Thursday, 26 May 2011

Thursday Quiz 34

OK,I'm back after my moving exploits,unfortunately it also affected my Twitter questions.Thanks for waiting.



All back to normal now,so here's a 20 set to keep you going............




1.Originally called Moshaweng,it was renamed after the tribal chief who settled there.What is the capital city of Botswana?



Gaborone


2.Which bay,known for having one of the largest tidal ranges on earth,is situated between the Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia?



Bay of Fundy


3.According to the 2011 Forbes magazine list,which American singer and musician,noted for her huge fan base on social networking websites, has surpassed Oprah Winfrey as the world's most powerful celebrity?



Lady Gaga


4.Home to the headquarters of Nokia and the top flight football club,FC Honka,which city,in terms of population, is the second largest in Finland?



Espoo


5.Which Jamican cricketer,sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae,became famous in the 1950s as the first ever, black captain of the West Indies cricket team?



Frank Worrell


6.Consisting of three plays, Oedipus the King (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus Rex), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone,the 'Theban' plays were written by which of the ancient Greek tragedians?



Sophocles


7.Taking over the National Rivers Authority,Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution and the England and Wales waste regulation authorities,which British non-departmental public body was set up in 1996,following a similarly titled 1995 Act of Parliament ?



Environment Agency


8.Which city is the largest, capital and administrative centre of the island of Crete?



Heraklion


9.Born Peter Gene Hernandez in Hawaii in 1985,he went on to join the songwriting team known as The Smeezingtons,who have written smash hit songs for artists, such as Rihanna,Kesha,Cee-Lo Green and Flo-Rida.He has since performed under which stage name,scoring UK number one singles,'Just The Way You Are' and 'Grenade' and a UK number one album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'?



Bruno Mars


10.Which American composer, singer, actor, and bandleader, is best known for writing some of the most recorded American songs of all time ,including'Stardust', 'Georgia On My Mind' and 'The Nearness of You'?



Hoagy Carmichael


11.Considered a pseudoscience,the proponents of which alternative medicine technique believe that patterns, colours,and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic health?



Iridology


12.With types including Kimchi,Namul and Bokkeum,what name is given to the shared side dishes in Korean cuisine,served as part of a main meal?



Banchan


13.Common on structural timber of buildings in damp conditions,what two word term describes the decay of these timbers caused by the fungus 'serpula lacrymans'?



Dry Rot


14.Which surname links an early 20th century American film director,who made the controversial film 'The Birth of a Nation' in 1915,the American country folk singer who is often backed by the 'Blue Moon Orchestra' and the Welsh actor who appeared in films such as 'Who Dares Wins','Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'The Wild Geese'?



Griffith (DW,Nanci and Kenneth respectively. NOT Griffiths)


15.Located around Lake Balaton,(the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe),the resorts of Siofok, Keszthely and Balatonfured attract many youngsters in the summer months.This area is seen as the 'party capital' of which country?



Hungary


16.Which 17th century British writer had to step down from his role as Poet Laureate,as he would not take an oath of allegiance to the new government, following the deposing of King James II?



John Dryden


17.First describing nuclear fission in 1939,which Austrian physicist, along with his collaborator Rudolf Peierls,designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1940?



Otto Frisch


18.When studying waves or oscillation,what scientific term is used to describe the maximum displacement from equilibrium (or rest position)?



Amplitude


19.Better known to UK viewers as the name of a TV show,which phrase,when used in Japan,means 'ten thousand years' and is primarily used as an expression to wish long life to the Emperor?



Banzai


20.Which female Australian politician formed the controversial and right-wing, One Nation Party?



Pauline Hanson