Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Quiz 42

A little bit different tonight,I hope you don't mind.

I've been reviewing my questions of late and thought I might put together a compilation/'Best of' quiz.

Below is 50 questions from my earlier quizzes,from both Sunday and Thursday editions.I thought it may give you a test of your (and my) memory.


I addition I have made this into a 2-part PDF quiz,that you may want to use for your own interest, quiz nights, or as a friendly quiz match (before most British quiz seasons begin).If you would like a copy ,e-mail justquiz@hotmail.co.uk and I'll e-mail one back.


All back to normal on Thursday.If these compilations prove popular,I may add some periodically in addition to my normal quizzes.


OK,here's tonight's compilation.............

1.Which Anita Brookner novel won the 1984 Booker prize and subsequently adapted for television in 1986 where it was nominated for 9 BAFTA awards?



Hotel Du Lac


2.South Korea have won the Womens' Gold 'Team' medal in every Olympics since 1988, at which sport?



Archery


3.Sharing a name with a short lived 1980's soul/pop group, which cocktail consists of rum,Curacao liquer and lime juice?



Mai Tai


4.Which Physicist won the 1922 Nobel Prize for physics for 'his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them'?



Nils Bohr


5.Upper Hutt City,Lower Hutt City and Porirua are 3 of the 4 main urban areas of which Commonwealth capital ?



Wellington


6. Who was the only male tennis player to complete a career Grand Slam during the 1990s?



Andre Agassi


7.What is the name of Russia's largest internet search engine and also the worlds eighth largest? (In May 2010 it launched an English only version of the search engine)



Yandex


8.Which 80s US medical drama was set in St Eligius teaching hospital in Boston?



St Elsewhere


9.During which 19th Century conflict were the Battles of Manila Bay,Manzanillo and Mani-Mani fought?



Spanish-American War


10.Candice Bushell, author of 'Sex And the City' wrote another book that was turned into a TV series in the 2000's. What was its title



Lipstick Jungle


11.Which island territory, part of the Netherlands Antilles, has the capital Willemstad?



Curacao


12.It was one of the major British offensives mounted on the Western Front in 1915 during World War I. It marked the first time the British used poison gas during the war, and is also famous for the fact that it witnessed the first large-scale use of new army or 'Kitchener's Army' units. Name this battle?



Battle of Loos



13.'Sir John In Love' is an opera, first performed in 1929 and features a rendition of 'Greensleeves'. Who was its composer?



Ralph Vaughan Williams


14.Which Scottish castle is the home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'?



Glamis


15.In which Italian region will you find provinces including, Ancona,Macerata and Ascoli Piceno?



Marche


16.One of the first battles fought in the American War of Independance, it happened at the Siege of Boston and fought across much of the Charlestown Peninsula. Which battle?



Bunker Hill


17.What was the real name of the man known as the 'Birdman of Alcatraz'?



Robert Stroud


18.What Latin phrase meaning 'Great Work' is used by painters and authors to describe their best work?



Magnum Opus


19.It is a social networking site, where users can make purchases to buy virtual items. Owned by SK Communications, it is a phenomenon in South Korea where it is claimed 95% of 20 to 25 year olds belong. Also used in China and Vietnam what is the name of this site?



Cyworld


20.Which band have been nominated for a record 4 Mercury Music Prizes, but have never won?



Radiohead


21.Corfu,Kefalonia and Zakynthos all belong to which group of Greek Islands?



Ionian


22.Which American soap opera showed its final episode in September 2010, after a 54 year run?



As The World Turns


23.Zipf's Law is used within within which branch of mathematics?



Statistics


24.Made up of twelve car horns, it was created for use in his 'March of the Automobiles' ,which was composed in 1929, for the Cincinnati Automobile Show.What is the name of this musical instrument, created by the American composer, Henry Fillmore?



Klaxophone


25. She is most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Who was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?



Selma Lagerlof


26.Given city status in 1919 and home to two universities, which English city is home the only Jain temple in the West?



Leicester


27.The Sandinista National Liberation Front seized power in 1979 and ruled until 1990 in which country in the Americas?



Nicaragua


28.What was the name of the Headmaster of Salem House School in Charles Dickens' 'David Copperfield'?



Mr Creakle


29.Swiss businessman, social activist and Nobel Laureate is regarded as the main inspiration for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Convention?



Henri Dunant


30.Port Vila is the capital and largest city of which pacific island state?



Vanuatu


31.In terms of population , what is the largest city in the European Union, that is NOT a Capital city?



Hamburg


32.It is Britain's most valuable poetry prize and won in 2010 by Seamus Heaney for his collection 'Human Chain'. Established in 1991 and offering a £10,000 top prize. What is the name of this award?



Forward Poetry Prize


33.Which 17th century,English philosopher is noted for his work 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding' and considered a founding theorist of modern democracy?



John Locke


34.Created in the 1930s and the subject of a 1975 film, which pulp hero was Lester Dent best known for creating?



Doc Savage


35.With the exception of the Muschovy duck, from what duck do all domestic ducks descend?



Mallard


36.The Soyombo symbol is to be found on the flag of which Asian country?



Mongolia


37.It is the annual national pilgrimage of Ireland and held on the last Sunday of the month of July. Pilgrims climb Ireland's holiest mountain,Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, traditionally in their bare feet. It is held in honour of Saint Patrick with appoximately 20,000-30,000 pilgrims participating on the day. With a name sounding like an unpleasant smell what is this holy day called?



Reek Sunday (accept Garland Sunday)


38.Who is the only man to have won two 'Best Actor' Oscars in the 21st Century?



Sean Penn


39.The King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, take an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the company of women - This a very brief synopsis of which Shakespeare comedy?



Love's Labours Lost


40.Which author wrote the 'Magic Faraway Tree' series of childrens books?



Enid Blyton


41.In Canada and the USA , what name is given to a volume measurement of pulpwood and firewood -defined as 128 cubic feet (3.62m3)?



Cord


42.Which of TS Eliot's poems was recited by Colonel Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), shortly before his death, in the Vietnam film 'Apocalypse Now'?



The Hollow Men


43.She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus.What is the name of the Greek virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking?


Hestia


44.Situated in Auckland and used for both Rugby Union and Cricket, which is currently the largest stadium in terms of capacity in New Zealand?



Eden Park


45.Which of the cranial nerves is responsible for the transmission of the sense of smell?



