Friday, 4 March 2016

The Friday Question Set — 4-3-2016

Right … 

I’ve a Friday off: the first one for a while.

Well … 

I don’t know about you … 

But as it’s my birthday … ?

As it’s my birthday, I actually fancied a Friday off!

Who on EARTH wouldn’t … ?


But … ?

But it’s a Friday … which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) In ancient China, a vase made of what precious green stone, was buried with the dead?
A1) Jade.

Q2) How many yards in a furlong?
Q2) 220.

Q3) On  a standard computer keyboard, what function key is in the top left corner?
A3) The Escape key.

Q4) Who wrote the novel “A Clockwork Orange”?

Q5) What was the only Prince song to have won an Oscar?

Q6) Dipsophobia is an unreasoning fear of what?
A6) Drinking: specifically, drinking alcohol.

Q7) What is the sum of a century plus a gross?
A7) 244.

Q8) What word can go after soap, and before office?
A8) Box.

Q9) Agar-agar is a type of gelatine made from what?
A9) Seaweed.

Q10) Which car maker produced the Prefect?
A10) Ford.   (Possibly the only car to have a science fiction character named after it.)


Q11) In 2006, Evo Morales became President of which South American country?
A11) Bolivia.

Q12) In the 1970s, Milton Obote was ousted from power in Uganda: by whom?
A12) Idi Amin.

Q13) Emperor Hirohito ruled which country, for over 60 years?
A13) Japan.

Q14) What was the first game of Mikael Gorbachev’s wife?
A14) Raisa

Q15) Who succeeded President Nasser, as President of Egypt?
A15) Anwar Sadat.

Q16) Before becoming US President, Bill Clinton was Governor of …?
A16) Arkansas.

Q17) Sirimavo Bandaranike was the world’s first female Prime Minister.   Which country was she PM of?
A17) Sri Lanka.

Q18) In which decade did Juan Carlos the First become king of Spain?
A18) The 1970s.

Q19) Robert Mugabe was and is, PM, & President of which African country?
A19) Zimbabwe.

Q20) Who became Ireland’s first woman President?
A20) Mary Robinson.


Q21) One Eyed Jake, Roger the Cabin Boy, & Master Bate were all supposedly in whose crew?
A21) Captain Pugwash’s.

Q22) Which pre-school characters live on Home Hill?
A22) The Teletubbies.

Q23) Colonel White, Captain Blue and Lieutenant Green, are all characters in which revived Gerry Anderson series?
A23) Captain Scarlet.

Q24) Name any of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   (1 point for 1, 2 for 2, 3 for 3, & 4 for ALL FOUR.   Why be stingy?   Hell, if you can name their rat mentor as well, thats 5)
A24) Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo.   Plus Splinter, of course.

Q25) In which show does Little Bo appear?
A25) The Roly Mo Show.

Q26) Greendale is the setting for Postman Pat.   Who’s the postmistress: Mrs Goggins, Mrs Bobbins or Mrs Flobadob?
A26) Mrs Goggins.

Q27) Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble & Grubb: all work where?
A27) Trumpton.

Q28) What type of animal said “I’m just a silly old Hector”?
A28) Hector the Hound.   (Accept Dog.)

Q29) Boots, Swiper and the Big Red Chicken all appear in which series?

Q30) What’s the connection between actor, David Jason, and comedian, Alexander Armstrong?
A30) They’ve both voice Dangermouse.


Q31) Who wrote The Midwich Cuckoos?
A31) John Wyndham 

Q32) Who is the father of the Three Laws of Robotics? 
A32) Isaac Asimov

Q33) Philip K Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was turned into which Harrison Ford movie: Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Cruise of the Make-Believes?
A33) Blade Runner.

Q34) Who played the title role in the 1930s Flash Gordon serials?
A34) Buster Crabbe.

Q35) The Japanese movie Gojira was the first to feature which monster?
A35) Godzilla.

Q36) Drooges, miloko and ultra violence feature in a famous Stanley Kubrik movie adapted from a novel by Anthony Burgess.   But which controversial movie?
A36) A Clockwork Orange.

Q37) ln Logan’s Run everybody over 30 was … what?
A37) Dead: the films — and the novel it’s based on — tell of a future where everyone over that age is forcibly euthanised.

Q38) Who played The Doctor from 1966-69 in the long running BBC series Doctor Who
A38) Patrick Troughton.

Q39) Which American novelist was the creator of Ringworld: David Niven, Larry Niven or Isaac Asimov?
A39) Larry Niven.

Q40) Bruce Dern is a space faring eco-warrior who kills his crew mates to save the wildlife. Name the 1971 movie.
A40) Silent Running.


Q41) What is Scotland’s second highest peak?
A41) Ben Macdui

Q42) The Whitworth Art Gallery is where: London, Manchester or Birmingham?
A42) Manchester.

Q43) Dumfries stands on which river?
A43) The River Nith.

Q44) In which Scottish city is the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope?
A44) Edinburgh.

Q45) What’s further north: Cumbria … or North Yorkshire?
A45) Cumbria.

Q46) Where is Dyce Airport?
A46) Aberdeen.

Q47) Which Lough is at the centre of the Sperrin, Antrim and Mourne mountain ranges?
A47) Neagh.    (Pronounced Loch Neigh.)

Q48) Where is the National Library of Wales?
A48) Aberystwyth.

Q49) Which English city is home to the first Jain temple, outside India: Leicester, or Dudley?
A49) Leicester.

Q50) Outside Greater London, England is divided into 83 … what?
A50) Counties.


Q51) In heraldry, what colour is Gules?
A51) Red.

Q52) Which board game would be playing if you’ve hit blots, & made points?
A52) Backgammon.

Q53) Frank Hampson was the man behind which character: Judge Dredd, Dan Dare or Daredevil?
A53) Dan Dare

Q54) What was found in Jeffrey Dahmer’s fridge?
A54) His victim’s heads.

Q55) Oxford Bags are what: carrier bags, trousers or flowerpots?
A55) Trousers.

Q56) Anno Domini means ‘year of … ’ what?
A56) Year of our Lord.

Q57) Neufchatel, Port Salut and Stilton are all types or what … ?
A57) Cheese.

Q58) Who, in 2012, replaced Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia?

Q59) The Ten Commandments appear in two books of the Bible.   Name either.
A59) Exodus or Deuteronomy.

Q60) What colour is traditionally worn by Chinese brides?
A60) Red.

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful … 

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