Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sunday Quiz 21

Next on the recommended list is a sports quizblog,I stumbled across.

Own Goal (,has a batch of great,interesting sports questions,with many pictures to help. I found many questions I've not seen before (and even brushed up a bit on my cricket).Hope you find it useful.

Back to the next 50...........

1.Which TV talent show 'singers' have been selected to represent Ireland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest?

Jedward (John and Edward Grimes)

2.What was the name of the government charter,instigated by John Major in 1991,with the intention of improving standards of public services in the UK?

Citizens' Charter

3.Though called an oratorio, this work produced by JS Bach in 1735, is actually a set of six cantatas.It presents Biblical narratives from Chapter 2 of both Luke and Matthew.what is its title?

Christmas Oratorio

4.Particularly noted for his bridge building and road building,which Scottish architect was responsible for the design and construction of the Caledonian Canal?

Thomas Telford

5.Originally made for the Discovery Channel in 2003,it uses scientific methods to test the validity of rumours, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos and news stories.What is the name of this world renowned TV show,presented by special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman?


6.The volcanoes,Chimborazo and Cotopax, are the two highest peaks in which country?


7.In Greek mythology,who is the Muse of History?


8.An Armenian-born,American,he was an Abstract Expressionist painter,whose works include 'Landscape in the Manner of Cezanne' and Night-time,Enigma,Nostalgia'.How was the artist Vostanik Manuk Adoyan,better known?

Arshile Gorky

9.Which enzyme,produced in the stomach walls, breaks down proteins, so that the constituent parts can be absorbed in the small intestine's linings?


10.Named after the village in the Forest of Fontainbleu,which 19th century,French school of landscape art included Theodore Rousseau and Charles Francois Daubigny amongst its founders and painters?

Barbizon School

11.Where would you find the Gatun Lake,the Gaillard Cut and the Miraflores Locks?

Panama Canal

12.The moons of Uranus are all named after characters by William Shakespeare and which 18th century English poet?

Alexander Pope

13.Based on a William Shakespeare play,which computer animated film,released in February 2011,is directed by Kelly Asbury,with the two main characters voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt?

Gnomeo and Juliet

14.Which intense dance is taken from the Spanish word for 'gypsy'?


15.Given a the number '1',what description,on the Beaufort scale is rated stronger than 'calm' ,but weaker than 'Light Breeze'?

Light Air

16.Doing so on the 6 February 1971 with a six iron.hich astronaut made the first ever golf shot on the moon?

Alan Shepherd

17.Lying in the eastern part of the nation, on the Dechatu River,which is the second largest city,in terms of population,in Ethiopia?

Dire Dawa

18.The focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution,which square in Cairo,was also known as Liberation Square, after the 1919 Egyptian revolution?


19.Which American,world heavyweight boxing champion,had the nickname 'The Brockton Blockbuster'?

Rocky Marciano

20.One the most prestigous sporting honours,the Laureus award has been awarded since 1999 and chosen from a panel of the world's leading editors,writers and broadcasters.Which American skier,that won Gold in the 2010 Olympic Downhill, was voted 'Laureus Sportswoman of the Year'?

Lindsey Vonn

21.On which of the British Isles can the,well-preserved, Castle Rushen be located?

Isle of Man

22.What word links an Egyptian goddess of the sky,a metal wedge threaded on a wire, used in rock climbing and an unbeatable hand in the game of poker?


23.In British politics,how are Stoke,Desborough and Burnham,usually referred to?

Chiltern Hundreds

24.Many people are aware that Peter Finch won the posthumous 'Best Actor' Academy award for his role in the 1976 film 'Network',but who won the Academy for 'Best Actress' ,in the same film?

Faye Dunaway

25.Its Latin name is viola tricolor and it is sometimes called the wild pansy.Which flower used in herbalism,has expectorant properties,that have been used in the treatment of chest complaints such as bronchitis and whooping cough?


26.Co-founded in 1947 by Henri-Bresson Cartier,it was one of the first, worldwide photo-journalist co-operatives.Sharing its name with a make of firearm,what is the name of this prestigious photographic organisation?

Magnum (photos)

27.With the Latin name 'Emberiza citrinella',the Yellowhammer,named because of the male's bright yellow head,belongs to which family of birds?


28.Owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation,which American television network,broke the record for most viewed television programme in the United Stateswith its covergae of Superbowl XLV, in February 2011?

Fox (Broadcating Company)

29.Who was the leader of the Soviet Union,who followed Leonid Brezhnev in 1982 and was succeeded by Konstatin Chernenko, on his death in 1984?

Yuri Andropov

30.Familiar to readers of this site and others like it,according to popular myth,an 18th century theatre manager,named Mr Daly,placed a wager that he could introduce a new word into the language within 24 hours.He gave its meaning as 'an odd or eccentric person'.Writing it on the walls throughout Dublin,which word did he choose?


31.Located on the Gulf of Mexico,in Lee County,Cape Coral is the second largest city,by area,in which US state?


32.What was the name of the play Abraham Lincoln was watching,when he was assassinated in Ford's Theatre,in 1865?

Our American Cousin

33.During the Carboniferous period,what was the name of the super continent that was comprised of today's Africa and South America?


34.Which Hitchcock film,released in 1936,was released with the alternative title of 'The Woman Alone'?


35.What were the surnames of the notorious, prohibition era, bank robbers,Bonnie and Clyde?

Parker and Barrow respectively

36.Named after a borough of North London,what was the name of the group of English Post-Impressionist artists, active during the 1910s and who gathered frequently at the studio of painter, Walter Sickert?

The Camden Town Group

37.Current champions of the European Nations Cup,which European international rugby union team,as of the 7th February 2011, is ranked highest,outside of the 'six nations'?


38.A scavenging arthropod,it is dangerous because of its external digestive process,that leaves a residue containing bacteria.What is the name of this two-winged contaminator, with the scientific name Musca domestica?

House Fly

39.Originally prescribed for high blood pressure and angina,it was found to have a side effect,that has since helped millions of people worldwide.Its main competitors are brands such as 'Cialis' and 'Levitra' and has been known to help with altitude sickness.What is the popular brand name of the drug, Sildenafil citrate?


40.Named after its scientist founder,this SI unit described as 'absorbed radiation dose of ionising radiation' (for example, X-rays) and is defined as the absorption of one joule of ionising radiation by one kilogram of matter.What is the name of this unit,which is represented by the abbreviation 'Gy'?


41.Only accessible by air or boat (and with no land connection whatsoever),McNeil island is currently the only, island prison in which country?


42.Played in the TV series by Loretta Swift,what nickname was given to the 'M*A*S*H' character Major Margaret J.Houlihan?

Hot Lips

43.Derived from the Arabic word for 'wind',what name is given to the intense sandstorm,mainly occurring on the southern edges of the Sahara?


44.A 1922 silent film by Robert J. Flaherty,the film is considered the first feature-length documentary,and captured the struggles of an Inuit man and his family in the Canadian arctic.What is the title of this historic film one of the first to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry ?

Nanook of the North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic)

45.The ninth largest in the world,the National Stock Exchange of India is found in which city?


46.What was the name of the trans-atlantic passenger air service ,launched by Laker Airways in 1977?


47.Which province of Ireland, consists of the counties Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford ?


48.A name also shared by a Grand National horse race winner,this event was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and represented by 178 governments.The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development,was generally referred to by what name?

Earth Summit

49.By what name is the 18th century painter,Giovanni Antonio Canal,better known?


50.Found on the horn of Africa,which country was once known as the French Territory of the Afars and Issas,until its independence in 1977?