Monday, 26 August 2013

New quiz for the Bank Holiday (in the UK at least).



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















1.(Pictured)Consisting of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson,this band first found fame with a namesake TV series,premiered in 2009,on the Nickelodeon Channel.Since then they have sold over 5 million albums worldwide with titles such as 'Elevate' and '24/Seven'. What is the name of this boyband?





Big Time Rush





2.Described as the 'Nobel prize' for the arts, humanities,social sciences, law and theology,which prize,named after a Danish-Norwegian writer,carries a cash award of 4.5 million Norwegian kroner,that is supposed to be used to fund future research?





Holberg Prize





3.Which Swedish city is noted as the birthplace of Ingmar Bergman,the seat for the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden and the site of Scandinavia's oldest university?




Uppsala





4.Around 20% of all Nobel Laureates are Jewish,despite making up only 0.2% of the world's population. Which German chemist was the first Jewish recipient,doing so in 1905, for his work on organic dyes and hydroaromatic compounds?





Adolf von Baeyer





5.Occurring in the 2000/01 season,they provided the league's top scorer Diego Tristan and were managed by Rafael Benitez.Which Spanish football club was the last to win the Spanish first division title,(La Liga),that was neither Real Madrid or Barcelona?





Valencia





6.(Picture)With around 72,000 found in Cotonou,its name is derived from the Fon language meaning 'take me quickly'.In which West African country is the Zemidjan a popular form of motorcycle taxi?





Benin





7.Which Japanese author and winner of the Franz Kafka Prize,is noted for his works,the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,Norweigan Wood and 1Q84,which sold over a million copies during its first month of release?





Haruki Marukami





8.Based in Chiapas,the country's southernmost state,the Zapatista Army of National Liberation is a revolutionary group (primarily)active in which country of the Americas?




Mexico





9.Also the name of a 1987 film starring David Soul,what sarcastic nickname was given to the Hoa Lo Prison by US soldiers,held there as prisoners of war,during the Vietnam conflict?





Hanoi Hilton





10.Barbra Streisand has been married to two men.They are connected by that fact that they both starred in which 1978 conspiracy movie?





Capricorn One





11.(Pic) In which city is the Mercury City Tower located,which in November 2012,became the tallest building in Europe,overtaking London's 'Shard'?





Moscow





12.Held in the district of Pirita,in which former Soviet state were the sailing events held at the 1980 Olympic Games?





Estonia





13.Which planet has moons named after children of Ares and Aphrodite?





Mars (Deimos and Phobos)






14.Provisionally called 'ekamanganese' by Mendeleev ,it is the lowest numbered chemical element to have no stable isotopes.Which chemical element,with the atomic number 43,is widely used in nuclear medicine and gets its name from the Greek meaning 'artificial'?





Technetium





15.(Pic)She has received four Academy Award nominations between 1998-2003 and has had a prolific acting career,starring in films such as 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle','The Big Lebowski,'The Hours' and 'Hannibal' (reprising the role of Clarice Starling,previously portrayed by Jodie Foster). She is,however,better known more recently, for her uncanny likeness to Sarah Palin,whom she played on screen in 2012.What is the name of this actress?





Julianne Moore





16.Which drama,usually attributed to Aeschylus,describes the myth of a Titan who defies the gods and gifts humanity with fire, for which he is submitted to eternal punishment?




Prometheus Bound





17.After the Belgian city where it was discussed,what name was given to the  document,written in 1854, describing the rationale that the US should purchase Cuba from Spain,implying that if Spain refused,the US should declare war?





Ostend Manifesto





18.Having a famous Australian landmark named after him,which Polish General joined the American War of Independence and was instrumental in the US success at the Battle of Saratoga,becoming a US national hero in the process?





Tadeusz Kosciuszko





19.(Pic)Winning the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection 'Native Guard' ,which poet,in 2012,was appointed the US Poet Laureate?





NatashaTrethewey





20.Named after an 18th/19th centuryFrench physicist,it was essential to the development of the theory of electromagnetism.What is the name of this la, in which the force and distance between two point charges, share an inverse square relationship?





Coloumb's Law





21.(Pic) Which animal,native to the Ituri Rainforest,in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. is only other extant species of the giraffe family?




