Tuesday, 14 January 2014

As promised - a New Quiz !

Yep,I have a brand new quiz for you all to have a go at.

Many thanks for your patience over December,but should be back to regular quizzes now.

A few questions include 'taken from the Greek/Latin etc',but I wanted to give an extra clue,where I can.


1.(Pictured)With a link to a famous heavyweight boxer,it is an American slang term,used to refer to men who are especially tough, brave, and inspiring.What two-word term is used as the de facto name of various monuments commemorating servicemen of the United States military?

Iron Mike

2.In Ancient Olympic Games,it was the length of the home straight,approximately 176 metres long.Its Latin name is also very relevant to sporting events.What is the name of this unit of measurement,which,according to Herodutus,is equal to 600 feet? (Greek,Latin or English name accepted)?


3.It has long been associated with the Maltese island of Gozo.According to Homer's Odyssey,on which island,did the nymph Calypso detain Odysseus for 7 years,as she wanted to marry him?


4.Referring to the river from which it originates,Mount Narodnaya is the highest peak in which mountain range?

Ural Mountains

5.'The Gathering of the Juggalos',is an annual hip-hop music festival held at Cave-in Rock,Illinois attracting over 100,000 fans since its first event in 2000.Promoted by Psychopathic Records,it was created by the members of which circus-related American hip-hop group,whose fans are known as  'Juggalos'?

Insane Clown Posse

6.(Pictured) Often referred to as' The Queen of Latin Pop',she has sold over 45 million records worldwide and considered one of the best selling Latin musicians of all time.She has also had an acclaimed career in acting and starred in a variety of soap operas,that have aired in over 180 countries,with a viewership of more than two billion people.She was also given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.Sharing a name with a Nereid and one of the muses,by what stage name is she commonly known?


7.A Sardinian state,it stayed independent until the 15th century,when the Crown of Aragon finally gained control.During the Middle Ages,its  ruler was known as the Giudice.What is the name of this region,which is derived from the Latin word for tree?


8.Which is the only one of the United Kingdom's  fourteen Overseas Territories,that uses the Euro as its principle currency?

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

9.(Pictured). Located in South Australia,it has a population of just over 1500 and is known as 'the opal capital of the world',because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. It is also notable,as it is home to the only golf club in the world that has a reciprocal playing agreement with St Andrew's Golf Club,despite not having a blade of grass on the course. Taken from the Aboriginal for 'white-man's hole',what is the name of this unique town?

Coober Pedy

10.Taken from the Greek meaning 'lake knowledge',what name is given to the study of inland waters,sometimes referred to as 'freshwater science'?


11.(Pictured) An Austrian-born film actress,she also held German and French citizenship. Her films include 'L'important c'est d'aimer'(1975),'The Cardinal'(1963) and the 'Sissi' trilogy (1955-1957).She died in 1982, a year after her 14 year old son.David, died trying to climb a fence and she was also the partner of French film director Alain Delon between 1959-1963. The main Austrian TV and film awards are named in her honour and her name is given to a prestigious award for promising upcoming actresses in the French film industry.What is her name?

Romy Schneider

12.Opened in the Southern suburbs of Paris in 1932,which is the second busiest airport in France,in terms of overall passenger traffic,after Charles de Gaulle?

Orly Airport

13.Examples include a thermostat,cruise control and autopilot.What name,taken from the Greek meaning 'standing still',is the property of a system in which variables are regulated,so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant?


14.(Pictured) At the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville,Annelise Coberger won a silver medal in the women's slalom ski event. In doing so,she became the first person from the Southern hemisphere to win a Winter Olympic medal. Which country did she represent?

New Zealand

15.Featured in the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven,as one the robbed casinos,which Las Vegas Strip Hotel and Casino,is named after a town on Lake Como?


16.Sometimes known as the barking deer,it is thought to be the oldest known deer,dating back from 15-35 million years ago.They are most commonly found in South Asia,although one species,known as 'Reeve's',has been introduced in England. What is the name of this small deer,which also has other species such as 'Leaf','Indian' and 'Roosevelt's'?


17.(Pictured) A French film actress and film producer,she starred in films including 'Novo' (2002),'Lovely Rita, sainte patronne des cas desesperes' (2003) and '8 fois debout' (2009),where she won the Best Actress award at the Tokyo International Film festival.Also known as a left-wing,political activist,what is the name of this actress,who in 2013,was accused of having an affair with the French President,Francois Hollande?

Julie Gayet

18.In which religion are ignorance,aversion,attachment,pride and jealousy,known as The Five Poisons?


19.It is a term thought to have originated in the 1960s in Texas,but relates to a different state completely.Which 'measurement' of time was once defined by Johnny Carson as 'the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn'?

New York Minute

20.(Pictured) His surname is Ledesma,but he is usually known only by his first name.Which Barcelona football player,during the 2009-10 season,became the first player in history to score in six different official club competitions in one season,(although this has since been matched by Lionel Messi)?


21.(Both names needed).Her life is one of the most documented of the first ladies and is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband during the Continental Congresses.What was the name of the wife of the second President of the United States and mother of the sixth President?

Abigail Adams

22.(Pictured) Due for completion in 2015,this hotel,owned by InterContinental, has been built underground,in the side of an abandoned, water-filled quarry,at the base of Tianmenshan Mountain.Designed by the same architects that created the Burj Al Arab,this breath-taking hotel can be found on the outskirts of which Asian city?


23.It is a lifestyle characterised by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, with the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals.Primarily,it is used by religions such as Buddhism,Jainism and Christianity.What is the name of this lifestyle (or practice),which is derived from the Greek meaning 'training or exercise'?


24.It is the opaque, fibrous, protective, outer layer of the eye and contains collagen and elastic fibre.What is the scientific name for the white of a human eye?


25.(Pictured)He is one of the founders of America's Lollapalooza music festival and is the only person to have performed at all twelve Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals (usually known as 'Coachella'). He has led rock bands such as Porno For Pyros and Satellite,as well as establishing himself as a DJ.He is,however,best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.What is his name?

Perry Farrell