Thursday, 31 March 2011

Thursday Quiz 26

Here's todays 20........

1.In computer memory,how many bytes make up a kilobyte?

1024 (One thousand and twenty four)

2.The largest lake in Central America is located and named after,which country?


3.Which Jane Austen novel begins with the line,'The family of Dashwood has long been settled in Sussex'?

Sense and Sensibility

4.By what name is the type of ringworm fungal condition,'tinea pedis',more commonly known?

Athlete's foot

5.Which Graham Greene novel features the character James Wormold,a vacuum cleaner salesman,who becomes caught up in the world of espionage?

Our Man in Havana

6.In which sport did the first official World Championships take place in Helsinki, in 1983,attracting around 1300 competitiors?

Athletics (Track and field)

7.Born on Mount Cyllene and appearing in Greek mythology,how are Maia,Taygete,Elektra,Alkyone,Asterope,Kelaino and Merope more commonly known?

The Pleiades

8.In the 1938 film 'Bringing up Baby' ,starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant,what animal was the 'baby'?


9.The artists Jackson Pollock,Louise Bourgeois and Sidney Nolan were all born in which decade of the 20th century?


10.Which well known building's design is thought to have been influenced by Leinster House in Dublin and the Ch√Ęteau de Rastignac in the Dordogne region of France?

The White House

11.An area that was a major resort and site of amusement parks during the first half of the 20th century,what is the name of the peninsula located at the southernmost part of Brooklyn in New York City and whose name is derived from the Dutch for 'Rabbit Island'?

Coney Island

12.They are part of the Appalachian Mountains and are considered the most rugged mountains in New England.Attracting many visitors,due to their proximity to Boston,in which US state,do the White Mountains form nearly a quarter of the landscape?

New Hampshire

13.Located around 20 miles north of London,the First Battle of St Albans is regarded as the first battle of which 15th century conflict?

War of the Roses

14.The first country to allow female Members of Parliament,which country was also the first European country to allow women to vote in parliamentary elections?


15. In revolt against the new government of Patrice Lumumba,it became a breakaway state in July 1960,separating itself from the newly independent Democratic Republic of the Congo.What was the name of this state,declaring independence under Moise Tshombe, leader of the local CONAKAT party?


16.The Bollywood move Bichhoo,starring Bobby Deol and Rani Mukerji,is a 'frame for frame' copy of which 1994 film,that portayed Jean Reno as a hitman who is befriended a 12 year old girl called Mathilda,played by natalie Portman?


17.Electrons,Muons and Taus are three of the 'flavours' of which elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter?


18.Named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in a South American country,what is the name of the phenomenon whereby abductors or captors develop a sympathy for their hostages?

Lima Syndrome

19.Formed in 1948 at the Cafe Notre Dame in Paris,the avant-garde art movement known as COBRA was founded by six Europeans.It's name was first coined in the same year by Christian Dotremont,who took the initial letter or letters of the members' home cities.Name two of the three cities used?


20. In 2003 an all-seated stadium with a capacity of 30,154,known as 'A Pedreira', was built as the new home for the local club and as a UEFA Euro 2004 venue.It is a unique stadium as it was carved into the face of the adjacent Monte Castro quarry and is the work of the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner, Eduardo Souto de Moura.Which Portuguese football team,the last ever winners of the Intertoto Cup,play their home games at this location?

Sporting Braga