Thursday, 26 January 2012

Thursday Quiz 62

I'm finally back.

Thanks for waiting.I've had a hectic (and slightly ill) start to the year.




Anyway here is your next set of 30. I hope you enjoy.......................





1.Used in making cocktails such as the Margarita, White Lady, and Cosmopolitan,what flavour is the liqueur known as 'Triple sec'?



Orange


2.Premiered in 1893 under the baton of Richard Strauss,the opera 'Hansel and Gretel' gave fame to which German composer?



Engelbert Humperdinck


3.Used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II,which Benjamin Britten opera depicts the declining relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex?



Gloriana


4.Which of William Shakespeare's plays has John Gower as its narrator and features the female characters Dionyza,Thaisa and Marina?



Pericles,Prince of Tyre


5.Nicknamed 'The Eagles of Carthage',which national football team created history at the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup (finals) match, beating Mexico 3–1?



Tunisia


6.Positioned in the far south of the country,the city of Aqaba is well known today as a diving and beach resort.Located within its namesake Gulf,it is also the only seaport to be found in which Asian country?



Jordan


7.With an atomic number of 61,what is the name of the chemical element which has the symbol Pm?



Promethium


8.First used in 1906,the Wassermann test,is used to diagnose which disease?



Syphillis


9.'La Comedie Humaine' is a title given to the large body of work by which noted 19th century French novelist and playwright?



Honore de balzac


10.In which US city are the TV shows 'Frasier',Grey's Anatomy' and 'Reaper' all set?



Seattle


11.Which number links the element roentgenium ,Admiral Nelson and the emergency services in New Zealand?



111 (One hundred and eleven - 111 is a known as a 'nelson' in cricket)


12.A four-time Winter X Games gold medalist,she was a pioneer of the 'superpipe' skiing event.Which Canadian skier,one of the favourites for Gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics,was tragically killed in January 2012,following a training accident?



Sarah Burke


13.What is the name of the German mathematician and astronomer, who is best known for his sixteenth century eponymous laws of planetary motion?



Johannes Kepler


14.Named in honour of the second son of King George III,what is the capital city of the Canadian province of New Brunswick?



Fredericton


15.Used in many conflicts between the 15th and 17th centuries,what type of weapon was an 'arquebus'?



Firearm (forerunner of the musket)


16.Founded in 2005 by Kim Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz),which one of the internet's largest file-sharing sites was closed by the US Department of Justice on the grounds of copyright infringement and internet piracy in January 2012?



Megaupload


17.After convincing his friend Achilles to let him don his armour and lead the Myrmidons into combat,which son of Menoetius was slain by Hector,later resulting in Achilles avenging his death?



Patroclus


18.In physics,what two-word term is described as the speed needed to 'break free' from a gravitational field without further propulsion?



Escape Velocity


19.Playing a key role in ensuring a happy ending,in which of Charles Dickens' novels do the 'Cheeryble twins' appear?



Nicholas Nickleby


20.Since 1938, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra has maintained a ban on performing which well known, 19th century composer's work,due to his association with anti-semitism?



Richard Wagner


21.Which historical figure married the 14 year old Elizabeth Marchant de Saint-Michel in 1655?



Samuel Pepys


22.During which decade did Martin van Buren,William Harrison,John Tyler,James Polk and Zachary Taylor all serve as President of the United States?



1840s


23.Which Jewish festival commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt?



Passover


24.Including,amongst others, Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus and Cronus,what name was given to the race of powerful deities and descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age?



Titans


25.Which acid,a form of Vitamin C,takes its name from the Latin phrase,meaning 'no scurvy'?



Ascorbic Acid (a scorbutus)


26.Depicted in Picasso's famous painting,in which of Spain's autonomous communities can the town of Guernica found?



Basque Country


27.Which spice of the ginger family and the world's third most expensive,shares a name with hills in Southern India and a mountain range in South West Cambodia?



Cardamom


28.Composing the song 'Al Otro Lado del Río' from The Motorcycle Diaries,Jorge Drexler became the first (and so far only) recipient of an Academy Award from which South American country?



Uruguay


29.Located to the south east of the Bay of Bengal,which sea is found to the south of Burma,the west of Thailand and the north of Indonesia?



Andaman Sea (accept Burma Sea)


30.Announced in January 2012,which Martin Scorcese adventure film was awarded 11 Academy nominations,the most of any of the year's nominated films?



Hugo