Okapi





22.In 1994,there was a tie for the 'winners' of the 'Worst Screen Couple' prize at the Golden Raspberry Awards.One couple was Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone (for The Specialist),the other featured Tom Cruise and which actor (not actress)?





Brad Pitt (Interview With The Vampire)





23.Known as the festival of colours,which Hindu religious day is celebrated by the lighting of bonfires and throwing of coloured powders (pictured)?





Holi






24.An American author, attorney and President Obama's nominee to be Ambassador to Japan,what is the name of the only living child of former US President John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy?





Caroline (Bouvier Kennedy)





25.Including Russia as European,who was the last women to reach the final of the Ladies' singles at Wimbledon,that was not from Europe or the US?





Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina - runner-up in 1991)








Wednesday, 21 August 2013


As promised, two quizzes in quick succession.

Next one in 5-7 days

Also, I will start to put daily questions on Twitter along the lines of 'name the halogens ,or most capped England footballers, best selling albums etc etc'. Just a bit of fun to ask friends, family or colleagues.






Enjoy........................
















1.Prominent in the 1980s,he was a pop artist influenced by US street art. In 1984,he designed a jacket for his friend, Madonna, for her performance on US TV's 'Solid Gold' in 1984 and he is also famous for his 'Crack is Whack' mural (pictured) and 'Radiant Baby' symbol. What is the name of this artist, who died of AIDS related complications in 1990?





Keith Haring





2.What name connects the Taiwanese electronics company, the world's fifth largest maker of PCs and the Latin name given to the genus of trees and shrubs, commonly known as maple?





Acer





3.It was the site of the world's second largest particle accelerator, the 'Tevatron',until 2011 when it was shut down. It is also the location where the 'Top' quark was discovered in 1995.Formerly known as the National Accelerator Laboratory, it changed its name in 1974 in honour of an Italian scientist. By what name is this Illinois-based laboratory complex known today?





Fermilab





4.Lying to the east of the Caspian Sea, the Karakum Desert covers around seventy percent of the total area of which Central Asian country?





Turkmenistan





5.Although it achieved its greatest success through its links to the Copperbelts of Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia, the Benguela railway runs a length of 1,344 kilometres through which African country, starting from the Atlantic port of Lobito?





Angola





6.(Pictured)Playing one of the leading characters,Finn Hudson, in the hit US TV series 'Glee',which actor tragically died in July 2013,due to a drink and drugs overdose?





Corey Monteith





7.There are currently (as of August2013),two space stations in orbit. One is the International Space Station,but which Chinese owned space station is the other?





Tiangong 1





8.Proclaimed by the Polisario Front in February 1976,what is the four-word name (or four-letter scronym), of the partially recognised state,that claims sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara?





Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic





9.What is name of the Paris cemetery,the burial site for many intellectuals,artists and high profile people,such as John-Paul Sartre,Simone de Beauvoir,Alfred Dreyfus and Samuel Beckett?





Montparnasse Cemetery (or Cimetiere du Montparnasse)





10.(Pic)Which symbol,carried to the original crusades by the Knights Templar,was used by the Free French forces and by the French Resistance during World War II?





Cross of Lorraine





11.(Pictured)Winners of the first season of 'America's Best Dance Crew,they have gone on to appear at several award ceromonies and TV shows.They are known (currently) for their show at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas and,in 2010,became the first dance crew to headline a show in Las Vegas.What is the name of this dance crew that is a spelling variation of a Lewis Carroll work?





Jabberwockeez





12.Named after its former trade links,the football team Liverpool FC,plays in the Premier division of which South American country?





Uruguay





13.Which German state,with a capital at Erfurt,includes the birthplace of the Bauhaus art movement,the location of the Zeiss optics plant and the home to around half of all German Winter Olympic medalists?





Thuringia





14.Taken from the Portuguese for 'plantation of fennel',it is the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo.Which city serves as the capital of Madeira?





Funchal





15.(Pic)It is the largest living species of the Viverridae,ahead of the the African civet and is found in South and South East Asia.This omnivore is the only member of the 'Arctictis' genus and is characterised by its long body and bushy tail.Sometimes referred to as a bearcat,by what name is this animal best known?





Binturong





16.What is the name of the French sculptor,who designed the Statue of Liberty?





Frederic Bartholdi





17.The last male member of the royal house of Cerdic of Wessex,who was proclaimed King of England following the death of Harold II in 1066,although he was never crowned?





Edgar Aetheling





18.Taken from the Italian meaning 'red beard',which word links Frederick a 12th century German Holy Roman Emperor and the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during the Second World War?





Barbarossa





19.Although it achieved its greatest success through linking to the Copperbelts of Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia,the Benguela railway has a length of 1,344 kilometres in which African country,starting from the Atlantic port of Lobito?





Angola





20.(Pictured)Which politician became Premier of the Soviet Union following Joseph Stalin's death in 1953 and served until he was overshadowed and ousted by Nikita Khrushchev in 1955?





Georgy Malenkov





21.Named after a sidekick to 'The Simpsons' character 'radioactive man'.they acheived worldwide success with their 2005 album 'From Under The Cork Tree.Reforming after a two and a half year hiatus,which band featuring Patrick Stump on vocals and Pete Wentz on bass guitar released the album 'Save Rock N Roll' in February 2013?





Fall Out Boy





22.Which 18th/19th century French mathematician and physicist ,gave his name to the law of heat conduction?





 Joseph Fourier





23.In June 2013,a newly discovered prehistoric lizard, 'Barbaturex morrisoni', was named after which rock star,who named himself 'The Lizard King'?





Jim Morrison





24.Nominated for forty one awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language,it won twenty six.Which 1998 Tom Tykwer-directed film,sees Franka Potente in the title role,as she tries to raise 100,000 German marks in 20 minutes to save her boyfriend?





Run Lola Run





25.Founded in 1925 by Gottlieb Duttweiler,it has developed into Switzerland's largest retail chain and also co-founded Turkey's largest retail chain.It's name is derived from the French meaning 'half wholesale'. What is the name of this large company, recognised by its orange 'M' logo (pictured)?





Migros

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Apologies!I was convinced I had put this on. I didn't press the 'publish' button. At least you will get another set in a day or two.

The next set.



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










1.He was one of the leading figures of the 19th century 'Realist' art movement with pictures as varied as 'A Burial at Ornans','The Origin of the World' and a portrait of composer Hector Berlioz (pictured).He also served six months in prison during the Paris Commune for his remarks,calling for the destruction of the Vendome Column.What is this artist's name?





Gustave Corbet





2.Originally developed the show in 1992 as a cartoon short entitled 'Whoopass Stew!',it centres around three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers,who live in the fictional town of Townsville.By what collective name are Blossom,Buttercup and Bubbles better known?





The Power Puff Girls





3.Composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite,it makes up around 10% of all sedimentary rocks. From what material is the Great Pyramid of Giza made?





Limestone





4.It was the site for a World War I battle in 1917,but is probably better known in biblical terms, It is the site of an altar built by Isaac,the territory of the tribe of Shimon and Judah and the place where Elijah took refuge after Jezebel ordered for him to be killed. What is the name of  this Israeli city,the largest in the Negev desert?





Beersheba





5.The famous 1968 'black power salute' (pictured) ,shows a gesture of Tommie Smith,John Carlos and Peter Norman promoting human rights. In which track and field event had these athletes won medals for this ceremony?





200 Metres





6.Fought from 1986 to 1992, it was primarily a conflict between army chief Desi Bouterse and the Jungle Commando led by former bodyguard Ronnie Brunswijk,from the Maroon social group.In which country did this guerilla war take place?





Suriname





7.(Pic)Born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund,in 1895,he went on to have a prolific and successful acting career.Nominated for an Academy Awards six times between 1929-1959,he won the Best Actor award in the 1936,playing the title role in 'The Story of Louis Pasteur'.By what name is this actor better known?





Paul Muni






8.In February 2013, one of its members,Minami Minegishi, appeared in a YouTube video with a shaved head by way of an apology for spending the night with a man. She was part of which Japanese phenomenon,an all girl pop group,made up of 93 members and one of the best selling groups in the world?





AKB48





9.What name is given to the group of archipelagos in the North Atlantic,which includes The Azores,Madeira Islands,Selvagens Islands,Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands?





