Sunday, 17 November 2013

Next Main Quiz - (And remember the competition)

Here is today's/tonight's Main Quiz.

Just two things:

1) See below this quiz if you have missed the competition to win 'The Chambers Book Of Greatest Speeches'

2)I have a new picture quiz on - This week is Best Picture Academy Award films.

Here's the next set of 25.


1.(Pictured) A Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer,he is one of only four people ever,to have won world motorcycle championship titles in three different categories.What is the name of this rider,who,in 2013,became the youngest ever winner of the Moto GP World title?

Marc Marquez

2.He is seen as one of the most influential mathematicians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Which German mathematician, one of the founders of proof theory and mathematical logic,is particularly noted for his '23 Problems',which were first presented at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900?

David Hilbert

3.Distilled from either grain or potatoes,it is then flavoured with herbs,spices,or fruit oil.What is the English name of this traditional Scandinavian spirit,whose name is derived from the Greek for 'water of life'?

Aquavit (or Akvavit)

4.The Ilkhanate, was a breakaway state of the Mongol Empire that was active between 1256-1335. It covered twelve modern day countries in Western Asia and the Middle East. It was founded by which  Mongol ruler,the grandson of Genghis Khan and brother of Kublai Khan?

Hulagu Khan

5.They created  hit singles for the Jackson 5 including  ‘ABC’,’I Want You back’ and ‘The Love You Save’. Which 'business-sounding' name was given to the music writing group comprising Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards?

The Corporation

6.(Pictured)An American actress,she starred in several films during the 1930s and 1940s. Her films included 'The Little Colonel' (1935), in which she plays Shirley Temple's mother and Walt Disney's 'Pinocchio' (1940),where she provided the voice of the Blue Fairy.She is,however,best known as the original model for the iconic Colombia Pictures logo.What is the name of this actress?

Evelyn Venable

7.In 2008,the asteroid 274301 was discovered by the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory. In January 2013,it was famously named after which website,one of the most visited in the world?


8.In 1903,Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology 'in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases'. He is the only Nobel Laureate to be born in which modern day country?

Faroe Islands

9.Named after a Conservative politician and nobleman (and not an English city),what is the name of the domestic first-class cricket competition that is contested between teams from the six states of Australia?

Sheffield Shield

10.(Pictured)In 1996,she became the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic Gold Medal, as part of Australia's Field Hockey team.On 7th September 2013,she became Australia's first indigenous woman to be elected to federal parliament.What is the name of this remarkable woman,who was also married to the former Australian athlete,Daniel Batman?

Nova Peris

11.Which Californian national park is home to the world's tallest tree,as well as the majority of Mount Whitney,the USA's highest mountain within the 48 contiguous states?

Sequoia National Park

12.(Pictured) Meaning 'house of eternity' they marked the burial site of many rich and powerful people during Egypt's ancient period.What is the name of this type of ancient Egyptian tomb,that was made in the form of a flat-roofed, rectangular structure, with outward sloping sides?


13.In 1973,British composer Benjamin Britten,wrote an opera based on which Thomas Mann novella,which tells the story of an author named Gustav von Aschenach and his obsession with a Polish youth called Tadzio?

Death In Venice

14.Published by Electronic Arts,this series of  games usually focus on large, online multi-player battles.The emphasis is usually on piloting a number of vehicles and team-based infantry combat. What is the name of this video game franchise,which features subtitles such as 'Bad Company','Aftermath' and 'End Game'?


15.Taken from the Arabic meaning 'that which purifies',what is the name of the pillar of Islam,that sees the obligatory practice of charitable giving by Muslims, based on accumulated wealth?


16.The German-born American athlete,Frank Kugler, is the only competitor to win a medal in three different sports at the same Olympic Games,doing so at the St Louis Games of 1904.Name any of the sports in which he gained a medal (two of which were used in London 2012)?

(Freestyle) Wrestling, Tug of War ,Weightlifting

17.They are the central figures of an important ancient narrative, included within a document called Popol Vuh.In which civilisation are the twins,Hunahpu and Xbalanque regarded as 'twin heroes', similar to that of Romulus and Remus or Castor and Pollux?


18.(Pictured) Between 1992 and 2000,she won Olympic medals over 100m,400m hurdles,4x100m relay and 4x400m . She also has an impressive medal haul at European and World Championships.What is the name of this Russian athlete,who is also the current world indoor record holder over 50 and 60 metres?

Irina Privalova

19.What is the fourth largest city in the Philippines,which is also the largest city on the island of Mindanao and home to Mount Apo,the highest point in the country?

Davao City

20.First coined in England in the early 1840s, it was defined as the science of the building and decoration of church buildings. What name is usually used today,to describe the theological study of the Christian Church?


21.It is the  world's largest operator and franchisor of convenience stores,with more than 50,000 outlets worldwide,(with Japan having the most stores). What is the name of this store,which is also known for its in-house frozen flavoured drink,known as a 'Slurpee'?


22.Based on a short story by Agatha Christie,it starred Tyrone Power (in his final screen role), Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton and deals with the trial of a man accused of murder. It was one of two 1957 courtroom dramas to be nominated for the year's Best Picture Academy Award, (with 12 Angry Men being the other).What is this film's title?

Witness For The Prosecution

23.(Pictured) His line of businesses cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight. His namesake Group also dominates the sugar market in Nigeria. What is the name of the 43rd richest person in the world,according to Forbes magazine,and more notably,the richest person in Africa?

Aliko Dangote

24.Directed by Canadian filmmaker Donald Brittain,the 1970 film 'Tiger Child',made history by becoming the first ever film shown at which specific type of cinema,which currently has around 700 venues in over 50 countries?


25.(Pictured) He has a rare mineral with the chemical formula SiC,named in his honour and he was also one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee. What is the name of this French chemist,who received the 1906 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for 'isolating of the element fluorine, and for the development of the electric arc furnace?

Henri Moissan