Sunday, 14 August 2011

A slight change.......

This week,for a variety of reasons that I will not bore you with,I will be putting up 10 questions per day,instead of the 40/30 formula I usually use.

In effect you will still get 70 questions this week,but split over 7 days.

If you prefer less questions over more days as a future formula,let me know and I will see what the general consensus is.

Anyway enjoy this batch................

1.Prior to Spain winning the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup,their best performance in the tournament was finishing in fourth place.In which year did it occur?



1950 (in Brazil)


2.Originating from its 16th century ruler,what is currently the unit of currency of the Phillipines?



(Phillipine) Peso (or Piso)


3.Starring Kirk Douglas,the 1956 film 'Lust For Life',tells the biographic story of which post-impressionist painter?



Vincent Van Gogh


4.Between January 2011 and August 2011,only one US group had achieved a number one in the UK album charts.Formed in 1994 which rock band released their 7th studio album 'Wasting Light' in April 2011?



Foo Fighters


5.It is based on a story from the 'Libro de los ejemplos',a medieval Spanish collection of fifty-one cautionary tales.Which Hans Christian Andersen novel was published. along with 'The Little Mermaid',in his third published collection of fairy tales,in 1837?



The Emperor's New Clothes


6.The capital of the Aquitaine,it is a port city,with a population of just over 1 million inhabitants.Which important and historical French city stands on the Garonne River?



Bordeaux


7.Named after an American lawyer and author,which 'tongue-in-cheek' law states, 'as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 100%?



Godwin's Law (Mike Godwin)


8.The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen,(or South Yemen),was a socialist republic in the present-day southern and eastern Provinces of Yemen.It was present between 1967-1990,until it united with the Yemen Arab Republic.Sharing its name with a Gulf,what was it's capital city during this period?



Aden


9.In terms of passenger traffic,which is the busiest airpot in Europe (as of 2011) that is neither linked to (eg London Gatwick), or located in a capital city?



Frankfurt Airport


10.Although convicted for the assassination of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak,which US President was believed to have been intended target of Giuseppe Zangara?



Franklin D Roosevelt