Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thursday Quiz 37

On nice and early today.Hope you like the set........

1.Named after Lord George Gordon,President of the Protestant Association,in which English city did the 1780, anti-catholic, 'Gordon riots' occur,resulting in around 500 protestors being wounded or killed by the army, in their effort to dispurse the crowd?


2.Despite at appearing in 17 summer and winter games,which is the only South American country, (and not territory), that has never won any Olympic medals?


3.In Greek and Roman mythology,what name is given to the happy fields,usually on the borders of the Underworld,where the good and virtuous remain in perfect happiness after death?

Elysium (or Elysian Fields)

4.Having accommodation for 28 people and costing around at US$53,000 a day to rent,Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands,is entirely owned by which billionaire businessman?

Richard Branson

5.Critically acclaimed globally for their 1998 album 'Moon Safari and their 2000 film score for 'The Virgin Suicides',by what name are the French electronic pop duo consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-BenoƮt Dunckel known?


6.Located on Oahu,the state capital and largest city of Hawaii is Honolulu.However,what is the largest town,by population, on Hawaii island itself?


7. In 1993 Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond received media coverage for the award of the 'Anti-Turner Prize'.They offered £40,000 to be given to the 'worst artist in Britain', voted from the real Turner Prize's short-list.Also infamous for burning £1million of their own money,from which 1990s pop/dance group were they leading members?

KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front)

8.Producing the rock and pop bands,Alphabeat,The Raveonettes and Aqua,which country also host the annual Rokslide music festival,one of the most popular in Europe?


9.Which American comedian, actor and musician provides the voice for the 'Kung Fu Panda',in the Dreamworks Animations films of the same name?

Jack Black

10.In which religion are the terms Talmud and Gemara used to describe a record of discussions, pertaining to laws,ethics and philosophies?


11.Known as the 'Furies' in Roman mythology, they are depicted by carrying torches and covered with snakes.The spirits of vengence,'Alecto','Megaera' and 'Tisiphone' are collectively known by what name in Greek mythology?


12.Named after one of the British Isles,what name is used to describe the, usually sleeveless shirt worn by Australian rules football players?


13.Which globally recognised charity,was formed following a publication of Peter Benenson's article, 'The Forgotten Prisoners', in The Observer newspaper, in May 1961?

Amnesty International

14.In 1938,Mustafa Ismet Inonuhe became his country's second ever president.His presidency lasted throughout the Second World War and was given the official title of 'National Chief'.Although notable himself,who was his more famous predecessor?

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1st President of Turkey)

15.Between 1899-1935,Sir Arthur Evans,a British archaeologist excavated the city of Knossos on the island of Crete.By doing so,he developed the concept of which ancient civilisation?


16.A group of Russian Army officers,they attempted a coup against Tsar Nicholas I in 1825.Later they became regarded as martyrs and founders of the 19th century Russian revolutionary.Named after a month of the year,by what name are this group remembered?


17.The third longest in the world,which Australian mountain range is home to the country's highest mainland mountain,Mount Kosciuszko?

Great Dividing Range

18.Prominent during the Wars of the League of Augsburg and the War of Spanish Succession,what name was given to the privateers that were licensed by governments to prey upon enemy shipping vessels in the English Channel and the Atlantic?


19.Recording a number one single in the UK and across Europe and number two in the US with her 1983/4 protest song,what is the stage name of German pop star Gabriele Susanne Kerner?

Nena (99 Red Balloons/Luftballons)

20.Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has been Prime Minister of which country since 1971,making him the longest-serving unelected Prime Minister in the world?


21.Discovered at the GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research,the chemical element with the atomic number 110 is named after which German city?

Darmstadt (Darmstadtium)

22.With his brother St Methodius,which 9th century saint and Christian missionary, is particularly noted for travelling to Moravia where he translated scripture to Slavonic and introduced a new,Greek based alphabet?

St Cyril

23.A unit of volume used in Australia for water,what literal measurement is equivalent to 500 gigalitres?

A Sydney Harbour (or Sydharb)

24.Literally meaning 'the guilded one',which Spanish name,later associated with a mythical city,was given to the legendary and powerful Muisca tribal chief who had his body coated in gold dust?

El Dorado

25.Named after the Scottish surgeon that first described it,what is the name of the medical condition that involves paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face,caused by the dysfunction of cranial nerve 7?

Bell's Palsy

26.A successful businesswoman and political activist in her own right,by what nickname was the wife of US President Lyndon B Johnson,generally known,although she was born with the first name Claudia?


27.With the modern site,almost entirely created by Italy during the 1930s,which city serves as the capital of Eritrea?


28.Played between the 1996/97 and 2009/10 seasons,which Belgian football club holds the record for most consecutive (14) participations in the UEFA Cup/Europa League?

Club Brugge

29.Which one of Alexandre Dumas' 'Three Musketeers' is the oldest by some years and seen as the group 'father figure'?


30.Winning the Academy Award for 'Best Picture',it beat off competition from 'Citizen Kane','The Maltese Falcon' and 'Suspicion'.What was the name of the 1941 John Ford film,starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara,that tells the story of the Morgans, a close, hard-working Welsh family at the turn of the 20th century?

How Green Was My Valley