Olfactory Nerve


46.Amancio Ortega Gaona, Spain's richest man, is the founder and current chairman of which corporation (one of the World's largest fashion groups)?



Indetix (Industria de Diseño Textil)


47.What surname links a Poet Laureate, an Oscar winner and an eponymous character portayed by Don Johnson in a 1990s TV show?



Bridges (Robert,Jeff and Nash respectively)


48.Which US state's three largest cities are Jackson,Gulfport and Hattiesburg?



Mississippi


49.In Greek it can be translated as 'wise-ist' or 'wise man'. What was the name of the group of Greek philosophers and teachers who taught predominately young statesman and noblemen, in return for payment, much to the condemnation of Plato ?



Sophists (Sophism)


50.Who was the last Frenchman to appear in the Wimbledon Mens Singles Final?



Cedric Pioline

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thursday Quiz 43

It's getting late,but here's the next 30.


Hope you enjoy.......




1.In Judaism,the Day of Atonement is known as Yom Kippur.By what is the Eve of Atonement known?



Kol Nidre


2.Prior to Byzantium (which became Constantinople),which Anatolian city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?



Nicomedia


3.A President of the European Central Bank,since 2003,which Frenchman's signature appears on the Euro banknotes?



Jean-Claude Trichet


4.In the boxing competition at the 2012 Olympic Games,there are 10 weight categories for men.Open to boxers weighing upto 49 kilograms,which is the lightest category?



Light Flyweight (accept Junior flyweight)


5.Released in July 2011,the Marvel comic superhero 'Captain America' was brought to the big screen.The title role was taken on by the actor who played 'The Human Torch' in the 2005 film,'The Fantastic Four' and its 2007 sequel.Sharing his name with a well known Radio 2 DJ,what is this actor's name?



Chris Evans


6.In terms of population,Which is the largest country,not to have won a Nobel Prize?



Indonesia


7.In 1973 the German football club Eintracht Braunschweig became the first major professional football club to have a sponsor displayed on their team's shirt.Which local alcoholic brand was advertised?



Jagermeister


8.In a recent advertisement campaign by the internet comparison site 'Go Compare',the opera singer Wynne Evans performs a spoof version of song.Written by George M. Cohan during World War I,it was popular with United States soldiers in both World Wars and has been used in several films since.What is the title of this patriotic song?



Over There


9.First awarded in 1999,which author became the UK's first 'Children's Laureate'?



Quentin Blake


10.In the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet,there are three family 'Houses' mentioned.The Montagues and Capulets are the best known,but which ruling 'House', is portrayed by the characters Prince Escalus,Count Paris and Mercutio?



House of Verona


11.In which Book of the Old Testament can the statement of reciprocal justice 'life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe' be found?



Exodus


12.Opening in 2004,the Millau viaduct became the world's tallest bridge, in terms of structural height.Running through the Cevennes mountain range in southern France,over which river does it stand?



River Tarn


13.Roughly translated as 'Overlord of the East',it is situated close to Russia's border with China and North Korea,on the Pacific Ocean.Home to the Russian Pacific Fleet,what is Russia's largest port city?



Vladivostock


14.In the Christian hierarchy of angels,as apporved by St Thomas Aquinas,which 'order' of angels is placed highest?



Seraphim


15.Sharing a name with a Clint Eastwood film,what term is given to a specially designed manual battering ram, used by British Police forces as an aid to gain entry to premises?



The Enforcer


16.Which children's fictional character,later appearing in a titular TV series,originally appeared in a series of books by the novelist Barbara Euphan Todd?



Worzel Gummidge


17.Winning for a record 15th time in the competition's history,which national football team won the 2011 South American Copa America?



Uruguay


18.In its early years,Howard Hughes was thought to have held around a quarter of the company's shares and from 1930,went on to become one of the largest United States commercial airlines.Which well known airline finally became defunct after a merger with American Airlines in 2001?



TWA (Trans World Airlines)


19.Awarded by the Wolf Foundation since 1978,the Wolf Prize is represented in six categories and seen by many, as the next most important series of global awards, after the Nobel Prizes.Which country is home to these awards?



Israel


20.In July 2011,Truon Tan Sang became President of which Asian country,suceeding Nguyen Minh Triet?



Vietnam


21.Although most of the world does not recognise it as an independent state,the Georgian state of South Ossetia is recognised Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.What is its capital city?



Tskhinvali


22.Originally a US restaurant chain,it has since spread around the world.Taking its name for an American slang term for womens' breasts,it is known for employing young attractive waiting staff in revealing outfits.With an 'appropriate' company logo in the design of an owl,what is the name of this chain?



Hooters


23.Which video game character links Swedish pop singer Neneh Cherry, American stuntwoman and Olympic gymnast Heidi Moneymaker and British actress Keeley Hawes?



Lara Croft (Neneh Cherry was originally an inspiration for the
character, Heidi Moneymaker made the motion-capture images from 2006 and Keeley Hawes provided the voice between 2006-2010)


24.Situated around 20 miles (32km) north of Disneyland Paris,in the departement of Oise,another globally known theme park is located.Inspired by the works of Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny,what is this theme park's name?



Parc Asterix


25.The national flag of which country, contains the most different colours of any European nation?



Croatia (7 colours used)


26.He is generally known by the name Bernardo O'Higgins,a surname he took in memory of his father.However,by what surname was the famous, 19th century, Chilean leader known, before his father's death,that he took from his Basque mother?



Riquelme


27.At approximately 2,181 miles in length,the Appalachian Trail, is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States.Having sections in 14 different states,it runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin.In which US state is Mount Katahdin located?



Maine


28.Discovered in 2004,it takes its name from the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth.What is the 4th largest of the 5 recognised dwarf planets in the solar system?



Haumea


29.Located in Alberta,the city became increasingly popular after oil became a significant industry in the 1940s.Since then it has hosted one of the biggest sports events in the world and was voted 'world's cleanest city',by Forbes magazine, in 2007.In terms of population,what is the third largest city in Canada?



Calgary


30.Starting its course in the Andes and finishing in the Maipo River,the Mapocho river divides which South American capital city in two?



Santiago

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Quiz 41

A quick thank-you to those who have recently reported how much they enjoy the blog/site.

It certainly makes my task more enjoyable,knowing that people are getting something out of this resource.


Anyway,here's the next batch.Have fun..............




1.The five extant species of which animal are prefixed with the descriptions,White,Black,Indian,Sumatran and Javan?



