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