to.

To be honest, the guy came in with a group of girls.   Not young women — believe me, it’s getting harder to tell, with some of the teens we get coming in! — but girls: a group of them, of about twelve to fourteen at the oldest.

It bothered me: enough to quietly let all three of the managers on duty, tonight, know.

I don’t know if anything was going on, there: but it didn’t look right … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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Q1) Pilchard is the Cornish word for what kind of fish?  
A1) Sardine.

Q2) Barbara Anne Deaks is better known as which EastEnders star?
Q2) Barbara Windsor.   (Or DAME Barbara Windsor, I should say.)

Q3) The Durand Cup is the world’s second oldest football tournament.   In which Indian city is it played?
A3) Calcutta.

Q4) Which of Shakespeare’s plays is usually referred to as The Scottish Play?
A4) MacBeth.

Q5) Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou founded which airline?
A5) EasyJet.

Q6) Which news channel is headquartered in Qatar?

Q7) Who was the first Tsar of all The Russias?

Q8) Name That Tune: Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight, if it’s not to dear.   (Extra point for the band.)
A8) When I’m 64, by The Beatles.

Q9) On the standard UK Monopoly board, if you were on Free Parking, and rolled a ten, where would you be?
A9) Jail.   (You’d’ve land on the Go To Jail square.)

Q10) In the James Bond books & films, what does the 00 mean James Bond has?
A10) A license to kill.


Q11) What did Reuben Mattus create in 1961: Haagen Daaz Ice Cream, Jaffa Cakes or Fosters lager?
A11) Haagen Daaz Ice Cream.

Q12) What shape is Farfelle pasta, bow shaped, ribbon shaped, or string shaped?
A12) Bow shaped.

Q13) What’s the main ingredient of a piperade?
A13) Eggs.

Q14) Kim Chi is the favourite dish: of two Eastern nations.   Name one of them.
A14) North or South Korea.

Q15) What grain is used to make semolina?
A15) Wheat.

Q16) What part of the cinnamon tree is used to make cinnamon?
A16) The bark.

Q17) What type of drink is Darjeeling?
A17) Tea.

Q18) If a drink is served on the rocks, what is usually usually in the glass?
A18) Ice.

Q19) What sort of fish is a kipper?
A19) A herring.

Q20) What’s the chief vegetable ingredient of Coleslaw?
A20) Cabbage.


Q21) Esperanto, Klingon and Volapuk are artificial what?
A21) Languages.

Q22) What does the ‘E’ stand for, in Email?
A22) Electronic.

Q23) In speech, how do you officially address the Pope?
A23) Your Holiness.

Q24) What country has the most native speakers of English?
A24) The USA.

Q25) What’s the longest word that can be written with just the letters on the top row of a standard computer keyboard?
A25) Typewriter.

Q26) Sputnik 1 was the first artificial what?
A26) Satellite.

Q27) A male physician is addressed as Doctor: how do you address a male surgeon?
A27) ‘Mr’

Q28) The Greek letter Beta corresponds with which letter of out alphabet?
A28) ‘B’.

Q29) In what mobile device would you find a SIM card?
A29) A mobile phone.

Q30) The Braille alphabet is made of raised what?
A30) Dots.


Q31) Who recorded Love Will Tear Us Apart, in 1980?
A31) Joy Division.

Q32) What, in 1969, was David Bowie’s first UK number?

Q33) What was Fatboy Slim’s first UK number 1?
A33) Praise You.

Q34) Which American girl band had hits with Manic Monday and Walk Like An Egyptian?
A34) The Bangles.

Q35) Which hotel did The Eagles visit, in 1977?
A35) Hotel California.

Q36) Which Lightening Seeds No. 1 was the official England Football Team song, in 1996?
A36) Three Lions.

Q37) Joe Dolcé was responsible for which of the UK’s comedy No. 1’s?   
A37) Shaddap Your Face.

Q38) Madonna had a hit with La Isla Bonita.   What island was she singing about?
A38) San Pedro.

Q39) Which controversial rapper’s hits include Stan, and Lose Yourself?
A39) Eminem.

Q40) Who was Not such an Innocent Girl, in the year 2001?
A40) Victoria Beckham.   (Posh Spice.)


Q41) Matt Stone& Trey Parker are the two creators of which famous cartoon, South Park, The Simpson's, or King of the Hill?
A41) South Park

Q42) In a 2001 poll asking people to name an artist, Vincent Van Gogh came 2nd: which  Australian TV presenter came first? 
A42) Rolf Harris.

Q43) What part of Jeannie couldn’t the makers of  hit 60s show I Dream of Jeannie show?
A43) Her Navel.

Q44) Mike Reid played Frank Butcher in EastEnders.   But which children's TV show did he present?
A44) Runaround.

Q45) American TV show, 21, Jump Street featured which Hollywood actor in a starring role: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp or Michael Douglas?
A45) Johnny Depp.

Q46) In the early 70s, Steven Spielberg directed an episode of which detective show?
A46) Columbo.

Q47) The late Dermot Morgan was the star of which Irish comedy show?
A47) Father Ted.

Q48) Slough based paper merchant’s, Wernham Hogg, featured in which BBC comedy show?
A48) The Office.

Q49) Candace Bushnell created which New York based comedy, Friends, Sex and the City, or Taxi?
A49) Sex and the City

Q50) Cornelia Frances played Barbara Hamilton, in the Australian soap, Sons & Daughters.   But she now presents the Australian version of which BBC quiz show?
A50) The Weakest Link.


Q51) Ital is the name given to the food rules of which religion?

Q52) In 1964, Dan Millman became the first World Champion in which sport?

Q53) Is a Horehound a dog, a plant, or a fish?
A53) A plant.

Q54) Count Cavour was the first Prime Minister of which European country?
A54) Italy.   (After its unification, in 1871.)

Q55) Which was the first country to drop bombs from the air?   (Extra point for the year.)
A55) Austria, in 1849.

Q56) What does widdershins mean: clockwise, or anti-clockwise?

Q57) Jean LaFitte, Anne Bonney, and William Morgan were all what?
A57) Pirates.

Q58) Which famous house is at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue?
A58) The White House.

Q59) What acid is usually found in both stinging nettles, and ant bites?
A59) Formic Acid

Q60) If you’re nomophobic, you’re scared of being … what?
A60) Out of mobile phone contact.

I hope those are useful … 

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