Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sunday Quiz Number 3

Here's the next Sunday quiz.

A little bit later, but been away for most of today.

Have fun!

1.Also known as The Debonaires or The Sophisticates in some tellings, it is an exceptionally transgressive dirty joke that has been told by numerous stand-up comedians since the vaudeville era. Throughout its long history, it has evolved from a clich├ęd staple of vaudevillian humor into a postmodern anti-joke. What is it more commonly known as?

The Aristocrats

2.It was one of the major British offensives mounted on the Western Front in 1915 during World War I. It marked the first time the British used poison gas during the war, and is also famous for the fact that it witnessed the first large-scale use of new army or "Kitchener's Army" units. Name this battle?

The Battle of Loos

3.Kigali is the capital city of which African country?


4.Contemporary rock bands Hot Hot Heat,Billy Talent and Bedouin Soundclash all hail from which country?


5.Driving for the Citroen World Rally Team, who has just won his seventh consecutive World Rally Championship?

Sebastian Loeb

6.Sir Alfred Gilbert is associated with which field of the Arts?


7.Sir John In Love' is an opera first performed in 1929 and features a rendition of 'Greensleeves'. Who was it's composer?

Ralph Vaughan Williams

8.Name two of the three countries invoved in the late 19th Century War of the Pacific?


9.In text message abbreviation, for what does GMTA stand?

Great Minds Think Alike

10.Originally called Kathy Kane and more recently shortened to Kate Kane, she was created in the 1950s by DC Comics to disprove allegations of homsexuality against a well known male character. What is her Superhero name?


11.Which city is the main habitat for Ian Rankin's crime fiction?


12.In terms of inmate capacity, which is the largest prison in the UK?


13.What sort of creature is an Impala?


14.Which Scottish castle is the home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'?


15.In which Italian region will you find provinces including, Ancona,Macerata and Ascoli Piceno?


16.Members of the order Anura - Leptodactylidae, Hylidae and Ranidae are the richest in species of which animal?


17.What was the real name of the outlaw nicknamed 'The Sundance Kid'?

Harry Longbaugh

18.Who is the only track and field British male athlete that currently holds a World Record?

Jonathan Edwards

19.Which everyday household appliance was invented by Charles Strite?


20.One of the first battles fought in the American War of Independance, it happened at the Siege of Boston and fought across much of the Charlestown Peninsula. Which battle?

Battle of Bunker Hill

21.Who played the hapless compere Jerry St Clair, at the Phoenix Club in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights'?

Dave Spikey

22.In 1521 , which reformer was interrogated by the 'Diet of Worms'?

Martin Luther

23.In which town were Ellis Peters mediaeval 'Cadfael' mysteries set?


24.Which classic novel is narrated by Lockwood, a resident of Thrushcross Grange

Wuthering Heights

25.Which physician established the circulation of blood in 1619?

William Harvey

26.Which actress is commonly remembered for her appearances with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the 'Road to...' movies?

Dorothy Lamour

27.In which city in northern Chile are 33 miners trapped after a copper-gold mine collapsed?


28.Which British composer wrote the operas 'The Olympians' and 'Tobias and the Angel'. He also became master of the Queen's music in 1953?

Arthur Bliss

29.Who wrote the 1985 novel 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit?

Jeanette Winterson

30.In the bible, who was Solomon's mother?


31.What was the real name of the man known as the 'Birdman of Alcatraz'?

Robert Stroud

32.Most people will remember the scintillating 19.19 seconds run by Usain Bolt to win the 2009 World Championship 200 metres Gold Medal. Which must lesser known Panamanian athlete won silver with a swift 19.81 seconds?

Alonso Edward

33.This was a scheme run by English artist Michael Landy at the South London Gallery in Peckham, London,which ran for six weeks during February and March 2010. Landy had a large transparent skip installed at the gallery, into which he invited the public to throw art work with which they were dissatisfied.What name did he give to the scheme?

The Art Bin

34.Which superhero is the alter-ego of radio news reporter Billy Batson?

Captain Marvel

35.The site of the Battle of Koniggratz in 1866,during the Austro-Prussian War, is in which modern day country?

Czech Republic

36.An American spy action thriller directed by Phillip Noyce, Angelina Jolie plays a character, who is accused of being a KGB sleeper agent, and goes on the run to try to clear her name.Which 2010 film?


37.Corfu,Kefalonia and Zakynthos all belong to which group of Greek Islands?


38.Published at Easter 2010 by Canongate Books, 'The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ' tells the story of Jesus as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ," with contrasting personalities. The book has attracted controversy, as well as hate mail sent to the author by Christian fundamentalists threatening him with damnation. Which author

Philip Pullman

39.Who did Frank Bruno beat to become World Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1995?

Oliver McCall

40.John Varley is the current Chief Executive of which high street bank?


41.Which American soap opera showed its final episode in September after a 54 year run?

As The World Turns

42.Paget's disease is a chronic disease of which part(s) of the body?


43.Who currently lies 9th in line to the British throne?

Lady Louise Windsor

44.The Pritzker Prize is a well respected award in which field?


45.Zipf's Law is used within within which branch of mathematics?


46What is the name of the Dutch MP ,put on trial in Amsterdam on charges of inciting hatred against Muslims, in his 17-minute film 'Fitna'?

Geert Wilders

47.Who has been very recently become the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,replacing Alastair Darling?

Alan Johnson

48.To date,which all girl group has had the most UK number one singles?

The Spice Girls

49.If you thought Lady Jane Grey didn't last long, then this French King faired even worse. Called the'Posthumous',he was King of France and Navarre, and Count of Champagne. The son and successor of Louis X, this baby king lived for only 5 days in 1316. He thus had the shortest recognized reign of any French king. Who is this King who shares his name with an English king born in Beaumont Palace ,Oxford?

John I

50.The Iroquois Nationals are a team consisting of members of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The team was admitted to this sport's International Federation in 1990. It is the only Native American team sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally. The Nationals placed fourth in the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Championships in which sport?