Rhinoceros


2.Fought on hilly terrain in north-eastern France between the German and French armies,it lasted from 21 February-18 December 1916 and resulted in around 300,000 fatalities.Which battle,named after the nearby city in the Meuse department was the longest of the First World War?



Battle of Verdun


3.Derived from the Greek name for the Etruscans,which sea is bounded by Corsica and Sardinia to the west,the Italian mainland to the east and Sicily to the south?



Tyrrhenian Sea


4.Set up in 1996,the Community of Portuguese Language Countries is an intergovernmental organisation to promote social,cultural and economic co-operation among lusophone nations, where Portuguese is an official language.Of the 8 official member states,which is the only one located in Asia?



East Timor


5.Playing for the football team,Fluminese, he was voted 'Best Player' in Brazil's top football league in 2009 and 2010.In 2011 he transferred to Chinese club, Guangzhou Evergrande for 26.5 million euros,making him the third highest paid player in the world after Messi and Ronaldo.What is the name of this 28 year old Argentine footballer,who has never (upto July 2011) played for his country?



Dario Conca


6.Following the end of its civil war in 1948,President President Jose Figueres Ferrer abolished the military,with a constitutional article, still in force today.Which Latin American country does this refer to?



Costa Rica


7.Which 'regal' stage name is used by the US rapper,singer and Academy award nominated actress Dana Elaine Owens?



Queen Latifah


8.On Earth,during the late Paleozoic and the early Mesozoic years,it has been hypothesised that there was once a single 'supercontinent',known as Pangaea.What was the name of the 'superocean' that surrounded it?



Panthalassa


9.The 1917 'October' or 'Bolshevik' Revolution was held in the Russian city,known today,as Saint Petersburg.By what name was it known at the time of the revolution?



Petrograd


10.One of the longest mountain ranges in the world,the 'Rockies' stretch for 3,000 miles (4,830 km) from the northenmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.What is the name of the highest peak in this range,named after a Colorado statesman?



Mt Elbert


11.Formed by water impounded by the Hoover Dam,which lake is the largest reservoir in the United States?



Lake Mead


12.As of 2011,which country heads the table for having most UNESCO World Heritage sites,with 47 of them?



Italy


13.In which Australian city,are the important institutions,the National Gallery,the National Library,the National Museum and the Royal Australian Mint,all located?



Canberra


14.Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott,which London power station is now used as the site of the Tate Modern Gallery?



Bankside


15.Held in Thailand in 2011,which country won the revitalised Snooker World Cup,beating Northern Ireland 4-2,in the final?



China


16.Serving as a Spanish Knight during the 1521 Battle of Pamplona,he he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery.He then bound himself to vows of chastity,obedience and poverty,following the example set by Francis of Assisi and in 1609 was beatified by Pope Paul V.Who,in1539,founded the Society of Jesus,also known as the Jesuits?



(Saint) Ignatius of Loyola


17.The Oracle Corporation is one of the largest computer companies in the world,with only Microsoft and IBM ahead in terms of software revenue.It's co-founder and CEO is the 5th richest man in the world and the 3rd richest in the US.What is his name?



Larry Ellison


18.Located about 11 km off the coast of French Guiana,the Salvation Islands (or Iles du Salut),are home to which notorious island,made famous,in part,by Henri Charriere?



Devil's Island (or Ile du diable)


19.With an atomic number of 74,which metal has the second highest melting point of all the chemical elements?



Tungsten


20.Following his acrimonious departure from the show 'Two and a Half Men', Charlie Sheen joined the production of a new TV comedy show in July 2011.Based on a 2003 film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson,what is the film and new show's title?



Anger Management


21.Which 18th century,Scottish explorer, is best remembered for being the first European to discover the River Niger,doing so just 3 weeks after escaping from Moorish captivity?



Mungo Park


22.Using the song'Refrain',performed by Lys Assia,which country,in 1956,became the inaugural winners of the Eurovison Song Contest



Switzerland


23.Creator of the 'Jack Reacher' series of books,author Jim Grant, won the novel of the year award at the 2011 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.By what pen name is he universally known?



Lee Child


24.An extremely popular piece of classical music,from which Prokofiev ballet,does the atmospheric 'Dance of the Knights' originate?



Romeo and Juliet


25.A former backing singer for the pop group 'Wham!',she went on to work with the Paul Weller led 'Style Council',where she later became Weller's wife.What is the name of the singer most noted for her 1985 UK smash hit,'See The Day',a song that was covered by Girls Aloud in 2005?



Dee C Lee


26.'Least Developed Country' (LDC) is a term given to a country which, according to the United Nations, exhibits the lowest indicators of socio-economic development.Many are in Africa and several are scattered around Asia and Oceania.Which country,(as of 2011),is the only 'member' from the Americas?



Haiti


27.Which Indian state is the smallest by area,4th smallest by population,but richest by Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?



Goa


28.Due for release in late 2011,the Phyllida Lloyd directed film 'The Iron Lady' portrays Margaret Thatcher in the days leading up to the start of the Falkands War.With Jim Broadbent playing the husband,Dennis,which Hollywood star has been cast to play the title role?



Meryl Streep


29.Consisting of two chambers,the Lagting and the Odelsting,it has 169 members.The 'Storting' is the national parliament of which country?



Norway


30.The most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to Buddhism,which site is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment?



Bodh (Buddh) Gaya


31.Which of Shakespeare's plays,is set in 14th century France and Italy and tells of the love affair (and eventual marriage) between Helen,the daughter of a poor physician and Bertram,the Count of Roussillon?



All's Well That Ends Well


32.A German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright,he struck up a productive friendship Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during his later years.Who is noted for creating the 1804 play 'William Tell',made into an opera by Rossini and the poem 'Ode To Joy',later used by Beethoven in his 9th symphony?



Friedrich Schiller


33.The 46th state to enter the union,it is part of the 'Bible Belt' and bordered by six other states.Home of the semi-autonomous Choctaw Nation district,which US state takes its name from the Choctaw translation,meaning 'red people'?



Oklahoma


34.The first Carlist War was a civil war fought in which European country between 1833-1839?



Spain


35.To the south,it is linked to the Black Sea by the narrow Strait of Kerch.Bounded by Ukraine to the north and Russia to the west,what is the shallowest sea in the world?



Sea of Azov


36.Diego Garcia,the largest land mass in the Chagos Archipelago,is now used soley as a military base for the US and UK.It is also the official capital of which British Overseas Territory?



