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?


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?


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'?


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?


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?


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


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?


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?


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'?


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?


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?


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?


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