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