Thursday, 11 November 2010

Thursday Quiz 7

Hope you enjoy this next batch

Also to those attending the EQC in Derby this weekend, have a good one!





1.Who became re-elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) this week?


Nigel Farage


2.Which star constellation is known in Latin America as 'Three Marys' and in some parts of Western Europe as 'Three Kings' ?


Orion's Belt


3.Abdominoplasty is the medical term for which more commonly known, cosmetic surgery procedure?


Tummy Tuck


4.Which fashion designer has recently been commissioned to design the 2011 BRIT award?


Vivienne Westwood


5.In the 70s it was Abba and the 80s Madonna.It was shared in the 90s, but who was it in the 2000s?


Westlife (most UK Number One singles for that decade)


6.The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are territories owned by which country?


India


7.In which Dickens novel would you find the characters John Harmon,Bella Wilfer and Mortimer Lightwood?


Our Mutual Friend


8.What links the capital of Nova Scotia,The Shay Stadium and the 19th Century British Army officer Lord Stirling?


Halifax (The Shay Stadium is in Halifax N.Yorks and Lord Stirling's family name was Halifax


9.Who was the last Englishman to win the London Marathon?


Eamonn Martin (1993)


10.The Mapuche are the indigenous people to which continent?


South America


11.Who was the last British recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature?


Doris Lessing (2007)


12.The Ivy League institution,Brown University, is located in which US State,one of the thirteen original colonies?


Rhode Island


13.The counties of Galway,Sligo and Roscommon are all part of which Irish province?


Connacht


14.The Thai movie director,actor and stuntman Tony Jaa is a well respected figure in which particular genre of film?


Kung Fu (martial arts)


15.Under a new law,brought in last week in Taiwan,what are women now allowed to do in public,resulting in a hefty fine for those trying to stop them?


Breastfeed


16.Fought in the 20th Century,the Malvinas War is better known by what name?


Falkland Islands


17.The first Englisman to make a powered flight, Alliot Verdon Roe went on to become a founder of which aircraft manufacturer,particularly prominent during World War II?


Avro


18.The Taichung Power Plant in Taiwan is the largest power station in the world,that is fuelled by what substance?


Coal


19.The Battle of Ahmed Khel was fought in 1880. It was victorious for British and Indian Troops ,under the leadership of General Donald Stewart and resulted in a defeat for 15000 tribal warriors. In which country was this battle fought?


Afghanistan


20.JSE Limited is the 16th largest stock exchange in the world.In which country is it located?


South Africa (The largest stock exchange in Africa)