Sunday, 21 August 2011
1.Originally called 'Lennox's Bridge',it was opened in 1851.Crossing the Yarra River,it has become an iconic part of Melbourne and inparticular a focal point for the 'Moomba' New Years Eve celebrations.After it was reconstructed in 1886,by John Grainger,it was renamed.By what 'royal sounding' name is this bridge now known?
2.In 2003,which large motor vehicle manufacturer became the sole parent company of Rolls Royce Motor Cars?
3.Hugely popular in Ireland,her 2008 album 'Love Tattoo' and 2010 follow-up 'Mayhem',both made number one in the Irish music charts.The latter also made the top 10 in the UK.Which Irish singer-songwriter,known for her rockabilly music style,won the 2009 Irish national music award 2009 Meteor Award in the category of 'Best Female' ?
4.In 1910,art critic Roger Fry coined which term,generally regarded as an art movement,to describe the more progressive forms of French painting in the late 19th century?
5.Taken from the latin word meaning 'the four ways',what word or term describes the four subjects,(astronomy,geometry,arithmetic and music),taught in medieval universities?
6.Similar symptoms to 'carpal tunnel syndrome,it occurs when the ulnar nerve is obstructed during its path along the outer edge of the elbow. This compression of the nerve often leads to a tingling or 'pins and needles' sensation in the little and ring fingers.What name is given to this condition?
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
7.Taken from the description in his 'History of Animals',the Aristotle lantern is a complex jaw apparatus found on which spiny,marine invertebrate?
8.The phenomenon was identified by the 20th century American philologist, Maurice Bloomfield.He noticed words that eliminated a syllable when two consecutive identical or similar syllables occured.Examples include the word February becoming 'febury' and 'probably' becoming 'probly'.by what '-ology' is this phenomenen known?
9.Ending as the result of an Act of Parliament,which UK institutions were the subject of the 'Binary Divide' between 1965-1992?
Polytechnics and Universities
10.A sea stack of red sandstone,it is perched on a plinth of igneous basalt rock and located close to Rackwick Bay, in the Orkney Islands.Popular with climbers and BASE jumpers,what is the name of this distinctive landmark,whose name derives from a William Daniell painting?
Old Man of Hoy