Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sunday 5

Another 50 to last you.


Fill your boots



1.In the high adrenalin (but illegal) sport of BASE jumping, BASE is an acronym for the four types of jumping location. B is Building and A is Antennae. Give the meaning of one of the two remaining letters(ie S and E).


Span (bridge) Earth (cliff)


2.It is the annual national pilgrimage of Ireland and held on the last Sunday of the month of July. Pilgrims climb Ireland's holiest mountain,Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, traditionally in their bare feet. It is held in honour of Saint Patrick with appoximately 20,000-30,000 pilgrims participating on the day. With a name sounding like an unpleasant smell what is this holy day called?


Reek Sunday (accept Garland Sunday)


3.The Soyombo symbol is to be found on the flag of which Asian country?


Mongolia


4.In Canada and the USA , what name is given to a volume measurement of pulpwood and firewood -defined as 128 cubic feet (3.62m3)?


Cord


5.In which autonomous region of Spain will you find the provinces of Burgos,Salamanca and Valladolid?


Castile and Leon


6.Which Portuguese explorer was the son of King John I of Portugal and Grandson of John of Gaunt?


Henry The Navigator


7. Who was finally awarded the Gold Medal in the controversial Womens track 100m final, at this year's Commonwealth Games ?


Natasha Mayers


8.Five species of the plasmodium parasite can infect humans with the most serious forms of the disease are caused by 'Plasmodium falciparum' .It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Each year, there are more than 250 million cases of which disease killing between one and three million people?


Malaria


9.Which of TS Eliot's poems was recited by Colonel Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), shortly before his death, in the Vietnam film 'Apocalypse Now'?


The Hollow Men


10.She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus.What is the name of the Greek virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking? .


Hestia


11.It is seen as either a bay of the Baltic Sea or a bay of the North Sea.Which sea area is bounded by the provinces of Scania, Halland and Bohuslän in Sweden on the east and by the Jutland Peninsula and the Straits islands of Denmark on the west and south ?


The Kattegat


12. At 111 acres and receiving around 1.3 million visitors annually, which is the largest zoo in England?


Chester Zoo


13. In Binary code ,what whole integer is represented by the code 1010?


10(Ten)

14.Situated in Auckland and used for both Rugby Union and Cricket, which is currently the largest stadium in terms of capacity in New Zealand?


Eden Park

15.Which religious organization was founded in Detroit, Michigan, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930?


Nation Of Islam


16.Traditionally made from beaver fur,where on the body would you wear a 'Castor' ?


Head (a hat)


17.Mbabane is the capital city of which African country?


Swaziland


18.Which of the cranial nerves is responsible for the transmission of the sense of smell?


Olfactory Nerve


19.At which castle was Charles I imprisoned in moinths before his trial and execution in 1649?


Carisbrooke Castle


20.C17 N21 NO4 is the chemical formula for which artificial stimulant?


Cocaine


21.Prior to Tom Hanks' double, who was the last actor to win the'Best Actor' Oscar for two consecutive years?


Spencer Tracy


22.Amancio Ortega Gaona, Spain's richest man, is the founder and current chairman of which corporation (one of the World's largest fashion groups)?


Indetix (Industria de Diseño Textil)


23.Eton College was founded by which king in 1440?


Henry VI


24.Which common household item is traditionally referred to in Cockney rhyming slang as 'Cape of Good Hope'?


Soap


25.After Rudyard Kipling's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay'. Which is the largest river in Myanmar?


The Irrawaddy River (or Ayeyarwady)


26.Which author won two of the first four Pulitzer prizes for fiction. The books being 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Alice Adams'?


Booth Tarkington


27.Found in Siberia and the Himalayas, which type animal, with a rich brown coat is, known as a Kolinsky?


Weasel


28.Which philosopher is quoted in his work 'The Social Contract' as saying 'Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains'?


Jean Jacques Rousseau


29.Arrested in Kartoum in 1994, he is now serving life in Clairvaux Prison,France.Under what name is this international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez better known?


Carlos The Jackal


30 With number one singles 'Pass Out' and 'Written in the Stars' in 2010 ,what is the performing name of British rapper and R&B star Patrick Okogwu?


Tinie Tempah


31.which historical Shakespeare play features the characters The Duke of Clarence,The Duke of Exeter and Mountjoy?


Henry V


32.Rehoboam was the ruler of Judah in 930 BC. Which biblical ruler was his father,who died in 931 BC?


Solomon


33.Which US state has the zipcode prefix MI?


Michigan


34.What surname links a Poet Laureate, an Oscar winner and an eponymous character portayed by Don Johnson in a 1990s TV show?


Bridges (Robert,Jeff and Nash respectively)


35.Who was the last Frenchman to appear in the Wimbledon Mens Singles Final?


Cedric Pioline


36.In terms of architecture, to what object does a 'cartouche' resemble?


A scroll


37. In October 2010 it was announced by Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority , plans to publish which historical manuscript online?


Dead Sea Scrolls


38.Mario Vargas Llosa from Peru, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010, but in which category?


Literature


39.Ithuriel's Spear belong to which family of plants?


Lily


40.Who,in collaboration with Sir Benjamin Baker, designed the London Underground system?


Sir John Fowler


41.Which subsidary of Kraft foods is the producer of the worldwide selling 'Oreo' biscuits?


Nabisco


42.The plane of which airline, crashed on an approach to Tripoli airport in May 2010 ,leaving just one survivor, a nine year old boy from The Netherlands?


Afriqiyah Airways


43.Which strategic board game,set in Europe just before World War I, was created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959?


Diplomacy


44. Which British Actor is to play the role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's forthcoming Hobbit films?


Martin Freeman


45.Which English county cricket team plays matches at the 'Rose Bowl'?


Hampshire


46.Seen by many as one of the founding works of art history, who wrote the 16th Century work 'The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters,Sculptors and Architects'?


Giorgio Vasari


47.Frappuccino, is the name and registered trademark, owned and used by which chain of coffee shops?


Starbucks


48. With which musical instrument would you associate Ray Thomas from the Moody Blues and Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull?


Flute


49. In which of Shakespeare's plays would you find the characters Cloten,Imogen and Caius Lucius?


Cymbeline


50.Which car manufacturer has models called Ypsilon,Delta and Musa?


Lancia