Thursday, 27 January 2011

Thursday Quiz 18

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1.Which global web-site,that was started by three former paypal employees in 2005,was sold to Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion?


You Tube


2.The Trojans are groups of asteroids that move in the same orbit as which planet?


Jupiter


3.In terms of revenue Las Vegas and Atlantic City,New Jersey are the top two casino locations in the US.Which city is next on the list,taking around $2 billion per year?


Chicago


4.The majority of the Kalahari desert is located in which African country?


Botswana


5.Since the office was created in 1994,Alexander Lukashenko has been the only President of which former Soviet state?


Belarus


6.Providing to global brands, including Pan Am,Mobil Oil,Chase Bank and National Geographic,what is it that New York-based business ,Chermayeff & Geismar ,specialise?


Company Logos


7.Fought and won under the command of the Duke of Marlborough,during which conflict did the 1706 Battle of Ramillies take place?


War of Spanish Succession


8.The location of the Crown Jewels of Bohemia,in which European capital city can the world's largest, coherent castle complex be found?


Prague


9.Which small Australian animal name derives from the aboriginal word meaning, 'drink nothing'?


Koala


10.Sliema Wanderers are, by far, the most successful football team in which European country?


Malta


11.Held every August to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII,on which of the British isles does the 'Battle of Flowers' carnival take place?


Jersey


12.Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was an eleventh century Castilian nobleman, a military leader and diplomat who, after being exiled, conquered and governed the city of Valencia.By what name is he better known?


El Cid


13.At the time it was the capital of the Colony of Virginia.What was the name of the settlement where around 350 English settlers were infamously massacred by the native Powhatan Confederecy in 1622?


Jamestown


14.Quite apt as she was studying at Liverpool Hope University.In January 2011 Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy became the first person in the world, to graduate with a masters degree in which subject?


The Beatles


15.Her story is told in Virgil's 'Aeneid' ,which also tells of her relationship with Aeneas.What is the name of this daughter of King Tyre, who is best known for founding Carthage?


Dido


16.The character of Phoebe Buffay in in US TV sitcom 'Friends' is famously played by Lisa Kudrow,as is the character's twin sister Ursula Buffay.On which other US TV sitcom that aired between 1992 and 1999, did Ursula regularly appear?


Mad About You


17. Also found in Genesis,which alternative name is given to the White Dittany, deriving from the volatile oils produced by the plant, which can catch fire readily in hot weather?


Burning Bush


18.Although one of Hollywood's biggest names,who only received one 'best actor' Academy award nomination,for the 1966 film,'The Sand Pebbles'?


Steve McQueen


19.Sometimes known as the 'Lesser' or 'Little' Genesis and one of the Pseudepigraphia,what is the name of the book secretly given to Moses during his 40 days and 40 nights stay on Mount Sinai,in addition to the Torah?


Book of Jubilees


20.Known as a poet,critic,novelist and editor, his works included the journals 'The English Review' and 'The Transatlantic Review',with his most notable novel being 'The Good Soldier,written in 1915.Who is this English writer,whose similarly named grandfather father was a Pre-Raphaelite painter,for whom he wrote his biography?


Ford Madox Ford (His grandfather was Ford Madox Brown)