Thursday, 21 April 2011

Thursday Quiz 29

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1.The Rye House Plot,was a plan to assassinate which English king (and his brother)as they returned home from Newmarket races?

Charles II

2.With the premise of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle,which children's TV show, produced in Iceland and aired in over 100 countries, was created by Magnús Scheving, a former national gymnastics champion,who also stars in the show?

Lazy Town

3.In the context of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera,who or what is the 'Mikado'?

The Emperor of Japan

4.The current number one ranked Woman tennis player in the world is Caroline Wozniacki.What nationality is she?


5.Which US President was born in 1913 with the name Leslie Lynch King Jr?

Gerald Ford

6.Which are the only two US states have borders with eight other states?

Missouri and Tennessee

7.HR is the international,vehicle licence plate code for which country?


8.In which category did Irene Joliot-Curie,the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie,win her Nobel Prize in 1935?


9.Named after its President during most of the 1960s,in which South American country,is the main airport called Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport?


10.Appearing in the film 'GI Blues',which 1960 Elvis Presley song,was based on the German folk song 'Muss I Denn',written by Friedrich Silcher?

Wooden Heart

11.What name links the youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,a character from Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' and a soul in Dante's' Divine Comedy' who guides Dante out of Purgatory and through Heaven?


12.'Dogme 95' is an avant-garde filmmaking movement started in 1995 by the directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg ,is made up of directors from which country?


13.Which is the penultimate book of the New Testament?

(Epistle of) Jude

14.With works including 'Every Man for Himself ' and 'Master Georgie',which multiple Man Booker Prize nominee,who died in 2010, was posthumously awarded a special honour by the Booker Prize committee in 2011?

Beryl Bainbridge

15.It was certified as the 'World’s furthest leaning man-made tower' by the Guiness Book of records in 2010.The new record shows that the Capital Gate tower,a multi purpose skyscraper, has been built to lean 18 degrees westwards, more than four times that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.In which country is Capital Gate found?

United Arab Emirates (located in Abu Dhabi)

16.Born in Salford in 1934,which British composer,currently the Master of the Queen's Music,has written works including the ballet 'Caroline Mathilde' and the opera 'The Doctor of Myddfai'?

Peter Maxwell-Davies

17.A term coined during the Meiji period,which form of Japanese art is used to describe paintings that have been made in accordance with traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques and materials?


18.Its magnets can be found in audio equipment,hard disks and electric motors.Which chemical element,discovered by Austrian chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1885 has the atomic number 60 and has a name that translates from the Greek for 'new twin'?


19.Noted for leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1969-91,which Hungarian-born,British conductor holds the record for having received the most Grammy Awards,with a total of 31?

Sir Georg Solti

20.Founded by the Marxist Raúl Sendic,the urban guerilla organisation,Tupamaros,(or the MLN)was a prominent political force in which country during the 1960s and 1970s?