Saturday, 20 August 2011
1.Born in to a wealthy and well connected family in 1901,who became the chairman of the newspaper giant 'Mirror Group Newspapers' in 1951 and later,became chairman of the International Publishing Corporation between 1963-68?
Cecil Harmsworth King
2.A 1981 film,it features George C Scott and follows a group of military school students, who decide to take over their school in order to save it from closing.The film is notable as it saw Tom Cruise appear in only his second film role and Sean Penn in his first.What is the title of this film,which takes its name from the famous musical piece, played in the U.S. military, during flag ceremonies?
3.Which city serves as the capital of Montenegro?
4.A Norwegian explorer and scientist,he is remembered for his 1895 attempt to get to the North Pole,by letting his ship,'The Fram',get frozen into the ice,north of Siberia and then drift towards Greenland.What is the name of this man,who also received the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize for his Russian relief work?
5.Located in Baffin Bay,it is one of the larger members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and is also Canada's 6th largest island.Its most notable presence is that of the Haughton impact crater.Named after an English county,what is claimed to be the world's largest uninhabited island?
6.Likened to football's UEFA Champions League,the Heineken Cup is a European rugby tournament that started in 1996.Since then,which team have been most successful,by winning the tournament four times and beaten finalists twice?
7.Originally a money lender,who was appointed Lord Mayor of London in 1397,by Richard II,a position he held on a record equalling four occasions?
Richard 'Dick' Whittington
8.A myth taken from Hesiod's 'Works and Days','Pandora's Box' is said to have contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora opened the jar, all its contents except for one 'item' were released into the world.What 'item' was left at the bottom of the box?
9.Although received moderately at the box office,it went on to be a hugely successful cult film. Which 1982,Ridley Scott film,is set in a futuristic Los Angeles society and is based on the novel, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' by Philip K. Dick?
10.One of the largest English festivals of its kind,it attracts over a million visitors every year.Which South of England Air Festival,made headlines in August 2011,when one of the pilots of the 'RAF Red Arrows' display team was killed in a plane crash?
Bournemouth Air Festival