Thursday, 15 March 2012

Thursday Quiz 69

Here's 30 more for you to enjoy..........

1.Following his voice-over roles in episodes of 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama',Professor Stephen Hawking recorded a cameo role in March 2012,for which appropriately named US TV series,produced by Chuck Lorre?

Big Bang Theory

2.Which two US states surround the capital city,Washington DC?

Virginia and Maryland

3.Lying within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands.In terms of area what is the 3rd largest island in Canada and 10th largest in the world?

Ellesmere Island

4.Developed by Rees and Wackernagel in the 1990s,which ecological two-word term has historically been defined as 'the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organisation, event, product or person'?

Carbon Footprint

5.Released in 2012 by Disney,the science fiction film,'John Carter',tells the story of a former Confederate captain that becomes an interplanetary hero.The film is based on the 11-volume 'Barsroom' series of novels,created by which 19th/20th century American author?

Edgar Rice Burroughs

6.Famous for creating the 'Series of Unfortunate Events' books,what is the real name of the author known as Lemony Snickett?

Daniel Handler

7.Commonly used as a fuel for engines,barbecues,portable stoves and residential central heating,which gas has the molecular formula C3 H8?


8.Which South American rugby union side are currently (March 2012) the highest ranked national team that has never played at a Rugby Union World Cup Finals?


9.Taken from a Sesotho word meaning 'place of the red sandstone',which city serves as both the largest and capital city of Lesotho?


10.Which specific water-soluble vitamin is also known as Thiamine?

Vitamin B1

11.Sharing its name with a letter of the Greek alphabet,which Italian sportswear company currently sponsors all Italian winter sports teams?


12.Aired on British television by the BBC between 1946-1947,'Pinwright's Progress' is thought to be the first television series of which specific type?

Sitcom (situation comedy)

13.With an arch dedicated to him on the Via Sacre in Rome,he became the first Roman Emperor to immediately follow his father to the throne.What is the name of this figure who succeeded Vespasian and preceeded Domitian?


14.Sharing its name with one of its three bordering countries,which lake,in terms of area,is the third largest in Africa?

Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa)

15.Which two US Presidents were the only holders of the post that were related as grandfather and grandson?

William Harrison and Benjamin Harrison

16.Which European car manufacturer shares its name with the Latin word meaning 'let there be'?


17.Used to describe two-dimensional angular spans in three-dimensional space,it uses the symbol 'sr'.What is the SI unit of solid angle?


18.Name either of the only two football players that have scored for five different teams in the history of the UEFA Champions League?

Hernan Crespo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

19.Which of a human's relations would someone fear if they suffered from 'soceraphobia'?

Parents In-law

20.During World War II,the 'Z Special Unit' was an elite commando unit,used to sink several Japanese ships in Singapore Harbour, as part of the 1943, 'Operation Jaywick'.Which country's troops served in this unit?


21.Early practitioners considered them to have the ideal form of society,studying them to find solutions to problems within human society.The study of which insects are practiced by myrmecologists?


22.On the short scale it reflects a sextillion.Which prefix in the metric system represents a factor of 10 to the power 21?


23. When writing this country's national anthem,lyricist Emilio Prud'homme consistently used the poetic term 'Quisqueyano' or 'Quisqueya' to refer to the name the Indians gave to the island before the arrival of Europeans.Which Carribbean nation uses the national anthem with the English title 'Valiant Quisqueyans'?

Dominican Republic

24.In reference to waves,what term is used to describe the maximum displacement of a wave from the equilibrium position?


25.Discovered shortly after Easter 2005,it takes its name from the creator of humanity in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) mythology.What is the name of this dwarf planet located in the Kuiper Belt?


26.Along with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern,he was a member of the Second Viennese School.Which Austrian composer produced perhaps his most famous work in 1925,with the opera entitled 'Wozzeck'?

Alban Berg

27.Which animal-related word links UK hit singles by Malcolm McLaren in 1982,Bob Marley in 1983 and Neneh Cherry in 1988?

Buffalo (Buffalo 'Gals','Soldier' and 'Stance' respectively

28.First used in rigid airship frames,it was eventually included in many of the great German passenger Zeppelins.Developed by German metallurgist Alfred Wilm,what was the trade name of the (now obselete),aluminium alloy,which also contained smaller amounts of copper,manganese and magnesium?


29.Alphabetically speaking,which book of the Old Testament comes last?


30.Lawrence Tierney (1945),Warren Oates (1973) and Johnny Depp (2009),have all played which US 'depression era' figure on film?

John Dillinger