Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday Quiz 16

Next 50 for your enjoyment..........



1.Ireland joined the European Union (or EEC) with Great Britain in 1973,but which other nation also joined in the same year?


Denmark


2.Which snooker player,who won the 2008 and 2010 Masters title at Wembley,is known as 'the jester from Leicester'?


Mark Selby


3.Which American succeeded Tony Hayward as the new CEO of BP, after the recent controversies over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill crisis?


Bob Dudley


4.After 179 years of presence and commemorated by 'Freedom Day',in which decade did the last British soldier leave the Maltese Islands?


1970s (1979)


5.The Bessemer process patented in 1855, was a process used for the mass production of which commodity?


Steel


6.Since the English Premier League started,144 players have won a League winners medal.50 are from England and 20 are from France. Next on the list are players from two countries,which have 9 winners each.Name either?


Netherlands and Nigeria


7.Until 2011,Elvis Presley was the only solo act to achieve a UK number one single in five consecutive years.Which Barbadian-born, female singer, has now equalled that record?


Rihanna


8.Which US President first coined the term 'the domino effect', when describing the spread of communism in Indo-China, at a news conference during the Cold War?


Dwight D Eisenhower


9.In 1995,the TSB merged with Lloyds bank, forming Lloyds TSB.For what do the initials TSB stand?


Trustee Savings Bank


10.The Schmidt Pain Index was established in 1984 and has a scale between 1.0 and 4.0. 1.0 being described as - 'Light, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm' and 4.0 , - 'Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail in your heel'. With which common,but particular type of pain is the Index used to measure.



Hymenopteran stings (ie Bee/Wasp/Ant stings)


11.Inclusive of dependent territories,which country has the most time zones?



France (with 12)


12.The 1929 St Valentines Day Massacre,orchestrated by Al Capone,took place in which US city?


Chicago


13.Robert G.Edwards is world renowned in his field of work.He is British and made a Nobel laureate in 2010. In which category did he win his award?


Physiology or medicine


14.In which Italian city is Da Vinci's fresco painting ,'The Last Supper',to be found?


Milan


15.Admitted in 1912,which US state is the 48th and last of the contiguous states?


Arizona


16.Considered the first genocide of the 20th century it took place in South West Africa,after the Battle of Waterberg, in 1904.By preventing the Herrero people from returning from the Namib desert,many tens of thousands perished.Which country's colonial rule forced this genocide?


Germany


17.In 2010 there was an outbreak in Nepal and Nicaragua.It is thought that Leptospirosis wiped out most of the native American population on the coast of Massachusetts,before the pilgrims arrived in the 17th century. It's primary hosts are rats,mice and moles and is named after it's discoverer who described it as an 'acute infectious disease with enlargement of spleen, jaundice and nephritis'.By what name is this disease best known?


Weil's disease


18.Involving a Wright Model B airplane at Venice Beach,California,what 'first' did Grant Morton achieve?


Parachute jump


19.In the nine Quentin Tarantino films to date, which actor has appeared in four,the most collaborated of any actor, with Tarantino?


Samuel L Jackson


20.In which country did dictator Idi Amin spend most of his time in exile and was also the location of his death?


Saudi Arabia


21.The Index Translationum is the UNESCO database of individual book translations. It is calculated by adding together the number of translations per book,per author.It counts Disney Productions,(as a single writer), the most translated, but which fiction writer born in 1890, is rated second highest?


Agatha Christie


22.It has it's own parliament and can draw comparisons with the Isle of Man,in terms of governance.The Aland Islands,in the Baltic Sea, is ultimately under which country's sovereignty?


Finland


23.Originating from China,what fruit is obtained from the tree,'Prunus persica'?


Peach


24.Known as the father of American music,he wrote familiar songs such as 'Oh Susanna!' and'Camptown Races'. Which songwriter was portrayed in the 1952 film 'I Dream of Jeanie'?


