Thursday, 10 March 2011

Thursday Quiz 24

Two quiz league sites for you to check out. Firstly is the Southport and Formby Quiz league (www.sfquiz.org.uk),which has a great template for a quiz league site.It has plenty of questions and links to other quiz leagues.

Secondly is the Sunderland Quiz League (www.sunderlandquizleague.co.uk) which has a good selection of questions too.

Both recommended.


Here's 20 more for you............


1.First observed by the Voyager 1 space probe in 1977,which planet in the solar system, was the third planet to be recognised as having a ring system surrounding it?



Jupiter


2.Playing at the Cricket World Cup in 2011,which international team is captained by Ashish Bagai?



Canada


3.A branch of the larger Electronic Arts company,which video games brand is responsible for,amongst others,the successful 'FIFA','Madden' and 'Tiger Woods' series of sports games?



EA Sports


4.Produced by Elizabeth Arden,which female pop singer has released perfumes in the last decade called 'Curious' and 'Fantasy'?



Britney Spears


5.Guadacanal,Tulagi and Florida are three of the islands that made up the World War II Battle of Guadacanal.Which island nation,located east of Papua New Guinea and has its capital at Honiara, can these islands be found?



Solomon Islands


6.In which decade of the 19th century did these events occur: The eruption of Krakatoa,US President James Garfield is assassinated and Mark Twain publishes the book,'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'?



1880s


7.Changing to the Euro in January 2007,which EU member country,previously used the tolar as its currency?



Slovenia


8.Ruling around 500BC,of which Empire was Cyrus II (the Great) the founder and ruler?



Persian (or Achaemenid)


9.Only three artists have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as a solo artist and (separately) as part of a group.Name two of them?



Paul McCartney,Michael Jackson,Phil Collins


10.Measured in lux seconds,what photographic term is defined as, 'the total amount of light allowed to fall on the photographic medium during the process of taking a photograph'?



Exposure


11.Home to the Royal Canoe Club and only accessible by a hand wound chain ferry,Trowlock Island is found in which English river?



Thames


12.An animated TV series,that premiered in the US in 2009,which show,created by the same makers of 'Family Guy', tells the story of Cleveland Brown,his family and also features a family of bears?



The Cleveland Show


13.Nicknamed 'The Green Island',which is the largest and most populous island in Portuguese Azores archipelago?



Sao Miguel


14.Used in the interpretation of quantum mechanics,what (hypothetical) domestic animal did Edwin Schrodinger famously use ,to illustrate the complexities of the subject?



Cat


15.According to the New Testament in the book of Revelations,what name is given to the site of the final cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil?



Armageddon


16. The daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne and the mother of Orpheus,who,in Greek mythology,was the Muse of epic poetry?



Calliope


17.Created by Canadian telecommunications company Research In Motion and due for launch in 2011,what is the name of the tablet computer that will act as a direct competitor to Apple's 'i-pad'?



(Blackberry) PlayBook


18.Found only in China,what species of vole is named after,the title given to the eldest son of the Russell family, whose seat is at Woburn Abbey?



Duke of Bedford's Vole


19.The opera 'Troilus and Cressida',written by William Walton in 1954,was based on a poem by whom?



Geoffrey Chaucer


20.A characteristic that gave rise to an English word,what name is given to the Norse warriors who were reported, in the Old Norse literature, to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury?



Berserkers