Friday, 5 February 2016

The Friday Question Set — 5-2-2016

Well, that’s THAT done … !

Frankly … ?

I’ve done a little shopping, today: along with paying my bills.

On thing I HAVE managed to do … ?

Is buy myself a copy of Press Play To Start: a short story collection, themed around video games.

Mostly … ?

Because of one name.

You’re possibly aware I’m a Terry Pratchett fan, aren’t you?

His daughter, Rhianna … ?   Has contributed a short story for the collection.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Monday, when it’s delivered.

Hopefully … ?   I’d’ve finished both Stormbringer and Weaveworld, by then … !


But, at any rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Friday.   Which means, of course, it’s time for the invaluable resource for pub quiz masters: the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) Hadephobia is the phobia of what?
A1) Hell.

Q2) Who cut off the tails of the Three Blind Mice?
Q2) The Farmer’s Wife.

Q3) Where would you find together a verso and a recto? 
A3) In a book. (They’re the left and right pages, respectively.)

Q4) Which animal produces 200 times more wind than the average human?
A4) The Cow.

Q5) In Dad’s Army what was Private Fraser’s day job?

Q6) How many different letters are used in Roman numerals?
A6) Seven.

Q7) The Ceremony of the Keys usually held, each night: where?
A7) The Tower of London.

Q8) Who wears a Chasuble.
A8) A priest.    (It’s the outer robes, worn during the service.)

Q9) Is BST ahead of, or behind, GMT?
A9) Ahead.

Q10) Does Canada have a President, a Prime Minister, or both?


Q11) Which Norfolk born actor’s movies include My Best Friend’s Wedding, and The Madness of King George?
A11) Rupert Everett.

Q12) Who, in October 2000, was Woody Allen’s mother in law?
A12) Ex-wife, Mia Farrow.   (Accept just Ex-wife.)

Q13) How tall is Melanie Griffith: 5’3, 5’9, or 6’1?
A13) 5’9.

Q14) Which star of Batman Returns, The Deer Hunter, and A View to a Kill appeared in the video for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice?
A14) Christopher Walken.

Q15) Who played the title role in Miss Congeniality?
A15) Sandra Bullock.

Q16) In which London district did Charlie Chaplin spend the early part of his life?
A16) Lambeth.

Q17) Which Burnley star of Lord of the Rings provided the voice of Zeebedee, in the 2005 film version of The Magic Roundabout?
A17) Sir Ian McKellan.

Q18) The original version was set in Turin, the remake in LA.   What movie job are we talking about?
A18) The Italian Job.

Q19) Talbot Rothwell wrote most of the scripts for which classic English comedy series?
A19) The Carry On’s.

Q20) Which tough guy star was of Casablanca married Lauren Bacall?
A20) Humphrey Bogart.


Q21) Where does a kangaroo keep its Joeys?
A21) In its pouch.

Q22) China’s bamboo forests are home to which rare species?
A22) The Giant Panda.

Q23) On what continent do koalas live?
A23) Australia.

Q24) How many legs does an adult insect have?
A24) Six.

Q25) What animal is also known as the  ship of the desert?
A25) The camel.

Q26) Which breed of dog shares its name with a king?
A26) The King Charles spaniel.

Q27) What’s noticeable about a Guinea Pigs tail?
A27) It doesn’t have one.

Q28) What sort of sea creature is a Portugese Man O’War?
A28) A jelly fish.

Q29) What is a female sheep called?
A29) A ewe.

Q30) What do carnivorous animal live on?
A30) Meat.


Q31) What’s the main ingrediant of an omelette?
A31) Eggs.

Q32) Venison comes from which animal?
A32) Deer.

Q33) Accoding to the old proverb, ‘He who sup’s with the Devil, should use a long’  what?
A33) Spoon.

Q34) What cocktail would you find in a toolbox?
A34) A screwdriver.

Q35) Name any of the alcoholic ingrediants of a zombie.   (2 points for 2, 3 for all 3.)
A35) White rum, dark rum, and overproof rum.   (The rest is pineapple, and grapefruit juice)

Q36) Rollmops are traditionally made from which fish?
A36) Herring.

Q37) If something is cooked au gratin, what must it contain?
A37) Cheese.

Q38) Petits Pois are a small breed of which vegetable?
A38) Peas.

Q39) Peroni Beer comes from which European country?
A39) Italy.

Q40) There are seven working distilleries on which Scottish island?
A40) Islay.


Q41) Who created the character, Miss Marple?
A41) Agatha Christie.

Q42) Which Emily wrote about Wuthering Heights?
A42) Emily Brontë.

Q43) Which novellist created Jeeves and Wooster?
A43) P. G. Wodehouse.

Q44) Whose Secret Diary was published when he was 13 and 3⁄4?
A44) Adrian Mole’s

Q45) What was James Herriot’s job?
A45) A vet.

Q46) What was the surname of romantic novelist, Dame Barbara?
A46) Cartland.

Q47) Which London barrister was created by John Mortimer?
A47) Rumpole of the Bailey.

Q48) Whose Lover was the subject of a book by D. H. Lawrence?
A48) Lady Chatterley’s

Q49) Which sport usually features in the works of Dick Francis?
A49) Horse racing.

Q50) Commander Vimes, Lady Sybil and Nobby Nobbs feature in the works of which writer?
A50) Terry Pratchett.


Q51) In what month is Christmas, in Australia?
A51) December.

Q52) Which 80s band had hits with Victims, and Church of the Poisoned Mind?

Q53) Which Great Train Robber was featured in The Great Rock and Roll Swindle?

Q54) Who was the only Unelected President of the USA?
A54) Gerald Ford.   (He was the only vice-president to replace a serving US president — Richard Nixon, in his case — after replacing a serving vice-president: effectively doing both jobs, having not been elected to them.)

Q55) What is the name for a scene in a play, with only ONE actor?
A55) A monologue.

Q56) Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was married to who?

Q57) What is usually kept in a bandbox?
A57) A hat.

Q58) In tennis, how is the score of 40 all known?
A58) Deuce.

Q59) How much can you inherit in Monopoly, according to the Community Chest Card?
A59) £100.00.

Q60) Which of Shakespeare’s characters delivers the famous ‘To be or not be…’ speech?
A60) Hamlet.

I hope those help …

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