Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sunday Quiz 18

A little earlier than normal tonight.

50 more to have a go at.......

1.In the world of video gaming,the short lived games console the 'Dreamcast',was created by which company,in response to the next generation of games consoles such as the X-Box and Playstation 2?


2.To the nearest whole number,how many kilo-joules are equal to one food (or large or kilo) calorie?

4 ( four - approximately 4.184)

3.The Teide is the largest mountain on the Canary Islands.On which of the islands is it found?


4.He ruled around 732-723 BC, after King Pekah had been overthrown.Who was the last King of Israel ?


5.He is head of the film music division at Dreamworks Studios and has composed over 100 film scores.What is the name of this prolific German composer,who has written scores for film such as Gladiator,Inception,The Lion King and Frost/Nixon?

Hans Zimmer

6.What word links the outermost layers of the sun's atmosphere,a brand of Mexican beer and a model of Toyota car, made between 1957 and 2002?


7.Associated with the invention of the calendar and the re-creation of human life,what is the name of the feathered serpent god of Mayan and Aztec cultures,who is also seen as the Aztec high priest?


8.Following a quarter of a century in self-imposed exile due to a popular uprising in 1986, former Haitian president,Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti in January 2011 only to be arrested on corruption charges.By what nickname is he referred,after succeeding his father as president,when just 19 years of age?

Baby Doc

9.With the largest parties in office being Kadima and Likud,the Knesset is the parliament and state legislature of which country?


10. Bordering Germany in the north and Italy and Switzerland in the south,which Austrian state is home to popular ski resort,Kitzbuhel and has Innsbruck as its capital?


11.In a game of 9-Ball pool,what colour is the number '1' ball?


12.Which British actor and Academy award nominee is the narrator for the BBCs documentary series,'Human Planet'?

John Hurt

13.Which Thomas hardy novel ends with the line 'As soon as they had strength, they arose,joined hands again and went on'?

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

14.Which papal name was selected by the 20th century popes,Giuseppe Sarto,Achille Ratti and Eugenio Pacelli?

Pius (10,11 and 12 respectively)

15.What place name links the home of the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way,the third largest of Tasmania's Kent Group Islands and the capital of Delaware?


16.In general,orchestras tune to a concert note 'A',that is played by which instrument?


17.Which note is four times the length of a crochet?

Semi Breve

18.With scheduled flights to Australia and other Pacific islands,which island nation has 'Our Airline' as its flag carrying airline?


19.As reflected by its chemical symbol abbreviation,Stannum is the Latin name,for which metal?


20.Born in 1975,this American actor has rose to prominence in the last 10 years. He starred as Will Tippin in US TV series Alias and also appeared in other series' Kitchen Confidential and Nip/Tuck.What is the name of this Hollywood actor,who has starred in box office hit films 'The Hangover' and 'The A Team'?

Bradley Cooper

21.A perennial South African flower,its flowers are tubular at a downward angle and turn from red to orange to yellow with age.Its Latin name is Kniphofia uvaria and grows to 2 metres high.What is the three word name of this flower, which gets its name from the sharp, spiky stems and the name could also be associated with Edward II?

Red Hot Poker

22.In May 2010,who became the first British female, Muslim member of the cabinet?

Sayeeda Hussain Warsi (Baroness Warsi)

23.Located on Honshu,in terms of population,which is Japan's second largest city?


24.In which country has the 2011 AFC Asian Cup,the continent's top international football tournament,been held?


25.Regarded as one of the 'big seven',which country's national ice hockey team,named after the emblem on the national shirt, is known as the Tre Kenor?

Sweden (Tre Kenor translates to Three Crowns)

26.A member of the Christian Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, he announced plans to conduct book burnings of the Qur'an on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which he dubbed International Burn a Koran Day. What is the name of this controversial pastor,who has since cancelled the event?

Terry Jones

27.Which geological era of time,include the Triassic,Jurassic and Cretaceous periods?


28.In terms of population,which is the largest US state capital?

