Thursday, 24 February 2011

Thursday Quiz 22

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The British Quiz Association or Quizzing website has undergone a facelift recently and is back to its best.(www.quizzing.co.uk)
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If you have a quiz related question,this is probably where you will find the answer.


Here's Thursday's batch........


1.The songs,'At The End of the Day','Do You Hear The People Sing' and 'Drink With Me' are taken from which musical,first performed in 1985?


Les Miserables


2.Alfred Waterhouse was one of the most successful Victorian exponents,in which field?


Architecture


3.Creating classic films,in particular westerns such as,'Stagecoach', 'The Searchers', and 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance',which American film director holds the record for most Academy awards won in the 'Best Director' category?


John Ford


4.Used everyday in hospitals and at doctors' surgeries, for what is a sphygmomanometer, used to measure?


Blood Pressure


5.What word or name,taken from the spanish for 'fertile valleys' connects Michael Pennington,Venezuela's top ranked male golfer and McCarron International Airport?


Vegas (real name of comedian Johnny Vegas,golfer Jhonattan Vegas and McCarron airport serves Las Vegas)


6.In 'Peter and the Wolf,by Russian composer,Sergei Prokofiev,each animal is represented by an orchestral instrument.Which instrument,traditionally, represents the Wolf?


French Horn(s)


7.After which British colonial statesman,was the former Southern Africa area of Rhodesia,named?


Cecil Rhodes


8.Which is the only US state or territory that drives on the left side of the road?


US Virgin Islands


9.It's toys include 'Cabbage Patch Kids','Masters of the Universe','Barbie' and 'Hot Wheels',which is the world's largest toy company,based on revenue?


Mattel (Inc)


10.With works such as 'Tartuffe' and 'Le Misanthrope',by what pseudonym is the 17th century author Jean Baptiste Poquelin better known?


Moliere


11.Which son of Gengis Khan,succeeded his father in 1229 and became the second 'Great Khan',of the Mongol Empire?


Ogedei Khan


12.Occasionally known 'The Mighty Handful',Mily Balakirev ,C├ęsar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin,were a circle of composers who met in Saint Petersburg, Russia,between 1856-1870. The group had the aim of producing a specifically Russian kind of music, rather than one that imitated older European music.By what unimaginative name are they usually referred?


The Five


13.All of his 5 international goals,thus far, occurred in one tournament.Which Bayern Munich and German footballer, received the 'Golden Boot' and 'Best Young Player' awards at the 2010 football World Cup?


Thomas Muller


14.In 1982 Charles Brooks Jr became the first American to be executed by lethal injection.Administered at the Huntsville unit,in which state did this take place?


Texas


15.Acquired by Renault in 1999,it takes its name from the historic region that constitutes much of present-day Romania.Which Romanian car manufacturer has produced the recent models 'Logan','Sandero' and 'Duster'?


Dacia


16.Which word can mean a class of US nuclear submarine,which was popular between the 1960s and 1990s,a type of tuna fish and an algorithm for encryption,developed by the U.S. National Security Agency?


Skipjack


17.The son of the 1999 Cricket World Cup winning coach,which Australian international cricketer,bought by Kings XI Punjab,in 2008,currently holds the record for best batting average in the Indian Premier League's history?


Shaun Marsh


18.Robinson Crusoe and Alejandro Selkirk ,are two of the islands,that belong to which Chilean owned archipelago,located in the South Pacific?


Juan Fernandez Islands


19.A traditional stringed musical instrument,it is similar to the Chinese guzheng. It is about 180 centimetres in width, and made from kiri wood.It has 13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges, along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing.Also the name of a traditional dress in Suriname,what is the national musical instrument of Japan?


Koto


20.Winning in 1902 in the category of physiology or medecine for his work on malaria,who became the first British person to be awarded a Nobel Prize?


Ronald Ross