Sunday, 20 May 2018

Some new questions!

Sorry it's been a week since my last set. Busy times here and I was playing football this morning too!

Anyway I hope you enjoy this set.....

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1. (Picture) Often identified as the creation of Denmark as a nation state, the first of these stones  was raised by King Gorm, (father of Harald Bluetooth), in honour of his wife Thyra, and the second by Bluetooth himself. Now they are a UNESCO World Heritage site. In which Danish village are they located?


2.He was the successor to Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear) and a close friend of King Henry II of England.He also had another strong link to England as he canonised both King Edward The Confessor and Archbishop Thomas Beckett. What is the name and number of this Pope?

Alexander III

3. With a name sounding like a 1972 David Bowie hit, what name, in Greek mythology.was given to the race of six-armed giants who inhabited the same island as the Doliones, in the ancient Greek epic Argonautica?


4. (Picture) Between 1957 and 1969, Bill Russell, playing in the position of 'centre' won 11 NBA Championships,a record still held today. For which basketball team did he play,in every one of those finals?

Boston Celtics

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5. (Picture) Featuring the early careers of Clare Danes and Jared Leto, what was the name of the 1990s US teen drama series,set at the fictional Liberty High School,and followed the trials and tribulations of several teenage characters?

My So Called Life

6. Held annually, the AVN Awards have been awarded since 1984 and are divided into nearly 100 categories. Which film genre do they honour?

Pornographic (Adult)

7.With a major port on the River Weser and home to the Hachez chocolate company,which is the smallest state of Germany in terms of area and population?


8. Taken from the Greek meaning 'near sun', what name is given to the closest point of an orbiting celestial body when it is nearest the Sun?


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9. (Picture) Kersti Kaljulaid was elected into office in October in 2016, and in doing so became which EU country's first female President (also the youngest) ?


10. In 1996,which famous actor, himself from a famous artistic 'dynasty', married Rebecca Miller,the daughter of the playwright,Arthur Miller?

Daniel Day-Lewis

11. Hugely influential in reshaping Bengali literature and music, which Indian writer and poet,in 1913, became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, largely for his poetic work,'Gitanjali'?

Rabindranath Tagore

12. Based in Delaware and Pennsylvania, they are one of the wealthiest families in US history and are known for political, business and philanthropic ventures. What is the name of this family, whose most infamous member,perhaps, was portrayed on screen by Steve Carrell in the 2014 film 'Foxcatcher'?


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13. (Picture) Formed in 1889, KNVB is the governing body of football in which European country - it is also the country's largest sporting association?


14. Used in the production of rocket fuel, which highly corrosive and toxic acid is synthesised using the Ostwald process?

Nitric Acid

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15. (Picture) Helping them sell over 100 million records since 2000, what was the name of the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, who sadly died as a result of suicide in 2017?

Chester Bennington

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sports Quiz

Hi all,

Today I have provided 20 sports questions.  Sorry if sport isn't your thing, but hopefully you'll learn something new anyway.

Main reason, actually is that I had them already prepared and I've been ill over the weekend, so hope you'll except my excuse!

Hope you enjoy.........

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1. Who is the only (male) darts player to have reached the final of both the PDC and BDO World Championships, without ever winning either?

Simon Whitlock

2.A term also used in football, what name is given to a specialised defensive volleyball player,that must wear a contrasting jersey colour from their teammates, and who cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height?


3. Playing all of his professional county career for Lancashire, who captained the West Indies to victory in the first two Cricket World Cup finals, in 1975 and 1979?

Clive Lloyd

4. In 2017, Yusuke Takanashi won his 5th World Championship title of the 21st century, at which board game, patented in its current form in Japan, in 1971,by Goro Hasegawa?

Reversi (or Othello)

5. (Distance and event needed) Although he would later win Gold in 2004,2008 and 2016 (silver in 2012),which was the only event that a 15 year old Michael Phelps competed in, at his first Olympics in 2000, finishing fifth in the final?

200m Butterfly

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6. (Pictured) Achieving the feat in 2000, who is the only French woman to win the French Open Womens singles title in the Open era (ie since 1968) ?

Mary Pierce

7. Helping them win the league twice, the UEFA Cup and the Coppa Italia,for which Italian football club did Diego Maradonna 188 appearances between 1984 and 1991?


8. In 1890, John Ball became the first non-Scottish person to win which prestigious sporting event, first played in 1860, and whose title is currently held by an American?

The British Golf Open Championship

9. Taking place in 1998, in Nagano,which nation won the first ever Women's Ice Hockey Olympic Gold medal?


10. Sharing its name with an  Atlantic ocean current, which Florida race course is home to the Pegasus World Cup, the richest horse race in the world?

Gulfstream (Park)

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11. (Pictured) Considered one of the best doubles players of all time, which legendary Indian tennis player, has competed at seven Olympic Games, won 18 Grand Slam titles and is the all-time record holder for most Davis Cup doubles victories?

Leander Paes

12. Which is the only country to have finished in 3rd place at two consecutive FIFA (men's) World Cup finals?


13. Taking its new name in 2017, which sport's World Champions,(particularly popular with Commonwealth nations), are awarded the Paul Barriere Trophy - the current holders are Australia?

Rugby League

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14. (Pictured) Having had multiple top five finishes at every golf major, he has yet to claim any of the titles. Famed for wearing orange on the final round of a golf tournament, what is the name of this top American golfer?

Rickie Fowler

15. In 2000, Bangladesh became the most recent Test playing cricketing nation. Against which nation did they play their inaugural test match, eventually losing by 9 wickets?


16. The official golf rankings,(as they are today), were introduced in 1986. Which European golfer was awarded first  'World Number One' rank, holding it for 3 weeks, before handing it over to another European?

Bernhard Langer

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17. (Pictured) In 2017,which Canadian ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, became only the third player to win consecutive Conn Smythe trophies as the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup play-offs?

Sidney Crosby

18. Egyptian sportsmen, Karim Abdel Gawad and Mohamed El Shorbagy were the 2016 and 2017 World Champions of which indoor sport?


19. Which Scottish town is the location for the Scottish Grand National steeplechase run each year?


20. Merlene Ottey, has appeared at a record seven Summer Olympic Games, a record for an athlete. Between 1980 and 2000 she represented Jamaica, but which European nation did she represent at the 2004 Athens Games, on account of her coaching partnership with  Srđan Đorđević?