Friday, 24 February 2012

Thursday Quiz 66

Thanks for waiting,here is your Thursday Quiz as promised.

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

1.Announced as a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in February 2012, Kateri Tekakwitha became the first figure,from which ethnic group,to be venerated by the Roman Catholic Church?

Native American (Algonquin and Iroquois Native )

2.Growing up in a family of successful performance artists,she is the daughter of country music singer Naomi and the sister of Wynonna.She is best known for an acting career,including the films 'Ruby In Paradise','High Crimes' and 'Kiss The Girls'.She is also noted for her humanitarian work and for her marriage to the racing driver Dario Franchitti.What is the name of this American actress born in 1968?

Ashley Judd

3.Victorious on each occasion against the New England Patriots,what is the name of the New York Giants Quarterback,who won the award for 'Most Valuable Player' at both the 2008 and 2012 Superbowl finals?

Eli Manning

4.Behind Los Angeles,which is the second most populated city in the US state of California?

San Diego

5.In October 2011 Specific Media and which Emmy and Grammy award-winning artist,took over as the major shareholders of the social networking website 'MySpace'?

Justin Timberlake

6.Sometimes known in Spanish as the 'Mar de Hoces',it is more commonly associated with an English explorer.What is the name of the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica?

Drake Passage

7.Used in the formation of soap,what is the name of the chemical process, in which a certain molecule is split into two parts by the addition of a molecule of water?


8.Performing as part of a duet with Neneh Cherry,he reached number three in the British singles chart in 1994,with the song '7 Seconds'.Which Senagalese singer and songwriter entered the race for the 2012 Presidential election, competing against Abdoulaye Wade?

Youssou N'Dour

9.Which name,originally used sparingly as a male forename,became popular as a female forename,due to the popularity of Charlotte Bronte's second published novel?


10.At the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta,athlete Michael Johnson completed an individual gold medal-winning double by claiming both the 200m and 400m titles.Which European athlete duplicated this achievement,(in the womens 200m and 400m),at the same Games?

Marie-Jose Perec

11.Sharing the award in 2007,which was the last organisation to win The Nobel Peace Prize?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

12.According to Greek legend,the 'Nine Muses' were the daughters of Zeus and which titaness,the daughter of Gaia and Uranus?


13.Which is the only George Lucas film in which he directed,wrote,produced and appeared in?

Star Wars Episode III (Revenge of the Sith

14.With the atomic number 98,what is the only chemical element to be named after a state of the USA?


15.Containing Japan's second largest island, Hokkaido and Russia's largest island, Sakhalin,which sea,located in the western Pacific,lies between Russia in the north and the Kuril islands in the South?

Sea of Okhotsk

16.He received 3 Grammy Awards whilst in his tenth decade.He also became the oldest recipient of the award,when winning the 2011 'Best Traditional Blues Album' for 'Joined at the Hip',which he recorded with Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith,aged 97. What this the name of this Blues legend?

Pinetop Perkins

17.Which four-word term is shared by an ancient Chinese military treatise,attributed to Sun Tzu , the only historical work by Niccolo Machiavelli to be printed during his lifetime and a 1997 album by rap group 'Bone Thugs-n-Harmony'?

The Art of War

18.First published by DC comics during the mid-1980s,its main characters include Ozymandias,Doctor Manhattan, The Comedian,Nite Owl and Rorschach.Later adapted into a 2009 film,what is the title of this comic book series,created by Alan Moore,Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins?


19.Inspiring a 1960 Canadian TV series of the same name,her first book,'Minnow On The Say',was published in 1955.She is equally noted for her second book 'Tom's Midnight Garden',published in 1958.What is the name of this noted British author?

Philippa Pearce

20.Within 1 degree either way,on which line of latitude does Reykjavik, the world's most northerly sovereign state capital,lie?

64 Degrees (8 Seconds) North

21.In golf,who was the last European player to win the US Masters title?

Jose Maria Olazabal (1999)

22.Which type of precious gemstone is the 'Olympic Australis',the world's largest and most valuable?


23.Produced by the liver of most vertebrates,it aids the process of digestion of lipids in the small intestine. In many species,it is stored in the gallbladder and upon eating is discharged into the duodenum.What is the common name for this fluid?

Bile (or Gall)

24.Also known as a card security code,the CVV number,is found on the reverse of most (if not all) credit and debit cards.Relating to the last 3 digits located across the signature strip,for what does the acronym ‘CVV’ stand?

Card Verification Value

25.After serving just 6 months as Vice-President,who became US President,following the assassination of James Garfield? Chester A Arthur
26.Appearing in many films since 1990,from Super Mario Bros to Carlito's Way,he is perhaps best known for his role as Toulouse-Lautrec in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge.In early 2012,which American actor was cast as 'Derek Trotter' in the American remake of the British BBC sitcom, 'Only Fools and Horses'?

John Leguizamo

27.According to the (English) title of an opera by Bizet,how are the characters Nadir and Zurga referred?

The Pearl Fishers

28.Named in honour of the Greek hero who is believed to have found Mount Vesuvius,which ancient Roman town,located in the Campania region,was destroyed,along with Pompeii,following the 79AD eruption?


29.Personally ordered by Adolf Hitler and planned by Major Harald Mors,The Gran Sasso raid (or Operation Eiche),was a 1943 mission by German paratroopers, to rescue which political leader?

Benito Mussolini

30.Separated from the Iberian peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar,what is the name of the autonomous city of Spain,which is also an exclave on the north coast of North Africa,surrounded by Morocco?