Friday, 30 March 2012

Thursday Quiz 70

As promised.

For those of you attending tomorrow's Bolton Grand Prix,I will see you there.

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

1.In 2002,which Swiss tennis player beat Pete Sampras in a second round singles match at Wimbledon,marking the American's last ever competitive appearance in the event?

George Bastl

2.Also credited with the invention of the Paimio Chair,which 20th century Finnish architect is noted for the design of the Essen Opera House,the Helsinki University of Technology and Finlandia Concert Hall?

Alvar Aalto

3.Which three-word title connects the UK top 10 hit singles for Eurythmics in 1983,Madonna in 1987 and Eve in 2001?

Who's That Girl

4.Which British author wrote the 'Magic Faraway Tree' series of childrens books?

Enid Blyton

5.Found in Christian churches,what name is given to the which small chest or cabinet, in which the consecrated hosts are kept?


6.In 1940,which Carribean island joined the British Windward Island administration from the British Leeward Island administration,before joining the West Indies Federation in 1958?


7.Co-writing the film with Dan Aykroyd,which actor played the role of Dr. Egon Spengler in the 1980s 'Ghostbusters' films?

Harold Ramis

8.An area that was a major resort and site of amusement parks during the first half of the 20th century,what is the name of the peninsula that is located at the most southerly part of Brooklyn in New York City and whose name is derived from the Dutch for 'Rabbit Island'?

Coney Island

9.Commanded during the Spanish-American War by Colonel Leonard Wood and Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore Roosevelt,which two-word nickname,(used today as a suffix by several North American sports teams), was given to the First US Cavalry Regiment?

Rough Riders

10.Candice Bushell, author of 'Sex And the City' wrote another book that was turned into a TV series in the 2000's. What was its title?

Lipstick Jungle

11.Beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in the series,which team won ice hockey's prestigious Stanley Cup in 2011?

Boston Bruins

12.Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was an eleventh century Castilian nobleman, a military leader and diplomat who, after being exiled, conquered and governed the city of Valencia.By what name is he better known?

El Cid

13.A 16th century scholar,he was the first to make an English translation of the Bible,drawn directly from Hebrew and Greek texts.In 1530 he also wrote 'The Practyse of Prelates',opposing Henry VIII's divorce on grounds it contravened scriptual law.What is the name of this historical figure,who was tried for heresy in 1536,where he was strangled and burnt at the stake?

William Tyndale

14.A common human birth defect,it is a congenital deformity, involving one or both feet rotated internally at the ankle.What is the name of this defect,known in Latin as 'congenital talipes equinovarus'?

Club Foot

15.In which range of mountains would you find the second,third and fourth highest peaks of Dykh-Tau,Shkhara and Koshtan-Tau respectively?


16.On which French river between Dinard and Saint- Malo, is the location for the world's first and largest tidal power station?


17.In Greek mythology,it was encountered by Odysseus on his wanderings.What name is given to the huge whirlpool,located in the Straits of Medina,which swallowed ships whole?


18.Composer of the 19th century opera 'The Bartered Bride',what was the nationality of Bedrich Smetana?


19.Which European Capital city sits on the banks of the Dambovita river and is served by the Henri Coanda airport?


20.Which is the only Woody Allen directed film to win a 'Best Picture'
Academy Award?

Annie Hall

21.In October 2011,they won their 11th title.Which American baseball team,are only second to the New York Yankees on the all-time list of World Series winners?

St Louis Cardinals

22.Which famous 19th century author,wrote the unfinished book,'Billy Budd',that was published posthumously in 1924?

Herman Melville

23.Adapted into a 1957 film starring Henry Fonda,who wrote the original play '12 Angry Men'?

Reginald Rose

24.Formerly known as Frunze,what is the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan?


25.Who,in 1943,suceeded Benito Mussolini as head of the Italian Government,(serving in the role of Prime Minister)?

Pietro Badoglio

26.In classical antiquity,Illyria was a region in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula.It is also the setting for which of Shakespeare's plays?

Twelfth Night

27.A daughter of George William Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton, she became Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria in 1863 and had an aunt who was married to William Ewart Gladstone.She is noted,herself,as a pioneer of women's education.What is the name of this figure,who also has a female only Cambridge College,named in her honour?

Lucy Cavendish

28.A popular US TV series during the 1980s,it starred Tom Selleck in the titular role.Which US state was the setting for 'Magnum P.I'?


29.In 2005,a museum dedicated to the Swiss artist Paul Klee, was designed and built by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Containing around 4,000 of the artists' works,in which city is the 'Zentrum Paul Klee' located?


30.Its name is derived from its main ingredient of thin, cleaned strips of beef tripe.Flaki (or Flaczki) is a traditional stew from which European country?