Friday, 22 April 2016

The Friday Question Set — 15-4-2016

It’s Friday … 

Frankly, I’ve near enough just finished work.

Equally as frankly … ?

I’m thoroughly enjoying a very LARGE cocoa, right now: and a copy of 1999, bought in the wake of the death of Prince … 

Well, what ARE you supped to do … ?

Apart from party … ?


At any rate?

At any rate, it’s Friday: which means 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 was the first decimal coin to be released in the UK?
A1) The 50p piece.

Q2) How many sides does a cube have?
Q2) 6.

Q3) What would a mural be painted on?
A3) A wall.

Q4) According to popular myth, what was the Emperor Nero playing, when Rome burned? 
A4) The fiddle.   (Accept Lyre.)

Q5) Mother Teresa was noted for her work with the poor of which country?
A5) India.

Q6) Muhammad Ismail Agha is the youngest person to have been held where: Feltham Young Offenders Centre, Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib?

Q7) A sudden rush of snow down the side of a mountain is known as what?
A7) An avalanche.

Q8) What is a cavy better known as ?
A8) A Guinea Pig.

Q9) Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly over what?
A9) The English Channel.

Q10) In legend, which bird rose from its own ashes?
A10) The Phoenix.   (You CAN always spell like this: phœnix.)


Q11) Allegheny, and the Blue Ridge are in which American mountain Range?
A11) The Rockies

Q12) In which African country is the N’Gorongoro Crater?
A12) Tanzania.

Q13) Flores, Corvo, and Pico are in which group of Islands: the Azores, The Canaries, or the Scillies?
A13) The Azores.

Q14) Which North American city has a street called The Bowery?
A14) New York

Q15) Sir Edward Lutyens designed the Cenotaph in London, and which Indian city?
A15) Delhi.

Q16) The Straits of Magellan separate the Southern American mainland from which island?
A16) Tierra Del Fuego.

Q17) Which city is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba?
A17) Winnipeg.

Q18) Which Australian city stands on the River Torrens, Adelaide, Sydney, or Melbourne?
A18) Adelaide.

Q19) How many official languages does South Africa have?
A19) 11.

Q20) Which country is in between Guyana, & French Guiana?
A20) Suriname.


Q21) Elaine Paige’s first top ten hit came from which musical: Cats, Evita, or Les Miserable?
A21) Cats.

Q22) Who duetted with Sarah Brightman, on the hit, Phantom of the Opera?
A22) Michael Crawford.

Q23) The death of Conor inspired the song Tears in Heaven: which rock guitarist’s son was he?
A23) Eric Clapton’s.

Q24) Rhymes & Reasons was the first album by which male Country star?
A24) John Denver.

Q25) The Kick Inside was Kate Bush’s first album; - what was the only number 1 single from it?
A25) Wuthering Heights.

Q26) Which former Beatle & his wife had a ‘Bed-In’,in a hotel in Amsterdam?
A26) John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

Q27) Which girl’s name featured in the title of a Dexy’s Midnight Runner’s song?   (Bonus point for the song.)
A27) Eileen.   (Come On, Eileen)

Q28) Who had a UK number 1 with Deeper Underground, in 1999?
A28) Jamiroquoi.

Q29) I Wanna Hold Your Hand was the first Beatles number 1 in which country?
A29) The USA.

Q30) The Fat of The Land debuted at number 1 in the album charts in the UK, & the US: which British dance band made it?
A30) The Prodigy.


Q31) Dairy farming is usually associated with the rearing of which animal?
A31) Cattle.

Q32) What does the Kelvin scale measure?
A32) Temperature.

Q33) What colour is amber?
A33) Orange.

Q34) What is the framework of ribs called?
A34) The Ribcage.

Q35) What continent grows the most rice?
A35) Asia.

Q36) Mars is known as the what planet?
A36) Red.

Q37) Which metal is occasionally used in thermometers?
A37) Mercury.

Q38) What name is given to a portable computer?
A38) A Laptop.

Q39) What computer problem was possibly needlessly feared in the year 2000?
A39) The Millennium/Y2K Bug.

Q40) Audio refers to which of the senses?
A40) Hearing.


Q41) How long does the contestant have to answer the questions, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
A41) As long as they want.

Q42) Kevin Ashman, Judith Keppel and Chris Hughes, are all team members on which BBC 2 quiz show?
A42) Eggheads

Q43) How many teams are there, per episode, in University Challenge?
A43) Two.

Q44) Which Swedish born personality was the first host of Dog Eat Dog?
A44) Ulrika Jonsson.

Q45) What’s the name of the celebrity version of Ready, Steady, Cook?
A45) Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook

Q46) Lea Kristensen assisted Jim Davidson on which TV game show?
A46) The Generation Game

Q47) Which Philip hosted National Lottery: Winning Lines?
A47) Philip Schofield.

Q48) Which Snooker player captained a team opposite Ally McCoist, on A Question Of  Sport?
A48) John Parrot.

Q49) Alan Armstrong and Richard Osman present which quiz show?
A49) Pointless.

Q50) Stephen Fry is soon to give up being chairman of QI.   Who is he due to be replaced by?
A50) Sandi Toksvik.


Q51) In the Old Testament, who’s wife was turned in to a pillar of salt?
A51) Lot.

Q52) What was the first name of Admiral Lord Nelson?
A52) Horatio.

Q53) On what date does Bastille Day fall?
A53) July 14th.

Q54) In children’s TV, who piloted Thunderbird 1?
A54) Scott Tracy.

Q55) Who wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge?
A55) Thomas Hardy.

Q56) Seppuku is a Japanese word: for ritual … what?
A56) Suicide.

Q57) A cob is the adult male what: chicken, turkey or swan?
A57) The swan.

Q58) Bridgetown is the capital of which island?
A58) Barbados.

Q59) In the Nintendo games, what is Mario’s job?
A59) Plumber.

Q60) What sort of criminal, is a dipper?
A60) pick-pocket.

I’ll catch you next time … 

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