Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sunday Quiz 10

A bit of a landmark quiz.


Here's to the next 10.Enjoy





1.Hero Honda Motors are the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles.It is a joint venture -Honda from Japan, but from which country does Hero originate?


India


2.In radio transmission,for what do the initials AM stand?


Amplitude Modulation


3.Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare's plays,prepared by Joihn Heminges and Henry Condell.Under what name is it commonly known by modern scholars?


First Folio


4.The Golan Heights form a rocky plateau, that serves both as an area of strategic importance and as a popular tourist attraction.In which country is this area situated?


Syria


5.Which Benjamin Britten opera is based on the poem 'The Borough',by George Crabbe?


Peter Grimes


6.Basse-Terre is the capital of which of the Leeward islands, a territory of a European state?


Guadelope


7.For which consituency is shadow Labour leader,Ed Milliband the MP?


Doncaster North


8.This book follows a retired country gentleman nearing 50 years of age,who becomes obsessed with books of chivalry and believes their every word to be true, despite the fact that many of the events in them are clearly impossible. He eventually appears to other people to have lost his mind through little sleep and too much reading.Which 17th Century piece of literature is this?


Don Quixote


9.Which American author insisted,in October 2010, readers stop reading his latest book, 'Freedom',due to the publishers using the wrong computer file,(that contained only a first draft) ?


Jonathan Frantzen


10.Which Irish political party was founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith?


Sinn Fein


11.Elingvo is an association formed in Brno,Czech Republic. It campaigns for a universal language to be used across the European Union.Which language does it favour?


Esperanto


12.It is an 'app' designed by games company Rovio and available for Apple's i-phone. It involves catapulting a flock of birds that are trying to retrieve eggs stolen by evil pigs.What is the name of this game, that is already played by 10million users worldwide?


Angry Birds


13.In which US state was the execution method, the electric chair, first used,when it took place in Auburn prison in 1890?


New York


14.MiG fighter aircraft are manufactured in which country?


Russia


15.Which Ivy League university was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751?


University of Pennsylvania


16.Which 18th Century painter,most renowned for his pictures of horses,created the work 'Whistlejacket'?


George Stubbs


17.The Tupi people were a native race belonging to which country in South America?


Brazil


18.In terms of transport, what links Lords,the British Museum and the Tower of London?


Former London Underground Stations (now demolished)


19.In the UK, what is the only road sign to be on an inverted triangle?


Give Way


20.Established in 2002 and playing at the Reliant Stadium,which American Football franchise is the youngest in the NFL?


Houston Texans


21.Titiyo is an acclaimed Swedish R&B singer,winning four Swedish Grammys and having numerous hit albums and singles across mainland Europe,but never the UK. Her father was an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and her half brother had a number 2 UK hit in 1997. Who is her far more famous half sister, that had a string of UK hits in the late 1980s and won a BRIT award in 1990 for the album 'Raw Like Sushi'?


Neneh Cherry


22.George Michael spent most of his recent custodial sentence in Highpoint prison.In which English county is it found?


Suffolk


23.The Monument, is a London landmark found at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Hill Street.It was built to commemorate what event?


The Great Fire of London


24.Maglev is currently the system used by the World's fastest commercial train,the Shanghai Maglev.For which two words is Maglev an abbreviation`?


Magnetic Levitation


25.During the Falklands conflict of 1982,what purpose were Navy ships HMS Hecla,HMS Herald and HMS Hydra used?


Hospital Ships


26.Maribor,which lies on the river Drava,is the second largest city,by population,in which country?


Slovenia


27.Which physician and astrolger was born in Saint-Remy,France in 1503?


Nostradamus


28.What was the name of Tony Blair's autobiography,released in September 2010?


A Journey


29.Only two players have played in every season of the football Premier League,since its inception in 1992.Ryan Giggs is one,who is the other?


Sol Campbell


30.In November 2010, a stampede occurred at the rainy season celebration,the Bon Om Thook festival, killing over 300 people.In which country did the festival take place?


Cambodia


31.Which English river is formed from three tributaries:- the River Etherow, the River Goyt, and the River Tame?


River Mersey


32.Celebrated on 19th September,it is a parodic holiday created by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995 in the US.Since then it has become global and has been suported by Google,World of Warcaft and i-phone have created an App. Which day,celebrating a type of speech,is this?


International Talk Like A Pirate Day


33.In 1860,the UK's first recorded mosque was founded by Yemani sailors who sailed between Aden and which city's docks,located in the Cathays distrct?


Cardiff


34.Who wrote the children`s book The Gruffalo?


Julia Donaldson


35.Which two international football teams were involved in a Euro 2012 qualifying match,that had to be abandoned after seven minutes,due to crowd trouble in November?


Italy and Serbia


36.Although he was commonly known as 'Franco',what was the actual first name of the Spanish military General and head of state?


Francisco


37.Which impressionist painter created the works,'The Luncheon on the Grass','Olympia' and 'A Bar at the Folies-Bergere'?


Edouard Manet


38.Humphrey Bogart played Captain Queeg in which 1954 film, based on a Herman Wouk novel?


The Caine Mutiny


39.With many of the traditions and language preserved,the town of Gaiman located in the Chubut province in Argentina,was founded by settlers from which of the home nations?


Wales


40.An African empire , it was established in 1350 and finished in 1890, when it was taken over by the French. It's first ruler being N'dyadya N'dyaye and last Ali Buri N'dyaye.Name one of the two modern day countries that now covers the site of the Wolof (or Jolof) Empire?


The Gambia and Senegal


41.Between them, the six wives of Henry VIII were of three different nationalities. English, Spanish and which other?


German (Anne of Cleves)


42.Who created the teenage spy Alex Ryder?


Anthony Horowitz


43.Robin's Nest and George and Mildred were spin off from what 1970s UK sitcom?


Man About The House


44. As of 19th November 2010,which country are at the top of the FIFA Women's world rankings for football?


USA


45.What is the name of the mine that collapsed in New Zealand, in November,that killed 29 miners?


Pike River


46.RL Osborne,Bob Haro and Rob Morales were figures, who considerably raised the profile, of which 'X-Games' sport/leisure activity in the 1980s?


BMX (Freestyle)


47.In which US city would one find the sights of the Coit Tower,Fisherman's Wharf and Lombard Street?


San Francisco


48.At which European film festival would the top award be the 'Golden Bear'?


Berlin


49.Alphabetically, which element on the periodic table comes first?


Actinium


50.Which Australian bowler completed a hatrick during the first day, of the first test,of the 2010/11 Ashes series?


Peter Siddle