Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Another Five Categories

Here is my next Five Category Quiz.

The subjects are 1920s,Australia,Europop,Volcanoes and Physics, so a good mix.

Hopefully some interesting bits in there.

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

(PS There is still time to enter the competition to win 'The Chambers Book of Greatest Speeches', so see below for further details)

1.Signed in an exhibition room at a famous European porcelain factory,what name was given to the 1920 peace treaty,that took place between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies following the conclusion of World War I?

Treaty of Sevres

2.They were known for flouting social and sexual norms and for their brash behaviour including,smoking,driving cars,listening to jazz and wearing excessive make-up. Notable examples include the actresses Louise Brooks and Clara Bow.Also the title of a 1920s magazine and 1922 film,what seven-letter term was used to describe 'newly liberated',Western women in the 1920s,who also wore short skirts, bobbed hair, and flaunted their disdain for,(what was then considered), acceptable behavior?


3.His lungs were severely damaged by mustard gas during World War I,his heart was located on the right hand side of his chest and he was a smoker. Despite this,which French athlete,who shares his surname with a type of seabird,won a 10000m silver medal behind Pavel Nurmi at the 1920 Olympic Games as well as claiming a Gold medal,ahead of Nurmi in the 5000m?

Joseph Guillemot

4.What name,after a city,was given to the example of Homo erectus,that was found among a group of fossil specimens,discovered between 1923 and 1927, during excavations at Zhoukoudian?

Peking Man

5.'The Treachery of Images',is a famous work of art,created between 1927 and 1928,by the Belgian surrealist painter,Rene Magritte.The painting depicts which object,(usually associated with older men)?


1.It lies in the eastern Timor Sea, off the coast of the Northern Territory and has Milikapiti as its largest town. Named after the First Lord of the Admiralty from 1812-1827 and 1828-1830,what is Australia's second largest island,after Tasmania?

Melville Island

2.Mount Diogenes,is a distinctive geological formation located in Central Victoria, Australia. It is known today by which name,taken from a  1967 novel by Joan Lindsay and the site of a fictional disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher on St Valentine's day in 1900?

Hanging Rock (from Picnic at Hanging Rock)

3.Hosted by Sarah Wilson,it is,one of the most watched TV shows in Australia.In 2009,which global reality TV franchise,saw Julie Goodwin crowned as its first winner?

Masterchef (Australia)

4.Mount Bartle Frere is part of the Bellenden Ker Range,located in the Wooroonooran National Park and south west of the town of Babinda. It is the highest peak of which Australian state?


5.During her career, she set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards.She also won three Gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.What is the name of this legendary Australian runner,who won the first ever womens Olympic 400m track event?

Betty Cuthbert

1.They have had success across mainland Europe since they formed in 2001,with singles such as' Übers Ende der Welt'(2007) and 'Automatisch' (2009) . They also had some success in the US with their albums 'Scream' (2007) and 'Humanoid' (2009).In 2011, they became the first German band to win an 'MTV Video Music Awards Japan',which is apt,as their name suggests a Japanese link.What is the name of the successful German band,fronted by Bill Kaulitz?

Tokio Hotel

2.She is the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo The Knife and was previously the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Honey Is Cool.In 2009,she released her eponymous debut album.Under what solo name does the Swedish singer and musician,Karin Dreijer Andersson,perform?

Fever Ray

3.Consisting of Jeffrey Jey, Gabry Ponte and Maurizio Lobina,which Italian dance group are best known for a successful 1999,where they scored high charts positions around Europe,with the singles 'Blue (Da Ba Dee)' and "Move Your Body",as well as the successful album,'Europop'?

Eiffel 65

4. The late Austrian singer,Falco,gained worldwide fame when he released his 1986 global smash hit 'Rock Me Amadeus'. He followed this single up,with  a song that made the top 10 in many countries (including the UK) and the top 20 in the US (his only other top 20 US single). What was the title of this song,which could be answered by putting together a famous Ultravox single with a survival horror video game for the Nintendo Wii?

Vienna Calling

5.They are a nine-piece band from Barcelona,led by Marina 'la Canillas' Abad and Ramon Giminez,who describe their style as 'jipjop flamenkillo' ( or hip-hop with a little flamenco). They are well-known among World music fans and have released seven studio albums including 'Vengue' (1999),'Bari' (2002) and Techari (2006).The most remarkable of these albums was 'Bari',which sold over 100,000 copies without any label backing. What is the name of this band whose name means 'Sorceror Eyes' in English?

Ojos de Brujo

1.Located in Marie Byrd Land,it is named after the daughter of William Horlick,who was a contributor to the 1933–35 Byrd Antarctic Expedition.It first recorded ascent was in 1990 by New Zealander Bill Atkinson.What is the highest volcano in Antarctica?

Mount Sidley

2.The Roman name for the island Vulcano, has contributed the word for volcano in most modern European languages. In which European sea is the island of Vulcano located?

Tyrrhenian Sea

3.Still the 'de jure' capital,it was also the islands only port of entry.Sharing its name with an English city,what is the name of the town in Montserrat that had to be completely abandoned after being overwhelmed by a series of volcanic eruptions during the 1990s?


4.Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island. It is believed to have erupted,(almost) continuously for over 800 years.Claimed by the residents of Sulphur Bay, of which Pacific country is Mount Yasar and Tanna Island,a part of?


5.Currently,volcanic activity has been witnessed on only three moons within the solar system.Which Galilean moon of Jupiter,is one of these?


1.A Danish physicist and chemist,he discovered,in 1820,that electric currents create magnetic fields. He is also noted as the first person to use the term 'thought experiment'.Who is this physicist,that also has a cgs unit of magnetic H-field strength,named after him?

Hans Christian Ørsted

2.In physics,which letter of the Greek alphabet is used as the symbol for wavelength, when written in forms such as equations ?


3.Famously in 2013,the World's smallest stop-motion film 'A Boy And His Atom',was created using this device.Developed in 1981,the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is an instrument for imaging surfaces at the atomic level.It earned its creators the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1986. Name either of these scientific creators (one German and one Swiss)?

Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer

4.The inconsistency,(in classical mechanics),of which Scottish scientist's equations of electromagnetism,led to Albert Einstein's 1905 proposal of the theory of special relativity?

James Maxwell Clark    (Maxwell equations)

5.Named after a 19th century English scientist,which constant is described as 'the magnitude of electric charge per mole of electrons' and has the value 9.64853399(24) x 104 C mol-1? 

Faraday Constant