Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sunday Quiz 6

Got this done sooner than I thought.

I hope you enjoy the next 50.

1.The Akatsuki Mission ,launched this year, was the first Japanese space mission to which planet?


2.Who beat the Indianapolis Colts to win their first Superbowl in January 2010?

New Orleans Saints

3.Which London Underground line has its furthest North stations as Cockfosters,Oakwood and Southgate?

Piccadilly Line

4.What links a Jacobean tragedy, an Oscar nominated film starring Angelina Jolie and a 1982 album by Toyah?

The Changeling

5.The trial of which London-based multi-national oil trading firm for illegally exporting hazardous waste to Ivory Coast in 2006 began, in Amsterdam,in June this year?


6. Both of this artist's albums - 'Alas I Cannot Swim' and ' I Speak Because I Can' have been nominated for the Mercury music prize. Recently she has topped the NME's Cool List 2010. What is the name of this folk,Indie performer, who was part of the original line-up of the band Noah And The Whale?

Laura Marling

7.This make of British sportscar is named after a former, multiple Formula One Champion. It was founded by Dutch millionaire Klaas Zwart in 1995 and the first models being the 'FGT' in 1995 then the 'Ecosse' in 1998. What is the nmae of this 'high end' vehicle manufacturer,based in Banbury?

Ascari Cars

8.What is the name of the first serving MI6 chief to give a public address
in its 101 year history?

Sir John Sawers

9.In Thailand it's 555, in Sweden ASG and in France it's MDR. What is it in the United Kingdom?

LOL (Laugh out loud in Text Abbreviation code)

10.John Crome and Joseph Cotman were lead painters of which (primarily) British art movement founded in the early 19th century?

Norwich School

11.Nowadays it is just a city, but from which former Republic did France obtain Corsica in 1768?


12.In August 2010, scientists from the University of Leeds discovered the first undersea river. Located near to the Bosphorus Strait, in which sea was this found?

Black Sea

13. Which 19th Century poet released a collection of poems called 'Men And Women', which included the poems 'Love Among The Ruins and 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'?

Robert Browning

14.An anonymous Middle-English historical and religious poem of nearly 30,000 lines written around 1300 AD. The poem summarizes the history of the world as described in the Christian Bible and other sources.Proving very popular in its time what is the name most-often quoted single work in the Oxford English Dictionary ?

Cursor Mundi (Latin for 'Runner of the World')

15. What chemical is represented by the symbol Es?


16.The dish of Masgouf, involves cooking a whole sliced fish,marinated with spices,salt,pepper and is then cooked slowly over a barbecue on wooden sticks. It is a national dish of which country?


17.Hanni Wenzel and Paul Frommelt were Olympic Skiing medalists representing which country?


18.In 1916, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp amongst others founded which Art Movement in a Zurich nightclub?


19.Who wrote the novels 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum' ?

Umberto Eco

20.What connects a 1990's alternative hip-hop music group from Atlanta, Georgia , a television series that originally aired on the Fox Network from 2003 to 2006 starring Jason Bateman and a medical term for a stoppage in mental or physical growth?

Arrested Development

21.Which King of England created Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens, a knight?

Charles I

22.Best known for his role as Cliff Clavin in US sitcom 'Cheers', who provides the voice of 'Hamm the Piggy Bank' in the film Toy Story 3?

John Ratzenberger

23.The 120 members of this parliament are called MPs. The National Party currently has 58 seats and the Labour party 43,withhe rest made up by smaller parties including the Green Party. In which country would you find this parliament which follows the 'Mixed Member Proportional' electoral system?

New Zealand

24.Since December 2007 it has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norbert Dentressangle and a recognisable name on motorways.What is the name of the large haulage logistics company that was started in Scotland in 1872, by a Norweigian migrant and from whom the company takes its name?

Christian Salvesen

25. In terms of population, what is the smallest city in Scotland?


26.With the only difference being a slightly darker tint of blue on the left hand vertical strip,which African country's flag is almost identical to that of Romania?


27. The Spanish actor Pablo Pineda won the Silver Shell award at the San Sebastien film festival in September 2009 for the film 'Yo Tambien'. He was the first actor with which disability to win this award?

Down's Syndrome

28.Which stand-up comedian and former children's TV presenter broke and dislocated several bones after leaping from a pier during the annual Worthing International Birdman festival in August 2010?

Holly Walsh

29.How many British cities have underground (,metro) railway systems?


30.Sometimes called the Green Bank equation, it is an equation used to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.Having name in common with a very famous mariner,who's equation is this?

(Frank) Drake's Equation

31. Its thrill rides include Stormforce 10,Shockwave and Pandemonium.What is the name of the theme park near Tamworth,Staffordshire, that opened in 1949?

Drayton Manor

32.Who achieved the sprint treble at this years European Athletics Championships in Berlin, by winning gold in the Mens 100 and 200 metres and then in the mens 4x100 metres relay?

Christophe Lemaitre

33.Niamey is the capital city if which African country?


34.Giacomo Balla,Primo Conti and Umberto Boccioni were leading exponents of which early 20th century art movement?


35.Playing piano in his restaurant as a youngster,which puppeteer was the nephew of chip shop owner Harry Ramsden?

Harry Corbett

36.What is the name of the ferryman in Greek legend, who worked for Hades,carrying souls of the deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron?


37.What form of transport is an Umiak?

Boat (similar to a kayak)

38.CH3 OH is the chemical formula for which ingredient of Antifreeze?


39.At which of the Royal estates was George VI both born in 1895 and died in 1952?


40.This children's TV show was shown between 1976 and 1984 and primarily featured two families- The Meakers who run a 'hire' business and The Perkins (who think the Meakers are mad) -The series featured actors such as Sue Nicholls,Christopher Biggins, Molly Weir and even Lynda La Plante. Created by Bob Block what is the name of this now 'cult' show?


41.A work consisting of 100 million hand painted Sunflower seeds is currently on display at The Tate Modern art gallery. Which Chinese artist is responsible for this piece?

Ai Weiwei

42.Which vegetable is the main ingredient for the Eastern European dish,'borsch' ?


43.Who wrote 'He who can,does.He who cannot,teaches'?

George Bernard Shaw

44.With approximately fifty percent taken up by resevoirs, what is the longest river on the Iberian peninsula?


45.Who twice succeeded Ramasy MacDonald as British Prime Minister?

Stanley Baldwin

46. Who is the current British Childrens Laureate?

Anthony Browne

47.After scoring within ten minutes for Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final, Roy Dwight was carried off with a broken leg twenty minutes later. His other claim to fame was his famous musician cousin. What is his cousin's name?

Elton John (Reginald Dwight)

48.With its headquaters in Nadi, it operates international and domestic services around the Pacific, North America and Hong Kong. Air Pacific is the National airline of which country?


49.Name one of the two countries due to compete in the Final of the Davis Cup in December?

France and Serbia

50.In Australia's version of TV show 'The Apprentice' which founder of Wizard Home Loans,Australia's largest non-bank mortgage lender, is in the role of 'boss' or 'hirer'?

Mark Bouris