Thursday, 29 January 2015

Next Quiz

Here is another quiz for you to enjoy.

Tricky at times, but should keep you busy......................

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

2. (Pictured) This actor's most famous recent films have included 'Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014) and 'Saving Mr Banks' (2013) and he also co-wrote and starred in the 2007 film 'The Darjeeling Limited'. What is the name of this talented actor, the son of Talia Shire and (therefore) part of the famous Copolla family?   
Jason Schwartzmann

3. Taken from the Greek meaning 'flesh poverty', what medical name is given to the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength associated with aging? 

4. (Pictured) In a list of the tallest 12 hotels in the world, Asia is home to 11 of them. Named the Trump Ocean Club and located in the capital city, which country of the Americas is home to the other one?     

5. Adapted into a 1999 film starring Michael Caine, which author wrote the 1985 novel ,'The Cider House Rules'?
John Irving

6. He discovered spontaneous fission in 1940 with Konstantin Petrzhak and was influential in the formation of the Soviet atomic bomb project during the 1940s. What is the name of this Russian scientist, who gives his name to the chemical element with the atomic number 114? 
Georgy Flyorov

7. To date she has won 7 Major Championships and over 20 tour events. She also holds the record as the oldest player to appear in the Solheim Cup and has made the most appearances for the USA in the event. What is the name of this American golfing legend, still playing today?
Juli Inkster (not Julie)

8. Who became the prime minister of the Gold Coast in 1952 and declared independence from Britain in 1957, renaming the country Ghana?
Kwame Nkrumah

9. Their writings were found on pieces of ox bone (or turtle shell) that were heated to produce a pattern of cracks that supposedly foretold the future. Attested from written records which is regarded as the first Chinese dynasty? 

10.Born around 545BC,what is the name of the Chinese military general and philosopher, credited as the author of 'The Art of War', considered  to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time?
Sun Tzu

11.In Greek mythology which King, the son of Lycaethus was killed  by Medea after he gave Jason permission to marry his daughter Glauce? 

12.(Pictured) A singer and multi-instrumentalist, he is one of the founders of the American rock group, Queens Of The Stone Age. He is also known for playing with side projects, Eagles of Death Metal and supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures. He is also the husband of Distillers front-woman Brody Dalle. What is the name of this talented musician, who has also been known under aliases such as Carlo Von Sexron, Baby Duck and J.Ho? 
Josh Homme

13. (Work pictured) He was born in 1900 at the Ministry of Naval Affairs on Place de la Concorde in Paris. He was a prominent member of the surrealist movement and his famous works include 'Mama,Papa Is Wounded' (1927), 'The Furniture of Time' (1939) and 'Indefinite Divisibilty' (1942). What is the name of this artist, who was married to fellow painter Kay Sage from 1940 until his death in 1955?
Yves Tanguy

14. The husband of Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley is the lead singer of which Canadian punk rock band, who released the global hit album in 2001, entitled 'All Killer,No Filler'?
Sum 41

15. Located on the other side of the rock spectrum from the felsic rock, which adjective is used to describe a silicate mineral or rock that is rich in magnesium and iron? 

16.(Picture) The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification was founded in South Korea in 1954.It is a new religious movement that uses the textbook, the 'Divine Principle'. It has since spread across Eastern Asia and is currently led by Hak Ja Han. Named after its founder, by what name are followers of this movement usually known?

17. Founded in 1861,it was named after the Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia. Which town is the capital of the autonomous Aland Islands, officially a region of Finland?

18. The official opening was made by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail in 2012.Which country became the first Asian country (and sixth in the world) to become home to a Legoland theme park?

19. (Picture) Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’. Announced as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982,in which Middle Eastern country is this town located?

20. Time magazine named it one of the 'Best Inventions of 2010' and 'Best Website of 2011'. Founded by Perry Chen in 2009, which website and global crowd-funding platform has received over $1 billion in pledges from nearly 6 million donors to fund over 100,000 projects to date?  

21.Jared Leto won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2014 for his role in the film 'The Dallas Buyer's Club'. He is also very successful as the lead singer of which American rock band that achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album' A Beautiful Lie' in 2005? 
30 Seconds To Mars

22. In 1988 tennis returned to the Olympic programme after a 64 year absence. Steffi Graf won the women's singles,(as part of her Golden Grand Slam), but which Czech player and two-time Grand Slam finalist won the men's singles event?
Miloslav Mecir

23. (Picture) She is known today as 'Rogue' in the X-Men film franchise and Sookie Stackhouse in the TV series 'True Blood'. Which Canadian actress found fame in her first film 'The Piano' in 1994,where she later picked up the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, aged only 11 years old?             
Anna Paquin

24.With a total length of 1,500 km, which mountain range forms much of the border between Iran and Iraq?
Zagros Mountains

25. (Picture) According to some accounts, the name comes from either the animal's cries or its appearance. It is a small nocturnal primate which has large eyes, long tail and acute hearing. In South Africa they are known as nagapies, but they are officially known elsewhere as Galagos. However, by  more friendly what two-word name are they commonly referred?
Bush Baby