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)