Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sunday Quiz 9

Hope you enjoy the next batch of 50:

1.An important campaign,the Siege of Vicksburg occurred in 1863 during the American Civil War.In which US state did this take place?


2.The Chugoku and Kanto Football leagues are two of the regional leagues that feed into which country's top football division?


3.He won two consecutive Best Supporting Actor awards at the 1977 and 1978 Oscars. The films being All The Presidents Men and Julia respectively. Who is this actor?

Jason Robards

4.Yerevan is the capital city of which former Soviet Republic?


5.During which conflict,was the Victoria Cross medal for valour ,first awarded?

The Crimean War

6.Taken from the Greek meaning 'Hour study'.What is the name given to the study of the measurement of time?


7.Which French Impressionist painter and one-time friend of Emile Zola painted 'The Card Players' and 'Boy in a Red Vest' as well as several self
portraits amongst his works?

Paul Cezanne

8.Avianca is the flag carrying airline for which South American country?


9.In the Harry Potter novels, what name is given to a wizard who has no magical ability?

A Squib

10.The sovereignty of the South Kuril Islands is an on going dispute between Russia and which other country?


11.In which village did the New Testament miracle of the Loaves and Fishes take place?


12.This is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and was based upon the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge.It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden. Simply, give the name of the play?

As You Like It

13.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the leader of which Asian country?


14.It is a team contact sport that originated in South Asia, as a form of recreational combat training.It involves two teams occupying opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a "raider" into the other half.Teams win points by tagging or wrestling members of the opposing team.What is the name of this sport,the National game of Bangladesh?


15.Who was the third man to walk on the moon?

Charles 'Pete' Conrad

16.Duroliponte is the Roman name for which English city?


17.Who had their first and only UK hit single (No.7) in 1969 with 'Harlem Shuffle'?

Bob and Earl

18.What generic name was given to several historic and modern populations of Berber, Black African and Arab (Northern African descent), some of whom came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for nearly 800 years?


19.Who wrote the original books on which the TV costume drama 'The Forsyte Saga was based?

John Galsworthy

20.How many US states begin with the letter M?

Eight (8) (Maine, Maryland, Montana, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan)

21.Which city hosted November's G20 summit, the first from a non-G8 country to host a G20 leaders summit?


22.An English extreme heavy metal band from Birmingham, the band was formed in May 1981 by Nicholas Bullen and Miles Ratledge.They are included in the Guinness Book of World Records as writers of the shortest recorded song -'You Suffer' from their first album 'Scum'. Who are this group, listed by Nielsen Soundscan as the seventh best-selling death metal band in the United States?

Napalm Death

23.Home to the United States Naval Academy, which city is the capital of Maryland?


24.It is a landmark 47-storey residential skyscraper in Manchester city centre, England. Built in 2007, it is named after the developers, was designed by Ian Simpson.What is the name of this building,the tallest in the UK, outside of London

The Beetham Tower

25.Italian Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecelli is more famously known by what name?


26.In Egyptian mythology, who was the God of embalming who also watched over the dead?


27.His professional musical career involved working with several popular bands of the 1960s such as The Formynx and Aphrodite's Child.In the 1970s, he formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes. He is best known for composing the film scores for Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire .What name is this Greek artist,more commonly known as ,after being born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou in 1943?

(Jon) Vangelis

28. Which of the world's ancient wonders, had it lasted to today, would be in Iraq ?

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

29. On which London thoroughfare do the Royal Courts of Justice stand ?

The Strand

30.Which soul singer and writer, best known for the song 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love' (as used in the 1980 Blues Brothers film),died in October 2010 whilst on an aeroplane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport?

Solomon Burke

31. Whose portrait appeared on the last paper ,UK one pound note?

Isaac Newton

32.Which is the only country that hosts the Maccabiah Games, a multi sport event for worldwide, Jewish athletes?


33.Its best known brands are the 'teacake' and the 'caramel wafer', to which the makers claim 'over 5,000,000 made and sold every week.What is the name of this UK baking company,based in Uddingston,Scotland?


34. An American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball ,it is based on the ''The Southern Vampire Mysteries' series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).Give the name of this US drama,now filming for its third season?

True Blood

35. Which two colours are usually employed on semaphore flags ?

Red and Yellow

36. Which sporting cup was known as the One Hundred Guinea Cup in its first year in 1851,but was renamed in honour of the winner and has been known by that name ever since?

The Americas Cup

37.Earlier known as the Knights of the Cross,what name was given to the order of German Knights,who served as a crusading military order,during the Middle Ages?

Teutonic Knights

38. Who was made First Minister after the first elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly ?

David Trimble

39. Which word, familiar to generations of British soldier, derives from a Hindustani word for home ?


40.In which country is Bundeberg rum produced?


41.What name links a Welsh snooker world champion,the actor who played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films and the Member of Parliament for the Ceredigion constituency

Mark Williams

42.Which island in the Bristol Channel is named after the norse for'puffin island'?


43.Why were there no historical details recorded in the UK for eleven days in September 1752?

Switch from Julian to Gregorian calendar

44. Which European capital city stands at the confluence of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers ?

Luxembourg (City)

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

Spice Girls

46.Which architect is most noted for his London designs of Regents Park,Regent Street and Marble Arch?

John Nash

47.What is the name of the German mathematician and astronomer, who is best known for his sixteenth century eponymous laws of planetary motion?

Johannes Kepler

48.Which Asian country has Dili as its capital city?

East Timor

49.England played many of its early football international games at cricket grounds,but which was the first football stadium to host an England international (a stadium still in use today)?

Bramall Lane (Home to Sheffield United)

50.The surfing hot-spot of Teahupo'o is one of the most dangerous surf breaks in the world. Off the coast of which pacific island state,is it found?