Thursday, 18 November 2010

Thursday Quiz 8

A little late, but got there in the end.

Here's Thursday's 20




1.What is the name of the British,nuclear-powered,submarine that ran aground just off the Isle of Skye in October 2010?


HMS Astute


2.In science,what does the abbreviation SI stand for (as in an SI unit)?


Systeme Internationale


3.What is measured by the formula : weight(kg) divided by the height(m) squared?


Body Mass Index (BMI)


4.Native to Africa and from the same species as a Bushshrike,what type of animals are the Northern Puffback and Pringle's Puffback ?


A bird


5.Which actress was the object of desire for Kevin Spacey in the 1999 film American Beauty?


Mena Suvari


6.The world's only boxer to have won titles at eight different weights, what is the nationality of Manny Pacquiao ?


Filipino


7.With which section of an orchestra would you associate a 'luthier'?


Strings (a luthier is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments)


8.It is claimed it led to the collapse of the Hindu Kingdom of Mataram in 1006,Mount Merapi is an active volcano, which last erupted in October 2010. In which country is it found?


Indonesia


9.Which Dickens work was his last and unfinished novel?


The Mystery of Edwin Drood


10.Featuring characters Peachum,Polly and MacHeath, which eighteenth century opera was wriiten by John Gay and Christoph Pepusch?


The Beggars Opera


11. MacKenzie Ross was an acclaimed architect, specialising in what particular sporting features?


Golf Courses


12.What links physicians Gerhard Hansen,Richard Bright and Arnold Pick?


They have all had diseases named after them


13.Which self-proclaimed extremist was decisively defeated by Lyndon B.Johnson,(the biggest majority to date) at the 1964 US presidential election?


Barry Goldwater


14.What is currently the highest grossing,worldwide film of 2010?


Toy Story 3


15.In 1944 he had two nominations in the best original screenplay category,which legendary American screenwriter, was the first person ever, to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his 1941 work 'The Great McGinty'?


Preston Sturges


16.Majuro (the capital) ,Kwajalen and Kili ,are three of the atolls that make up which Micronesian state and island group?


Marshall Islands


17.Founded by brothers Louis,Marcel and Fernand, the first model in 1898 was the 'voiturette'. Since then models such as the Fregate and Dauphine have proved popular.What is the name of this French automobile manufacturer?


Renault


18'Morag' is probably the second most famous Loch Monster behind 'Nessie', but in which Highland Loch is found?


Loch Morar


19.On 1 September 2009, action was taken because Commodore Frank Bainimarama refused to hold elections by 2010, following a 2006 coup.Which country became only the second country to be suspended from the Commonwealth of Nations?


Fiji


20. The Chinese capital during the early Ming era, which city meaning 'southern capital' , was known in the fourteenth century, as the largest city in the world and also shares the name of the treaty, that ended the First Opium War?


Nanking