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I will be posting sets of questions every few days. The aim is that they are study tool for those who like quizzes.Some are quite tough, but I will also be adding 'easier' questions too. I hope you find the questions interesting,challenging and above all,enjoyable.
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
17. Already noted for discovering the pop group BoneyM, 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 totracks recorded by another artist?
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?
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?
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?
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 forthe 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?
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
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?
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)?