Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thursday Quiz 68

Here we are again.


Time for the next set.Enjoy....................







1.Which is the largest and capital city of the Central African Republic?



Bangui


2.In which decade did John Galsworthy,Ivan Bunin and Eugene O'Neill,all win the Nobel Prize for Literature?



1930s


3.He is noted as a reggae and ska trombonist and has worked with legendary producers such as including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd 'Matador' Daley.Probably best known for his performance on the The Specials' 1979 single 'A Message To You,Rudy',what is this musician's name?



Rico Rodriguez


4.Completed in November 2011,which country became only the second African nation,(behind Egypt), to operate an underground metro rail system?



Algeria


5.Which letter of the (English) alphabet is used as the title of John Berger's 1972 Booker Prize winning novel?



G


6.In January 2012,which Dutch darts player became the first qualifier to lift the BDO World Darts Championship title, since fellow countryman Jelle Klaasen acheived the feat in in 2006?



Christian Klist


7.Inaugurated in January 2012,Rosen Plevneliev is the current President of which European country?



Bulgaria


8.What name connects a prominent Belgian luxury car,manufactured from 1902 until 1938 and the Roman goddess of crafts and wisdom?



Minerva


9.Appointed four years after the death of Alfred Lord Tennyson,which writer became British Poet Laureate,in 1896,following the refusal of William Morris to take on the role?



Alfred Austin


10.In musical terminology the word 'pizzicato' means to play a stringed instrument by plucking the strings.Which Italian word means to play with the bow?



Arco


11.In which European city, is the CERN laboratory found,home to the Large Hadron Collider?



Geneva


12.Of the five mainland states of Australia,which has the smallest population?



South Australia


13.Housed in a gallery within the Belvedere Palace,which European capital city is the current home to the world famous painting,'The Kiss',created by Gustav Klimt between 1907-08?



Vienna


14.Presented annually by the King of Norway,the Abel Prize is an international award given to outstanding contributions in which field?



Mathematics


15.Which 1970s Academy Award winning actress,was also noted for her role as Winn Adami between 1993-1999, in the TV Sci-Fi series 'Star Trek:Deep Space Nine'?



Louise Fletcher


16.Having film adaptations for most of his novels,which American author's works include, 'A Kiss Before Dying','Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Stepford Wives'?



Ira Levin


17.Founded in 1954,it is now the 4th largest car manufacturer in South Korea.It's majority stake was bought by India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd in February 2011 and its current models include the 'Kyron','Rexton' and 'Korando'.Taking its name form the Korean meaning 'double dragons',what is this company's name?



Ssangyong


18.Beginning in March or April,which Hindu month is recognised as the first of the year by the Indian national calendar and the last by the Nepali national calendar?



Chaitra


19.Formerly called Hellespont,which turkish strait links the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara?



Dardanelles


20.Alleged to have been named after a Manhatten Beach surfer,which cocktail is traditionally made from vodka,Galliano and orange juice?



Harvey Wallbanger


21.Lying in the South Atlantic,the British overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha,is reputed to be the world's most remote inhabited archipelago.Which country,located 3360km away,is its nearest neighbour?



South Africa


22.After oxygen and hydrogen,which is the third most abundant chemical element in seawater?



Chlorine


23.The second computer-animated feature film to be based on a book by Dr Seuss,it tells the story of Ted Wiggins and his quest to find a real tree, to win the affections of Audrey (the girl of his dreams).Starring Zac Efron,Taylor Swift and Danny De Vito as the title character,what is the name of this 2012 film?



The Lorax


24.Currently produced by the William Wrigley Jr. Company,they were first made commercially available in the UK in 1974.Which global confectionary brand is marketed with the tagline, 'taste the rainbow'?



Skittles


25.Located at 66 degrees north,the Arctic Circle passes through the Arctic Ocean, the Scandinavian Peninsula, North Asia, Northern America and Greenland.How many sovereign states are located or have land within this area?



8 (Eight) - Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia,USA (Alaska),Canada,Denmark (Greenland) and Iceland (the island of Grímsey)


26.In which of the New Testament Gospels does Jesus perform the well known miracle,of turning water into wine,during the 'Marriage at Cana'?



John


27.Which French musical composer,noted for his collaborations with lyricist Alain Boublil,has produced the Broadway and West End shows, 'The Pirate Queen','Miss Saigon' and 'Les Miserables'?



Claude-Michel Schonberg


28.Scientifically defined as its 'mass per unit volume',which Greek alphabetic letter is most often used to represent 'density'?



Rho


29.First held in 1983,the World Athletics Championships has seen just two South American countries receive Gold Medals.Brazil has received one,but which other country has done better,by winning three?



Ecuador


30.Translated from the Greek meaning 'ancient life',it was the longest of the Phanerozoic eras.Which geological era consisted of the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian periods?



Paleozic Era