Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday Quiz 61

Here's some more questions for you to peruse.

I've included some of my earlier questions to test you


1.Winning Q Magazine's 2011 award for 'Nest Best Thing',she was noted for her single 'Video Games earlier in the year,which was also successful across Europe.In 2012 her album reached number one in the UK charts.How is the American singer/songwriter Elizabeth Grant better known?

Lana Del Ray

2.Which 18th/19th century,classical composer, known as the 'Father of the Symphony' ,was responsible for writing the melody used in the German National anthem?

Franz Haydn

3. Which European capital city stands at the confluence of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers ?

Luxembourg City

4.Rehoboam was the ruler of Judah in 930 BC. Which biblical ruler was his father,who died in 931 BC?


5.Which Anita Brookner novel won the 1984 Booker prize and was subsequently adapted for television in 1986,where it was nominated for 9 BAFTA awards?

Hotel Du Lac

6.With many of the traditions and language preserved,the town of Gaiman located in the Chubut province in Argentina,was founded by settlers from which of the home nations?


7.It's name is thought to have derived from the ancient Greek name for St John's Island in the Red Sea.It is a mineral,which is colourless in its pure form and has the chemical formula Al2 SiO4 (F,OH)2.Found in various locations around the world,what is the name of this mineral,which is number eight on the mohs scale and the birthstone for November?


8. Which 19th Century poet released a collection of poems called 'Men And Women', which included the poems 'Love Among The Ruins and 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'?

Robert Browning

9.Founded in 1912 and closing in 1935,this 'slapstick' film studio, produced silent pictures that started the careers of Harold Lloyd,Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle ,amongst others.It also produced a namesake act.What is the name of these studios,based in Edendale,California?

Keystone Studios

10.In doing so at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid,Eric Heiden won a record 5 Gold Medals at a single Winter Olympics.In which specific sport did he compete?

Long Track Speed Skating

11.After being declared a Kingdom in 1881,it was a short lived monarchy, beginning under Carol I and finishing in 1947 with Michael I (in his second term). In which European country did this monarchy eventually fall, as communism took over, and has been a Republic ever since?


12.With approximately fifty percent taken up by resevoirs, what is the longest river on the Iberian peninsula?


13.Glorified after his death for his role as a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord,he is remembered for his 'midnight ride'.Who is this famous American hero also known for helping organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military?

Paul Revere

14.The Pali Canon or Tripitaka,is a collection of sacred texts followed by which religion?


15.In which Italian region will you find provinces including, Ancona,Macerata and Ascoli Piceno?


16.His conquests have included the Golden Gate Bridge,The Eiffel Tower and the Petronas Towers. What is the name of the renowned French climber, nicknamed 'Spiderman' for his reputation of climbing without ropes and who also suffers from vertigo?

Alain Robert

17.Which Swiss businessman, social activist and Nobel Laureate is regarded as the main inspiration for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Convention?

Henri Dunant

18.In the film, Toy Story series of films, who provides the voice for the character Jessie?

Joan Cusack

19.In athletics,which is the only country other than the United States to have held the World Record for the Men's 4x400 metre relay,achieving the feat at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games?


20.Paget's disease is a chronic disease of which part(s) of the body?


21.Which pacific state was named 'The Friendly Islands' because of the friendly reception received by Captain James Cook on his arrival in 1773?


22.Abdominoplasty is the medical term for which more commonly known, cosmetic surgery procedure?

Tummy Tuck

23.Of the five recognised dwarf planets, which is the largest ,both in terms of size and mass?


24.What name links the second largest city in Argentina by population, a department of Colombia and a province of Spain, as part of Andalusia?


25.In terms of population , what is the largest city in the European Union, that is NOT a Capital city?


26.Which self-proclaimed extremist was decisively defeated by Lyndon B.Johnson,(the biggest majority to date) at the 1964 US presidential election?

Barry Goldwater

27.Elected in 2004.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the political leader of which Asian country?


28.Augustine of Hippo was one of the great Latin church fathers. He was killed after the Vandals laid seige to the Phoenician city of Hippo Regius.In which modern day country would you find the site of Hippo Regius?


29.Experimental Canadian poet Christian Bok wrote the poem 'And Sometimes' as part of his 'Eunoia' collection. It is experimental, because it does not contain, what?

Any (of the 5 English)vowels

30.It is the annual national pilgrimage of Ireland and held on the last Sunday of the month of July. Pilgrims climb Ireland's holiest mountain,Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, traditionally in their bare feet. It is held in honour of Saint Patrick with appoximately 20,000-30,000 pilgrims participating on the day. With a name sounding like an unpleasant smell what is this holy day called?

Reek Sunday (accept Garland Sunday)