British Indian Ocean Territory


37. Nyahbinghi, the Bobo Ashanti and the Twelve Tribes of Israel are prominent 'mansions',(equivalent of denomination or sect),used in which religion,that also uses the word 'Jah' to describe God?



Rastafari


38.Representing Luxembourg and riding for the 'Leopard Trek' team,what is the surname of the sibling professional cyclists,Andy and Frank,who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2011 Tour de France?



Schleck


39.Her Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'Beloved'tells the true story of the African-American slave, Margaret Garner.In 1988,it was adapted for a 1988 film,starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.Her other noted works include 'Song of Solomon' and 'The Bluest Eye'.Which African-American author was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature,the last American(to date),to do so?



Toni Morrison


40.Costing airlines millions of dollars in cancelled and diverted flights each year,this dry and dusty West African trade wind,blows south from the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea, between the end of November and the middle of March.Nicknamed 'the doctor',by locals,it has a cool temperature that brings relief to the oppressive heat.What is this wind's name?



Harmattan

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Thursday Quiz 42

It's a late night one!

Another 30 for you to get your teeth into.Enjoy!.............


1.Competing as a last minute replacement for the injured David Toms,who was the highest ranked Englishman at the 2011 Open Golf Championship,finishing in a respectable 9th place?



Simon Dyson


2.In mathematics,what number is associated with the term 'chiliad'?



1000 (One Thousand)


3.What 8 letter word can mean, a condition of very poor health or death resulting from a lack of protection from extreme weather,the empty space below a climber, usually referring to the distance that the climber could fall and the total amount of light allowed to fall on the sensor, during the taking of a photograph?



Exposure


4.The locations of its highest peaks,in which European country can the mountain ranges of 'High Tauern','Otzal Alps' and 'Stubai Alps' be found?



Austria


5.In the 1904/05 Mexican football season,the football team Pachuca AC became unique as none of their players were Mexican.Formed by a group of emigrant miners in 1901,from which EU country did all of their players originate?



United Kingdom (formed by Cornish miners)


6.Located on the Bight of Bonny,in the Atlantic Ocean,the islands of Annobon,Bioko and Corisco all belong to which West African nation?



Equatorial Guinea


7.Written by Anita Loos,it began as a series of short sketches published in Harper's 'Bazaar',known as the 'Lorelei' stories.Adapted for the big screen in 1928,it featured Ruth Taylor in the lead role.In 1953,this role was to become iconic for Marilyn Monroe.What is the name of this work?



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


8.The 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973,he was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party.Which statesman was executed in 1979 after being convicted of murdering a political opponent?



Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


9.Used as a medical term,if somebody is described as 'diaphoretic',what would they be doing excessively?



Sweating or Perspiring


10.The 1971 riot has been portrayed in the 1994 film 'Against The Wall',starring Kyle MacLachlan.In which notorious New York correctional facility in,did around 1,000 prisoners,complaining of poor living conditions,seize control of the prison,only for the riot to end with the loss of 39 lives, after Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered the state police to reclaim the prison?



Attica


11.Predominantly found inside Roman Catholic churches and commonly observed during the season of Lent,what name is given to the 14 pictures that depict the final events in the Passion of Christ?



Stations (or Way) of the Cross


12.Born in 1870 he was lauded as the heir to Tolstoy and Chekhov.Which Russian writer,whose works include 'The Village' and 'The Life of Arseniev',was the first Russian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature,doing so in 1923?



Ivan Bunin


13.Who was the only artist to appear on the 1984 UK charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' and its 1985 American counterpart, 'We Are The World'?



Bob Geldof


14.In Greek mythology,what were the names given to the tree nymphs,generally thought to have resided in oak trees?



Dryads (accept Hamadryads)


15.Co-starring James Fox and Mary Tyler-Moore and including the songs 'Baby Face' and 'Jazz Baby',in which 1967 film musical ,does Julie Andrews play a character,whose ambition is work for a wealthy businessman and then marry him?



Thoroughly Modern Millie


16.Also noted for his work on the Manhatten Project,which British physicist and Nobel Laureate is most famous for his discovery of the neutron?



James Chadwick


17.On which British island is Snaefell,the highest mountain and the only summit higher than 2,000 feet?



Isle of Man


18.In July 2011,which British swimmer won the World Championship 10km Open Water event,becoming,in the process, the first British athlete in any sport to confirm qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games?



Keri-Anne Payne


19.Named after a former US President,what is the state capital of Wisconsin?



Madison


20.Born in 1953,he was quoted by Pele as the 'best footballer,ever'.He spent much of his playing career at Brazilian side Flamengo,before going on to manage the Japanese national team,CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos.By what name is Brazilian legend and free kick specialist Arthur Antunes Coimbra,usually referred?



Zico


21.Bordered by Switzerland,which Italian region is home to the major tourist attractions,Lake Garda,Lake Como,La Scala opera house and the Monza Grand Prix motor racing circuit?



Lombardy


22.Which of the great ,ancient Greek tragedians, is reputed to have been killed by a tortoise that fell out of the sky, when dropped by an eagle?



Aeschylus


23.Popular in India,Pakistan and parts of South East Asia,what is the name of the tradition of chewing a betel leaf,containing various fillings,such as tobacco or Areca nut?



Paan


24.Although Roald Dahl began its writing,he would later disown the film.Which 1971 screenplay was completed and rewritten by David Seltzer after Dahl failed to meet deadlines?



Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory


25.Reported in July 2011,Governors Benigno Fitial and Eddie Calvo, stated that they have had serious talks, to potentially merge their US territories.Of which territories, are they Governors?



Guam and Northern Mariana Islands


26.Founded in 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish,(a former boyfriend of Tracey Emin),it was created to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art.It has since grown from 13 British artists to over 220 groups worldwide.Which outspoken art movement has protested at a number of galleries and awards ceremonies and has even had a candidate stand in the General Election of 2001?



Stuckism


27.The brother of a 19th/20th century poet,which British architect is most famous for the town planning and design of post World War II Greater London?



(Sir) Patrick Abercrombie


28.Inspiring a 1980s animated TV series and a 2000 film,it is the best selling and best known of its genre.Which game invented by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974, has sold around 20 million copies,but has received negative publicity,for alleged promotion of practices such as devil worship, witchcraft, suicide, and murder?



