Friday, 10 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Friday Question Set — 10-3-2016

Now that … 

Is what I call a nice day at work.

Basically … ?

Today, I did a four hour shift.

OK, that’s not going to earn me much.

But, on the other hand?

The other hand is I managed to find time to do a little basic laundry … and shopping … 

And … ?

And post up THIS week’s Friday Question Set: whilst watching a documentary about The Exorcist.

Which reminds me … 

I really have to try and see a movie … 

At any rate, it’s a Friday.

Which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this weeks set: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* … 

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Round 1.   General Knowledge.

Q1) Geronimo was a member of Native American tribe: the Apache, Cherokee or Yurok?.
A1) Apache.

Q2) What is a Jesuit: a Belgian hat, a French cheese or a Roman Catholic priest?
A2) A Roman Catholic priest.

Q3) Who wore ‘demob’ suits, at the end of World War 2?
A3) Soldiers, leaving the army.

Q4) What’s England’s most popular participation sport?
A4) Swimming.

Q5) In the recent film version of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, who played Willy Wonka?
A5) Johnny Depp.

Q6) Cars with the international registration ‘C,’ come from which Carribbean country?
A6) Cuba.

Q7) Which sport, other than rugby, competes for a Currie Cup?
A7) Cricket.   (That’s the older name: it’s NOW the Sunfoill Series)

Q8) Which chemical element has the highest melting point?
A8) Carbon.   (It’s melting point is 3800 ºK)

Q9) Which of Shakespear’s plays was banned during the madness of King George 3rd?
A9) King Lear.

Q10) When Australians talk of a billabong, what are they talking about?
A10) A waterhole, or ox-bow lake.

Round 2.   Food and Drink.

Q11) What colour is the flesh of a cantaloupe melon?
A11) Orange.

Q12) Which fish goes into Scotch woodcock?
A12) Anchovies.

Q13) Russia is famed for producing which spirit?
A13) Vodka.

Q14) Which beer did Paul Hogan advertise?
A14) Foster’s.

Q15) Gherkins are the pickled form of which vegetable?
A15) Cucumbers.

Q16) What leaf is added to pasta, in order to turn it green?
A16) Spinach.

Q17) Which gourmet fungus is a native of the Perigord region, in France?
A17) Truffles.

Q18) Steak & kidney pudding is usually made with what type of pastry?
A18) Suet pastry.

Q19) Whisky is usually made from the malted version of which grain?
A19) Barley.

Q20) What kind of fruit is a Laxton’s Superb?
A20) An apple.

Round Three.   Sounds of the 80s.

Q21) What song provided a number 4 hit, for Nat King Cole, in 1987?
A21) “When I Fall In Love.”

Q22) What was the first top ten hit, for Tanita Tikaram?
A22) “Good Tradition.”

Q23) What was KC & the Sunshine Bands’ only 80s’ number one?
A23) “(Baby,) Give It Up.”

Q24) The Art of Noise had a hit with which talking TV head?
A24) Max Headroom.

Q25) Which Tommy James song provided a hit for Billy Idol?
A25) “Mony, Mony.”

Q26) What was Simply Red’s first top ten hit?
A26) “Holdin’ Back The Years.”

Q27) What song, in 1986, was Spandau Ballets’ last UK hit?
A27) “Through the Barricades.”

Q28) In 1982, which girl band joined the Fun Boy 3, on “It Ain’t What You Do, It’s the Way That You do it?”
A28) Bananarama.

Q29) What was Men At Work’s only UK number 1?
A29) “Down Under.”

Q30) What was Karel Fialka’s only UK hit?
A30) “Hey, Matthew.”

Round Four.   Famous People.

Q31) Writer Arnold Bax is quoted as saying that you should “…try everything once, except incest and…” what?
A31) Folk dancing.

Q32) Jeffrey Archer was gaoled for what offence?
A32) Perjury.

Q33) Adrian Edmonson — Viv, from “The Young Ones,” — went to school with which playwright?
A33) Tom Stoppard.

Q34) Muhammad Ali died in 2016.   He made his name in which sport?
A34) Boxing.

Q35) According to the Guinness Book of Records, who is the most mentioned woman, on the internet?
A35) Pamela Anderson.   (Three guesses as to why!)

Q36) Pat Phoenix, “Coronation Street’s,” Elsie Tanner, bears what relation to Cherie Blair?
A36) Stepmother.

Q37) Which former Prime Minister has twins, called Mark, and Carol?
A37) Margaret Thatcher.

Q38) Which model had a cameo, in the Tim Vurton directed version of “Batman?”
A38) Jerry Hall.

Q39) What’s John Prescott’s government position?
A39) Deputy Prime Minister.

Q40) Who released a 1975 LP, called “Uri Gellar?”
A40) Uri Gellar.

Round Five.   Science, Nature, and Technology.

Q41) Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, are all types of what?
A41) Rock.

Q42) What term is given to a substance that influences a chemical reaction, without being changed, itself?
A42) A catalyst.

Q43) What’s the normal size of a floppy disc, in inches?
A43) 3.5 inches.

Q44) Is coal fossilised plants, or animals?
A44) Plants.

Q45) Which country is the world’s largest exporter of grain?
A45) The USA.

Q46) Nylon takes its name from 2 cities: name either?
A46) London, and New York.

Q47) Mr Whitehead developed which underwater weapon, in 1866?
A47) The Torpedo.

Q48) Which letter is furthest left, on a standard computer keyboard?
A48) ‘Q.’

Q49) A clouded agaric is a poisonous variety of what plant?
A49) Mushroom.

Q50) Phytopathology is the study of what?
A50) Plant diseases.

Round Six.   General Ignorance.

Q51) William White was the real name of which game-show host?

Q52) Concord is the capital of which US state?
A52) New Hampshire.

Q53) What links Franz Kafka, Groucho Marx, and Mark Twain?
A53) Insomnia.

Q54) In Monopoly, how much does it cost to buy Bond Street?
A54) £320.

Q55) The word ‘assassin,’ originates in which language?
A55) Arabic.

Q56) True or False; Lawnmower Deth were a genuine band.
A56) True; - Their biggest hit was “Oh Crikey.”

Q57) In children’s classic, “Thunderbirds,” what was Parker’s nickname, whilst in prison?

Q58) How many tuning pegs are there, on a bass guitar?
A58) Four.

Q59) Zulu leader, Chief Buthelezi, became government minister of which country?

Q60) Rupert the Bear’s scarf are which two colours?
A60) Black and yellow.

I hope those help.

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