Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday Quiz 34

Last Sunday Quiz before the World Championship.

Enjoy this 50 set.....................

1.Toubkal mountain is the highest peak within the Atlas mountain range.In which country is it situated?


2.In a role similar to Donald Trump or Alan Sugar,the multi millionaire property developer and football club owner, Eleftherios 'Terry' Serepisos,acts as Chief Executive Officer,in which country's version of the global TV franchise 'The Apprentice'?

New Zealand

3.Which British Overseas Territory includes the three regions of Graham Land, the South Orkney Islands, and the South Shetland Islands?

British Antarctic Territory

4.Releasing their first studio album in 10 years entitiled 'Charm School',which Swedish rock band,consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle,enjoyed worldwide success from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, gaining nineteen UK Top 40 hits and four US number one hits, including the singles,'The Look' and 'Listen to Your Heart'?


5.At the 2011 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch,Austria won all but one of the women's events.Which Slovenian ruined Austria's hopes of a clean sweep, by winning gold in the Giant Slalom?

Tina Maze

6.What name is given to a chief electrician of a film or television production,who works closely with the lighting director and is directly in charge of the best boy?


7.Used in the production of rocket fuel it is also known as 'aqua fortis'.Which highly corrosive and toxic acid is synthesised using the Ostwald process?

Nitric Acid

8.Used between 1852-1946,the notorious French penal colony known as 'Devil's Island',portrayed in Henri Charriere's 'Papillion',is located about 7 miles off the coast of which French overseas territory?

French Guiana

9.Similar to the game boules,which paralympic sport,designed for wheelchair users and those with limited motor skills,involves throwing leather balls at a jack,with the aim of being the closest to it?


10.In May 2011,'Family Guy' creator,Seth MacFarlane announced that he is to revive which popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon series,that was originally made in the 1960s?

The Flinstones

11.In Greek mythology,which King was the son of Zeus and Europa and raised by King Asterion of Crete?

King Minos

12.Which Kings' forename links the first King of Prussia,the 13th century Holy Roman Emperor who lead the sixth crusade and the King of Wurttemberg,that married Princess Charlotte,the daughter a George III?


13.The site of recent violent protests,what is the capital city of Yemen?


14.The 'Toreador Song' is the most famous aria from which opera, that made its debut in 1875?

Carmen (by Bizet)

15.Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in 1928,which American author,poet and civil rights activist is probably best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes,in particular her 1969 work 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'?

Maya Angelou

16.A zionist leader that largely led the struggle for an independent Jewish state in Palestine,who in 1948,became Israel's first Prime Minister?

David Ben-Gurion

17.A very influential 18th century figure,he wrote the noted work 'Systema Naturae',which is still in use today by scientists who classify the living world.Which Swedish botanist is often referred to as 'the father of modern taxonomy'?

Carl Linnaeus (Carl Linne)

18.Which Belgian surrealist painter,painted,amongst other works,the instantly recognisable self portrait 'The Son of Man,whereby a man in a bowler hat appears to be peering over an apple and 'Golconda',which shows men wearing bowler hats,falling like rain from the sky?

Rene Magritte

19.Which one of Jupiter's moons is named after the cupbearer to Zeus and the Greek gods?


20.In 1923 Frederick Banting and John MacLeod shared the Nobel Prize for medicine or Physiology for their discovery of which hormone,that is central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body?


21. The subject of a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh, 'Man On Wire' chronicles which Frenchman's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Centre?

Philippe Petit

22.Thought to be huge influence on the early rap artists,which American poet, musician and author,who died in May 2011,is best known for his work, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'?

(Gilbert) 'Gil' Scott Heron

23.What was the name of the radical 17th century group of Protestant agrarian communists,formed and led by Gerrard Winstanley?


24.A member of the eminent Ransome-Kuti family,which Nigerian poet,writer and playwright was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature,becoming the first Nigerian national to receive the award?

Wole Soyinka

25.Using a 'peer-to-peer' system,what is the name of the Microsft-owned software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet?


