Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Some Japanese,some Bible and one about 'Splash hits'

Next Main Quiz for you.

Hope you enjoy.....................

1.(Pictured)The plant Actaea pachypoda is a species of flowering plant,that is poisonous to humans. The similarity of its berries with that of (a part of) a child's toy,led to which two-word name,by which this plant is commonly known?

Dolls Eye(s)

2.Based in Niksic,the country's second largest city,FK Sutjeska,won their first ever national league title in 2013. In which European country do FK Sutjeska play their football?


3.Apparently,the name was intended to echo the neighing of horses.In Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel 'Gulliver's Travels',what was the name of the race of intelligent horses,who were the antithesis to the beastly Yahoo people?


4.Popularised by Richard Wagner in his opera Gotterdammerung, it translates in English as 'Twilight of the gods'. What name is given,in Norse mythology,to the series of events that will ultimately result in the deaths of major gods,such as Odin,Thor and Loki?


5.Directed by Jean Renoir and starring Jean Gabin,it was described by Orson Welles as 'one of the movies he would take with him on the ark'. What is the name of this critically acclaimed 1937 film,centred around a small group of French officers,who are plotting to escape from a World War I prisioner of war camp?

La Grande Illusion

6.(Pictured)Finishing in the Top 10  in three of the year's four golfing Majors,which Australian (along with compatriot Adam Scott),posted the equal lowest cumulutive score for all four Majors held in 2013?

Jason Day

7.Gerlachovsky stit is the highest peak in the Carpathian Mountain range. It lies in which European country?


8.Which 1979 prison film saw a cameo performance from its director Don Siegel and film acting debut from the American actor Danny Glover?

Escape From Alcatraz

9.Jacopo was a 15th century painter and also the father of the painters Giovanni and Gentile. Between them their best known works are 'The Feast of the Gods'  (pictured),'Madonna and Child Blessing' and 'Doge Giovanni Mocenigo'. What is the shared surname of this noted Venetian family?


10.In 2012,Madonna's half-time show at the Superbowl,became the most watched show in Superbowl history. In 2013,which female group recorded the second most watched show,as well as generating more than 299,000 tweets per minute, making it the most tweeted moment in the history of  the social media website,Twitter?

Destiny's Child

11.The famous biblical account of  David's defeat of Goliath,occurred in which valley,named after the Hebrew for 'oak'or 'terebinth'?

Valley of Elah

12.At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona,which discipline was contested for the very first time in the competition's history,with Colombian Orlando Duque winning the Men's event and Cesilie Carlton of the USA winning the Women's event?

High Diving  (not Diving)

13.Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1984 film 'Places in the Heart',which actress famously exclaimed,'The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!'?

Sally Field

14.Sometimes known as 'Divine Julius',he served for seven terms (on and off) between 1972-1992.What is  the name of this Italian Prime Minister,who died in May 2013?

Giulio Andreotti

15.Performed by the band Telex,which country's song at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest,was entitled 'Euro-Vision'?


16.It is most common in people who obtain most of their food energy from maize.In 1735 is was named by Gaspar Casal as Asturian Leprosy.What is the name of this disease,which is derived from the Italian for 'skin sour' and is primarily caused by a chronic lack of Niacin (Vitamin B3)?


17.(Pictured)The AT & T Park, is home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and is located adjacent to the China basin,a section of San Francisco Bay.In 2000 a player hit the ball into this body of water creating the first 'splash hit'.Which Giants legend hit that first 'splash hit' and has recorded over half of the next 62 'splash hits' recorded ever since?

Barry Bonds

18.It is considered one of the most important archeological sites ever discovered. For the past century, this area has been continually excavated, yielding an enormous collection of papyrus texts,including plays of Menander, fragments from the Gospel of Thomas, and fragments from Euclid's Elements. In which Egyptian city,lying 160km south west of Cairo is this remarkable site located?


19.(Pictured)It is most commonly associated with the Edo Period and samurai,but  in recent times has become popular with sumo wrestlers.What is the name of this traditional Japanese haircut,which traditionally features a thinned or shaved pate,with the remaining hair oiled and tied in an elaborate top-knot?


20.In the comic book series, 'The Green Hornet',what is the name of the protagonist's assistant,played by Bruce Lee in the television series between 1966-67?


21.In the Old Testament,he is referred to as the ruler of 'the kingdom of the Chaldeans'. Which biblical king was responsible for sending Daniel into the lion's den?

King Darius(the Mede)

22.(Pictured)For the third time,he became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest,in May 2013,aged 80. What is the name of this Japanese alpinist,whose descent down the mountain in 1970,was the subject of the Academy Award winning documentary 'The Man Who Skied Down Everest'?

Yuichiro Miura

23.It is sometimes known as 'Furniture city',as it is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies.It is also home to the Gerald Ford Presidential museum and in 1945,became the first city in the United States to add fluoride to its drinking water. What is the second largest city,by population,in the US state of Michigan?

Grand Rapids

24.What is the name of cooking technique,used in Japanese cuisine,in which fish or meat is grilled in a marinade,usually consisting of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar?


25.(Pictured) In October 2013,she reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts,with her debut single 'Royals',becoming the first solo singer from New Zealand to do so.With a very similar name,(but for one letter) ,to a flamboyant Eurovison Song Contest winner,what is the stage name used by the singer,Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor?