Saturday, 28 September 2013

A little harder than I first thought


I have written 20 questions,that were originally titled 'questions that I should know the answer to'.

While this is true,I think it has turned into a reasonable quiz work-out.There are some one-liners,but there are some longer questions too.I think I have kept it accessible for international readers too. See what you think...........

No pics on this one,but remember there will be a picture quiz tomorrow on www.justquizpicture.blogspot.co.uk with the main quiz available in the next couple of days. (I'll post details in the JustQuiz Facebook group)


Enjoy..........





1.Used in radiology,for what do the initials MRI stand?




Magnetic Resonance Imaging




2.The word 'algebra' is taken from which language,where it means 'restoration'?




Arabic




3.Which British artist became the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984?




Malcolm Morley




4.What is the name of the code of silence practiced by members of the mafia?



Omerta




5.What was the name of the mistress of Adolf Hitler,who was later married to him for just under 40 hours?



Eva Braun




6.Edward,The Black Prince,was the eldest son of which 14th century English king?




Edward III




7.In the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism,which Lama ranks second behind the Dalai Lama?




Panchen Lama




8.Initially known as 'Mother Wolf',she later reveals her name,which translates as 'protection' (in jungle speech).What is the name of the female wolf ,who raises Mowgli as her own in Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book'?




Raksha




9.Published in 1930,'The Tale of Little Pig Robinson',by Beatrix Potter,is a children's book,which was written as a prequel to which very famous 19th century poem?




The Owl and the Pussycat




10.On which river does the city of Kolkata stand?




Hooghly




11.All The World's A Stage',is a famous monlogue in Shakepeare's play,'As You Like It'.Which melancholic lord delivers this monolgue? (first name only)




Jaques




12.In terms of diameter,what is the second largest moon of Jupiter?




Callisto




13.What was the name of the collection of JRR Tolkien's mythopoeic works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher,in 1977?




The Silmarillion




14.What is the surname of the Barbadian singer superstar,Rihanna?




Fenty




15.Replacing Chris Gayle in 2010,which St Lucian cricketer is the current captain of the West Indies Test team?




Darren Sammy




16.What is the name given to the study reptiles and amphibians?




Herpetology




17.Lasting for 9 months,between 2008-2009,who was the President of South Africa immediately after Thabo Mbeki and immediatley before Jacob Zuma?





Kgalema Motlanthe




18.One of the best selling books ever written,it tells the story of a stranded pilot's encounter with a royal person who has fallen to Earth.What is the title of this children's book,that was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and published in 1943?





The Little Prince




19.What is the name of the salesman in Arthur Miller's 1949 play 'Death of a Salesman'?




Willy Loman




20.Margaret Hyra,was the birth name of which actress and wife of  actor Dennis Quaid?




Meg Ryan