Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Been a while.......................


Hello. Finally I've got some brand new questions for you. Basically lots of things came up at once blah blah blah, but anyway let's get on with it.



Here's 25 Brand new questions - they're quite tough,but I hope you enjoy......................


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1. (Picture) Born in Australia in 1990,she moved to the US aged 16, to pursue a pop music career. In 2011 she released two controversial music videos singles, 'Pu$$y' and 'Two Times',which both went viral on You Tube. In 2014, she became only the second artist,after the Beatles,to have their first two singles ranked at number one and two simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.What is the performing name of this rapper and model,whose real name is Amethyst Kelly?






Iggy Azalea






2. Primarily produced on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi,its name refers to the seeds of the coffee berries once they have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet.What Indonesian (and most common) name is given to this special brand of coffee,generally regarded as the most expensive coffee in the world?






Kopu Luwak






3.Fought between the Swedish and Bohemian Empires,it is thought to be the last battle of the Thirty Years' War.Which 1648 battle,named after a European capital city,saw the Swedish Empire loot the city's castle as they were unable to penetrate the city itself?






Battle of Prague






4. Famed for scoring 13 goals at the 1958 World Cup Finals,Just Fontaine spent most of his playing career at which Northern French football club,scoring 122 times in 131 appearances between 1956-62?






Stade de Reims






5. The United Arab Emirates has three cities that have a population of over 1 million people. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the first two,but what is the name of the third,which also shares its name with the Emirate in which it is located?






Sharjah







6. (Picture)  Entitled 'Washington Crossing the Delaware' it depicts a surprise attack,led by George Washington,against Hessian forces at the 1776 Battle of Trenton.Which German-American painter created this work?






Emanuel Leutze






7.Affecting around 1 out of 180,000 infants,MSUD is a metabolic condition affecting branched-chain amino acids. It is mainly a genetic disease and symptoms include vomiting,dehydration and hypoglycaemia. Also,one of its most distinctive symptoms, is the sweet-smelling odour of the infants' urine,from where the disease takes its name.If the 'UD' part of MSUD stands for Urine Disease,what does the 'MS' part stand for?






Maple Syrup






8. One of the last to be added to the Roman calendar,which (modern day) Gregorian month,takes its name from the Latin term meaning 'purification' and was known in Old English as Solmonath or 'mud-month'?






February






9. Located off the north coast of South America,it  forms the group known as the 'ABC islands',together with Aruba and Curacao.Formerly a part of the Netherlands Antilles,it became a special municipality of the Netherlands in 2010.What is the name of this island,which has its capital at Kralendijk?






Bonaire






10. John Cazale is notorious for appearing in just five films,with each gaining an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.Which one of those films,a 1974 thriller,was the only one to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival?






The Conversation







11. (Picture)  Forming a formidable partnership with John Stockton at Utah Jazz over a period of 18 years between 1985 and 2003,which basketball player (now retired) is second on the all-time NBA list for 'most career points scored',behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?






Karl Malone






12. Initially serialised in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, it was later released as a book in London and New York. It is set in 19th century upper-class New York and features the protagonist,Newland Archer and his issues with love interests,May Welland and Ellen Olenska.What is the title of this classic novel,which became the first novel,written by a woman,to claim the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?






The Age of Innocence (By Edith Wharton)






13. Located near the junction of the small intestine and the large intestine it is a blind-ended tube connected to the cecum.Its use is still largely unknown,but is sometimes used in an operation for people with a neurogenic bladder,known as a Mitrofanoff  Procedure.What is the name of this part of the digestive system?






Appendix






14. Volcan Tajumulco is a stratovolcano located in the department of San Marcos. Standing at 4,220 metres high,it is the highest peak in Central America.In which country is it located?






Guatemala






15. Released six days after his death,what is the name of the 1973 Bruce Lee film, that was the first Chinese martial arts film to be made by a major Hollywood studio?






Enter The Dragon







16. (Picture) Which animal,with a link to comic book hero James Howlett,is the largest land dwelling member of the  Mustelidae (weasel) family?






Wolverine






17. Founded in 1979 by Bob Mould,Greg Norton and Graham Hart,they were one of the first wave of US post-punk hardcore groups.Their albums included 'Zen Arcade' (1984) and 'New Day Rising' (1985), and singer Bob Mould would later form the group,Sugar.What is the name of this group,which takes its name from a memory board game that was popular in Scandinavia during the 1970s?






Husker Du






18. In 1920,Ernest Rutherford conceived the possible existence of it,but it wasn't discovered until 1932.Since then,it has been an key factor for the production of nuclear power.It has no net electric charge and has a mass slightly larger than that of a proton.What is the name of this subatomic hadron particle?





Neutron






19. Which Greek hero,the son of Aeson and husband of Medea,is generally regarded as the mythical founder of which modern day European capital city?






Ljubljana






20. Which 1989 film,that cast Jeff and Beau Bridges in the title roles,gave Michelle Pfeiffer her first 'Best Actress' Academy nomination,just a year after receiving her first 'Best Supporting Actress' nomination?






The Fabulous Baker Boys












21. (Picture) Mario Irarrazabal is a Chilean sculptor,best known for his 'giant hand' sculpture entitled 'Mano del Desierto' that stands at 11 metres tall in the Atacama desert. He created another similar hand entitled 'Mano de Punta del Este' at the seaside resort town of the same name. In which small South American country can this beach sculpture be found?





Uruguay






22. He is originally described as a hired killer of Robin Hood,although he is later killed by Robin Hood himself. In later depictions,he becomes a romantic rival to Robin Hood for Maid Marian's love. On screen he has been played by Basil Rathbone (1938), Michael Wincott (1991) and Richard Armitage (in the BBC TV series). What is the name of this villainous character from the Robin Hood stories?






Guy of Gisborne






23. Between 1506 and 1620 which European country ruled the area that is now the United Arab Emirates,before being expelled by the East India company and the Safavids?






Portugal






24. Born in Brussels in 1514,he is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He is noted for his insistence on dissecting dead human bodies,which was opposed by the Roman Catholic church and for his detailed woodcut drawings of the human body. He was also a professor at the University of Padua and later became Imperial physician at the court of Emperor Charles V.What is the name of this physician?






Andreas Vesalius







25. (Picture) He is remembered in August 2014, for taking off his running vest in the home straight,whilst clear in the final of the 3000m steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships. This led to him being disqualified and his gold medal taken back. Three years earlier he also made the headlines after a fight with compatriot Mehdi Baala following a 1500m race in Monaco. What is the name of this controversial French middle-distance athlete?






Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad