Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sunday Quiz Number 2

Here's the next Sunday quiz

I forgot to mention that the 50 question quizzes will be put up on a Sunday.

Hope you enjoy!

1.Which castle, built by Edward I,lies on the eastern side of Anglesey?

Beaumaris Castle

2.Which Anita Brookner novel won the 1984 Booker prize and subsequently adapted for television in 1986 where it was nominated for 9 BAFTA awards?

Hotel Du Lac

3.Founded in the 1940's by Victor Goddet and successor to French newspaper L'Auto ,what is the best selling sports newspaper in France?


4.Which character from Sheridan's play 'The Rivals' has lent her name to the misuse of words?

Mrs Malaprop

5.The Gambler' is an opera based on a short story by Dostoyevsky. Who composed it?

Sergey Profokiev

6.This designer is probably best known for his artwork for Factory Records (including New Order and Joy Division). In 2004 he became the Creative Director for the City of Manchester and in 2010 he designed the England
Football team home shirt. Who is he?

Peter Saville

7.Name this country in South East Asia. It has a population of just under seven hundred thousand. It shares a border with 2 countries and has the currency Ngultrum. Its national sport is Archery and is fondly considered the happiest country in Asia?


8.Which Treaty ratified the formation of the EEC in 1957?

Treaty of Rome

9.What is the largest state in Canada by population?


10.South Korea have won the Womens' Gold 'Team' medal in every Olympics since 1988, at which sport?


11.Proteus and Larissa are moons of which planet?


12.The deficiency in which mineral can cause impaired sexual development and reduced sexual appetite?


13.Which actor appeared in most 'Carry On' Films?

Kenneth Williams

14.An American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004. The series was created and is largely written by Doug Ellin. It chronicles the acting career of Vincent Chase, a young A-list movie star and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood. Starring Adrian Grenier and co-produced by Mark Wahlberg, give the name of the show?


15.Developed for the need to increase efficiency in steam engines,which branch of science is the study of energy conversion between heat and mechanical work?


16.Which tennis player played in eight consecutive US Open finals in the 1980's ,winning three of them?

Ivan Lendl

17.What is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu?

Chennai (Madras)

18.What was the name of the wife of Roald Dahl , who died in August 2010?

Patricia Neal

19.He is known as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature and considered a master of the elegiac couplet. His works include Amordes,Heroides,fasti and Tristia, all of which were written between 1 and 10 AD.His real name is Publius Ovidius Naso but what name is he more commonly known by to the English speaking world?


20.From which country does the 'The Treskelling Yellow' belong.It is the world's most expensive stamp


21.Griff Rhys-Jones replaced who in the TV comedy series 'Not The Nine O'Clock News'?

Chris Langham

22.Who wrote 'The Lucy Poems'

William Wordsworth

23.Sarah Jane Hutt was the last British woman to win which competition?

Miss World

24.This is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.Its incarnation is the result of a March 2000 merger between Confinity and and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as cheques and money orders.What is the name of this service ,which in 2002 became a wholly owned subsidiary of 'E-Bay'?


25.Which game is played with two decks of cardsplus 4 Jokers with hands being played until one partnership reaches 5000 points?


26.Sharing a name with a short lived 1980's soul/pop group, which cocktail consists of rum,Curacao liquer and lime juice?

Mai Tai

27.Henry III was the son of which king?

King John

28.Which actor's dying words are believed to be 'My fun days are over'

James Dean

29.This scientific law describes the observation in physical cosmology ,that the velocity at which various galaxies are receding from the Earth, is proportional to their distance from us. It's founder formulated this law in 1929 and is considered an important piece of evidence to support the Big Bang theory. Who's law is this attributed, they also have a far more famous piece of cosmological equipment named after them?

(Edwin) Hubble

30.What is the name of the Italian region that contains the city of Naples?


31.Which Physicist won the 1922 Nobel Prize for physics for 'his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them'?

Nils Bohr

32.The 1969 Football War was fought between which two countries ?

El Salvador and Honduras

33.What do these have in common :-Jeff Buckley (Hallelujah) ,Michael Jackson (Heal The World) ,The Pogues (Fairytale of New York) and I Have A Dream (Abba)

All Christmas Number 2's (Note: 2 of the songs have been Xmas No1 but by different artists)

34.Which Southern England seaside resort is renowned for having the longest pleasure pier in the world?


35.Standing at 456 feet (139metres) it is located in Jackson,New Jersey and costed 25 million US dollars.What kind of structure is 'Kinga Ka',the tallest of its kind in the world?


36.Since its first season in 1991,which football club have won Denmark's Superliga on the most occasions?

FC Copenhagen

37.Upper Hutt City,Lower Hutt City and Porirua are 3 of the 4 main urban areas of which Commonwealth capital ?


38.On which TV show in September 2010 did Kelsey Martinovich become series winner only for it all to be a big mistake. Amanda Ware eventually declared champion?

Australia's Next Top Model

39.According to Forbes, which singer is only second to Oprah Winfrey on the 2010 celebrity 'Rich List'?

Beyonce Knowles

40.The Saville Inquiry ,published in June 2010 , was the longest running Public Inquiry in British history. It began following an incident of 1972. Which incident?

Bloody Sunday

41. Who was the only male tennis player to complete a career Grand Slam during the 1990s?

Andre Agassi

42.In 1675, who was appointed as the first Astronomer Royal

John Flamsteed

43.Sydenham's chorea or Chorea minor is a disease characterised by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements affecting primarily the face, feet and hands. Named after the body the afflicted once prayed to, by what name is it more commonly known?

St Vitus' Dance

44.This American film drama marked the directorial debut of Robert Redford. The story concerns the disintegration of an upper-middle class family in Lake Forest, Illinois, following the death of the older son. It starred amongst others Donald Sutherland , Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton (who won best supporting actor in the same year). What is the name of this film which beat The Elephant Man and Raging Bull to win the Best Picture Oscar in 1980

Ordinary People

45.What is the name of Russia's largest internet search engine and also the worlds eighth largest? (In May 2010 it launched an English only version of the search engine)


46.Which city is the capital of British Colombia?


47.In Australian rules football,Which team won the AFL Grand Final in 2010 after a replay?


48.During which 19th Century conflict were the Battles of Manila Bay,Manzanillo and Mani-Mani fought?

Spanish-American War

49.One of the most successful German players in recent history, having won eight German championships, six German cups, the UEFA Cup (1996), the UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup (both 2001). His individual contributions have earned him four consecutive UEFA awards, three IFFHS World's Best awards, the Golden Ball at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and two German "Footballer of the Year" trophies. Who is this German legend born 1969 ?

Oliver Kahn

50.Which is ,by far,the most populated province of Pakistan?