Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday Quiz 47

Here's 40 more for you...........


1.Winning the 2011, International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year,which Hollywood actor and comedian plays banjo with the Grammy award winning group,'The Steep Canyon Rangers'?

Steve Martin

2.In 1976,Canada joined the G6 economic group,to make it the G7.Who was the Canadian Prime Minister at the time,a key figure during the process?

Pierre Trudeau

3.Making the news headlines in September 2011,which 'spiritual sounding',domestic Nepalese airline,crashed in the Mount Everest region,killing 19 people?

Buddha Airlines

4.Which 19th century churchman, poet and leader of the Oxford Movement, gave his name to College at Oxford University?

John Keble

5.Excluding penalty shoot-outs,who was the last Scottish footballer to have scored a goal in an English FA Cup Final?

Brian McClair (for Man Utd in 1994 final)

6.Now extinct,the only quagga to have been photographed alive, was at London Zoo in 1870.Of which extant animal is it a subspecies?


7.First played in 1897,there has been 90 encounters.Both teams have won 43 games each,with 4 games tied.The Sawhorse Dollar trophy is an American Football rivalry game between Dartmouth College and which other Ivy League college?

University of Pennsylvania

8.Taken from the Persian meaning 'city of love',what is the capital of Turkmenistan?


9.'Shakespeare's Globe' is a modern reconstruction of the 1614 Globe Theatre building.It was founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker and built approximately 230 metres from the site of the original theatre.Opened to the public in 1997,which of Shakespeare's historical productions,was the first to be performed there?

Henry V

10.In May 2011,a special edition of the BBC's political debate programme, Question Time,was recorded from which British prison?

Wormwood Scrubs

11.In terms of area,which is the largest landlocked African country?


12.Created after the dissolution of Gran Colombia,it existed until 1858.Which Republic consisted primarily of present-day Colombia and Panama, with smaller portions of modern Ecuador and Venezuela?

New Granada

13.Who,in 1943,suceeded Benito Mussolini as head of the Italian Government,(serving in the role of Prime Minister)?

Pietro Badoglio

14.Only two extant mammals are monotremes,whereby they give birth by laying eggs.The platypus is perhaps the best known,but with four monotreme species,which mammal,resembling a hedgehog,is the other?

Echidna (accept Spiny Anteater)

15.Nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards,which 1986 film starred (then) newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna,as well as George Harrison in the role of a nightclub singer?

Shanghai Surprise

16.A punning combination of a location in Chelsea, London and television cowboy,which term refers to a stereotype of young, upper class or upper-middle-class women or men,who share distinctive and common lifestyle traits?

Sloane Ranger

17.Founded in 1946,it is set of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket,rugby and hockey.Failing to trademark the game under the name of 'hobby',it was renamed after the neo-Latin word for the 'Eurasian Hobby',bird of prey. What is the trademark name of this popular game?


18.Which name links one of the mythological Pleiades,a play by Sophocles,a character in the musical 'Starlight Express' and a former member of the US female group, 'The Pussycat Dolls'?


19.Sudetenland is the German name,used in English during the first half of the 20th century, for the northern, southwest and western regions of which modern day country,inhabited mostly by ethnic Germans?

Czech Republic

20.In September 2011,China successfully launched the country's first space station module, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu Province.What is the module's name (no need for number)?

Tiangong (1)

21.Usually taking place on the first Sunday in October,the prestigous horse race,the 'Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe',is run on which French racecourse?


22.Officially in use between 1930-1960,what was the name given to the Soviet government agency,responsible for setting up forced labour camps,notorious for housing political prisoners?


23.Discovered in 1782 by Jons Jakob Berzelius,which chemical element,with the atomic number 52,is named after the Latin word for 'Earth'?


24.Eclipsing Steve Martin's previous record,which Hollywood actor,in September 2011, made his 16th appearance as host of US entertainment show,'Saturday Night Live'?

Alec Baldwin

25.Originally called the Uris Theatre,it was re-named in honour of a famous American composer.It has been the home to the musical 'Wicked' since October 2003 and is located on West 51st Street.Which Broadway theatre has the largest seating capacity?

Gershwin Theatre

26.Prior to the 2011 Rugby World Cup,which nation holds the record of making four quarter final appearances,without ever progressing any further?


27.The noted Latin American writers Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda,received Nobel Prizes for Literature in 1945 and 1971 respectively,both under their pen names.From which country are they from?


28.Spanning the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 to the death of emperor Domitian in AD 96,which Roman senator and historian is particularly noted for his works 'Annals' and 'Histories'?

(Gaius Cornelius)Tacitus

29.The highest mountain in the Alps,east of the Brenner Pass,Grossglockner is which European country's highest peak?


30.The British folk, pop and progressive rock group,'Sackridge',were mostly successful during the early 1970s. In 1970 they created history by being the first band, to play at which venue?

Glastonbury Festival

31.Which African language has six main varieties known as Tashelhit, Kabylian, Central Tamazight, Tarifit, Shawia, and Tuareg?


32.'Luncheon On The Grass','Olympia' and 'A Bar at the Folies-Bergere',are the English titles of major works by which 19th century Impressionist painter?

Edouard Manet

33.Occurring to some British politicians over the years,what is the maximum prison sentence,that can be given to a person convicted of perjury in the UK?

7 (Seven) Years

34.Following through Bolivia and Brazil,it is the biggest tributary of the River Amazon.Sharing it's name with an island in the North Atlantic,what is the name of this river?

Madeira River

35.Two winning titles of the (Man) Booker literary award,have been successfully adapted into Academy Award winning films,in the category of 'Best Picture'.Name either?

The English Patient ,Schindler's Ark (adapted to Schindler's List)

36.A member of 'The Five',which Russian composer wrote his first opera,'The Maid of Pskov'. whilst serving as an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy?

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

37.What medical name is given to the surgical operation, in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull, to access the brain? Craniotomy
38.Which American actor and comedian,who died in 2009,is best known for playing the roles of Frank Catton ,in the 'Ocean's...' series of films and Jimmy Bosley in the Charlie's Angels films?

Bernie Mac (Bernard Jeffrey McCullough)

39.Of the six wives of King Henry VIII of England,which lived to the greatest age?

Catherine of Aragon (Died aged 50)

40.Home to one of the Baltic states' largest airports,it is located at the confluence of its country's two largest rivers.It is also the birthplace of LL Zamenhof,the creator of the Esperanto language.In which European country is the city of Kaunus?