Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Next New Main Quiz is here


Here is the next set of 25 new questions from my Main Quiz.



Not much to say today,other than I hope you enjoy this lot.....................









1.(Pictured)Named after a non-profit organisation against school bullying, which country's national football team,plays its home games at the Friends Arena?






Sweden






2.Lying on the German Wine Route,the small town of Kallstadt belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde (collective municipality) of Freinsheim. It is particularly well known for two former residents. One is Fred Trump,the grandfather of real estate magnate Donald.The other is Johann,the father of which famous American businessman,born in 1844?






Henry J Heinz






3.A political creation of the Great Game,the Wakhan corridor,describes the area of far north-eastern Afghanistan that forms a land link, or 'corridor', between Afghanistan and which other nation?






China







4.(Pictured)A Swedish DJ and record producer,he is also known under the aliases Tim Berg and Tom Hangs.In 2010,he scored a global top 40 hit  single with the song 'Seeking Bromance' .However,he really found fame in 2013,when his single release,'Wake Me Up'  (featuring uncredited vocals from Aloe Blacc),stormed to the top of the charts around the world. By what name is this superstar DJ usually known?





Aviccii






5.Also the surname of a current Bayern Munich striker,what was the family name of the four brothers and Spanish conquistadors who ruled Peru from 1532 to 1541,but eventually had their power usurped by Cristobal Vaca de Castro in 1541?






Pizarro    (Claudio the footballer, the brothers were Francisco,Gonzalo,Juan and Hernando)







6.(Pictured) He is the Chairman of the Board of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and Cheung Kong Holdings, making him the world's largest operator of container terminals. It also makes him the richest man in Asia, according to the Forbes rich List in 2013.What is the name of this businessman? (His name does sound money related)






Ka-shing Li (or Li Ka-shing)






7.Gaining  a decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Vaslui in 1475,Stephen III or (Stefan the Great) ,became the most prominent representative of the Houseof Musat. Stephen III was the Prince of which European region between 1457 and 1504?






Moldavia






8.Derived from the Greek word meaning 'bright',what was the name figure in Greek mythology,the daughter of King Minos and Pasiphae,the sister of Ariadne and the wife of Theseus?






Phaedra






9.First performed by Brad Robinson,in which decade was the forward pass officially legalised within the rules of American football?






1900s (1906)









10.(Pictured)With films including 'In the Realm of the Senses' and 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence',which Japanese film director and screenwriter died in January 2013?






Nagisha Oshima







11.The Cesar Award is considered the highest film honour in France and the Victoires de la Musique considered the equivalent in music. What is the name given to the equivalent (top) award in French theatre,named after a well known French writer?






Moliere Award






12.Located in the female human body,what is the name of the mucous membrane that lines the uterus and which sheds every month,as part of the menstrual cycle?






Endometrium






13.Taken from the Italian meaning 'three hundred',what name,considered to be the beginning of the Renaissance period,is given to describe the age which included painters such as Duccio,Martini and Lorenzetti as well as the writers Dante and Petrarch?






Trecento








14.What is the name of Soviet cosmonaut and Air Force Major General who, on 18 March 1965, became the first human to conduct an extra-vehicular activity (EVA),more commonly known as a space walk?





Alexey Leonov










15.(Pictured)Construction started in 1377,although is was not completed until 1890 (some 500 years later) .In which German city is the world's tallest church located?






Ulm






16.Known for his eclectic influences and experimental projects,he has earned critical praise for his diverse array of vocal techniques.Which singer/songwriter,producer and actor,has been a member of bands such as Mr Bungle, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Peeping Tom,but is best known as the lead singer of the American rock band,Faith No More?






Mike Patton






17.Nicknamed 'The Tashkent Terror' ,after his ferocity in the sprints,he is a former professional road racing cyclist from Uzbekistan.His unorthodox and often erratic sprinting also caused a number of crashes.What is the name of this cyclist,whocompeted between 1990-1997 and is one of only five riders ever, to have won the points competition in all three Grand Tours?






Djamolidine Abdoujaparov






18.Led by Max Pechstein and Cesar Klein,they were formed in 1918 and consisted of German expressionist artists and architects. After which month in the Gregorian calendar,were this artistic group known?






November (The November Group)






19.Regarded as the most famous and influential polymath of the Islamic Golden Age,his most famous works are 'The Book of Healing', a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopedia, and 'The Canon of Medicine',which was a standard medical text,used at many medieval universities.What is the common name of this 10th/11th century figure,who is sometimes known by his Latin name,Avicenna?






Ibn Sina








20.She first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single 'Candy',which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.Her subsequent album, 'So Real', went on to receive a Platinum certification. Also a successful actress,she landed her first leading role in the 2002 film 'A Walk to Remember',alongside Shane West. She is ,however,probably best known as the voice of Rapunzel, in the 2010 animated Disney film, 'Tangled'.What is the name of this woman?






Mandy Moore






21.Traditionally the participating team had to consist of one officer, one non-commissioned officer and two privates.Which winter team sport,often seen as the precursor of biathlon,saw athletes compete in a series of events,including cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and rifle shooting?






Military Patrol






22.Averted,primarily,due to the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act,which two-word term was used to describe the simultaneous increase in tax rates and decrease of government spending in the US in January 2013?






Fiscal Cliff






23.Located on the left branch of the Songch'on River,it is the capital of South Hamgyong Province.Also home to the country's largest theatre,what is North Korea's second largest city,in terms of population?






Hamhung






24.Derived from the Greek for 'alteration',it is connected with rifle sights,camera lenses and the measuring of distances of celestial objects.What term,describes the displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object,when viewed along two different lines of sight?






Parallax










25.Domiati, (also known as gibna beyda), is a soft white pickled cheese. It accounts for about three quarters of all the cheese made and consumed in which African country?






Egypt