Friday, 19 August 2011

Back Again



As promised..............





1.Located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View,California,what appropriate, numerical name is given to the corporate headquarters of the world's largest internet search engine?



Googleplex (Google being the search engine)


2.Mycology, is the branch of biology ,concerned with the study of which (generic) organisms?



Fungi


3.Commanded by Colonel Robert Clive,it saw a decisive victory for the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies,thus establishing Company rule in South Asia.During which 18th century conflict did the Battle of Plassey take place?



The Seven Years' War


4.Found in Christian churches,what name is given to the which small chest or cabinet, in which the consecrated hosts are kept?



Tabernacle


5.To date(August 2011),which is the only month of the year,NOT to be mentioned in the title of a UK top 40 single?



August


6.Running throught the Scandanavian peninsula,the Scandanavian mountains are located in several countries.Located in the county of Oppland,in which country is the highest peak found?



Norway


7.A natural organic compound,it is used as a food preservative.It has the chemical formula C6 H8 O2 and an 'E' number '200'.Which acid,first isolated from the unripe berries of the Rowan,takes its name from the tree's Latin name?



Sorbic Acid


8.In August 2011,the annual Pukkelpop music festival, was cancelled, after storms and high winds caused a stage to collapse,killing five people and injuring 71.The second largest,behind the Rock Werchter,in which European country is this festival held?



Belgium


9.Prior to Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko,who were the first pair of brothers to become World Heavyweight champions?



(Leon and Michael) Spinks


10.A British war artist,he later produced several portraits including 'Sir Winston Churchill' and 'Somerset Maughan'.Which 20th century artist is perhaps,most noted,for his large tapestry 'Christ In Majesty',which was created for Basil Spence's new Coventry Cathedral?



Graham Sutherland