Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday Quiz 38

Left it a little late as I was watching Beyonce at Glastonbury on the TV.

Hope you enjoy this batch............




1.Lulz Security (or Lulz Sec),was a group that has made several high profile attacks on corporations and government agencies.Disbanding in 2011,what was their main method of attack?



Computer Hacking


2.Directed by Terence Mallick and starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt,what is the title of the Palme d'Or winning film at the 2011 Cannes film Festival?



The Tree Of Life


3.Making their living as rice cultivators,traders and seafarers,the Bugi people represent the largest ethnic group, on which of Indonesia's large islands,particularly around Lake Tempe?



Sulawesi


4.It's monuments have earned it a place in UNESCO's World Heritage sites,which city was the capital of the Vietnamese Empire until 1945?



Hue


5. With a series of novels entitled 'Les Rougon-Maacquart',he was a major contributor to the literary school of naturalism.Which 19th century French author was equally renowned for his influence in the exoneration of Alfred Dreyfus,encapuslated in his open letter entitled 'J'accuse'?



Emile Zola


6.Which Scottish novelist and physician,wrote works including 'The Keys of the Kingdom' and 'The Citadel' and had the television series 'Dr Finlay's Casebook',based on his stories?



AJ Cronin


7.What was the name of the French Admiral who was in charge of the defeated French fleet at the battle of Trafalgar?



Pierre Villeneuve


8.Although generally known by his stage name,which R&B music star and Academy Award Winning actor has the real name,Eric Bishop?



Jamie Foxx


9.First recorded at Eton School in 1825,which handball game,played by 2 or 4 players,is derived from the French game 'jeu de paume'?



Fives


10.The Turkish professional football club,Bucaspor,is currently the only top-tier team from which city,Turkey's third largest by population?



Izmir


11.Holding an annual exhibition for ten years in the late 19th entury,what name was given to the group of Belgian painters, designers and sculptors, formed in 1883 by the Brussels lawyer, publisher, and entrepreneur Octave Maus?



Les Vingt


12.Named after the neuro-surgeon who first described it,what is the name of the hormone disorder caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood,causing rapid weight gain and associated with the consumption of certain steroids?



Cushing's Syndrome


13.In 2000,the Dutch rock festival,'Pinkpop',was the first major public event to provide what resource for women?



Female Urinals


14.Which 1980s American series starred Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner as divorced housewife Amanda King and top-level 'Agency' operative Lee Stetson, who begin a strange association, after encountering one another in a train station?



Scarecrow and Mrs king


15.Which of Shakespeare's plays tells the story of a wealthy and generous Athenian,who wastefully gives away all of his money and eventually ends up living in a cave in the wilderness,where he finds an underground trove of gold?



Timon of Athens


16.Also known as John Clayton or Lord Greystoke,he is usually known by his 'ape name' of Tarzan.What does Tarzan mean in English?



White Skinned


17.Which is the only African nation that has appeared in all six Womens World Cup Finals tournaments?



Nigeria


18.Until 1997 whilst under British rule,what was the major city and generally regarded capital of Hong Kong?



Victoria


19.Named after the University where it was invented,which early device ,used for storing electric charge,was a glass jar coated inside and outside with metal foils,with a rod electrode projecting through the mouth of the jar?



Leydan Jar


20.Handling nearly all of the country's trade,which city is the capital of Mauritius?



Port Louis


21.Thought to be a key influence of a major 20th century revolution,who devised the series of ideologies known as the 'April Theses'?



Vladimir Lenin


22.Opposite to the zenith,what is the name of the point on a celestial sphere,immediately below the observer ,therefore unobservable?



Nadir


23.Which Italian luxury car company,founded in Bologna in 1914,but now owned by Fiat,has the current models,'Quattroporte' 'GranTurismo' and 'GranCabrio'?



Maserati


24.Which animal native to Africa is often,colloquially known as the 'ant bear'?



Aardvark


25.Which Carribean country is home to the House of Angostura, famous for the production of the (usually) drink flavouring ,'angostura bitters', invented by the company's founder?



Trinidad and Tobago


26.Created between 1920-1939 and located in Poland,by what name is the Free City of Danzig now known?



Gdansk


27.Held in great respect in ancient times and obtaining its name from a legend in the 'Letter of Aristeas',what is the name of the historic Greek translation of the Old Testament adopted by Christians?



Septuagint


28.In 1978 Emilio Marcos Palma made history be becoming the first recorded baby to be born in which location?



Antarctica


29.According to the sport's regulations,all Speedway motorcycles must only use which specific substance for fuel?



Methanol


30.What is the English name of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series,that is known as 'Le Pacha' in France,'Kocia Ferajna' in Poland and 'Turpi Urfi' in Hungary?



Top Cat (known as Boss Cat in the UK only)


31.Including the example 'blessed are the meek;for they shall inherit the earth',how are the eight blessings in Matthew's Gospel and four blessings in Luke's Gospel,collectively referred?



Beatitudes


32.Which Asian capital city is the nearest antipodean capital to Bogota in Colombia?



Jakarta (Indonesia)


33.What was the title of Sue Townsend's fifth book in the Adrian Mole series,written in 1999 and focuses on Adrian,aged 30, working as a chef in a top Soho restaurant?



(Adrian Mole:) The Cappuccino Years


34.Who was the first US President of the 20th century?



William McKinley


35.Occurring when the Moon is in its 1st and 3rd quarters,what is the name of the especially small tidal range, that is produced by the tidal forces of the Sun and Moon acting in opposition?



Neap Tide


36.His country's longest serving Prime Minister,which Australian statesman was responsible for sending Australian troops to the Korean War in 1950?



Robert Menzies


37.Although its citizens are classed as New Zealanders,it is self governed.Which island in the South Pacific is known as the Rock of Polynesia and has Alofi as its capital?



Niue


38.In June 2011,which historic Argentine football club were relegated from the top division for the first time in their 110 year history?



River Plate


39.Only two directors have won back-to-back 'Best Director' Academy Awards.John Ford was the first,but who was the second,claiming the prize for his 1949 and 1950 films?



Joseph L Mankiewicz


40.Named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery,what is the name of the genus of bacteria,normally associated as a type of food poisoning?



Listeria