Dungeons and Dragons


29.Also the name of a brand of biscuit,which song was a UK top 40 hit for The Springfields in 1961,Tracey Ullman in 1983 and Kelly Clarkson in 2006?



Breakaway


30.Also noted for his role as David Fisher in the US TV series 'Six Feet Under',with which US TV vigilante serial killer and titular character, is actor Michael C Hall, most famously associated?



Dexter

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Quiz 40

Here are another 40 questions.Have fun............




1.In which pastime or hobby,thought to have originated in the Far East,are techniques including the Valley Fold,Mountain Fold,Pleat Fold and Blintz Fold',all used?



Origami


2.'Norsk Hydro' was a heavy water production plant,run by the Germans in World War II and later sabotaged by the Norwegian resistance movement and the allied forces.In which town,located in the county of Telemark,was this site located?



Rjukan


3.Sharing its name with one of the most common words in the English language,it is described as 'analysing the boundaries between rich and poor, between fine art and folk art and between subjectivity and objectivity'.Which postmodern,late 20th century art movement was founded by the artist and author of 'the Book of Boz', Julien Friedler?



Be Art


4.The 1952 film 'Limelight' is famous for the final musical number,where it pairs Charlie Chaplin and which other silent screen star,appearing on film together for the only time?



Buster Keaton


5.In the 2011 season,which is the only Formula One motor racing team to have a tobacco brand included in its title?



Ferrari (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro)


6.In the original 1980's TV show 'The A Team',Dirk Benedict played the role of 'Face' or 'The Faceman'.What was his character's real and full name?



Templeton Peck


7.Cancelled in 2011 due to protests from board members and former recipients,regarding Vladimir Putin's prize,what is the name of the prestigious German award which recognises four people or groups for their commitment to 'innovation and a pioneering spirit through political, economic, and cultural activities'?



Quadriga


8.English born,he later became influential in both the American and French Revolutions of the 18th century,which would become his downfall.Which philosopher,who died in poverty, created the major works 'The Rights of Man' and 'The Age of Reason'?



Thomas Paine


9.Which African nation's Premier football league includes the teams Berekum Arsenal,Berekum Chelsea,Hearts of Oak and King Faisal Babes?



Ghana


10.Winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture,he has been referred to as one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism.Who's major designs have included the gynamsium and swimming pool for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics,the Fuji Televison Building in Tokyo and city plans for Nigeria's capital city,Abuja?



Kenzo Tange


11.Held in Wales in 1991,which national team won the first Womens Rugby Union World Cup,beating England 19-6 in the final?



USA


12.With an atomic number of 86,which is the densest of the noble gases,under standard conditions?



Radon


13.The Confederate States of America was a government set up under President Jefferson Davis between 1861-1865 by 11 Southern slave states.In this period it had 3 cities serve as its capital.Montgomery in Alabama was the first,name either of the other two,both of which are found in the state of Virginia?



Richmond and Danville



14.Written in 1876,it is described as a fantastical 'nonsense' poem and Lewis Carroll's last great work.What is the title this work which explores the adventures of a bizarre crew of tradesmen, and one beaver, who set off to find the poem's eponymous creature?



The Hunting of the Snark


15.Commissioned by Edward James in 1937 ,after which Hollywood actress is the iconic Salvador Dali wooden and satin,lip-shaped sofa,named?



Mae West


16.On the Periodic Table,which element,in terms of atomic number,is the first to use two consonants as its chemical symbol?



Magnesium (Mg number 12)


17.Written by John Lempriere in 1788,it is reputed to have been used by Lord Sandwich when naming various Royal Navy Ships during the Napoleonic Wars, such as the HMS Orion, HMS Leander, and HMS Minotaur.Which dictionary has been a handbook for teachers, journalists, dramatists and poets for almost 200 years and aims to contain a full Account of all the Proper Names mentioned in mythology and classical history?



Bibliotheca Classica


18.Awarded every year since 1932,which Acadmey Award category has been won by films including 'The Man Who Planted Trees' in the 1980s,'Bunny' in the 1990s and, in 2011,The Lost Thing'?



Best Animated Short Film


19.Which city is the most northern capital of any EU member state?



Helsinki


20.'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is an American reality television series that premiered in 2007 and has led to several spin-off shows.It follows the daily lives of American socialite Kim Kardashian and her family.Who is her famous father-in-law,an Olympic Gold Medal winning athlete from the 1976 Games in Montreal,that also features in the show?



Bruce Jenner


21.In 2003 Thomas Bjorn dropped his final day lead of two shots with three holes to play,to lose the tournament by one shot.Which American golfer took advantage of Bjorn's bad luck, to became the first debutant to win the British Golf Open Championship since Tom Watson in 1975?



Ben Curtis


22.Best known as the author of the woodblock print series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji',it includes the internationally recognised 1820s print, 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'.What is the name of this 18th and 19th century figure, who is arguably Japan's most notable painter?



Katsushika Hokusai


23.Name two of the four countries that are located entirely south of the Tropic of Capricorn?



Uruguay,New Zealand,Lesotho,Swaziland


24.Of which European island group is Streymor the largest and most populous?



Faroe Islands


25.Since the break up of Sudan,in terms of area,Algeria has become the largest country in Africa.Which country is now second largest?



Democratic Republic of Congo


26.Standing on the Patapsco River,it has been the site of an 1812 Battle,an historic 1904 fire and a notable riot in 1968.Which is the largest city in the US state of Maryland?



Baltimore


27.Which Japanese martial art, developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs,is often translated in English as 'the Way of unifying life energy' or 'the Way of harmonious spirit'?



Aikido


28.Although selective breeding programs have since attempted (and failed) to re-create it,the 'Tarpan' became extinct in 1909,whilst residing in a Russian zoo.What type of animal was a Tarpan?



(Wild) Horse


29.What is the name of the superhero,played by Seth Rogan on film in January 2011 and has the alter-ego,Britt Reid?



The Green Hornet


30.Known as Spencerian script,it was developed in the mid 19th century and was the dominant form of formal handwriting in the United States during that period.Which company's logo,designed in 1885 by bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson is perhaps,its most famous example?



Coca Cola


31.Which character found in a well known British advertisement campaign between 1968-1984 has been played by six actors,including Gary Myers,Alf Joint,James Coombes and Alan Riley?



Milk Tray Man


32.One of the most notorious prisons in the world,Thailand's Bangkwang Jail is usually known by what colloquial name in the Western world?



