Friday, 22 January 2016

The Friday Question Set — 22-1-2016

Right … 

I’m VAGUELY rushed … 

Well … as much as someone who’s due to do an evening shift CAN be!

Vaguely rushed … 

And looking for a quick sale of a Dell laptop.

If you know anyone … ?   Get ’em to contact me, would you … ?   Ta!


At any rate … ?

It’s Friday.

Which means, once more, we hit the day for the Friday Question Set!

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

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Q1) Bulgaria is one of the newest member’s of the EU: what’s it capital city?
A1) Sophia.

Q2) More to the point, what’s the other newest member?
Q2) Romania.

Q3) Who became the first team to lose four consecutive Charity Shields?
A3) Manchester United.

Q4) Who had a 70s number one with Double Barrel Dave & Ansill Collins, or Bootsy Collins or Phil Collins?
A4) Dave & Ansill Collins.

Q5) The Spanish Grand Prix is held on the outskirts of which city?
A5) Barcelona.

Q6) Gatophobia is the unreasoning fear of animal?
A6) Cats.

Q7) Shaft, Meteor, and Onward are all examples of which vegetable?
A7) Peas.

Q8) What word is the only English anagram of the phrase ‘CANE CHAIRS’?

Q9) What are the odds of rolling a ten, with two six sided dice: 10 to 1, 11 to 1, or 12 to 1?
A9) 11 to 1.

Q10) Mohammed Reza Pahlevi was the last royal ruler of which middle eastern country?
A10) Iran.   He was the last Shah.


Q11) Gold Cup Day at Ascot, is also known as what?
A11) Ladies Day.

Q12) The biographies of  Viv Richards & Clive Lloyd were written by which newsreader?
A12) Trevor McDonald.

Q13) Who was the manager of Manchester United’s manager, immediately prior to Sir Alex Ferguson?
A13) Ron Atkinson.

Q14) Who did Jack Charlton play all his League games with?
A14) Leeds United.

Q15) What was the name of the board game launched by Terry Venables?
A15) The Manager

Q16) In 1848, William Mitchell drew up the rules to which rather sedate sport: Lawn Green Bowls, or Croquet?
A16) Lawn Green Bowls.

Q17) The House is the goal area in which icy Scottish sport?
A17) Curling.

Q18) Who’s the first practising Sikh to play Cricket for England?
A18) Monty Panesar.

Q19) Kuwait made its only appearance in football’s World Cup: in which year of the 1980s?
A19) 1982.

Q20) What’s the oldest recorded sport in Europe?
A20) Hurling.


Q21) Nick Nolte described one of his female co-stars as “…a ball breaker.”   Who was he talking about?
A21) Barbra Streisand.

Q22) True or false: The 1978 version of Superman was Christopher Reeve’s first film.
A22) False.   It was actually his 2nd.

Q23) Marlene Dietrich appeared in the German version of The Blue Angel.   Who played her role in the US version?
A23) Marlene Dietrich.

Q24) Who played Truman, in The Truman Show?
A24) Jim Carrey.

Q25) What was the name of Jodie Forster’s character, in The Silence of The Lambs?
A25) Clarice Starling.   (Accept just Clarice.)

Q26) In the 90s version of Doctor Doolittle”, who plays Dr Doolittle?
A26) Eddie Murphy.

Q27) Which Jools appeared in Spiceworld:The Movie”?
A27) Jools Holland.

Q28) Which member of the Sex Pistols did Gary Oldman play, in Sid & Nancy”?
A28) Sid Vicious.

Q29) Which boxer is Sylvester Stallone playing, in Creed?
A29) Rocky Balboa.   (In Creed.)

Q30) Which west London borough is associated with classic English comedies?
A30) Ealing.


Q31) If you were in France, and crossed La Manche, were would you be?
A31) England.

Q32) Which country has the international registration letter, B?
A32) Belgium.

Q33) Which German city hosted the 1972 Olympics?
A33) Munich.

Q34) In which country is the port of Rotterdam?
A34) Holland.

Q35) Which sea’s name means Middle of the Earth?
A35) The Mediterranean.

Q36) In which city would you find the Champs Elysées
A36) Paris.

Q37) Reykjavik is the capital of which country?
A37) Iceland.

Q38) Which is further south: Corsica, or Sardinia?
A38) Sardinia.

Q39) Which river runs through Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna?
A39) The Danube.

Q40) Which sea is Europe’s lowest point below Sea level?
A40) The Caspian Sea.


Q41) Which well known restaurant critic set up the Society of British Gastronomes?
A41) Egon Ronay.

Q42) August Escoffier made his international reputation at 2 London hotels: name one of them.
A42) The Savoy, or the Carlton.

Q43) Vatcharin Bhumichtr writes about the food of which East Asian country?
A43) Thailand.

Q44) Murphys’s Irish Stout is made in which Irish city?
A44) Cork.

Q45) Which chef presents The F Word?
A45) Gordon Ramsey.

Q46) In 2005, Jamie Oliver present a series on what: school dinners, hospital food or prison food?
A46) School dinners.

Q47) The island of Madeira shares its name with a fortified wine: and what else?
A47) A cake.

Q48) What are the tops of asparagus called?
A48) Asparagus tips.

Q49) Sirloin is what meat?
A49) Beef.

Q50) Which isn’t a tomato: plum, cherry, or orange?
A50) Orange.


Q51) In which country is the city of Srinagar?
A51) India.

Q52) Who wrote Rites of Passage?
A52) William Golding.

Q53) Hold Me Tight was the first UK top ten hit for which singer?
A53) Johnny Nash.

Q54) How many sides are there on an endecagon?
A54) 11.

Q55) Who first manufactured barbed wire?
A55) Joseph Glidden.

Q56) What are the odds of rolling a double 1, on two six sided dice?
A56) 35 to 1.

Q57) In Monopoly, if you were on Liverpool Street Station, and rolled a double four, where would you be?
A57) Whitechapel.

Q58) Which statesman won the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1953?
A58) Sir Winston Churchill.

Q59) What device did Charles Strite invent?
A59) The Toaster.

Q60) Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Sir Edwin Landseer, were all what?
A60) Painters.   (Painters: answering ‘artists’ is a little too generic.   Actually, in reading this question out, you may wish to stress that ‘artist’ is the wrong answer.)

Have a good gig.

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