Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sunday Quiz 36

As a small change to the site,I''ve decided to continue with 40 questions on a Sunday and 30 on Thursday,just to even things up a bit.

Either way,I hope you enjoy this set............

1.What relation was Kaiser Wilhem II,to the British Queen consort,Alexandra of Denmark?


2.The 16th century painter Paolo Caliari was noted for works such as, 'The Wedding at Cana' and 'The Feast in the House of Levi'.With reference to his birthplace,by what surname is he more commonly known?

Paolo Veronese

3.Popularised in the 1940 Disney film 'Fantasia'.which French composer wrote the 1897 piece 'The Sorceror's Apprentice'?

Paul Dukas

4.Which two word term was a political party founded in 1960s America by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale,the nickname for Portugusese football star Eusebio and the alter-ego of T'Challa,one of Marvel Comics' first African superheroes?

Black Panther

5.Which British actor and voice artist who died in June 2011,was probably best known for providing voices for the 'puppets 'Zippy' and 'George' on the children's TV show 'Rainbow'?

Roy Skelton

6.A European football legend,especially in the Spanish league,he played for the Barcelona team that thrashed arch rivals Real Madrid 5-0 in the 1993/94 season.The following season he played for the Real Madrid side that gained revenge in winning 5-0 against Barcelona.Which footballer,who had also played for Juventus and Lazio holds this unique record?

Michael Laudrup

7.According to Forbes magazine,as of 2nd May 2011 ,which US list is now headed by the Mexican,Joaquin Guzman Loera?

FBI's Most Wanted List

8.Alphabetically,which US state capital would appear last?

Trenton (New Jersey)

9.One of King Arthur's knights he had a son,Lohengrin, the Knight of the Swan.Which character is best known for his quest for the Holy Grail and,in earlier stories,healing the Fisher King?

Sir Percival (or Parsifal)

10.In 1911,the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire became one of the deadliest industrial disasters in US history,resulting in the deaths of around 140 workers.In which US city did this tragedy occur?

New York

11.Dominique Pire,was a Dominican friar, whose work helping refugees in post-World War II Europe saw him receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958.What was his nationality?


12.Owned by Mitsubishi and featuring current models such as the 'Persona','Exora' and 'Saga',from which Asian country does the car manufacturer,'Proton', originate?


13.Inspired by the cathedral tower at Salamanca,this structure on the campus of Stanford University, California,stands at 87 metres high.It's main use is for library storage,although the exiled Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn lived on the 11th floor for some time, before he moved in 1976.Named after a 20th century US President,what is the name of this structure?

Hoover Tower

14.Both aired on the Nickelodeon TV network and featuring a Spanish language element,'Go Diego Go!' is a spin-off from which similar children's TV show?

Dora The Explorer

15.Which Australian male model,from Serbian and Croatian descent, caused controversy in May 2011,when he was placed at number '98' in FHM magazines' annual international poll of the 'top 100 sexiest women in the world'?

Andrej Pejic

16.A word common in physics,what can be defined as 'a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation'?


17.In June 2011,over 1,000 new species were announced,after a 2006 survey on the island of Espiritu Santo.It is the third largest island of which Pacific island nation?


18.The Beethoven composition known as 'Pastoral' is also known by which symphony number?

6 (Six)

19.Separated from the mainland by the Kalmar Strait,it is home to Borgholm Castle and the annual Sk├Ârdefest harvest festival.With a population of around 25,000,what is the second largest Swedish island?


20.In June 2011,two new chemical elements,both transuranium, were officially recognised.One with the atomic number 114,the other 116.Name either?

Ununquadium and Ununhexium

21.Sounding like a school football team and based in his home city of Rosario,from which Argentine football club did Barcelona sign Lionel Messi at just 11 years of age?

Newell's Old Boys

22.With the atomic number 72,which chemical element and transition metal is named after the Latin name for Copenhagen?


23.A 19th century work of epic poetry,it was compiled by Elias L├Ânnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology.It is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature and played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity.What is the title of this national epic of Finland?


24.Particularly successful in the UK,which American comedian and musician has an alter-ego called Otis Lee Crenshaw and is described by Matt Groening, as the inspiration for 'The Simpsons' character Moe Szyslak?

Rich Hall

25.Sharing a name with a phenomena experienced over polar regions,who was the Roman goddess of the dawn,equivalent to the Greek Eos?


26.Selling over 30 million copies in over 30 languages,which Pulitzer Prize winning novel was Margaret Mitchell's only major publication?

Gone With The Wind

27.Which one word title was a UK top 10 hit for Kris Kross in 1992,Girls Aloud in 2003 and Madonna in 2006?


28.A Russian designed spacecraft,it has made 110 flights in various incarnations.In 2011 it took 3 members of the'Expedition 28' to the international space station.Translated as 'Union' in English,what is its Russian and more familiar name?


29.Alphabetically,which Old Testament book comes first?


30.Which Belarussian female tennis player,winner of over 80 doubles titles, made her only Grand Slam Singles Final appearance in 1988 at the French Open,only to be beaten 6-0 6-0 in 32 mins by Steffi Graf?

Natalia Zvereva

31.Once used in anaesthesia,it has become a recreational and illegal drug in most parts of the world.With street names such as 'angel dust','supergrass' and 'killer weed',what is the scientific name for the drug most commonly known as 'PCP'?


32.Home to 9 National Parks and often referred to as 'the 'Heart of India',which central Indian state is the second largest in terms of area and has Bhopal as its capital?

Madhya Pradesh

33.Linking London Paddington station with Cornwall,the Night Riviera Sleeper Service is one of a few UK train services offering sleeping accomodation.Which Cornish town or city's station is the terminus for this train line?


34.When the fifth terrestrial TV channel in the UK,Channel 5,launched in 1997,the first programme to be aired was a soap opera based around the characters living in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.What was the show's name?

Family Affairs

35.Her surname is shared by a 1982 Italian football World Cup winner.Which Italian born nun who founded the 'Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus',became,in 1946,the first US citizen to be canonised as a saint?

Francis Xavier Cabrini

36.A feature,inparticular to Huntingdon's disease and Saint Vitus' Dance,what is the name of the involuntary ,jerky movements caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls muscular co-ordination?


37.Winning Peace Prize in 2001,who is the only Ghanaian Nobel Laureate?

Kofi Annan

38.What is the English title of the 1997 Italian film,that won 3 Academy Awards,including 'Best Actor' to Roberto Benigni for his portayal of a father who must employ his fertile imagination to help his family, during their internment in a Nazi concentration camp?

Life Is Beautiful

39.Largely responsible for 'The Book of Common Prayer',which 16th century Archbishop of Canterbury was responsible for annulling King Henry VIII's marraiges to Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn,as well as divorcing him from Anne of Cleves?

Thomas Cranmer

40.With a population around 75000,which Carribean Island has Roseau as its capital?