Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday Quiz 22

Just questions tonight,I'll have more site recommendations on Thursday

Hope you like this set.........


1.Which company,who specialise in office supplies,sponsor the giant multi-purpose stadium in downtown Los Angeles,home to various Los Angeles sports teams,and home to the 'Grammy' award ceremony since 2004?


Staples (it is called the 'Staples Center')


2.Depicting the view he had from the window of his hospital bedroom, at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence ,'The Wheat Field' is a series of oil paintings by which 19th century painter?


Vincent Van Gogh


3.Which former wartime Labour Home Secretary,who also had a type of shelter named after him, was the grandfather of Peter Mandelson?


Herbert Morrison


4.According to the 2010 International Monetary fund data,which country has the largest economy,in terms of gross domestic product,in Europe?


Germany


5.Which Brazilian football superstar and World Cup winner,announced his retirement in February 2011?


Ronaldo


6.Who was the longest Serving between 1850-1892,who was the longest serving British Poet Laureate?


Alfred Lord Tennyson


7.It was formed in 1946 by the merger of two distinct territories of the Free State of Prussia and has its capital at Dusseldorf.Which is the westernmost, the most populous, and the economically most powerful state of Germany?


North Rhine Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)


8. Releasing the albums 'Who Needs Actions When You Got Words' in 2006 and 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks' in 2010,Ben Drew picked up the 2011 BRIT award for best Britsh male artist.He is better known by what stage name?


Plan B


9.Known for helping with sleep,when made into a tea,what is the common name for the daisy-like plant which derives its name from the Greek for 'earth apple'?


Chamomile (or Camomile)


10.The only bachelor US President,James Buchanan turned to Harriet Lane as his First Lady.How was she related to him?


Niece


11.Which mathematical constant is sometimes approximated by the sum, 22 divided by 7?


Pi


12.Named after a 1903 Nobel Prize winner,it is defined as 'the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second'.What is the SI derived unit for radioactivity?


Becquerel


13.Which 20th century American economist advocated policies in his work, ‘Capitalism and Freedom’, such as a volunteer military, freely floating exchange rates, abolition of medical licenses and a negative income tax?


Milton Friedman


14.Which English rugby union club has most players represented, In the current(2011) England Six Nations squad?


Leicester Tigers (has 7 representatives)


15.Another Marvel Comics superhero hits the big screen in 2011 in the shape of Thor.Which Australian actor, known for playing the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away,will play the title role?


Chris Hemsworth


16.A North American mammal,it belongs to the cat family.Normally a brown-grey colour,it resembles much of the mid-sized lynx family and is twice the size of a domestic cat.Sharing its name with the nickname of Charlotte's professional basketball team and the first name of an actor from the Police Academy series of films,what is the name of this mammal,which has the latin name 'lynx rufus'?


Bobcat


17.'Dreamtime' is a term used for the myths,stories and songs,of which ethnic group?


Australian Aborigines


18.The chief ore of mercury,it consists of small red,soft crystals,used in the mineral pigment vermillion.What name is given to this mineral of mercury sulphide?


Cinnabar


19.The Italian car manufacturer Pagani,gave its pretigious road sportscar its debut in 1999.Since then over 200 of these cars have been built,with Juan Manuel Fangio engineering on some of the earlier models.Taking its name from an air current above Argentina,what is the name of this model of car?


Zonda


20.In 2009, BBC TV presenter James May,with the help of 2000 members of the public,created a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show,winning the 'people's choice' award for best small garden.From which material was the entire garden made?


Plasticine


21.What is the name of the Dutch doctor and vampire hunter,who appears, in literature and on screen, as the arch-enemy to Count Dracula?


Professor Abraham van Helsing


22.What links a mountain range in Western Australia,the surname of the lighthouse keeper's daughter who,in 1838, risked her life to rescue survivors of the Forfarshire steamboat and a perfume,promoted by Kylie Minogue?


Darling


23.Which seafood restaurant chain,primarily located in the USA and Eastern Asia,gets its name from characters from a very well known 1994 film?


Bubba Gump Shrimp Company


24.The brainchild of engineer Ezekiel Izuogu,the Izuogu Z-600 was a prototype car built in 1997,that made history by being the first automobile made by all-African technology.It also made history by being the first indigenous car from which African country?


