Thursday, 12 September 2013

Next lot

A tiny bit of self promotion. (You can skip this bit if you like).

I'm in a position where I have a little more time to write for various quizzes,leagues etc etc,so if you are interested,let me know. If you have contacted me before,feel free to do so again. Also,if you would like a sample,let me know .I should have a brand new league sample ready in the next few days.( 

Also I'm tempted to have a Facebook group,so I can communicate with people easier (although I'm still thinking about it)

Anyway,for the vast majority of you,here's the next 25 (maybe a few more pictures than normal)


1.(Pictured)The Phoenix Islands,are a group of eight atolls and two submerged coral reefs, lying in the central Pacific Ocean ,east of the Gilbert Islands and west of the Line Islands.Listed as a World Heritage Site,they belong to which island nation?


2.Active in the Southern States during 1948,the States' Rights Democratic Party,was a political party,determined to protect what they portrayed as the 'southern way'.They also wanted to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of federal intervention.By what portmanteau name were they commonly referred?


3.(Pictured)Known globally for appearing in the 2013 film 'Pacific Rim' and the US TV series 'Sons of Anarchy',which actor,in September 2013,was awarded the role of Christian Grey,in the film adaptation of EL James' novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'? 

Charlie Hunnam

4.Taken from the Latin meaning 'shadow',it is named after a character from Alexander Pope's 'The Rape of the Lock'.Which is the third largest moon of Uranus?


5.Primarily living in the US state of Louisiana,they well known for their music and cuisine.They also key to the storyline of the 1981 film 'Southern Comfort'? Which ethnic group is derived from the descendants of Acadian exiles?


6.(Pictured)Known worldwide for his deadpan,slow delivery of jokes,he also won an Academy award,for his 1989 short film 'The Appointments of Dennis Jennings'.To film fans,he is perhaps,best -known as the voice of  'DJ K-Billy',heard during a gruesome scene in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film 'Reservoir Dogs'.What is this American comedian's name?

Steven Wright

7.He also served under Calvin Coolidge as Vice President.Which US politician was co-awarded the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize,for his work on devising a plan,to restore and stabilise Germany's economy following World War I?

Charles Dawes

8.Charles Darwin described the second largest barrier reef in the world as 'the most remarkable reef in the West Indies'.It is also which Central American country's top tourist destination?

Belize (Belize Barrier Reef)

9.Which 20th century German painter and member of the Dada movement,was married  to the American socialite and art collector,Peggy Guggenheim,between 1942 and 1946?

Max Ernst

10.Who is the only person to have won football's UEFA Champions League (and not the old European Cup), as both player and manager?

Frank Rijkaard

11.(Pictured)Although he released his first single and album in 2005,this American rapper,is best known for his 2013 collaborations with producer Ryan Lewis.The singles 'Thrift Shop' and 'Can't Hold Us',were global top 5 hits,earning him numerous awards.What stage name of this rapper,born Ben Haggerty,in 1983?


12.Carbon dating,is a radiometric technique,used to estimate the age of organic materials.It does this by using the decay of which isotope of Carbon?

Carbon 14 (or radiocarbon)

13.(Pictured)Founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei ,which Chinese multinational company is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012? 


14.Corresponding to Tlaloc in Aztec culture,what is the name of the Mayan rain deity,who,with his lightning axe,strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain?


15.Which metallic commodity links  the longest holiday route in the German Free State of Saxony and the Via de la Plata pilgramage path,that links Merida and Astorga in Spain?

Silver (Silver Road and Silver Route)

16.(Pictured)Best known for his portrayal of crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi in 'The Sopranos',he has also played a crime boss in the films 'Goodfellas' and 'Donnie Brasco'.What is the 'anatomical' name of this actor,who died in January 2013?

Tony Lip

17.A  government sponsored enterprise founded after the Great Depression,the Federal National Mortgage Association,is commonly known in the US,as 'Fannie Mae' .Similarly,by what male name,is the government sponsored,Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation usually referred?

Freddie Mac

18.In 1965,American author,Sol Yurick,wrote a novel combining the classical Greek story,'Anabasis', with a fictional account of gang wars in New York City.It was later turned into a  1979 cult classic film of the same name.What was it's title?

The Warriors

19.Closely associated with the Haber process,the Ostwald process is used to create which acid?

Nitric Acid

20.Active between 1948-2010,the football team Deportivo Italia,won five Premier Division titles and three of its national cups.It was originally made up of players,from the Italian community,of which South American country?


21.People from the UK and Ireland,may associate this name with lemon juice,(or even cleaning products).What 3-letter brand name,owned by made by the J.M. Smucker Company,has been the leading brand of peanut butter in the US,since 1981?


22.(Pictured)He came to power in 1989 after leading a military coup,ousting the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi.He is also the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the International Criminal Court .What is the name of this controversial President of Sudan?

Omar al-Bashir

23.What two-word name is used to describe the top division of club rugby union in France and the term used to describe the very best law schools in the US?

Top Fourteen (or Top 14)

24.A Peace Prize established in China in 2010,its aim is to 'promote world peace from an Eastern perspective'.With winners including Lien Chan,Vladmir Putin and Kofi Annan,after which historical figure,is the Prize named?


25.In January 2013,which American professional snowmobile racer became the first person to die as a result of injuries sustained during an 'X Games' competition?

Caleb Moore