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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?