Nigeria


25.An artist in her own right,she has held exhibitions at many British galleries as well as in Europe and the USA.What is the first name of the daughter of Lucien Freud,who is also a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors?


Jane (McAdam Freud)


26.Often used as a flavouring for toothpaste and confectionery,which perennial herb has the Latin name metha spicata?


Spearmint


27.Which family gang,did the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday,famously battle with at the 1881 'Gunfight at the OK Corral'?


Clanton gang


28.The Womens' football World Cup began in 1991 and has been held five times. Germany and the USA have won twice each,but which other international side has won the tournament,by winning it in 1995?


Norway


29.Which pop superstar performed as a dancer with French disco artist,Patrick Hernandez,as well as performing vocals in the bands 'The Breakfast Club' and'Emmy', before signing a record deal with Sire records in 1981?


Madonna


30.One of the top Rugby League teams in the South West of England,which town is home to the East Devon Eagles?


Exmouth


31.Due to technical difficulties,it was never used by the public,but what was unique about the original escalator installed at London's Holloway Road tube station in 1906?


It was a spiral escalator


32.Including names such as, Amazonis,Tharsis and Arabia,the surface of which planet has been divided into 30 quadrangles by the United States Geological Survey?


Mars


33.Which textile based art,is derived from the Arabic meaning 'striped cloth'?


Macrame


34.Stockholm airport,as well as being in Sweden,is also located in which country of Oceania?


Papua New Guinea


35.Lugh,is the sun-god and a highly skilled hero,that is portrayed in which mythology?


Celtic


36.Employing a minimalist style,what word,meaning 'living flowers', is given for the Japanese art of flower arranging?


Ikebana (sometimes known as Kado)


37.Which 1973 William Goldman fantasy novel,later turned into a 1987 film,features the characters 'Buttercup','Prince Humperdinck' and Spanish fencing wizard, 'Inigo Montoya'?


The Princess Bride


38.Located in Northumberland,North East England,which resevoir is also the UK's largest artificial lake?


Kielder Water


39.The British telephone number '999' is used to summon assistance from the Police,Ambulance,Fire and Coastguard services.It is also used to summon assistance from two specialist emergency services.Name either?


Mountain Rescue or Cave Rescue


40.Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982,which South American author is best-known for his novels,'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and 'Love in the Time of Cholera'?


Gabriel Garcia Marquez


41.The Simmonds test (or Thompson test) is a lower limb examination,involving squeezing the lower calf.Common amongst sportspeople,for which particular injury ,can this test diagnose?


Achilles tendon rupture (or similar)


42.In an attempt to increase road safety and reduce the number of deaths on the road,the small town of Speed in the Australian Outback has decided to change its name for a month,as part of an experiment by the Victoria Transport Accident Commission. What apt name has it been changed to?


Speedkills


43.What is the name of the motorised pace-making bicycle used in the 'Keirin', track cycle race?


A Derny


44.With prominent members including Vilmos Huszar, Piet Zwart,Bart van der Leck, it was well known for visual arts, furniture design, interior design, and architecture.Making use of right angles and bold primary colours, what was the name of this art movement, made famous by the work of Piet Mondrian?


De Stijl


45.Max,Siva,Jay, Tom, and Nathan released their debut single 'All Time Low'in August 2010,which reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.By what name is this boy-band better known?


The Wanted


46.Founded in 2005 by Michael Birch and his wife Xochi,in San Francisco,which social networking site was sold to AOL for around $850 million in March 2008?


Bebo


47.San Pedro Sula,Choloma and La Ceiba are the second,third and fourth largest cities,by population, in which Cental American country,whose name means 'depths' in Spanish?


Honduras (not the former British Honduras)


48.The bloodiest military conflict fought in South America during the 20th century,the Chaco War was fought in the 1930s.The conflict was fought over control of the northern part of the Gran Chaco region, which was incorrectly thought to be rich in oil. Name either of the two countries involved in this war?


Bolivia and Paraguay


49.One of the most borrowed author's in British libraries,which children's 'writer' (albeit a pseudonym for several writers), is responsible for creating the 'Rainbow Magic' series of books?


Daisy Meadows


50.Falling between the 4th and 11th day of the first Tibetan month,it was established by Tsong Khapa in 1409.Known as the greatest festival in Tibet,it attracts thousands of monks who gather, in order to chant prayers and perform religious rituals at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa.What is this festival's name?


Monlam (Great Prayer Festival)