Macaronesia (not Macronesia)






10.(Pic)Taken form the latin meaning 'mirror',it comes in  a variety of forms,depending on the part of the body needing examination.What name is given to this medical instrument that is used for investigating body cavities?





Speculum





11.Noted for his 1923 work, 'Civilisation and Ethics',which German philosopher and doctor, won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his 'Reverence of Life' philosophy,expressed famously through his namesake hospital in Gabon,one of Africa's leading scientific institutions?





Albert Schweitzer





12.Located on the River Danube the island of Ada Kaleh,was once had a population of around 1000 inhabitants. In 1970,it became submerged due to the building of the Iron Gate hydroelectric plant. Prior to this,Ada Kaleh was an exclave of which country?





Turkey





13.Considered by some to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone,which 19th century American engineer ,(and founder of Western Electric Manufacturing Company) lost out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent?





Elisha Gray









14.(Pictured)The Tower of Babel,as depicted in Fritz Lang's 1927 film 'Metropolis',is based on a 16th century work of art by which Flemish artist?





Pieter Brueghel (The Elder)





15.Which Saint's name connects the grandson of Clovis (and son of King Chlodomer),the largest city in Stearns County,Minnesota and a racecourse in France?





Saint Cloud





16.Located in Rust,South-West Germany,it has several zones,each with a theme of a different country. Boasting eleven roller coasters,plus several water rides,it can accomodate around fifty thousand guests per day. What is the name of the largest amusement park in Germany and the second most visited theme park in Europe,behind Disneyland Paris?





Europa Park





17.Previously named after its capital city,its domestic hub is located at Gimpo International Airport.They are also (currnetly) an official shirt sponsor of their national football team. Asiana airlines is the second largest airline of which country?





South Korea





18.Only two countries boycotted both the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games. One is European,the other is Asian.Name either?





Albania and Iran






19.(Pic) An American singer/songwriter and actress,she played guitar in the all-girl group,the Go-Gos,alongside Belinda Carlisle. In 1982,she co-wrote 'Our Lips Are Sealed' ,alongside Terry Hall,which reached the Top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic. Perhaps her most notable acting role was her cameo,portraying Joan of Arc in the 1989 film 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.What is her name?





Jane Wiedlin





20.Sam Nujoma from the Swapo Party,became which African country's first President,since they gained indepence in 1990?





Namibia





21.Kopi luwak',is the name given to the beans of coffee berries that have been eaten and excreted by the Asian Palm Civet. Sold around the world,from which country does 'Kopi luwak' originate and is,by far, the largest producer?




Indonesia





22.Sharing its name with a US state,Le Mans was the capital of which of France's traditional provinces,(now divided into the departments of Sarthe and Mayenne)?





Maine





23.Which Canadian island,takes its name from the English translation of the Portuguese word 'terranova'?





Newfoundland





24.Discovered in 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi,what is the name of the largest member of the asteroid belt and the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system?





Ceres




25.(Pic)Founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis, it was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited.What is the name of this Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company best known its brand of smartphones and tablets? 






Blackberry

Friday, 9 August 2013

Another 25


Here's another all-new 25,which I hope you enjoy.

I'm trying to put these out at around a quiz every 5-7 days,but will announce on Facebook or Twitter when a new quiz is up.Or,as I understand you can set up the site on your feed (although don't ask me how to do that)

 I've also tried to keep with the international flavour.




1.One of three principal organisations of the Israeli Intelligence Community,it's motto translates as 'defender that shall not be seen'. What is the two-word name is commonly given to Israel's internal security service,also known as the Israel Security Agency?





Shin Bet





2.Developed in the Eastern United States during the 1820s and 1830s, it saw the father of  author Louisa May Alcott as one of its leading figures.What was the name of the religious and philosophical movement who believed 'people are at their best when truly self-reliant and independent'?





Transcendentalism





3.Athlete,Nijel Amos (pictured), won the Olympic Silver medal over 800 metres in 2012. In doing so,he became the first Olympic medalist for which African country,(although many thought that his 2012 team-mate,female 400m runner Amantle Montsho,would achieve the record first)?





