Thursday, 1 March 2012

Thursday Quiz 67

Good luck to those taking part at the Northampton Grand Prix.I'm sure it will be a great event.

I'm a bit gutted I cannot attend as it's one of my favourite quizzes,but unfortunately work commitments have taken over.


Anyway,here is your next quiz



Hope you enjoy.........................



1.Officially verified in February 2012,which human physiological record was 'broken' by Chandra Bahadur Dangi,after being held for many years by Gul Mohammed?



World's shortest (ever) human adult.


2.What is the name of the Christian denomination founded in Switzerland in 1693 by Jakob Ammann?



Amish


3.With good sources found in grain,nuts and dragon fruit,pyrodoxine is the scientific name for which particular vitamin?



Vitamin B6


4.Who was the last Democratic US President that also served as a vice-President?



Lyndon B.Johnson (vice-President to John F Kennedy)


5.Sharing a name with an Academy award nominated actor,which British artist and filmmaker has been the recipient of a Golden Camera (at the Cannes Film Festival), a Turner Prize and a 'BAFTA'?



Steve McQueen


6.Due to hold the title of European Capital of Culture (with Marseille) in 2013,which city,in terms of population,is the second largest in Slovakia?



Kosice


7.Making its West End debut in November 2011,it is due to be performed on Broadway in April 2012.Which Richard Bean play,starring James Corden,is an English adaptation of 'Servant of Two Masters', a 1743 Commedia del Arte comedy,by the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni?



One Man,Two Guvnors


8.Adapted into a 2002 film starring Matt Damon,which American author,in 1980,wrote the spy novel 'The Bourne Identity'?



Robert Ludlam


9.Developed from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing,what is the name of the fast growing watersport that involves a competitor being towed behind a motorboat whilst performing a variety of tricks?



Wakeboarding


10.Which Carribbean island,located around 100km north of Venezuela was invaded by the United States in 1983,following the military coup and murder of revolutionary Prime Minister Maurice Bishop?



Grenada


11.In the sports discipline of alpine skiing,which country has won the most gold medals in the history of the Winter Olympics,nearly twice as many as the second-placed country?



Austria


12.Which Archbishop of Canterbury,in office throughout the First World War,conducted the funeral of King Edward VII in 1910?



Randall Davidson


13.First sold in the USA during the 1960s,it was a response by Coca-Cola to compete with the brand '7-Up'.Which popular brand of lemon and lime flavoured soft drink,was sold under the name 'Lithiated Lemon',prior to its American release?



Sprite


14.Produced in limited numbers and not re-released,they are highly sought after by collectors.The figure's design is a body that resembles an extremely simplified human form,similar in appearance to Playmobil or Lego figures.Named in honour of a famous American filmmaker who died in 1999,what is the name of this brand of Japanese toy?



Kubrick


15.The second highest ranking of the Great Officers of State,who in 2007 became the first British Lord Chancellor to be a member of the House of Commons, rather than the House of Lords?



Jack Straw


16.A series of strategic life-simulation games,it is also known for its range of expansion packs and spin-offs and was created by American video game designer,Will Wright in 2000.Which is the world's all-time best selling video game franchise,that is not owned by Nintendo?



The Sims


17.Held between 1977-1980,the Intervision Song Contest was staged as an equivalent to the Eurovision Song Contest.It was intended as a competition for countries from which geographical region?



Eastern Europe (or Eastern Bloc)


18.Becoming an official SI unit in 1999 and replacing the non-SI 'enzyme unit',what is the SI derived unit of catalytic activity?



Katal


19.Rising in the Khangai Mountains,it flows northwards for over 1100 km before joining the Selenge River.It then flows north into Russia and Lake Baikal.The River Orkhon is longest river in which Asian country?



Mongolia


20.In Norse mythology,which goddess and Queen of Asgard is described as the wife of Odin and mother of Baldr?



Frigg(a)


21.In 1962,the African countries of Rwanda and Burundi,became independent from which European nation?



Belgium


22.Which Jewish holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people as told in the Book of Esther?



Purim


23.Mandarin,English,French and Spanish are four of the six official languages of the United Nations.Name one of the other two?



Arabic and Russian


24.Academy Award nominated for 'Best Picture',(amongst others),which 1990 film was advertised with the tagline 'Murderers come with smiles'?



Goodfellas


25.Still in existence in China, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba,what one word term,first used in Russia in 1917,describes the executive committee of a Communist political party?



Politburo


26.Taking its name from the French word meaning 'grape harvest',what was the name of first month of the French Revolutionary calendar?



Vendemiaire


27.Replacing the Australian dollar in 1975,it is made up from made up from 100 toea.Which Pacific nation uses the 'Kina' as its currency?



Papua New Guinea


28.Since the inaugural World Badminton Championships in 1977,the Mens and Womens singles events,have only been won by representatives from three countries.China and Indonesia are two,but which European country is the third?



Denmark


29.An example would be the sentence 'he lost his coat and he lost his temper'.Which English grammatical term is used to describe a sentence which joins two nouns with a common verb or adjective,but each having a different meaning?



Zeugma


30.Which city is the location for the stock exchange that is the largest in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world by market capitalisation?



Toronto