Thursday, 2 December 2010

Thursday Quiz 10

Another 20.


Maybe see some of you in Stafford, if the snow holds out!


1.Which peer and Conservative politician,resigned in November 2010, having told the Daily Telegraph that,'For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so good'


Lord David Young (or Baron Young of Graffham)


2.In which European city, is the CERN laboratory found,home to the Large Hadron Collider.


Geneva


3.Which golfer won the 2010 European Tour Order of merit,the first of his nationality since 1984?


Martin Kaymer


4.What is the name of the 2010 film,which highlighted the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his creation of Facebook?


The Social Network


5.Bishkek is the capital city of which former Soviet republic?


Kyrgyzstan


6.Who plays the character Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films?


Matthew Lewis


7.The US space probe MESSENGER,launched in 2004,has been specifically sent, to find the chemical composition of which planet?


Mercury


8.Upon his abdication in 1918,King Frederick Augustus III was the last monarch of which Kingdom?


Kingdom of Saxony


9.One of the principal shareholders at L'Oreal and recently involved in allegations, of giving illegal campaign donations to Nicolas Sarkozy, who,according to Forbes,is currently the richest woman in Europe?


Liliane Bettencourt


10.Which future US President served George Washington,for over three years,as the first,permanent US Secretary of State?


Thomas Jefferson


11.With 450 members,known as 'deputies',the Verkhovna Rada is the national parliament of which European country?


Ukraine


12.Feleti Sevele became which which country's first, ever,democratically voted Prime Minister in November 2010?


Tonga


13.A region in northern Spain, it was once ruled by King Louis XVI,under French rule.What is the name of this region,which has a basque speaking area and has Pamplona as its capital?


Navarre

14.Which British author won this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, for his book 'The Finkler Question'


Howard Jacobsen


15.Gil Gerard found fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s, playing the role of which comic book hero in an NBC television series?


Buck Rogers


16.Sinology is the study of which country's culture and philosophy?


China


17.Nominated for this years Mercury Music Prize for the album Total Life Forever,Yannis Philippakis is the lead singer and guitarist of which Oxford band?


Foals


18.The Plymouth Titans, Exeter Centurions and Devon Sharks are the leading Devonian teams, in which sport?


Rugby League


19.Gwyneth Lewis,Gwyn Thomas and (currently) Gillian Clarke have all held which important ,cultural post in Wales,since its inception in 2005?


National Poet


20.Of the fifty US states, forty nine have state governors who are either Republican or Democrat .Charlie Crist is the only Independent governor.Which Eastern state does he represent?


Florida