Phoenix (Arizona)

29.Used most frequently for the treatment of acute allergy, or to treat the onset of anaphylactic shock,an epinephrine autoinjector is a medical device, usually known by what brand name?


30.Which global pharmaceutical company,has settled over 10,000 lawsuits in 2010,after the anti-diabetic drug,Avandia,was considered to increase the risk of heart attacks?


31.Founded in 2001 by front man,Win Butler and based in Montreal,which Canadian rock band has released the albums 'Funeral','Neon Bible' and 2010's 'The Suburbs'?

Arcade Fire

32.Among the rulers who participated in this battle,which led to the annexation of Lombardy by Sardinia-Piedmont,were Emperor Franz Josef and Napoleon.What was the last battle of the Second War of Italian Independence, whose bloodshed inspired Henri Dunant to form the International Red Cross?

Battle of Solferino

33.The martial art of Taekwondo,originated from which country?

(South) Korea

34.The Haber process isused in the production of which gas?


35.When VAT was introduced in 1973 ,in the United Kingdom,at which percentage was the standard rate set?

10 percent

36.According to Greek mythology,what was the name of the rocks at the Bosphorus,the entrance to the Black Sea, that clashed together randomly and were defeated by Jason and the Argonauts?

Symplegades (accept Cyanean Rocks)

37.If it was a country ,it would be the world's sixth largest,by population.With its capital at Lucknow,what is the largest state,by population, in India?

Uttar Pradesh

38.Taking its name from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'good word',which 1970 musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak,first opened off-Broadway in 1971 and was later adapted into a 1973 film?


39.Set in the fictional country of Ruritania,which adventure novel by Anthony Hope,was first published in 1894 and has since been adapted,on numerous occasions,for the big screen?

The Prisoner of Zenda

40.Its highest peaks are Bation and Nelion and located in East Africa.What is the second highest mountain in Africa?

Mount Kenya

41.Widely regarded as the 'godmother' of English ballet,she danced professionally with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.What is the name of the Irish born British dancer, teacher and choreographer,most notable for establishing The Royal Ballet in London and Birmingham?

Ninette de Valois

42.Although the attempt failed,in which country was the 'Great Leap Forward' movement established in 1958,in order to accelerate industrial and agricultural progress,by creating a true collective system?


43.In Ice hockey,in addition to scoring a goal and recording an assist,what would a player need to do to complete a 'Geordie Howe' hat-trick during a game?

Get into a fight

44.In 2005 Vladimir Arutyunian attempted to assassinate two world presidents in Freedom Square,after throwing a hand grenade,which subsequently,failed to detonate.Name either president?

George W Bush and Mikheil Saakashvili (President of Georgia) was invented by naval engineer Richard James in the 1940s and first shown in Gimbel's department stores in Philedelphia.It has been used by NASA for experiments in zero-gravity and by John Cage in his 1959 'Sounds of Venice'.What is the name of this toy,which may be familiar to fans of the 'Toy Story' films?

Slinky (spring)

46.A global show,but in the UK it was set in around a lighthouse,(in Germany an inventor's workshop and France, a bakery).With characters such as Gobo,Wembley and Red,what was the name of the Jim Henson produced,worldwide hit TV show,that appeared on UK screens between 1983 and 1987?

Fraggle Rock

47.Best known for its production of Action Man,Care Bears,Star Wars and Tiny Tears,which popular British toy company founded,originally, in 1909, as Cascelloid, sold its moulds and copyrights to Hasbro,after closing business in 1984?


48.At the time,it was one of the tallest sculptures in the UK.It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and located next to the City of Manchester stadium,until 2009 where it was dismantled due to structural problems.Taking its name from a quotation by sprinter Linford Christie when talking about his race starts,what was the name of this sculpture?

B of the Bang

49.Straddling the Pilbara and southern Kimberley regions,The Great Sandy Desert is located in the North West of which Australian state?

Western Australia

50.Sable is the correct heraldic term for which colour?