Bangkok Hilton


33.What is the name of 53km tunnel,the longest railway tunnel in the world, that links the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido?




Seikan Tunnel


34.Based on the 2003 fantasy book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo,its voice over artists included Dustin Hoffman,Emma Watson,Matthew Broderick and Tracey Ullman.Which 2008 Warner Brothers produced, animated film, tells the story of a mouse and his relationship with the Princess Pea?



The Tale of Despereaux


35.After the four Gallilean moons,which moon,named after a Greek nymph and foster mother of Zeus, is the next largest in size?




Amalthea


36.Reaching number one in the UK singles chart in 2009 with the song 'Oopsie Daisy',he has since released three further top ten hits.What is the stage name of British rapper Jahmaal Noel Fyffe?



Chipmunk


37.Located in Grand Rapids,it was originally called Kent County Airport.Changing its name in 1999 to Gerald R Ford International Airport,(the area where the President grew up),in which US state can this airport be found?



Michigan


38.The half-brother politician, of which Asian President was assassinated by one of his bodyguards in July 2011?



Hamid Karzai


39.Thought to have led to the rapid growth of Oxford University,which 12th century king of England,banned English students from attending the University of Paris?



Henry II


40.Receiving several top awards ,including the 'Legion d´honneur', for her work during the French War in Indo-China ,which French nurse was dubbed by the French media,'l'ange de Dien Bien Phu' or 'the Angel of Dien Bien Phu'?



Genevieve de Galard

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Thursday Quiz 41

Here's your Thursday evening/night time batch.Enjoy!............







1.The largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest by water volume,Lake Volta is located entirley in which African country?



Ghana


2.Occurring twice each year in an area of New York,it is a phenomenon that shows the Sun appearing to be nestled perfectly between the skyscraper corridors,illuminating the north and south sides of the streets.Which term, first coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson,describes this event, after he compared its similarities with that of the solstice alignments on Salisbury Plain?



Manhattenhenge


3.Although he is noted for his double 'Best Actor' Academy award wins during the 1990s,for which 1988 film,heavily inspired by the 1987 Italian film 'Da grande', did Tom Hanks receive his first Academy award nomination?



Big


4.Revived in July 2011 in Thailand,the Snooker World Cup was played for the first time since 2001.Which country won the 2001 tournament,beating Ireland 6-2 in the final?



Scotland


5.In a well known 1952 childrens book,'Charlotte's Web',four descriptions are woven in the web in order to save Wilbur the pig.'Some Pig' and 'Radiant' are two descriptions,name one of the other two?



Terrific or Humble


6.According to Greek mythology,it involved diverting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus.Which was the only one of Heracles' '12 Labours' that did not involve killing or capturing something or someone?



Cleansing of the Augean Stables


7.Based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry,what is the name of the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci,that depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square?



Vitruvian Man (sometimes called the Canon of Proportions)


8.Which three word song title provided top 10 UK hit singles for Blancmange in 1984,Madonna in 2000 and Avril Lavigne in 2004?



Don't Tell Me


9.Born with the name Mercurius,he became Pope in 533AD.He became noted as the first Pope to change his name on elevation, as 'Mercury' was the name of a Roman god.What name did he choose,a name that has since been used by many future Popes?



John (II)


10.The first of which useful structure,is generally considered to have been designed by Holabird and Roche and built in 1918, in the West Loop area of downtown Chicago?



Multi-Storey Car Park


11.Which Madonna single,released in the 21st century,was the first Madonna track released on 'i-Tunes' and also holds a place in the Guiness Book of Records for becoming the only single to make it to number one in forty-five different countries?



Hung Up


12.World famous for its cheese,Gorgonzola has a station on which Italian city's underground metro system?



Milan


13.Produced since 1964 by the American food company, Frito-Lay,which world famous snack brand, takes its name from the Spanish for 'little golden'?



Doritos


14.Located in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate,it is near the German border with Luxembourg and built on the banks of the Moselle River.Also the birthplace of Karl Marx,which is the oldest city in Germany?



Trier



15.Which British overseas territory,with a population of around just 50 people,has its capital at Adamstown?



Pitcairn Island


16.Planned for Allied invasion on November 1 1945,Operation 'Downfall' was never carried out.Which country was the intended target of the operation?



Japan


17.Which 9th century King of Wessex,had four of his five sons,including Alfred the Great,succeed him to the throne?



Ethelwulf (Aethelwulf)


18.Particularly well known for a 1961 event,what is the English name of the inlet of the Gulf of Cazones on the southern coast of Cuba,which is known in Spanish as 'Bahia de Cochinos'?



Bay of Pigs


19.Completing his challenge in July 2011, the former Wales rugby international,Richard Parks became the first person to reach the seven continental summits and both Poles in the same year.With a sports related reference,how is this challenge usually known?



Explorers Grand Slam


20.Sharing its name with a European country,what was the name of the cruise ship,which sank in the River Volga in July 2011,killing over 80 people?



Bulgaria


21.How many different US Presidents served in office during the reign of the British Queen Victoria?



17 (Seventeen as Grover Cleveland served twice)


22.Sharing its name with a street in London's financial district,it has been used in many films and TV shows.Which iconic San Francisco street and tourist attraction is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns?



Lombard Street



23.On July 12 2011,Neptune 'celebrated' its first birthday, after reaching its first Neptunian year since discovery in the 19th century.To the nearest whole number,how many Earth years make up a Neptunian year?



165 years (164.79)


24.With a name resembling an Italian football team,its Greek counterpart is Hebe.Who was the Roman Goddess of youth?



Juventas


25.Teaming up with Emery Roth and Sons,which prolific Japanese architect,born in 1912, is credited with the design of the World Trade Centre Towers 1 and 2,which were destroyed by the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001?



Minoru Yamasaki


26.Which Asian city connects a 1907 poem by Rudyard Kipling ,a 2001 song by Robbie Williams,a 2005 sequel to 'Dogville' directed by Lars Von Trier and a Las Vegas casino?



Mandalay


27.Known primarily for an 1855 epic poem,he was also the first American to translate Dantes 'Divine Comedy'.Which noted 'fireside' poet also created major works such as 'Evangaline','The Golden Legend' and 'Kavanagh:A Tale'?



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


28.According to Forbes Magazine,which (NFL) American Football Team are rated as the USA's most valuable?



