Wednesday, 3 June 2015

20 More Miscellaneous Questions

Here are 20 more Miscellaneous questions. This is the final instalment before Saturday's World Quizzing Championship.

I hope you have found these useful and Good Luck to all of you participating!

(For those of you not participating, I hope you have enjoyed them anyway)

1.Used in anthropology and medicine, what aesthetic would the Fischer-Saller scale measure?
Hair Colour

2.Also the name of an Italian football team, which Greek heroine according to myth, refused to marry any man unless they could beat her in a foot race?

3.Borrowed from German, which word, first used in 1888 by George Chisholm in his work 'Handbook of Commercial Geography', is applied to the inland region lying behind a port?  

4.Which mountain, located in the Bernese Alps was first conquered by Christian Almer, Peter Bohren and Charles Barrington, but is probably best known for a particular part of the mountain, that has the German nickname,'Mordwand',(or 'death wall' in English)?            
The Eiger (North Face)

5.According to three of the New Testament Gospels, who was compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus as he was being taken to his crucifixion?          
Simon of Cyrene

6. Which city, formerly a part of Yugoslavia,was named Titograd from 1946 until 1992?            

7. Who is the only actress to win an Academy Award for portraying another Academy award winning actress?        
Cate Blanchett

8. Dated to 1274BC,the Battle of Kadesh was fought between the forces of the Egyptian empire under Ramesses II and which other empire, led by Muwatalli II?              

9.Which alliterative member of the hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, was responsible for the familiar rap on Chaka Khan's 1984 hit 'I Feel For You'?   
Melle Mel

10.What was the name of the fortress in the south district of Israel that was besieged by the Romans in around 73AD,only to find most of the defending Jewish Zealots had committed suicide?             

11. A religious reformer that disapproved of Mary Queen of Scots' leadership, who is considered the founder of the Presbyterian church in Scotland?             
John Knox

12. Following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bulow, which composer, along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven is known as one of the 'Three Bs'?   
Johannes Brahms

13.With over 600 banks located there, what is the capital and largest city of the Caymen Islands?              
George Town

14. It followed  families such as the Fairgates and the Sumners and was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles. What was the name of the soap opera spin-off, of the successful TV show 'Dallas', which aired between 1979-1993?             
Knots Landing

15.Used in many countries around the world, for which infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, is the Bacillus Calmette-GuĂ©rin vaccine administered?               

16.A member of a literary circle that included Virgil and Lucius Varius Rufus, which leading Roman poet created noted works such as 'Odes', 'Epodes' and 'Satires'?     

17.What name links an open source web browser managed by the Mozilla Corporation, a 1982 film starring Clint Eastwood and a model of motor scooter made by Malaguti?           

18.Which spice is made from the grinding of the dried fruits of 'Capsicum annuum', such as bell peppers or chili peppers?               

19.In 1902 Benito Mussolini, emigrated to which country, where he worked for the newspaper 'L'Avvenire del Lavoratore',but was deported in 1903 for his advocacy of a violent general strike?           

20.Born in the US Virgin Islands, which French painter, noted for his works, 'Boulevard Montmartre by Night' and 'Lower Norwood Under Snow', was the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions, from 1874 to 1886?  
Camille Pissaro

Monday, 1 June 2015

10 Miscellaneous Ones today

I've got 10 Miscellaneous questions for you to test yourself today.

There is potential for a good score, so see how you get on


1. Starring John Tuturro and John Goodman, which 1991 film won the Coen Brothers their only Palme d'Or to date?       

Barton Fink

2. Which famous 19th century author's first completed novel was titled 'The Professor', but was eventually published posthumously (in 1857),after being rejected by several publishing houses?        
Charlotte Bronte

3.Mainly used in strengthening alloys, in particular copper and lead, which chemical element with the atomic number 33, takes its name from the Greek for 'yellow orpiment'?   

4.With which team was Michael Schumacher driving when he recorded his first Formula One World Driver's Championship victory?               

5. Now cropped and adapted for numerous posters and t-shirts, which Cuban photographer took the original 1960,iconic picture of Che Guevara, entitled 'Guerrillero Heroico'?  
Albert Korda (accept Gutierrez)

6. Featuring a variety of characters and play-sets from cowboys to knights to police, which popular child's toy brand, was invented by the German inventor Hans Beck, before being produced and globally distributed by the Brandstatter Group, based in Zirndorf, Germany, since 1975? 

7. Located in Tanzania, what the name of the largest island in Lake Victoria, which is also the largest inland island in Africa?               

8.The Universal Studios theme park resort has four sites across the world. Two are in the USA (at Orlando and Los Angeles) and another is in Japan. In which other Asian country can the fourth site be found?     

9. (Picture) known for his welfare reforms and establishing one of  the world's largest armed forces (at the time), what was the name of the longest serving Swedish Prime Minister, who served for over 23 years between 1946 and 1969,before handing over to his protege and friend Olof Palme?   
Tage Erlander

10.Which 18th century French journalist and voice of the French Revolution, was assassinated by Charlotte Corday, a Girondist sympathiser, in 1793,while taking a medicinal bath for his debilitating skin condition?   
Jean-Paul Marat