Sunday, 3 April 2011

Sunday Quiz 27

Straight into it today.

Here's Sunday's 50..........

1.Originating at the Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territories, and flowing north into the Arctic Ocean,which is the longest river entirely located in Canada?

Mackenzie River

2.To which historical US figure did Martha Custis Dandridge get married in 1759?

George Washington

3.Borrowed from German,which word,first used in 1888 by George Chisholm in his work 'Handbook of Commercial Geography' is applied to the inland region lying behind a port?


4.Which American rock band founded in 1980,released their debut album 'Murmur' in 1983 and in 2011 released their 15th studio album 'Collapse Into Now'?


5.The highest grade achievable in Sumo wrestling is that of 'Yokozuna'.Currently there is only one active yokozuna by the name of 'Hakuho'.What nationality is he?


6.Which 15th century prince of Wallachia was known for his resistance against the Ottoman Empire and is thought to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'?

Vlad The Impaler (or Vlad III)

7.One of the largest music festivals in the United States,'South by SouthWest',incorporates around 2000 performers at 90 venues,playing over a period of four days every March.In which Texan city is it held?


8.According to Jewish folklore who became Adam's first wife,but left him after refusing to be subservient to him?


9.Which 15th/16th century painter created the well known works,The Banquet of the Officers of the St. George Militia Company' and 'The Laughing Cavalier'?

Frans Hals

10.One of Britain's most popular dramatists,who's better known works include 'The Winslow Boy','The Browning Version' and 'Separate Tables'?

Terence Rattigan

11.Which Sri Lankan cricketer achieved the greatest number of runs at the 2011 Cricket World Cup?

Tillakaratne Dilshan

12.Which former Formula One racing driver was once quoted as saying 'In my sport,the quick are too often listed among the dead'?

Jackie Stewart

13.In 2011,which singer became the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top five hits in the UK single and album charts simultaneously?


14.Succeeding a fellow Sandanavian,who became the second He was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1961?

Dag Hammarskjold

15.Noted for its strong cast,including Topol,Max von Sydow and Brian Blessed,the 1980 movie remake of 'Flash Gordon' also saw which future James Bond actor playing the role of Prince Barin?

Timothy Dalton

16.Which fictional journey started at Iceland's Snaefellsjokull volcano and ended at Stromboli?

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (by Jules Verne)

17.Which poet wrote many of his famous odes during his annus mirabilis of 1819?

John Keats

18.Although she represented Switzerland throughout her professional tennis career,in which modern day country was Martina Hingis born in 1980?


19.Set in Europe just before the beginning of World War I, which strategic board game was created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954?


20.The Tagalog language is spoken as a first language by one third of the population of which Asian contry?


21.The Mount Rushmore monument lies near the town of Keystone,in which US state?

South Dakota

22.Which US politician acted as Vice-President under Jimmy Carter,suffered a landslide Presidential election defeat to Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was appointed by Bill Clinton as United States ambassador to Japan in 1993?

Walter Mondale

23.Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011,'Exit Through The Gift Shop' was described by the director as 'the world's first street art disaster movie'. Who was this English director?


24.In which decade did Albert Einstein,WB Yeats and George Bernard Shaw all receive Nobel Prizes?


25.What word or name links the flower with the Latin name 'Hyacinthoides non-scripta', a rabbit character from the novel 'Watership Down' and a Scottish pop group who had a UK number one single in 1993 with 'Young At Heart'?


26.On screen,three actors have played Tom Clancy's fictional character,Jack Ryan.If Harrison Ford is one,name either of the others?

Alec Baldwin,Ben Affleck

27.Of which European country is the Carribean island of Anguilla an overseas territory?

United Kingdom

28.Which American TV police drama,which began in 2010, stars Tom Selleck and Mark Wahlberg and follows the fortunes of the Reagan family?

Blue Bloods

29.Also the name of the shop from which it is sold,what is the name of the French branch of cooking that is devoted to prepared meat products such as bacon,ham,terrines and sausages?


30.Founded in 1819 by John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson, which southern US city ,home to the Mud Island River Park,Stax Museum and a very famous mansion, was named after one of the ancient capitals of Egypt?


31.Which word is defined in the Hawaiian dictionary (by Pukui and Elbert) as a 'Priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister or expert in any profession'?


32.What is the name of the process, by which urea is removed from the blood stream of patients with failed kidneys?


33.Which mineral and also girls name,is thought to have its name derived from a town in Karnataka,India and whose most familiar variety is Aquamarine?


34.Which English city,built on seven hills and near the confluence of five rivers is estimated to have over two million trees, more per person than any other city in Europe?


35.Sharing its name with a tactical ballistic missile,what name is given to a type of fractus cloud,that is low,detached,irregular and wispy and is found beneath cumulo-nimbus clouds?

Scud Cloud

36.Initially called the 'Style Mucha',it was known in Germany as 'Jugendstil' and in Italy, 'Stile Liberty'.Which turn of the 20th century art movement was characterised by organic,floral and plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylised, flowing curvilinear forms?

Art Nouveau

37.Especially in relation to butterflies,moths and dragonflies,what word is used to describe the final, reproductive stage of an insect that has undergone full metamorphosis?


38.Formerly called Hellespont,which turkish strait links the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara?


39.Which 'free' item was introduced to the Superior Hotel,Montana,USA in 1908,leading to another 1.7 billion being issued over the next 100 years to hotels throughout the world?

(Gideons) Bible

40.Which Italian region includes the cities La Spezia,Imperia and its capital,Genoa?


41.What is the name of the rebel Jewish army, whose resistance against the Romans led to the celebration of Hanukkah?


42.Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay ,which peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,gets its name from its shape and is also known as 'Pao de Açúcar'?

Sugarloaf Mountain

43.What is the unit of currency used on the Carribean island of Martinique?

Euro (as it is a French territory)

44.In Benjamin Britten's 1946 work 'The Young Person's Guide to The Orchestra',which section of the orchestra,played under the theme 'Allegro maestoso e largamente',is the first to be demonstrated?


45.How is the artist and architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret more commonly known?

Le Corbusier

46.Created by Rankin/Bass Productions,how were the 1980s cartoon heroes,including Lion-O,Cheetara,Panthro ,Wilykat and Snarf,collectively known?


47.Which mountain,located in the Bernese Alps was first conquered by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren and Charles Barrington,but is probably best known for a particular part of the mountain,that has the German nickname,'Mordwand',which translates in English as 'death wall'?

The Eiger (North Face)

48.Under the directorship of Eric Cantona,which once famous, Major League Soccer club,reformed in August 2010 in an attempt to play again in America's top division?

New York Cosmos

49.What are the first names of the German academics and story
publishers,the Brothers Grimm?

Jacob and Wilhelm

50.What is the name of the United States Pacific territory that comprises of seven islands including Swain's and Tuitula and has its capital at Pago Pago?

American Samoa