Dallas Cowboys


29.Globally successful,this British non-traditional dance troupe uses the body and everyday objects to create a physical and percussive performance.Founded in 1981 by the members of the street band 'Pookiesnackenburger' and the theatre group 'Cliff Hanger' ,how are this group now known?




Stomp


30.Initiated by the cult leader Jim Jones,the 'Jonestown massacre' of 1978,was a notorious mass suicide that followed the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan and four others, by cult members at a nearby Port Kaituma airstrip.In which South American country did it occur?



Guyana

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday Quiz 39

Here's the next Sunday installment.

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




1.Also the name of a basque city,it could be considered appropriate, (especially in 2012), from a British point of view.Which saint is the patron saint of athletes?



St Sebastian


2.In which Book of the Old Testament does Moses receive the 'Ten Commandments'?



Exodus


3.In July 2011, 'Atlantis',became the last launch in the space shuttle programme.What was the name of the first shuttle to make an official operational flight in 1982?



Colombia


4.Historically used to refer to many species of the wolf genus of mammals, today it usually refers to three species.What specific animal name follows the 'Black-backed'and the 'Side-striped' of sub-Saharan Africa, and the 'Golden' of North Africa and south-central Eurasia?



Jackal


5.The first living artist to achieve two top five UK hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart, simultaneously since The Beatles, in 1964,she has also won numerous awards and accolades across the globe.What is the surname of the musical artist, usually known by her mononym 'Adele'?



Adkins


6.Since its inception in 1963,which country has dominated the Netball World Championships,winning 10 of the 13 competitions?



Australia


7.In terms of population,which is the smallest country to border the Caspian Sea?



Turkmenistan


8.Formed in a similar way to a court's jury, what name is given to the form of government in which the state is governed by randomly selected decision makers who have been selected,by lot, from a pool of eligible citizens?



Demarchy (accept lottocracy)


9.If Japan and Bangladesh have red circles and Palau has a yellow circle,what colour circle appears on the flag of Laos?



White


10.Which actor links a Prefab Sprout album of 1985,the British artist and film director whose work includes 'Hunger' and Dr Gregory House's pet rat?



Steve McQueen


11.In 2008, the Dutch government decided what facility would no longer be allowed within a radius of 250 metres of schools?



(Cannibis) Coffeeshops


12.It has been descibed as having the smallest economy of any country in the world.With its capital as Nukunonu ,what is the name of the territory of New Zealand that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined population of approximately 1,400?



Tokelau


13.In the Botticelli painting 'The Adoration of the Magi',which influential family is depicted as the magi?



Medici


14.Mandated by the 18th Amendment to the American Constitution,which US President was responsible for 'Prohibition' in the United States?



Woodrow Wilson


15.Best known outside of France,what familiar statue is recreated,in Paris, at both the Ile aux Cygnes on the Seine and in the Luxembourg Garden?



Statue of Liberty


16.As well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines,which automotive company is the world's largest producer of motorcyles?



Honda


17.Similar to a shelf bracket,in architecture,what name is given to a projection of stone or timber,jutting out from a wall to support weight?



Corbel


18.Gary Kikaya is the fastest non-American athlete in history to run over the distance of 400 metres,recording a time of 44.10 in 2006.Which African country does he represent?



Democratic Republic of Congo


19.In Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' series of films released in 2003 and 2004,which veteran actor,best known for his role in a 1970s US TV series, plays the character 'Bill'?



David Carradine


20.A Chinese-American architect,he is a winner of a wide variety of awards,including the AIA Gold Medal and Pritzker Prize.Who is noted for his works that include the Hancock Tower in Boston,the Mile High Centre in Denver and the iconic glass pyramid at the louvre?



Ieoh Ming pei


21.Nicknamed the Soca Warriors,which country holds the record of being the smallest nation, by population, to have qualified for the Football World Cup Finals?



Trinidad and Tobago


22.Graham Greene,Malcolm X and John Hinkley jr were all reported to have tried which extremely dangerous activity,which killed blues musician Johnny Ace in 1954?



Russian Roulette


23.Which of the sexes of duck, is the only one that that 'quacks'?



Female


24.In the 1960 film,who is the only member of the 'Magnificent Seven' to have won a 'Best Actor' Academy Award?



Yul Brynner


25.A Russian painter, and art theorist,he is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works,with one of his most famous pieces being 'Composition VII '.What is the name of the artist,who along with with August Macke and Franz Marc,went on to form a new group 'The Blue Rider' (Der Blaue Reiter) in the early part of the 20th century?



Wassily Kandinsky


26.Featuring in Act 3, the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for which of his operas?



The Tale of Tsar Saltan


27.Written in 2001, the book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is a supplement to which series of novels?



Harry Potter


28.Although permitted in times of war,which European country abolished its army in 1868 because it was deemed too costly (and remains without an army to this day)?



Liechtenstein


29.Won in 2011 by the Dallas Mavericks,after which former US National Basketball Association commissioner,is the trophy awarded to the team that wins the NBA Finals?



Larry O'Brien


30.In 1914, Vincenzo Peruggia, was famously sentenced to one year and 15 days in prison for stealing which item?



Mona Lisa


31.Featuring American guitarist Ry Cooder,they received an Academy Award nomination in 1999 for 'Best Documentary'.What name is given to the group that includes,amongst others, the Cuban musicians Juan de Marcos González ,Manuel Mirabal,Barbarito Torres and Eliades Ochoa?



Buena Vista Social Club


32.Considered 'the first original English prose pornography',it became one of the most banned books in history.The erotic novel,'Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure,popularly known as 'Fanny Hill', was written by which English author who created it whilst in prison?



John Cleland


33.Competing with Jacques Heim to produce the 'world's smallest swimsuit',which French automobile engineer is credited for inventing the bikini in 1946?



Louis Reard


34.Winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1927,which French philosopher and critic of Kant,was noted for his major works 'Time and Free Will','Matter and Memory' and 'Creative Evolution'?



Henri Bergson


35.The 'Tennis Girl' photograph is particularly famous in the United Kingdom.It shows a young woman, from behind, walking towards the net of a tennis court with a tennis racquet in her right hand and with her left hand, lifting her tennis dress, showing she is not wearing any underwear.Selling around 2 million copies,what was the name of the photographer?



Martin Elliott


36.What was the name of the framework of hoops,or hooped petticoat ,that was used between the 15th and 17th centuries,extending the skirts of a womens dress?