Stephen Foster


25.In addition to Earth,wind,fire and water,what did Aristotle,as a 'non-atomist', propose as the fifth element?


Ether (Aether)


26.Winning the Academy award for best picture,in which 1932 film does Greta Garbo quote the famous line 'I want to be alone'?


Grand Hotel


27.Eventually rescued by and married to Perseus,in Greek mythology,who was chained to a rock, as a sacrifice to a sea monster, after her mother ,Cassiopeia ,declared her more beautiful than the sea nymphs?


Andromeda


28.Beginning in 1997, the Northumbrian Water,University Boat Race is an annual race,held on the river Tyne.It is a contest between boat clubs of which two universities?


Newcastle and Durham


29.Who's self-titled TV show started life in 1983 as 'AM Chicago ' ,as part of morning talk show WLS-TV?


Oprah Winfrey


30.A word well known to visitors of Athens,which word means 'highest city' in Greek and also translates to 'citadel' in English?


Acropolis


31.Which famous world leader was once quoted as saying, 'History will be kind to me,for I intend to write it'?


Winston Churchill


32.Who became British Prime Minister between 1801-1804 and was both preceeded and succeeded by his childhood friend,William Pitt The Younger?


Henry Addington (1st Viscount Sidmouth)


33.The name is familiar in the world of mobile phones,what is the SI derived unit of electrical conductance?


Siemens


34.Big Green is the nickname of which Ivy League university,founded in 1769 in Hanover,New Hampshire?


Dartmouth College


35.In the US Major League Soccer competition,it is known as the 'Super Clasico'. It involves Los Angeles Galaxy playing their great rivals,with whom they share their stadium.Translating to 'goats' in Spanish,what is the name of this rival team?


(Club Deportivo) Chivas


36.Which scientific law states, that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference or voltage across the two points, and inversely proportional to the resistance between them?


Ohm's Law


37.In the 1999 and 2000, editions of monopoly were created for Wales.Which building was given the equivalent value, as Mayfair would in the London standard variation of the game?


Caernarvon Castle


38.Which of Shakespeare's plays opens with the line, 'Hence! Home,you idle creatures,get you home'?


Julius Caesar


39.Completed in 1722,which French building is located at 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris?


Elysee Palace


40.Based on New Zealand's South Island, Otago is the country's second largest region and home to New Zealand's leading 'Pinot Noir' production. What is the name of its principal city,the country's seventh largest by population?


Dunedin


41.Following in the footsteps of Mika,Little Boots and Ellie Goulding,who was named as the 2011 winner of the BBC's 'Sound Of' poll,which aims to find new British talent?


Jessie J


42.According to the New Testament,on which body of water did Jesus perform the 'Walking on water' miracle?


Sea of Galilee


43.Which World War II event began simultaneously with the Battle of Wake Island?


Attack on Pearl Harbour


44.Lasting for two series in 2003 and 2004,what was the name of the short-lived BBC sitcom,set in a Liverpool bingo hall,starring Paul O'Grady,Sheridan Smith and Neil Fitzmaurice?


Eyes Down


45.Located in the Musee D'Orsay in Paris,which French Impressionist created the 1869 works 'The Balcony','The Reading' and 'Moonlight Over The Port of Boulogne'?


Edouard Manet


46.Also the second highest in its continent,Mount Logan is the highest peak in which country?


Canada


47.Which country,consisting of nine atolls in the Pacific Ocean,was formerly known as the Ellice islands?


Tuvalu


48.In Ken Russell's 1975 film version of the rock-opera 'Tommy',which American female singer played the Acid Queen?


Tina Turner


49.A hendecagon has internal angles of 147.27 degrees.It is a polygon,with how many side?


11 (Eleven)


50. What three word title links a 1984 film starring Rachel Ward and Jeff Bridges,the second album by British rap group N-Dubz and an American retail clothing chain?


Against All Odds