Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Another 20 questions that 'I should know the answer to'


Here's my next instalment of 20 questions that ' I should know the answer to'.

Should have the Main Quiz of 25 up tomorrow night.



Once again some are hard, some easy and some you may have heard before.




Enjoy......



1.Who wrote the 1957 World War II novel, 'The Guns of Navarone',later turned into a 1961 film starring Gregory Peck and David Niven?





Alistair MacLean





2.Also providing the original voice to 'Tom' the cat (from Tom and Jerry),which American voice actor provided the voice of Donald Duck for nearly 50 years?





Clarence Nash





3.First presented to Louis Meyer in 1936,(although the race itself is older),the Borg-Warner Trophy is awarded to the winner of which famous annual race?





Indianapolis 500





4.Reigning between 1377-1399 ,who was the last Plantagenet king of England?





Richard II





5.He played a key role in Thomas Jefferson's defeat of John Adams to become US President in 1800? Which Founding Father of the American constitution,currently appears on the US $10 bill?





Alexander Hamilton





6.Which 18th/19th Swedish chemist is noted for working out the modern technique of chemical formula notation?





Jons Jacob Berzelius





7. He acheived the feat in the 1500 metres at the 1952 Games in Helsinki.Joseph Barthel is the only athlete representing which European country,to have won a gold medal at any Olympic Games?





Luxembourg





8.Name any two of the 'Three Little Maids From School', as described in the song from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Mikado'?





Yum Yum, Peep-Bo,  Pitti-Sing





9.Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are best known as which two-man New Zealand band,popularised in an American TV comedy series of the same name?






Flight of the Conchords





10.One of the busiest in Europe,in terms of passenger numbers,in which European city is Barajas airport found?





Madrid





11.In the field of science fiction,'The 'Big Three' are usually referred to as Isaac Asimov,Arthur C.Clarke and which American writer,winner of several Hugo Award, for works such as 'Starship Troopers','Stranger In a Strange Land' and 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress'?





Robert Heinlein





12.Named after an 18th century French commander,what is the capital city of St Lucia?





Castries





13.Growing out of the Millerite movement,which religious movement was co-founded in 1863 by Joseph Bates,James White and Ellen White?





Seventh Day Adventists





14.The song 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere' are both taken from which 1957 Broadway musical?





West Side Story





15. Famous as a politician and military commander,Arthur Wellesley,is better known as the Duke of Wellington. In which English county is the town of Wellington,from where the name is derived?





Somerset





16.Larger than Denmark,it's capital is  Toulouse.Which is the largest region of mainland France in terms of area?





Midi-Pyrenees





17.Nominated for an Academy Award,who played the role of Tina Turner in the 1993 film 'What's Love Got To Do With It'?





Angela Basset





18.In 2012,who became the first South African to record a triple century in Test Cricket,scoring 311 not out,against England?





Hashim Amla





19.Standing 30 metres taller than the London eye and situated at the Marina Centre,which Asian country is home to the world's tallest Ferris wheel?





Singapore





20.ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service  since 1963.For what do the letters ZIP stand?





Zone Improvement Plan