Thursday, 12 April 2012

Thursday Quiz 72

Hello, I'm nearly over my bout of 'flu,so I have some questions for you to enjoy.



Have fun.....................








1.Making its debut in 1997,which musical,in April 2012,became the highest grossing Broadway show in history,replacing 'The Phantom of the Opera'?



The Lion King


2.In which religion is Hachiman the God of War?



Shinto


3.What title or word links a biblical sea monster, a 17th century work by philosopher Thomas Hobbes and a type of cross-stich?



Leviathan


4.Creator of the work 'Naturalis Historia' (Natural History),how was the 1st century Roman author,philosopher and naturalist Gaius Plinius Secundus,better known?




Pliny The Elder


5.In the animated TV series ,'The Simpsons',the voice of the recurring character 'Sideshow Bob',is provided by which multiple Emmy award-winning actor?



Kelsey Grammer


6.Although she represented Switzerland throughout her professional tennis career,in which modern day country was Martina Hingis born in 1980?



Slovakia


7.Belonging to Turkmenistan,Ogurja Ada is the country's largest island.It is also the longest island to be found in which sea?



Caspian


8.According to the Book of Genesis,who was the first and eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of an Israelite Tribe?



Reuben


9.Founded by a travelling book-salesman in 1886,the California Perfume Company changed its name in 1959 after its founder's visit to England.By what familiar name is it now known worldwide?



Avon


10.Acheiving the feat at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,which athlete is the current European record holder for the mens 100 metres?



Francis Obikwelu


11.Told by Ovid in his work 'Metamorphoses',what was the name of the mythological,ill-fated lovers,that communicated their love through a crack in the wall between their houses?



Pyramus and Thisbe


12.Located between the Panama state of Brazil and the Misiones province of Argentina,what is the name of the series of waterfalls which take its name from the Guarani for 'big water'?



Iguazu Falls


13.Written in note 233 of 'Pensees' by French philosopher Blaise Pascal,which subject or topic is the basis for 'Pascal's Wager'?



The Existence of God


14.Particularly remembered during the 1980s in the UK and USA,which budget Serbian make of car,based on the mechanics of the Fiat 127,also had the name,the 'Zastava Koral'?



Yugo


15.The 1968 film 'Funny Girl',received various Academy award nominations,including Barbra Streisand's winning portrayal as the Broadway actress Fanny Brice.What was the title of the appropriately named,(but much less known),1975 sequel?



Funny Lady


16.Born from Dutch parentage he became a naturalised English subject in 1662.Which portrait artist,became the court painter under Charles I,before serving Oliver Cromwell,Richard Cromwell and Charles II in similar roles?



(Sir) Peter Lely


17.Similar to the Japanese 'manga',what name is given to the Chinese comics,predominatly published in Hong Kong and Taiwan? Manhua
18.First aired in the US in 1975 and in the UK in 1988,which TV gameshow has international versions known as 'Roletrando' in Brazil,'La Roue Chanceuse' in French-speaking Canada and 'Koło Fortuny' in Poland?



Wheel of Fortune


19.Erode, a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's largest producer of which plant,used as a spice and commonly known as 'haldi' in India?



Tumeric


20.Including scholars such as George Stigler,Milton Friedman and Gary Becker,which US university is noted for providing more Nobel Prize laureates in economics than any other university?



University of Chicago


21.Sharing its name with a tactical ballistic missile,what name is given to a type of fractus cloud,that is low,detached,irregular and wispy and is found beneath cumulo-nimbus clouds?



Scud Cloud


22.Literally translated as 'New trend',which Brazilian music style,particularly popular in the 1960s is widely used to refer to a fusion of samba and jazz?



Bossa Nova


23.Named after the 5th President of the United States,Monrovia is the capital city of which African country?



Liberia


24.Designed by the baroque architect Nicola Salvi who died during the years of construction,which landmark in Rome was finally completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini?



Trevi Fountain


25.His is best known for being the originator of the cosmogenic theory of the four Classical elements.Which Greek philospher,heralded as a god by many,is also thought to have died by leaping into the volcanic crater of Mount Etna,whilst attempting to prove his divinity?



Empedocles


26.What was the christian name of Argentine Marxist revolutionary 'Che' Guevara?



Ernesto


27.Published by Microsoft Games Studios,this 'first person shooter' game became a global hit when first released in 2001 with the subtitle 'Combat Evolved'.With its third installment released in 2010, which series of games,does 'Master Chief Petty Officer John-117' appear as the main protagonist?



Halo


28.Sometimes known as the 'maanhaar jackal',what is the common name of the small, insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa?



Aardwolf


29.Four US states officially use the term 'Commonwealth' to describe themselves,rather than 'state'. Massachusetts and Virginia are two such states,name either of the other two?



Pennsylvania and Kentucky


30.The largest of the Galapogos Islands is named in honour of which Spanish queen,noted as the sponsor of Christopher Colombus' famous 1492 voyage?



Queen Isabella I (Isabela Island)