Farthingale


37.What links a type of butterfly,a department of Honduras,a diagrammatic representation of a series of games played in a tournament and an address to a person not present?



All Punctuation Marks (Comma,Colon,Bracket,Apostrophe)


38.In July 2011 former US First Lady, Betty Ford,died aged 93.Passing away 4 years prior,who was the previous former US First Lady to have died?



Claudia 'Ladybird' Johnson


39.In July 2011,South Sudan became an independent state.Who became its first elected President?



Salva Kiir Mayardit


40.Made in 1983, in which of the 'Dirty Harry' series of films does Clint Eastwood speak the iconic line 'Go ahead,make my day'?



Sudden Impact

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Thursday Quiz 40

Back after a week off!

Thanks for your patience this week.After I lost my questions,I decided to take a couple of days off.However I'm back now,so hope you continue to enjoy the questions.



Here we have the next batch............



1.With a daily circulation of over 2,200,000 the popular newspaper 'The Chosun Ilbo' and its leading news website 'Chosun.com', are both based in which Asian country?



South Korea


2.Who was the last professional male golfer to win more than one 'Major' championship in the same year?



Padraig Harrington (The Open and USPGA in 2008)


3.What surname links the writers;Philip,who wrote 'American Pastoral' in 1997,Jospeh,creator of 'Radetzky March' in 1932 and Henry,the writer of the noted Jewish-American work,'Call It Sleep' in 1934?



Roth


4.What is the name of the South African Olympic swimmer who married Prince Albert II of Monaco in July 2011?



Charlene Wittstock


5.Winning 10 Grand Slam titles between 2002-2010(so far),in both Women's and Mixed Doubles,Cara Black is one of the world's best doubles players.What is her nationality?



Zimbabwean



6.Selling around 7 million copies worldwide,what was the all-time best selling game for the iconic 'Atari(2600)' console?



Pac-Man


7.She began writing it around 1803 and is thought to have abandoned it after her father's death in January 1805.Having only 5 chapters,what is the 'family' title of the unfinished novel by Jane Austen?



The Watsons


8.Suite 212 of which well known hotel in London, was ceded by the United Kingdom to Yugoslavia on June 17, 1945 to allow Crown Prince Alexander, whose parents were in exile, to be born on Yugoslav soil?



Claridges


9.He was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, along the meridian arc from the south of India extending north to Nepal.Which famous geographical feature is named after the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843?



Mount Everest (After George Everest)


10.Appointed to the Prime Ministerial post by President Francois Mitterrand in May 1991,she soon became strongly unpopular among the electorate and had to leave office after less than one year, following the Socialists' poor showing in 1992's regional elections.What is the name of the first and so far only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France?



Edith Cresson


11.Replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the aftermath of his sexual assault legal case,who in July 2011,became the first woman to ever head the International Monetary Fund?



Christine Lagarde


12.Thought to have first appeared during the reign of Ivan The Terrible,some notable examples include St Basil's Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Annunciation,both of which are located in Moscow.They both have a distinctively shaped dome,with more predominantly found in Russia and Bavaria.After which vegetable are the architectural domes of these buildings generally known?



Onion Domes


13.In July 2011 Yuri Ogorodonik was sacked as the coach of which country's track and field squad, after eight athletes were suspended within a week for failing doping tests?



India


14.For 34 years the CN Tower in Toronto was the world's tallest free standing structure.Named after the railway company that built it in 1976,what does the abbreviation 'CN' stand for?



Canadian National


15.The Greater Antilles,located in the Carribean Sea,contains Puerto Rico,Hispaniola,Cuba and which other island nation?



Jamaica


16.The band's guitarist is Peter Buck,bassist Mike Mills and original drummer Bill Berry,who left in 1997.Which band,one of the world's most successful,released their first studio album,'Murmur' in 1983 and their most recent, 15th studio album 'Collapse Into Now' in 2011?



REM


17.The coat of arms of which Eastern European country consists of an armour-clad knight on horseback holding a sword and shield,known as a 'Vytis'?



Lithuania


18.In human anatomy,what ailment or injury can be anterior,posterior or inferior?



Dislocation (eg Shoulder)


19.First won by Julie Goodwin, a 38 year old I.T. office manager,which global TV franchise holds the record as the most watched TV programme in Australia,outside of sporting events?



Masterchef (Australia)


20.If one end of the Chiltern Hills is in Oxfordshire,in which English county,located 47 miles away,is the other end?



Hertfordshire


21.Founded under George III,which English painter became the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768?



(Sir) Joshua Reynolds


22.According to Forbes' magazine,two women shared first place in the category of 'highest paid actress' in 2010.One was Sarah Jessica Parker,largely for her role in the 'Sex In the City' sequel.Who is the other,whose biggest films of 2010 included 'Salt' and 'The Tourist'?



Angelina Jolie


23.What is the name of the archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy,that includes such islands as Ponza,Palmarola, Zannone, and Gavi?



Pontine Islands


24.Located in the Taebaek Mountains region, it is the most famous winter sports centre of South Korea and home to a number of well known Buddhist temples.Decided in July 2011,what will be the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games?



Pyeongchang


25.Attending as a 'Rhodes Scholar',who is the only US President to have attended the University of Oxford as a student?



Bill Clinton


26.Serving between 1861 and 1865 who served as the 15th Vice-President of the United States,serving under Abraham Lincoln and preceeding Andrew Johnson?



Hannibal Hamlin


27.Previously it was home to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.Since 2004,which member of the British Royal family has an official residence at Royal Lodge in Windsor?



Prince Andrew (Duke of York)


28.Appearing in five full-length feature films whilst alive, plus a sixth using archival footage, after his death,which actor holds an amazing record of having all six of his films nominated for Academy Awards?



John Cazale


29.Although it was named the 'Plymouth Brethren',in which city, outside of England, was this Christian movement actually founded, by the Reverend John Nelson Darby in 1827 ?



Dublin


30.With Mazovian being the largest,which European country is split into 16 Provinces known as 'Voivodeships'?



Poland

Friday, 1 July 2011

FYI

Hello, for some reason,the questions I started writing for this Sunday's Quiz,
have been wiped from my computer.Not sure how,but unfortunately it means I won't have a quiz on here for Sunday 3rd July.I will however be back on Thursday 7th July.

I hope you enjoy the other quizzes in meantime.

Many Thanks
Paul