Botswana





4.Taken from the Greek word for 'heavy' it is part of the hadron family.What name is given to this subatomic particle made up of three quarks which also participates in the strong interaction?





Baryon





5.Anand Tucker's controversial 1998 film 'Hilary and Jackie' is a biopic set around the lives of two gifted British musicians. What surname do they share?





Du Pre





6.An integral part of Prince's 1980s backing band,'The Revolution',what are the (first) names of the musical duo ,who went on to record five albums in their own right and are notable for writing the theme tunes to TV shows such as Heroes,Touch,Carnivale and Nurse Jackie?





Wendy (Melvoin) and Lisa (Coleman)





7.Described by some critics as his best work,the 1876 novel 'Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar',is a thriller written by which author,generally associated with science fiction?





Jules Verne





8.Pictured,she is known in the world of entertainment as a model and presenter of the world's first 'Big Brother' series and the show 'Holland's Top Model'.She also made an appearance in the Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. She is equally famous as the wife of the Wimbledon winning tennis player, Richard Krajicek.What is her name?





Daphne Deckers






9.Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave,separated from the rest of Italy by Lake Lugano. It is situated in which Swiss canton,the country's most southerly and whose capital is Bellinzona?





Ticino





10.Which Brazilian World Cup winning captain,has his name derived from the Portuguese translation of 'Dopey' - from Disney's Snow White's and the Seven Dwarves'?





Dunga





11.Designed by Turkish artist, Mehmet Ali Uysa,this (pictured) sculpture was built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park. It is situated on the outskirts of which Belgian City?





Liege





12.Which chemical element and transitional metal has the atomic number 27,is associated with the colour blue and is a constituent of Vitamin B12?





Cobalt





13.According to legend,he was the founder of the new capital city of Phrygia and also the father of King Midas.Which peasant (and later King) created the knot that was impossible to untie,until Alexander The Great cut through it?





Gordias





14.(Pic)Releasing the global hit album 'Random Access Memories in 2013,by what name is the French electronic music duo ,Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter,better known?






Daft Punk





15.Until 1975,when Lilongwe took over,which city, served as the capital of Nyasaland and later Malawi?





Zomba





16.Named after a famous scientific Nobel laureate,what name is given to the temperature where a material's permanent magnetism changes to induced magnetism?





Curie Temperature





17.A triumphal arch in Rome,it is situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate which Roman Emperor's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in AD312 ?





Constantine I





18.Today it is spoken by around 1 million people in Mexico.Which native American language was formerly the language of the Aztecs?





Nahuatl





19.Secreted by its namesake membrane,what is the name of the colourless,viscous  fluid that lubricates the moveable joints between the bones?





Synovial Fluid






20.Mario Lopez (pictured) is the current presenter of the US series of 'X-Factor'.In his younger days he found fame, playing the role of AC Slater, in which US teen comedy set at Bayside High School?





Saved by The Bell





21.Literally meaning 'dance girl',what name,beginning with the letter 'M',is given to an apprentice Geisha?





Maiko





22.Which 19th century English chemist gave his name to the hypothesis that the hydrogen atom was the only truly fundamental object, (which he called protyle)?





William Prout





23.In 1996,Nolan Clarke,became the oldest cricketer to play in the (One Day) Cricket World Cup,a record still held today.He represented which nation?





Netherlands





24.Lying on the banks of the Kura River,which modern day capital city was used, under the Russian rule, as the Imperial capital of the entire Caucasus?





Tbilisi





25.Founded by Daniel Ek, Martin Lorentzon in 2006,what is the name of this popular Swedish music library and download website (pic),which has over 20 million users worldwide?





Spotify









Sunday, 4 August 2013

Some spanking new questions

I've had some time to create a new batch of 25 questions.

My hope/aim is that more will follow in the coming weeks,as I prepare for the EQC in November


Hope you enjoy........





1.Running approximately from 1813 to 1907, the 'Great Game' was a term given for the strategic rivalry between the British Empire and which other Empire, for supremacy in Central Asia?




Russian Empire




 2.Taken from the Greek meaning 'study of character',what name is given to the study of animal behaviour in a natural setting (as opposed to a laboratory)?




