Tuesday, 16 August 2011

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1.Released in 1988 and featuring on the 'Rattle and Hum' album,which song became the first UK number one for U2?


2.Which 17th century conflict is often divided into the four phases-The Bohemian Revolt, the Danish intervention, the Swedish intervention and the French intervention?

Thirty Years War

3.The ancient city of Antioch,was once one of the largest cities of the Near East and a chief city of early Christianity.In which modern day country is it located?


4.In a reaction to the riots across parts of the UK in August 2011,British Prime Minister, David Cameron, hired the services of which 'supercop',a former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Depatment ?

Bill Bratton

5.Ranked at number 5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness,which group of phosphate minerals,includes the major component of tooth enamel and bone mineral?


6.The Igbo (or Ibo) people originate from West Africa,primarily Nigeria.Which short-lived,independent state were they responsible for establishing between 1960-1970?


7.Starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave,this John Schlesinger film is set in a the village of Dobcross in North West England.The film focuses on three romances, taking place, as a result of the stationing of American troops in Britain, in the build up to the Normandy Landings.Written by Colin Welland,what is the title of this film?


8.A pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry,which German chemist and Nobel Laureate,is credited with the discovery of nuclear fission,by a process of bombarding uranium atoms with neutrons?

Otto Hahn

9.Which 19th century poet includes amongst his greatest works,'Prometheus Bound',To a Skylark' and 'Adonais'?

Percy Shelley

10.Named after the Queen consort of King George III,it is the smallest capital of any Canadian Province.Which city is the capital of Prince Edward Island?