Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunday Quiz 4

Here is my next quiz.


I hope you enjoy.

I'm also going to write a sports quiz in the next couple of weeks as an extra quiz, as I've got a few questions going spare.


1.Bergshamra,Duvbo and Farsta are all stations in which city's underground train/metro system?


Stockholm


2.What is the name of the musical instrument created by the American composer Henry Fillmore? Made up of twelve car horns, it was created for use in his 'March of the Automobiles' ,which was composed in 1929, for the Cincinnati Automobile Show


Klaxophone


3.A team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.The rules of the game have many similarities to those of association football. The game is played on a rectangle of ice the same size as a soccer field, each team has eleven players (including a goalkeeper), a match consists of two halves of 45 minutes each and the offside rule is also similar to that observed in soccer. What is the name of this sport of whom Sweden are the current men's World Champions?


Bandy


4.In which country did the Vaiont Dam disaster of 1963 take place?


Italy


5.Which American comedian and actor played 'Border Guard', 'Chet Pussy' and 'Carlos' in the 1996 film 'From Dusk Til Dawn'?


Cheech Marin


6.The Third Punic War ,primarily consisted of which major battle?


Battle of Carthage


7.Which is the oldest constituent college at Oxford University?


University College


8.The primary purpose of the Act is to codify the complicated and numerous array of Acts and Regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. This was, primarily, the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. What is the name of this new Act of Parliament which became law as of 1st October 2010 ?


Equality Act (2010)


9. From which West End theatre has the record-breaking play 'The Mousetrap ' been performed since March 1974?


St Martin's Theatre


10. It is situated 25 miles (40.2km) north west of Charing Cross, making it the furthest station out from Central London anywhere on the London Underground network (using Charing Cross as a central point). It is also both the northernmost and westernmost London Underground Station. It replaced Ongar as the farthest station when the latter closed in 1994. Which station?


Chesham


11. She is most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Who was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?


Selma Lagerlof


12.Who was the only non-Chilean to be rescued from the recent mine disaster in Copiapo ,Chile ?


Carlos Mamani


13.From which of Shakespeare's plays does the quote appear - 'It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness, to catch the nearest way' ?


Macbeth


14.Given city status in 1919 and home to two universities, which English city is home the only Jain temple in the West?


Leicester


15.What is the name of the Thai film that won the 2010 Palme D'or at the Cannes Film Festival?


Uncle Boonme Who Can recall His Past Lives


16.The Sandinista National Liberation Front seized power in 1979 and ruled until 1990 in which country in the Americas?


Nicaragua


17.In which sport did India collect a Gold Medal on the last day of the Commonwealth Games? It meant they pipped England to second place in the medal table


Badminton


18.What type of animal is served live in the Korean dish 'Sannakji' ?


Octopus(due to translation accept Squid)


19.The fictional organisation ZEP, the secret police of Taschist Borduria is found in which series of books?


The Adventures of TinTin


20.Mary MacKillop is to be be the first Australian to achieve what recognition in October 2010?


Canonised as a Saint(of the Roman Catholic Church)


21.In her home country- Peru, she is a National hero. Sofia Mulanovich won the world title in 2004 and has been ranked in the top 10 for the majority of the 21st century. Her biggest rivals in recent years have been the Australians Layne Beachley and Stephanie Gilmore. In which sport does she excel?


Surfing


22.Which political party currently holds the most number of seats in the Irish parliament?


Fianna Fail


23.In terms of population , what is the largest city in the European Union, that is NOT a Capital city?


Hamburg


24.Built in the 18th Century and home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817, which English Heritage property is known as 'No.1 London' ?


Apsley House


25. Which racing driver win the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2010?


Mark Webber


26.It is Britain's most valuable poetry prize and won in 2010 by Seamus Heaney for his collection 'Human Chain'. Established in 1991 and offering a £10,000 top prize. What is the name of this award?


Forward Poetry Prize


27.Which 17th century,English philosopher is noted for his work 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding' and considered a founding theorist of modern democracy?


John Locke


28.What function key was added as an improvement to the typewriter a in 1878 by the Remmington Arms Company?


The 'Shift' Key


29.Oliver Stone,Philip Glass and Tiger Woods are all practitioners of which religion?


Buddhism


30.Which German cruiser was scuttled near Robinson Crusoe island as a result of the Battle of Más a Tierra in 1915?


SMS Dresden


31.Which board game was originally invented by Alfred Butts in 1931 ,but not sold under its present name until 1949?


Scrabble


32.Who is the famous businessman uncle of actress Rita Simmons, who plays the role of Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders?


Alan Sugar


33.In which city were the 1940 Summer Olympic Games originally scheduled to take place, before being rescheduled to Helsinki and subsequently being cancelled due to war?


Tokyo


34.Who wrote the opera The Girl Of The Golden West?


Puccini


35.Born in 1939 he is a prominent English architect, particularly noted for several modernist buildings.This includesg London's Waterloo International railway station and the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2004, he was elected President of the Royal Academy.Who is this Sussex born architect?


Nicholas Grimshaw


36.Created in the 1930s and the subject of a 1975 film, which pulp hero was Lester Dent best known for creating?


Doc Savage


37.Who appeared on a World War I recruitment poster above the words `Your country needs YOU`?


Lord Kitchener


38.What does a CB radio enthusiast refer to as a `pregnant roller skate`?


VW Beetle


39.With the exception of the Muschovy duck, from what duck do all domestic ducks descend?


Mallard


40.The 1997 film 'Fierce Creatures' was the unsuccessful sequel to which 1988 film for which Kevin Kline won an Oscar?


A Fish Called Wanda


41.The American 'Mariner 2' was launched in 1962 after the failing of the Russian probe 'Venera 1' one year earlier. It was the first probe to observe which planet?


Venus


42.In which Dickens novel would you find the characters Frank Cheeryble,Newman Noggs,Sir Mulberry Hawk and Wackford Squeers?


Nicholas Nickleby


43.Who,currently holds the record of most Premier (Football) League appearances?


David James


44.Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which poem starts with the line `On either side of the river lie`?


The Lady of Shalott


45.By what name was Helen Porter Mitchell better known?


Dame Nellie Melba


46.Who's works, which are housed in the Prado include 'The Clothed Maja' and 'The Colossus'?


Francisco Goya


47.The highest point is High Willhays and lowest is Doghole Bridge. It's area is 954 square kilometres. Which UK National park is this?


Dartmoor


48.Who was the original architect of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford?


Charles Cockerell


49.Founded by Hugh de Payens, what name is given to a skilled fighting unit of the Roman Catholic church?

The Knights Templar


50.What is the name of the Candian Rock band whose albums have included Fly by Night,A Farwell To Kings and Grace Under Pressure amongst their 19 studio albums?


Rush