Thursday, 9 December 2010

Thursday Quiz 11

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1.What is the name of the quarterly published magazine,set up by Wendy Grossman,that aims to disprove paranormal activities by examining science and critical thinking ?


The Skeptic


2.Noted for one particularly famous novel,which late 18th and early 19th century author also wrote The Shoulder of Shasta,Lady Athlyne and Miss Betty?


Bram Stoker


3.Founded by Joe Greenstein and Saran Chari in 2007,this social network movie site, allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie tastes.It has since released a number of 'Apps' on i-phone,Android and Facebook. What is the name of this popular site ,based in San Francisco?


Flixter


4.The Mecsek and Villany mountains can be found in which European country?


Hungary


5.Which country announced in December 2010,that it was to return to the Eurovision Song Contest,13 years after it decided to pull out of the competition, due to a lack of interest?


Italy


6.Which band from London,won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize with their eponymous debut album?


The XX


7.Which of the British Overseas Territories,currently, has the largest population?


Bermuda


8.Experimental Canadian poet Christian Bok wrote the poem 'And Sometimes'. It is experimental, because it does not contain, what?


Any vowels


9.Under which monarch were the 'Acts of Union' passed,thus joining England and Scotland to form Great Britain?


Anne


10.Which European Capital city sits on the banks of the Dambovita river and is served by the Henri Coanda airport?


Bucharest


11.Who wrote the 1990 Whitbread Award winning book 'The Buddah of Surburbia',later turned into a BBC drama?


Hanif Kureishi


12.From who,did John Sentamu take over,as Archbishop of York in 2005?


David Hope


13.The Kivu conflict occured between 2004 and 2009, with the main belligerents being the Rwandan Hutu group,Laurent Nkunda's Tutsi forces and the FARDC.In which country did this occur?


Democratic Republic of Congo


14.Replacing the Kroon,which is the latest country to join the Euro,to take effect from January 2011?


Estonia


15.A British TV series written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman,what was the name of the spin-off series to the 1950s sitcom 'The Army Game'?


Bootsie and Snudge


16.During which decade, did McDonalds open their first restaurant in the UK?


1970s (1974)


17.In terms of continuous length of service,who holds the record for most time served as a female Member of the UK Parliament?


Gwyneth Dunwoody (nee Phillips)


18.Regarded as a terrorist organisation by the Peruvian government,what is the name of the Maoist guerilla group,whose leader Abimael Guzman was imprisoned in
1992?


Shining Path


19.Which Canadian Prime Minister served in office on three separate occasions, (with a cumulative total of over twenty years)?


William Lyon MacKenzie King


20.One of Australia's top divers she came to prominence at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where she won bronze in the 10m Synchronized platform dive.This was followed up in the solo event at the 2004 Athens Games. She was more successful at the Commonwealth Games of 2002 and 2006 as she was crowned champion ,again, in the 10m platform event. What is the name of this diver who was born in Israel and of Palestinian background ,who moved to Australia at an early age, and who also shares her surname with a current UK cyclist that has won 6 Olympic medals?



Loudy Wiggins (nee Tourky)