Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Quiz 66

A few more for you to enjoy..............

1.He wrote soundtracks,with his brother, to many of Disney's most famous films,including 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang','The Jungle Book' and 'Mary Poppins'.What is the name of this prolific American composer who died in March 2012?

Robert Sherman

2.Which character from Sheridan's play 'The Rivals' has lent her name to the misuse of words?

Mrs Malaprop

3.Sharing a name with a short lived 1980's soul/pop group, which cocktail consists of rum,Curacao liquer and lime juice?

Mai Tai

4.Sydenham's chorea or Chorea minor is a disease characterised by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements affecting primarily the face, feet and hands. Named after the body the afflicted once prayed to, by what name is it more commonly known?

St Vitus' Dance

5.Members of the order Anura,the families of Leptodactylidae, Hylidae and Ranidae are the richest in species of which animal?


6.Corfu,Kefalonia and Zakynthos all belong to which group of Greek Islands?


7. From which West End theatre has the record-breaking play 'The Mousetrap ' been performed since March 1974?

St Martin's Theatre

8.In her home country- Peru, she is a National hero. Sofia Mulanovich won the world title in 2004 and has been ranked in the top 10 for the majority of the 21st century. Her biggest rivals in recent years have been the Australians Layne Beachley and Stephanie Gilmore. In which sport does she excel?


9.Which of TS Eliot's poems was recited by Colonel Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), shortly before his death, in the Vietnam film 'Apocalypse Now'?

The Hollow Men

10.Which author won two of the first four Pulitzer prizes for fiction. The books being 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Alice Adams'?

Booth Tarkington

11.In Greek mythology,what was the name of the nymphs, best known for tending the garden, from where Heracles, stole the golden apples in his 11th Labour?


12.What is the name of the anarchic assassin that murdered US President William McKinley with a pistol shot in 1900?

Leon Czolgosz

13.Which type of coat,made from a coarse, thick, woollen material, is named after a town in the province of Antwerp,Belgium,where the material originates?

Duffel Coat

14.Lying in the eastern part of the nation, on the Dechatu River,which is the second largest city,in terms of population,in Ethiopia?

Dire Dawa

15.Which American author, noted for his complex works, wrote the notable novels Gravity's Rainbow and The Crying Lot of 49?

Thomas Pynchon

16.Which wonder of the world was located around fifty kilometres south of the modern city port Izmir,in Turkey?

The Temple of Artemis

17.The 'Evasion', 'Xantia' and 'Synergie' are all recent models by which European car manufacturer?


18. How many different Labour Party Prime Ministers have there been during the reign of Elizabeth II?

Four (Harold Wilson,James Callaghan,Tony Blair,Gordon Brown)

19.King of France,Duke of Florence,Bertram, Count of Rousillon,
Countess of Rousillon and Helena are all major characters in which of Shakespeare's plays?

All's Well that Ends Well

20.Which Japanese emperor was succeeded by his son,Showa emperor Hirohito, upon his death in 1926?

Yoshihito (Taisho emperor)

21.The oldest known civilisation in the Americas, the Norte Chico is found in which modern day country?


22.Named after a Dutch-American astronomer who discovered the moons Miranda and Nereid,what name is given to the edge of the solar system, that contains at least three dwarf planets?

Kuiper Belt

23.Meaning 'heavenly' or 'divine'her greek equivalent is Artemis.Who was the Roman goddess of the hunt and twin sister of Apollo?


24.Fought and won under the command of the Duke of Marlborough,during which conflict did the 1706 Battle of Ramillies take place?

War of Spanish Succession

25.Doing so in the 1998-99 season,which Italian team,with goals by Christian Vieri and Pavel Nedved,beat Real Mallorca 2-1 to win the last ever UEFA Cup Winners Cup?


26.Named after a 19th century physicist,what is the SI unit of capacitance?


27.Used from the times of the Cossacks and played in Ukrainian folk orchestras,what type of musical instrument is the Lytavry?

Drum (similar to kettle drum or Timpani)

28.Which impressionist painter and sculptor was particularly noted for his pastel work of bathing women and his paintings of ballerinas?

Edgar Degas

29.With stores now located in several sites around the world,which iconic London store was founded in 1760 and known as 'Noah's Ark'?

Hamleys (toy shop)

30.It was a monarchy centered in Afghanistan and included north eastern Iran, the modern state of Pakistan as well as the Punjab region of India. It was established at Kandahar in 1747 by an Afghan military commander under Nader Shah of Persia and ended in 1826,where it was later won by the British.What is the name of this short-lived,but important Empire?

The Durrani Empire