Sunday, 19 January 2014

Brand New 5 Category Quiz

Here is my latest offering of my '5 Category Quiz'. Basically 5 subjects with 5 questions.

Today they are: The 18th Century,Quentin Tarantino and his films,Smiths (not the band),Tunisia and World Leaders.

My next Main quiz should be up on Wednesday and don't forget you can still have a copy of my 100 Question Sports Quiz (It will also appear on here in about three weeks times : Details below)

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

The 18th Century
1.Due to an outbreak of bubonic plague,this city entered into chaos,as the public showed their anger at forced quarantines, destruction of contaminated property (without compensation) and the closing of public baths.It also saw its economy paralysed,as many factories, markets and administrative buildings were closed down. Which city,(currently one of the worlds's largest),was the scene of the infamous 1771 Plague Riot?


2.It was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial in October 1795 and established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain. It also defined the boundaries of the United States with the Spanish colonies and guaranteed the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River.What is the common name of this Treaty,named after the US representative that negotiated the terms?

Pinckney's Treaty

3.Which 18th century French journalist and voice of the French Revolution,was assassinated by Charlotte Corday, a Girondist sympathiser,in 1793,while taking a medicinal bath for his debilitating skin condition?

Jean-Paul Marat

4.He  published under a number of pseudonyms,but perhaps most famously, as 'Chevalier de Seingalt'.Which Italian adventurer and author,from the Republic of Venice,also wrote the autobiography 'Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life)',regarded as one of the most authentic sources of European social life during the 18th century?

Giacomo Casanova

5.At the end of the 18th century,how many US States were part of the Union?

Sixteen   (Vermont,Kentucky and Tennessee joined the original 13,prior to 1800)

Quentin Tarantino Films
1. In the 1992 film 'Reservoir Dogs',Steve Buscemi is 'Mr Pink' and Harvey Keitel is 'Mr White'.What colour is assigned to the character played by Quentin Tarantino?

Mr Brown

2.Tarantino co-wrote and directed a film in 1987,but the final reel of the film was destroyed in a lab fire,leaving only half of the film remaining. It would go on to form the basis for Tarantino's second film, 'True Romance'.What is the title of this 1987 effort?

My Best Friend's Birthday

3.This 2007 film pays homage to both the exploitation and slasher film genres of the 1970s. The film centres on a psychopathic stunt man,played by Kurt Russell, who stalks young women before murdering them in staged car accidents .What is the name of this film?

Death Proof

4.For which 1996 film did Tarantino get nomination for a Golden Raspberry Award,(for Worst Supporting Actor), but lost against Marlon Brando's performance in 'The Island of Dr. Moreau'?

From Dusk Til Dawn

5.In an episode called 'Sophia's Wedding',Tarantino made his TV debut ,as an actor ,when he played the role of an Elvis impersonator .On which 1988 hit US TV sitcom did make this debut?

Golden Girls

Smiths(Not the band!  and both names needed)
1. In 2003,he succeeded Shaun Pollock as captain of the South African test side,and in  2011,he succeeded AB de Villiers  as captain of the one-day side.What is the name of this opening batsman,who captained his 100th career Test match in February 2013, against Pakistan?

Graeme Smith

2.Although he has never won,who is the only male actor,with the surname'Smith', to have been nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award?

Will Smith

3.Established in 1846  'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge',the USA's Smithsonian Institution consists of nineteen museums and galleries,as well as the National Zoological Park. Seventeen of these sites are located in Washington DC,with a further two in New York City.Which US state is the location for the remaining site,the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre?


4.Often called by his nickname 'Smithy',he was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia.What is the name of this man,who also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland?

Charles Kingsford-Smith

5.The Smith lunar crater is located within the huge walled plain Apollo, on the far side of the Moon.It is named in honour of the American astronaut and pilot of the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger.What is his name?

Michael J Smith

1.Home to the country's largest fishing port,which city,in terms of population,is the second largest city in Tunisia?


2.Which Ottoman Empire Admiral of the Fleet,and later Pasha of Algiers,was victorious in the 1534 Conquest of Tunis,but was defeated just one year later in the 1535 Conquest of Tunis by Charles V of Spain?

Hayreddin Barbarossa

3.In 1978,the Tunisian national football team made history when they became the first African team to win a game at the FIFA World Cup Finals. Which team,from the Americas,were their opponents?


4.Following the Tunisian (Jasmine) Revolution that began in 2010,he became the self-proclaimed President of Tunisia,but only for a few hours before Fouad Mebazaa took charge. He seemed much better suited as Prime Minister,as he held the role between 1999 and 2011,the longest of any Prime Minister since the proclamation of independence.What is the name of this politician, who finally resigned,due to protests,in February 2011?

Mohamed Ghannouch

5.Named after the lunar goddess of ancient Carthage,it takes the shape of her symbol - a triangle surmounted by a horizontal line and a circle.What is the name of the Grand Prize of the Carthage Film Festival,one of Africa's oldest film festivals?

Tanit d'Or

World Leaders
1.Which current South American country's President, had a Bulgarian father that was an active member of the Bulgarian Communist Party in the 1920s?

Dilma Rousseff

2.In office since 2009,he was preceeded by Branko Crvenkovski. Which European country's current President is Gjorge Ivanov?

Republic of Macedona

3.Which Asian country saw its one of its longest serving Presidents serve 16 years in office between 1963 and 1979,and later saw his daughter,who had also acted as First Lady during the 1970s,take on the Presidential role in February 2013?

South Korea

4.He served as the last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa  and the first State President of the Republic of South Africa.What was the name of this first Presidential leader,who was in office at the time of Nelson Mandela's conviction and subsequent incarceration,and whose name in Afrikaans means 'black'? 

Charles Robberts Swart

5.It is reported that he said: 'Please speak a little more slowly'.Who was the first US President to ever talk on the telephone,when he spoke to Alexander Graham Bell, who was at the other end 13 miles away?

James Garfield