Thursday, 5 February 2015

Next Quiz and two mountain questions

Had a great time at the Oxford Low-Brow Buzzer Quiz last weekend. I would love to see more buzzer quizzes in general of any type.  (Maybe I'll even write one one day. In particular, I would love to write a sports one)



Anyway, here are the next set of questions for you to have a go at. A few more pictures than normal I think.



Hopefully they'll keep you occupied for a while.......







1. (Picture)Founded by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria in 2004, which alliteratively-named campaign, has a mascot named Oscar and was set up to fight for the protection of tortoises and turtles?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shellshock









2.(Picture) In January 2015,which Australian golfer and multi-tour winner, was allegedly kidnapped, robbed and beaten from a Honolulu bar, before being dumped in a park several miles away?             
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Allenby

 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Only visible during a total eclipse, it is the second of the three main layers in the Sun's atmosphere. What name is given to this layer which is 2000km deep?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chromosphere

 
 
 
 
 
 
4.Depicting the lives of police officers in the fictional town of Mount Thomas, it is an Australian police drama series that ran for 12 years from 1994 to 2006. The show was also aired around the world, particularly in English speaking countries and has featured Hollywood stars such as David Wenham, Vince Colosimo and Hugh Jackman. What is the two-word title of this show?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Heelers

 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Selling many records with his backing band 'Brasil 66',which Brazilian musician, in 2006, re-recorded his breakthrough hit 'Mais Que Nada' alongside the pop group The Black-Eyed Peas - it reached the top 10 across Europe? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sergio Mendes

 
 
 
 
 
6. (Picture) In 2007,he made a two-hour film of himself dressed in a bear suit wandering around the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin at night. Entitled 'Sleeper', it was a major contribution towards him winning the Turner Prize later that year. What is the name of this British artist?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Wallinger

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7.Located in Iran, it is a stratovolcano that is the highest peak in the Middle East. Having a special place in Persian mythology and folklore, what name is given to this peak, also acknowledged as the highest volcano in Asia?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mount Damavand

 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Receiving the award in 1986,1987,1997,2000 and 2002,which singer and actress holds the unfortunate record of winning the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress on the most occasions?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madonna

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.Produced in the Loire Valley, the liqueur Chambord, was said to have been introduced to Louis XIV during one of his visits to the Château de Chambord. Used as an ingredient in cocktails including French Manhattan, Butler Miller and Kir Imperial, what flavour is the liquer Chambord?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raspberry

 
 
 
 
10. (Pictured) Created by Sydney cartoonist Paul Newell, it was designed as a spoof mascot for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. It proved to be very popular and the Australian Olympic Committee attempted to get it banned as it was over-shadowing the official mascots, Sid, Ollie and Millie. Also appearing on commemorative stamps, what is the five word name of this mascot, which describes the ample behind of this marsupial? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fatso The Fat-Assed Wombat

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11.In 1995, American scientist Martin Perl, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of which particle, the only lepton that can decay into hadrons and one that shares its name with a letter of the Greek alphabet?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tau

 
 
 
 
 
 
12.The historical University buildings were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013. Which Portuguese city is home to the Premier League football team known as Academica?              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coimbra

 
 
 
 
13. (Picture) Serving as a hub for Windward Islands Airways, Princess Juliana airport is the major gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands and is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who as crown princess landed there in 1944. This airport is world renowned for its extremely short landing area and sees the landing planes fly just 20 metres over sunbathers heads on the Maho seashore nearby. On which Caribbean island is this remarkable airport located? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin










14. Born in 1883, which Greek writer and philosopher, created the celebrated novels 'Zorba The Greek' and 'The Last Temptation of Christ', both of which were made into successful films? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nikos Kazantzakis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Appearing in films such as 'Carry On Nurse' (1959),'Breakout' (1975) and 'Death Wish II' (1982),which British actress was married to 'Great Escape' actors David McCallum (1957-67) and Charles Bronson (1968-90) until she lost her long battle with cancer in 1990?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jill Ireland

 
 
 
 
 
16. (Work pictured) .Which American painter, renowned for his portrait works, created portraits of famous names including Henry James, John D Rockefeller and Theodore Roosevelt? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Singer Sargent









17. Already noted for discovering the pop group Boney  M, which German record producer and songwriter went on to mastermind the huge success of male duo Milli Vanilli, only for it to turn sour when the group was found to be miming to tracks recorded by another artist?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Farian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. The 1989 film Dead Poets Society English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) tells his students that they may call him 'O Captain! My Captain!' . This phrase is originally taken from the title of a metaphor poem about Abraham Lincoln's death. Which 19th century American writer and poet wrote this original work?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walt Whitman

 
 
 
 
 
19.(Picture) She made her debut in 2000 and has since gone on to play over 150 times for the US national soccer team, winning two Olympic medals in the process. With a name familiar to Star Wars fans, what is the name of this goalkeeper, who also reached the semi-final of 'Dancing With The Stars' in 2013?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Solo











20. Originally arrested in 1945 on charges of treason, which US writer spent over 12 years in a mental hospital after supporting Mussolini and the Fascists in World War II? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ezra Pound

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21.Peter III was the Emperor of Russia for 6 months in 1762. It is thought that he was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy led by his German wife Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. By what name is Princess Sophie much better known to us?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine II (or Catherine The Great)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22.(Picture) A French-born actress, she now lives in New York with her film score composing husband Marc Streitenfeld. She has appeared in many films, including 'The Countess' (2009),'An American in Paris' (1997) and starred as the eponymous Zoe in 'Killing Zoe' (1993). As a writer, she has twice been nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for 'Before Sunset' (2004) and 'Before Midnight' (2013). She has also made seven appearances in the US TV show ER and written a self-titled album. What is the name of this multi-talented artist?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Delpy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. The highest mountain in Ecuador is a volcano that is also noted as the farthest point (on the surface of the Earth),from the centre of the Earth due to its location along the equatorial bulge. Located in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes, what is the name of this mountain/volcano?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chimborazo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24.(Picture)  At the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base a certain species of these animals are referred to as 'banana rats' due to the shape of their faeces. There are believed to be around twenty species including Desmarest's, Eared, Prehensile-Tailed and Imposter who all live on the islands of the Caribbean. From the family Capromyidae, what is the name of these rodents, who in parts of Cuba, are cooked with honey and wild nuts? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hutia











25. Nicknamed 'Godzilla', he played all but eight games of his entire 14 year career with the Washington Capitals and represented Germany at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Which ice hockey goaltender made history during the 1989-1990 season, when he became the first African-born player to play in America's National Hockey League (NHL)?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olaf Kolzig