Ethology




3.(Pic)Although he has appeared in many films,he is best known for appearing in all six of the Rocky films,playing the role of Rocky's brother in-law, 'Paulie'.What is the name of this actor,who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for that role in the first 'Rocky film?




Burt Young




4.In Texas Hold'Em poker,what nickname,after a famous sportswoman, is often given to a player who has an Ace and a King as their 'hole' cards . (The reason for this name is 'looks great,but never wins')




Anna Kournikova




5.According to Forbes magazine in July 2013,which Far Eastern city,was just ahead of London,as the most visited city in the world?




Bangkok




6.Which film director,screenwriter and actor, made his directorial debut in 1941 with 'The Maltese Falcon',became a citizen of Ireland in 1964 and directed his daughter to Academy Award success in a 1985 film?




John Huston




7.What is the name of the English archaeologist,best remembered for unearthing the palace of Knossos on Crete and for developing the concept of Minoan civilisation?




Arthur Evans




8.In later life,which French impressionist painter, produced many paintings of his garden and olive groves at 'Les Collettes',a farm in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Azur?




Pierre Auguste Renoir




9.The Bridge of No Return' (pic), is located in the Joint Security Area and crosses the Military Demarcation Line. It has been used as a place for prisoner exchanges and has also featured in the films 'Die Another Day' and 'Salt'. It spans which two countries?




North Korea and South Korea




10.The award is a bust of a famous fellow countryman,designed by Jose Luis Fernandez.Spain's top film awards are named in honour of whom?




(Francisco di ) Goya




11.James Righton (pictured) a member of the 'new-rave band',the Klaxons,whose debut album, 'Myths of The Near Future',went on to claim the 2007 Mercury Music Prize.He is also known as the husband of which English actress,who has won a BAFTA and has been nominated for an Academy Award?




Keira Knightley




12.Officially named the 'European Recovery Program',what two-word name, (after a Secretary of State),is usually used to describe the American program, that assisted the economies of Europe at the end of World War II, in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism?



Marshall Plan




13.With a name in common with a US state capital,what is the name of the sports stadium located in Kolkata,that has the second largest capacity in the world ?




Salt Lake Stadium




14.Which country is home to Europe's second largest national park and within that,Europe's largest glacier? 




Iceland




15.Open between 2003-2005, 'Boobs:The Musical' was an off-Broadway hit using the stories of which 1950s and 60s cabaret star,noted for the use of double entendres in her songs?




Ruth Wallis





16.Which German Decathlon World Champion joined a unique group of athletes when he competed in both the 1988 Winter and Summer Olympics in Bobsleigh and Deacthlon respectively?




Torsten Voss




17.(Pic)Featured on the Disney Channel since 2006,the main character is voiced by Wilmer Valderrama. What is the name of this show,featuring Manuel Garcia and his talking tools?




 Handy Manny




 18.Founded in Cairo by seven members,this group of nations promote economic,cultural,social and scientific programs in parts of Africa and Asia.What is the name of this group,which has now grown to twenty-two members in total,(although one is currently suspended)?




The Arab League (League of Arab States)




 19.In 1986,he achieved a number one single in 1986 on both sides of the Atlantic with the song 'Rock Me Amadeus'. What was the stage name of Austrian singer/songwriter Johann Holzel,who sadly died in a car crash in 1998?




Falco




20.(Pic)Which automobile manufacturer gives its name to the Japanese word for the Pleiades star cluster? 




Subaru




21.Part of the megafauna group,which animal is depicted in a well known woodcut work by the German artist Albrecht Durer?





Rhinoceros





 22.In the Booker Prize winning novel and Academy Awrd winning film,what is the nationality of the character known in the title as 'The English Patient'?





Hungarian





23.What was the name of the Muslim religious sect,that flourished in Persia between 1844-1852 and led to the founding of the Baha'i faith?





Babi faith (Babism/Babist)





24.The 7 foot tall actor Peter Mayhew (pictured), first hit the movie screens in 1976,when he appeared as the Minotaur in the film 'The Adventures of Sinbad'. One year later,he was elevated into iconic and superstar status.when playing which (still) famous and recognisable science fiction character?





Chewbacca





 25.Which ancient city,complete with treasure, was excavated during the 1870s and 1880s under the direction of Heinrich Schliemann?





Troy