26.Which nickname links the jazz altosaxophonist,Julian Adderley,motorcycle and automobile racing driver,Erwin Baker and the vaudeville performer whose act involved taking heavy blows to his belly,Frank Richards?


27.Who was the Democratic canidate that narrowly lost the 2004 US Presidential election to George W Bush?

John Kerry

28.Which de facto independent state,not recognised by the UN, gave citizenship to the British boxer David Haye, for his work and support in the region,inparticular the town of Kyrenia,where his training camp can be found?

Northern Cyprus

29.Portrayed on screen in a 1996 biopic by Jeffrey Wright,this 20th century Neo-expressionist painter died in 1988 from a heroine overdose.What was the name of this enigmatic character,who began his career as a graffiti artist,before becoming a close friend and collaborator of Andy Warrhol?

Jean-Michel Basquiat

30.Which evergreen tree,native to Central America,but cultivated in various locations,produces the beans that are dry roasted and ground to produce cocoa powder?


31.Name any of the three chemical elements,on the periodic table that begin with the letter 'D'?

Dysprosium,Dubnium and Darmstadtium

32.What was the name of the Liberal Democrat MP who used his parliamentary privilege in May 2011, to name Ryan Giggs as having an injunction,that related to an alleged affair with a former Big Brother contestant?

John Hemming

33.Which Taiwanese, female golfer, is currently ranked world number one and who collected two Major titles in 2010?

Yani Tseng

34.Which former Irish boyband member became a judge of the global TV show franchise,Australia's Got Talent in 2010?

Brian McFadden (Ronan Keating appears on Australian X Factor)

35.Devoting much of his life investigating the design of steam engines,his work is considered to be the foundation of the science of thermodynamics.Which 18th century, French military engineer is also responsible for a namesake 'cycle','theorem' and 'heat engine'?

Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot

36.Used in the formation of soap,what is the name of the chemical process, in which a certain molecule is split into two parts by the addition of a molecule of water?


37.Noted for her works 'Ariel' and 'The Bell Jar',who,in 1982,became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for 'The Collected Poems'?

Sylvia Plath

38.Which female athlete holds the record for competing at the most consecutive Olympic Games,(seven in all),between 1980-2008?

Merlene Ottey

39.A global TV show,it was created for young children by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz.It has since become a sensation among teenagers, college students and even some parents who are entertained by its style, bright colors, enjoyable story lines, and entertaining music performed by popular bands.What is the name of this show,currently aired on the 'Nick Jr' TV network?

Yo Gabba Gabba!

40.Including the mathematician Jacob,artist Nicolaus and astronomer Johann,what was the surname of the prolific Swiss family of scholars,artists and scientists,who were noted throughout the 17th and 18th centuries?


41.Which controversial American film director,is best known for creating films such as,The Wild Bunch,Straw Dogs and The Getaway?

Sam Peckinpath

42.Overtaking Las Vegas in the 21st century,which Asian region has the highest annual revenue from gambling ?


43.After an absence of 112 years,which high earning professional sport will be reinstated to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro?


44.Known as one of the founders and major influences of modern Japan,which 19th century Japanese writer, wrote the best selling book 'Conditions In The West',in which he described everyday life in the Western world?

Yukichi Fukusawa

45.Who is the only Welsh footballer to have played in 'La Liga',Spain's top football tier?

Mark Hughes (Barcelona 1986/87)

46.What name, in Norse mythology, meaning 'middle enclosure',was used to describe Earth,or the home of the humans?


47.Commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms it is also regarded as a form of food poisoning.Which rod-shaped bacterium was discovered by German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich in 1885?

E Coli

48.Known for his role as Michael Kelso in 'That 70s Show',which actor,in May 2011,was announced as the replacement for Charlie Sheen in the hit US comedy series 'Two and a Half Men'?

Ashton Kutcher

49.Also the name of a group who represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982,which word,in Tibetan tradition, refers to the state of intermediate existence between two separate lives on earth?


50.Also the name of a type of haircut,which Russian city was known as Molotov until 1957?