Sunday, 16 February 2014

Next Five Category Quiz


Here is the next 5 Category Quiz,



The subjects are:
The 1960s, Games, Chemicals and Chemical Production, Thailand, Manufacturers/Brands





That's it. Hope you enjoy..............









The 1960s
1.The Compton's Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 . This incident was one of the first recorded transgender riots in United States history, preceding the more famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City by three years.Located in the Tenderloin district,in which US city did this riot occur?






San Francisco






2.In 1964,which African nation,gained independence from the United Kingdom and in doing so,made  Kenneth Kaunda its first independent Prime Minister?






Zambia






3.Neil Armstrong is remembered as the first man on the moon and the commander of Apollo 11.However in 1962,he made another landmark achievement,when he piloted the first docking between two spacecraft.What was the name of this spacecraft,which saw Armstrong's first venture into orbit?






Gemini 8






4.In 1963,a landslide created an over-topping of which Italian dam,one of the tallest in the world,resulting in over 2000 deaths?






Vajont Dam (Vaiont Dam)






5.Released in 1965,which five-time Academy Award winning film,was the highest grossing worldwide film of the 1960s?






The Sound Of Music






Games
1.Played on a 10x10 chessboard,the two players use four White and Black pieces,which start on a specific configuration. The players take it in turns to move their piece one or more squares in the same way as a queen would be used in chess.After this the player shoots an 'arrow' from its landing square to another square, using another queen-like move.What is the name of this strategy board game,whose title is linked to an area in South America?






Game Of The Amazons






2.Which children's game has variations known as 'Laylay' in Iran,'Peevers' in Scotland and 'Escargot' in France?






Hopscotch






3.Made by Milton Bradley,it was first marketed under its present name in 1956. It is a development of earlier games such as Generala,Yogi and is a form of Poker dice. The game is played by rolling five dice to make certain combinations,each scoring different points.What is the name of this game,which is also the name given to the highest scoring of the dice combinations?






Yahtzee






4.There is no set definition for the gameplay, except that they all include explicit sexual content.The first commercial release is believed to be 'Night Life',released by Koei in 1982,but the most famous title is, (probably), the 1997 release 'To Heart'.Played predominantly in Japan,what is the portmanteau word which is used to describe a video game that features erotic content?






Eroge






5.It is an elimination-style dice game, in which several players  play a set number of rounds. After each round, one player is eliminated. When all players but one have been eliminated, the remaining player wins the game. Owing to its extremely simple play-structure, it is generally pursued as a method of gambling.What is the name of this game,which also shares its name with a country in the Americas?






Mexico





Chemicals and Chemical Production
1.Primarily obtained  obtained  from the mineral cassiterite it is located in Group 14 on the Periodic table.China and Indonesia are the largest producers of this,although Malaysia was a very large producer during the 1970s.What is the name of this chemical element and metal,which has more stable isotopes than any other?






Tin






2.He was a 19th century German who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry.He saw nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient, and his formulation of the Law of the Minimum,described the effect of individual nutrients on crops.Considered the 'father of the fertilizer industry',what is this scientist's name?






Justus von Liebig






3.It is the second least abundant of the lanthanides,after promethium, and is an easily workable metal with a bright silvery-grey luster. Despite its high price and rarity,it is used as the radiation source in portable X-ray devices and in solid-state lasers. Named after the ancient name for Scandinavia,what is the name this chemical element that has the atomic number 69?






Thulium






4.The ruby is a precious stone that is a variety of the mineral corundum. Which chemical element,discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797,is largely responsible for giving the ruby its red colour?






Chromoium






5.Found in many electrical appliances,especially remote controls and toys,perhaps the most familiar type of battery is the alkaline battery. The battery is made up of a zinc negative electrode and a manganese dioxide positive electrode.However,this type of battery gets its name because it contains which inorganic compound,commonly known as caustic potash?






Potassium Hydroxide






Thailand
1.It is home to Don Mueang International Airport,one of the world's oldest passenger airports and is also home to the Wat Khema Buddhist shrine,said to hold some of Buddha's relics.Situated near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River,what is Thailand's second largest city by population,although it is one of its smallest by area.






Nonthaburi






2.Bhumibol Adulyadej is the reigning King of Thailand,having reigned since 9 June 1946.He is the world's longest-serving current head of state and also the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Also known as Rama IX,from which Thai dynasty,he is a member?






Chakri






3.Thailand have competed in the Summer Olympics  since 1952 and have won a total of 24 medals.Prior to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney,they had only won medals in one sport. What is this sport,which has also been their most successful overall,gaining 14 medals,including 4 golds?






Boxing






4.Rising in the Phetchabun mountains,it runs east through four central Isan provinces and eventually  joins the River Mun in the Kanthararom district of Sisaket Province.At 765km in length and sharing its name with the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet,which is the longest river entirely within Thailand?






River Chi






5.It primarily handles inmates with long sentences as well as death row prisoners.Inmates are kept in leg irons for the first three months and only receive one free meal per day. Notorious for its harsh conditions,it is colloquially known as the 'Bangkok Hilton'. What is the actual name of this prison,particularly known in the Western World for handling foreign drug smuggling prisoners?






Bang Kwang






Manufacturers/Brands
1.It is a US division of the Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprungli and is the second oldest chocolate company in the United States.It was founded by and named after an Italian chocolatier in 1852,who originally ran a confectionery store in Peru. Known globally,it has products such as 'Creamy Devotion','Evening Dream' and 'Twilight Delight'.What is the name of this brand,which has a popular landmark square in Fisherman's Wharf,San Francisco,named in its honour?






Ghirardelli






2.Samchuly, is a leading bicycle company and is the largest bicycle manufacturer and retailer in South Korea.Its CEO,Kim Seok Hwan,is the grandson of Kim Chul-Ho.Which well-known Korean company was founded by Kim Chul-Ho in 1944?






Kia Motors






3.It is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951, in El Paso, Texas.Since the 1980s,it  has been the largest company owned convenience store chain (ie not franchise) in the USA,and has the fourth most convenience stores.Originally known as Kay's Food Stores,it features prominently in the 1989 comedy film,'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'.What is this chain store's name?






Circle K






4.Compiled by 'Fortune' magazine,The Fortune Global 500,(also known as Global 500), is an annual ranking of the world's top 500 corporations worldwide,as measured by revenue.Beating Wal-Mart into second place,which British/Dutch company was top of the 2013 list?






Royal Dutch Shell (or Shell)






5. Since January 2012, the company Gradiente has been selling its Android-based smartphones under the name 'i-phone', which has been disputed heavily by the Apple Corporation. Owned by IGB Eletronica, from which South American country does Gradiente originate?






Brazil