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


Enjoy......







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'?   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arsenic

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

 
 
 
 
 
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? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Playmobil

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
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?     
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore

 
 
 
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