Thursday, 10 November 2011

Thursday Quiz 55

Another set of 30.

Have fun..................

1.The busiest airport in Poland,the Warsaw-Okecie Airport,changed its name in 2001.It was renamed in honour of which famous 19th century Polish figure?

Frederic Chopin

2.Receiving a sentence of over 365 years imprisonment in 1977,what was the real name of the convicted serial killer,who dubbed himself the 'Son of Sam',in a note to the New York Police Department?

David Berkowitz

3.Against what type of human parasite would an 'Anthelmentic' be used to treat or kill?

Parasitic Worm

4.From the summit it is possible (on clear days) to see across the entire continent, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.In which country is Cerro Chirripo the highest mountain?

Costa Rica

5.Won by sibling players in 2009,which nation are the current holders of the Men's Golf World Cup?

Italy (represented by Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari)

6.What is the name of the mountain range in the western part of the Alps,located across Valais in Switzerland and Piedmont and the Aosta Valley in Italy?

Penine Alps

7.For what do the initials 'PVA' stand when,describing a popular type of wood glue?

Polyvinyl Acetate

8.What was the name of the favourite mistress of King Louis XV of France,who in 1774,was tried before the Revolutionary Tribunal before being sent to the guillotine?

Madame (Marie Jeanne) du Barry

9.In terms of area,which US state is the 4th largest?


10.Taken from his 2002 debut album 'From Now On',which British male singer holds the record for the biggest-selling UK single of the 21st century (to date)?

Will Young (Evergreen/Anything is Possible)

11.Which star constellation includes,(amongst others), the stars 'Bellatrix','Rigel' and 'Saiph'?


12.In which African country do the Tigrinya people make up about 60% and Tigre people make up about 30% of the total population?


13.Considered an SI derived unit,which term, in mathematics,describes the ratio between the length of an arc and its radius?


14.Which of the six Marx Brothers was the youngest?

Zeppo (or Herbert)

15.Captured by French forces in 1994,he is known as one of the world's most notorious terrorists.What is the nationality of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez,better known as 'Carlos The Jackal'?


16.Which 19th century English writer,who did not complete her first novel until middle age,created the novels 'Mary Barton,'Cranford' and 'North and South',amongst others?

Elizabeth Gaskell

17.Lending his name to certain orders of monks and nuns,which Saint founded his first monastery at Monte Cassino around 529AD?

St Benedict

18.Launched in the Netherlands in November 1988,it is seen on many types of food packaging throughout the world.In Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and France it is called 'Max Havelaar'.In Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, the United States, Canada and Japan,it is known as 'Transfair'.By what name is this trademark known in the UK and Ireland?


19.Known primarily for his murals,which Mexican painter and active communist,was the husband of fellow Mexican painter,Frida Kahlo?

Diego Rivera

20.Which actor was nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award in three successive years,for the films 'Becket'(1964) ,'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold'(1965) and 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)?

Richard Burton

21.The longest-serving Prime Minister of Spain,he served four successive mandates from 1982 to 1996.What is the name of this politician ,who was also the General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party from 1974 to 1997?

Felipe Gonzalez

22.Which boxer beat Mike Tyson by a knockout in Tyson's final World Heavyweight title bout,in 2002?

Lennox Lewis

23.Based on the John Bunyan work,which British composer created the opera 'The Pilgrim's Progress',in 1951?

Ralph Vaughan Williams

24.A name given in 1920 by the critic Henri Collet,how were the composers,Georges Auric,Louis Durey,Arthur Honegger,Darius Milhaud,Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre collectively known?

Les Six

25.The protagonist of the 1885 novel 'King Solomon's Mines',which author created the character Allan Quatermain?

H.(Henry) Rider Haggard

26.Who,in November 2011,was named the new Prime Minister of Greece, following the resignation of George Papandreou?

Lucas Papademos

27.In general terms,what is practiced using 'Muay Thai' in Thailand, 'Pradal Serey' in Cambodia, 'Muay Lao' in Laos and 'lethwei' in Myanmar?

Martial Arts (specifically martial art boxing styles)

28.Running for five seasons between 1972 and 1977,which US TV police drama followed the fortunes of Lieutenant Mike Stone and Inspector Steve Keller?

The Streets of San Francisco

29.Nicknamed 'The Kingfish',he served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932-1935.Known for his leftist and populist ideals,he created the 'Share The Wealth program' in 1934,using the motto 'Every Man A King'.What is the name of this American political figure who was assassinated in 1935 by Carl Weiss?

Huey Long

30.In which religion are the festivals of Holla Mohalla,Vaisakhi and Parkash Utsav celebrated?