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'?


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?


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?


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'?


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


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


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?


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?


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


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?


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?


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'?


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)?


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?


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