Thursday, 28 April 2011

Thursday Quiz 30

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It will follow along the lines of 'name the x amount of countries to have won the football world cup' (although I aim to make it a little more challenging than that).

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OK,back to the quiz.Enjoy this set........

1.Located on its west coast,what is the capital city of the Carribean island of Dominica ?


2.Which popular tourist area in New South Wales,Australia,takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning, 'water breaking over rocks'?

Bondi (Beach)

3.Its name translates from the Spanish for 'red-coloured'.Which US state was admitted to the United States in 1876,through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,at the end of the Mexican-American war?


4.In which TV soap opera,shown in over 50 countries worldwide,did comedian Tim Vine and broadcaster Clive James both play postmen,actor Neil Morrissey play a priest and various other celebrities,including Lily Allen, play themselves, in cameo roles?


5.Particularly popular in the UK in the 1970s and early 80s,which US childrens TV series,featured the pe-teen crime-fighting team, comprising of Frankie,JR,Doc,Joanne,L'il Bill and Boomer the dog?

The Red Hand Gang

6.Of the 28 member nations of NATO,which two were previously part of Yugoslavia?

Slovenia and Croatia

7.Marianne Elliot-Said was a punk icon and lead singer with 1970s British band,X-Ray Spex.By what stage name was this singer,who sadly died in April 2011,known?

Poly Styrene

8.Also known as theine,it is an alkaloid which acts as a weak stimulant of the central nervous system.What is the more common name for this alkaloid,that has the chemical formula C8 H10 N4 O2?


9.What can be 'Solo' in the UK, 'Interac' in Canada,'Carte Bleu' in France and 'Laser' in Ireland?

(Types of) Debit Cards

10.Renowned for its wine and lying close to the Tanaro river,in which Italian region, can the town of Asti be located?


11.Which prolific Canadian Pritzker Prize winning architect is noted for his work on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and an eponymous twisting tower in Hanover?

Frank Gehry

12.Of the 32 nations that had qualified for the 2010 FIFA football World Cup Finals,which football club was represented by most players?

Barcelona (13 players represented)

13.In 1877 at the Royal Aquarium in London,a 14 year-old girl called 'Zazel', whose real name was Rossa Matilda Richter ,was the first person to perform which circus/daredevil act,which has since killed over 30 performers?

Human Cannonball

14.Since the official UK pop music singles chart came into effect, in 1952,only one song with the word 'Sunday' in its title, has made it to number one.Name either the artist or the song?

Blondie -Sunday Girl

15.During which conflict, did 'Turtle', become the first submarineto be used in a military context?

American War of Independence (American Revolutionary War)

16.Its most noted patients included the war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.What was the name of the Scottish War Hospital that treated soldiers with shell-shock between 1916-1919 and is,today, a part of Edinburgh Napier university?


17.What word or name can mean a county in Norway,a style of landing in ski-jumping and a World War II operation to prevent the German nuclear energy project from acquiring heavy water?


18.Crossed by the Great Belt bridge,the longest suspension bridge in Europe,the Great Belt is a strait of Denmark that links the island of Funen to which other island,the largest in Denmark?


19.Recognised by most nations to be a part of Georgia's territory,which political entity,involved in conflict with Georgia between 1992-1993,is located on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and considers itself as an independent state?


20.According to the 2011 Forbes magazine 'rich list',a Nigerian was listed as the 51st richest person in the world.Controlling much of his country's commodities trade,inparticular the sugar trade,he is the number one ranked African (by country of citizenship) on the list.What is his name?

Aliko Dangote