Thursday, 5 April 2012

Thurday Quiz 71

Enjoy this next set of 30...............

1.In April 2012 its 'Artist of the Year' award went to the singer/songwriter known as 'Feist'.Equivalent to the American Grammy award,the annual Juno awards celebrate the musical achievements of which nation?


2.Given its current name by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar in the 1860s,it translates from Arabic as 'house of peace'.Which African city and former capital was previously known as Mzizima?

Dar Es Salaam

3.Acquired by Renault in 1999,it takes its name from the historic region that constitutes much of present-day Romania.Which Romanian car manufacturer has produced the recent models 'Logan','Sandero' and 'Duster'?


4.Its name is derived from one of the Greek Fates.Which alkaloid naturally occurs in deadly nightshade,Jimson weed and mandrake,from where it is often extracted for pharmacutical purposes?


5.Which prestigious horse race was won by Makybe Diva on three occasions between 2003-2005,making it the only horse to have achieved this feat in the event's history?

Melbourne Cup

6.Which prolific Canadian Pritzker Prize winning architect is noted for his work on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and an eponymous twisting tower in Hanover?

Frank Gehry

7.Located on the northern shore of the Great Slave Lake,this town's name is derived from the First Nation aboriginals, who made tools from regional copper deposits.What is the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories?


8.The Kinsey Scale was first published in 1948, in the biologist's work 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male'.It was later used in the 1953 complimentary work, 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female '.With a range between 0-6,what does his scale measure?

Sexual Orientation (0=exclusively heterosexual,6=exclusively homosexual)

9.It is based on a story from the 'Libro de los ejemplos',a medieval Spanish collection of fifty-one cautionary tales.Which Hans Christian Andersen novel was published. along with 'The Little Mermaid',in his third published collection of fairy tales,in 1837?

The Emperor's New Clothes

10.Prominent in the latter half of the 1970s,especially in the US and Japan,they were one of the first all-girl punk bands.Releasing albums including 'Queens of Noise' and 'Waitin' For The Night',they were also the subject of a 2010 biopic starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart.what is the name of this band,whose members included Sandy West,Lita Ford,Cherie Currie and Joan Jett?

The Runaways

11.Named after a German scientist,what is the SI unit of magnetic flux?


12.A 19th century British sailor and explorer,he has a sea in the Southern Ocean and one of the Falkland islands named in his honour.Who,in 1823, commanded two ships to reach a latitude of 74 degrees south,the most southerly point,(at that time),a ship had reached,surpassing the record previously held by Captain James Cook?

James Weddell

13.The Simmonds test (or Thompson test) is a lower limb examination,involving squeezing the lower calf.Common amongst sports people,for which particular injury ,can this test diagnose?

Achilles tendon rupture (or similar)

14.The main airport in Quebec and Canada's third busiest,is named after which of its former Prime Ministers?

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau

15.Located in the Austrian Alps,it is remote lake that served as a Nazi naval testing station during World War II.It is most famous,however,as the location where over £100 million in counterfeit notes were dumped following Operation Bernhard.What is its name?

Lake Toplitz

16.A popular sport in South-East Asia,Sepak Takraw,is included as part of the Asian Games and has its World Championsip,'The King's Cup',held every year in Thailand.It is a variation of which Olympic sport?

Volleyball (You use your feet/legs instead of arms/hands)

17.Her Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'Beloved'tells the true story of the African-American slave, Margaret Garner.In 1988,it was adapted for a 1988 film,starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.Her other noted works include 'Song of Solomon' and 'The Bluest Eye'.Which African-American author was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature,the last American(to date),to do so?

Toni Morrison

18.Of which European island group is Streymor the largest and most populous?

Faroe Islands

19.What word or name can mean a county in Norway,a style of landing in ski-jumping and a World War II operation to prevent the German nuclear energy project from acquiring heavy water?


20.In which decade was Oxford University founded,King John of England born and Thomas Becket consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury?


21.It is claimed it led to the collapse of the Hindu Kingdom of Mataram in 1006,Mount Merapi is an active volcano, which last erupted in October 2010. In which country is it found?


22.A Russian painter, and art theorist,he is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works,with one of his most famous pieces being 'Composition VII '.What is the name of the artist,who along with with August Macke and Franz Marc,went on to form a new group 'The Blue Rider' (Der Blaue Reiter) in the early part of the 20th century?

Wassily Kandinsky

23.His country's longest serving Prime Minister,which Australian statesman was responsible for sending Australian troops to the Korean War in 1950?

Robert Menzies

24.Which American chemical company is responsible for the invention and development of many polymers,including Teflon,Lycra and Neoprene?


25.First appearing in the 'Peanuts' comic strip in 1972,what is the name of the younger brother of Linus and Lucy Van Pelt?


26.Supplying domestic and foreign news to the media,in which Asian country is the 'Yonhap' news agency based?

South Korea

27.Sharing a name with a phenomena experienced over polar regions,who was the Roman goddess of the dawn,equivalent to the Greek Eos?


28.Operating charter services to leisure destinations in Europe and Egypt,which country is home to the budget airline known as 'FlyNiki'?

Austria (named after Niki Lauda)

29. The subject of a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh, 'Man On Wire' chronicles which Frenchman's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Centre?

Philippe Petit

30.Founded in 1914 in Bologna,this company relocated to Modena in 1940.They are now owned by Fiat and have a trident as a company emblem.Which is the only Italian car manufacturer to have provided an engine for an Indianapolis 500 race winner?