Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday Quiz 69

Had a great time on Saturday competing in the Norway Open at the Bolton Grand Prix events.

Also thanks for the positive comments given about the site.It's good to know that people are enjoying this facility

Over the next few weeks,I intend to write questions that will hopefully help for the preparation of June's World Championship.

Anyway enjoy this batch.........

1.In March 2012,which Canadian filmmaker and adventurer became the first person in fifty years to visit the Pacific Ocean's 'Challenger Deep', the deepest point on earth?

James Cameron

2.In general,orchestras tune to a concert note 'A',that is played by which instrument?


3.The previous record was held in Bolivia.Completed in November 2010 in the town of Swiebodzin,Poland,the tallest statue, of which historical figure has now been created?

Jesus Christ

4.The world's only boxer to have won titles at eight different weights, what is the nationality of Manny Pacquiao ?


5.What Latin phrase meaning 'Great Work' is used by painters and authors to describe their best work?

Magnum Opus

6.Noted for a number of works,he discovered Saturn's rings,the pendulum clock and wave theory, amongst others.Who is this 17th century Dutch scientist?

Christain Huygens

7.The brainchild of engineer Ezekiel Izuogu,the Izuogu Z-600 was a prototype car built in 1997,that made history by being the first automobile made by all-African technology.It also made history by being the first indigenous car from which African country?


8. The Chinese capital during the early Ming era, which city meaning 'southern capital' , was known in the fourteenth century, as the largest city in the world and also shares the name of the treaty, that ended the First Opium War?


9.In the aftermath of the notable uprisings occurring in Jayuya and Utuado, Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempted to assassinate which political figure on November 1st 1950?

Harry S Truman

10.Replaced by Malcolm Fraser in 1975,which Australian prime minister was sacked for his refusal to call a general election over a budget crisis?

Gough Whitlam

11.Which American photographer was noted for his black and white depictions of the American West including the work 'Moon and Half Dome' and was also the pioneer of the Zone System photography technique?

Ansel Adams

12.What is the name of the quarterly published magazine,set up by Wendy Grossman,that aims to disprove paranormal activities by examining science and critical thinking ?

The Skeptic

13.With an atomic number of 19,which alkali metal was also known by its Latin name,Kalium?


14.Which scientific law states, that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference or voltage across the two points, and inversely proportional to the resistance between them?

Ohm's law

15.What is the SI unit for thermodynamic temperature?


16.Founded by Joe Greenstein and Saran Chari in 2007,this social network movie site, allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie tastes.It has since released a number of 'Apps' on i-phone,Android and Facebook. What is the name of this popular site ,based in San Francisco?


17.Which 18th/19th century,classical composer, known as the 'Father of the Symphony' ,was responsible for writing the melody used in the German National anthem?

Franz Haydn

18.In terms of revenue Las Vegas and Atlantic City,New Jersey are the top two casino locations in the US.Which city is next on the list,taking around $2 billion per year?


19.To the south,it is linked to the Black Sea by the narrow Strait of Kerch.Bounded by Ukraine to the north and Russia to the west,what is the shallowest sea in the world?

Sea of Azov

20.Which US state's three largest cities are Jackson,Gulfport and Hattiesburg?


21.Regarded as a terrorist organisation by the Peruvian government,what is the name of the Maoist guerilla group,whose leader Abimael Guzman was imprisoned in 1992?

Shining Path

22. Also found in Genesis,which alternative name is given to the White Dittany, deriving from the volatile oils produced by the plant, which can catch fire readily in hot weather?

Burning Bush

23.What links a Jacobean tragedy, an Oscar nominated film starring Angelina Jolie and a 1982 album by Toyah?

The Changeling

24.What is the capital city of the Canadian province Saskatchewan?


25.One of the first British campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade,he formulated the plan to settle blacks in Sierra Leone, and founded the St. George's Bay Company. His efforts led to both the founding of the Province of Freedom. Which abolitionist is considered one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone?

Granville Sharp

26.Which Islamic militant, political group based in Lebanon takes its name from the Arabic meaning 'Party of God'?


27.The Soviet Olympian Larissa Latynina won eighteen Olympic medals between 1956 and 1964, a record that is still held today. In which sport did she achieve this feat?


28.Yeonpyeong Island is a group of islands in the Yellow Sea.They belong to which Asian country?

South Korea

29.Jamie Principle,Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard were early 1980s pioneers, in which genre of music?

House music

30.The Taichung Power Plant in Taiwan is the largest power station in the world,that is fuelled by what substance?