Thursday, 10 February 2011

Thursday Quiz 20

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1.Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support which part, or parts of the human body?


Teeth


2.Which city in Northern Egypt, on the west bank of the River Nile,is home to ancient monuments such as the Sphinx,the tomb of Pharoah Djet and the Great Pyramid?


Giza


3.Which insect lends its name to a cocktail,generally served as an after-dinner drink,consists of green creme de menthe,white creme de cacao and whipping cream?


Grasshopper


4.Founded in 7BC by the Phoenicians,it was one of the sites of conflict during the First Barbary War and was also the location of a bombing raid ordered by Ronald Reagan in 1986.Which African capital city,literally means 'Three Cities'?


Tripoli


5.Making her fortune from the UK pallet distribution company,Pall-Ex,who was announced as the latest 'dragon',replacing James Caan on BBC TV's Dragon's Den in February 2011?


Hilary Devey


6.Announcing the independence of his own small kingdom from the Seljuk Turks in 1299,Osman I founded which successful empire,which would later flourish as the Byzantine Empire declined?


Ottoman Empire


7.Following the death of Ian Fleming,which British author was commissioned as the first continuation novelist, for the James Bond novel series, writing 'Colonel Sun' in 1968,under the pseudonym Robert Markham?


Kingsley Amis


8.Who was the oldest of the assassinated US Presidents?


William McKinley


9.Found exclusively in animals and with great tensile strength,what is the name of the naturally occuring protein,that is present in bones,cartilege,tendons,ligaments and the skin?


Collagen


10.Which Green Bay Packers quarterback was named the 'Most Valuable Player',at the 2011 Superbowl?


Aaron Rodgers


11.Jamie Principle,Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard were early 1980s pioneers, in which genre of music?


House music


12.Adapted for stage and screen many times,which Frenchman wrote the original book 'Le Fantome l'Opera',translated in English to 'The Phantom of the Opera'?


Gaston Leroux


13.This prestigious award recognises the lifetime achievement of an author's work ,written in the Spanish language.Previous recipients have been Mario Vargas Llosa,Gonzalo Rojas and,in 2010,Ana Maria Matute.What is the name of this award/prize,named after,arguably ,Spain's most famous author?


Cervantes Prize


14.Made from a relative of black pepper and used for its sedative and narcotic properties,what is the name of the polynesian beverage,made by fermenting chewed,grated or peeled roots of Piper methysticum?


Kava


15.Sao Miguel,Pico and Terceira are the largest islands in which archipelago,situated in the Atlantic Ocean?


The Azores


16.What links 'Bombardier' Billy Wells,Henry II,Arlington Million,Volt and trees?


All million pound winning answers on UK TVs 'Who Want to be a Millionaire'


17.What name lends itself in Greek mythology, as the nymph pursued by Pan and also,the voice producing organ of a bird?


Syrinx


18.Named after its most important monastery,the Rila is a mountain range in the Balkans.Its highest peak is called Musala and is the origin of the rivers Maritsa,Iskar and Mesta.In which country can this range be found?


Bulgaria


19.Following the Acts of the Apostles,which is the sixth book of the New Testament?


Romans (or The Epistle of Paul to the Romans)


20.They set out their intentions at a press conference, by announcing that party supporters backed a Basque state, 'within a European Union framework, via exclusively peaceful and political channels'.Founded in February 2011,what is the name of this Basque nationalist political party,whose name translates in Basque to 'born' or 'create'?


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