Sunday, 29 April 2018

Finally, I'm back. Been a while !!

So, had a longer than expected hiatus from the site, but have now returned and so will be setting some questions for you! I'm also halfway through a 100 question Sports Quiz, so that should be available in the coming weeks.

As before, a mixture of easy and hard and hopefully, even if you don't know the answer, you'll learn something.

For those who are new to the site, the answers are a few spaces below the question.

Also note the site address is now as the .org site expired.

Also, if anyone has my site linked on their site under, .org, please can you amend to That would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway I think that is enough chat and here are 15 new questions for you to have a go at. Enjoy .....

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1. (Pictured above)
Starring in films as 'Idiocracy','Grown Ups' and 'Bridesmaids',
which American actress is the daughter of the late soul singer,
Minnie Ripperton?

Maya Rudolph

2.In 1980, General Kenan Evren lead a coup d'etat, leading him to
become which country's seventh President until 1989?
(in 2014 he was sentenced  to life imprisonment and had his
military rank demoted down to private from General)?


3. Part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, what name is given to
the archipelago
, that is located around 500 km South of the
Maldives and has Diego Garcia as its largest island?

Chagos (Archipelago)

4. Associated with macabre imagery, which French poet and 
art critic created the noted book of lyrical poems, Fleurs de Mal,
in 1857?

Charles Baudelaire

5. Discovered by Henry Dale in 1906,which hormone is released
into the bloodstream in response to stretching of the cervix and uterus
during labour and also released with stimulation of the nipples from


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6. (Pictured above) He spent his whole professional career at AC Milan (1977-1997) and won 3 European Cups/Champions Leagues as well as multiple Serie A titles.Which lauded Italian defender also holds the rare achievement of playing in squads that have finished first, second and third at the FIFA World Cup finals?

Franco Baresi

7. Described by art critic Gustave Geffroy one of 'les trois grande dames' of Impressionism, which female painter, known for works including,'The Grain Field and 'Summer's Day', was married to the brother of French Impresionist painter Eduoard Manet?

Berthe Morisot

8. Fought in Tennessee and led by Major General Ulysses S. Grant, which 1862 battle of the American Civil war, saw the confederacy forces of Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard defeated, in one of the bloodliest and most expensive battles of the conflict?

Battle of Shiloh (sometimes known as Pittsburgh Landing)

9. (Pictured above) Which three letter name is given to the
Ancient Egyptian dwarf god that was worshipped as a protector
of households, and in particular, of mothers, children and childbirth?


10. Hellcats of the Navy is a 1957 submarine drama film based on
 a 1955 novel. It is particularly notable as it is the only film that
featured which famous real-life husband and wife appearing
together ? (they would become very much more famous on the
world stage 24 years later)

Ronald and Nancy Reagan

11. Originating in the UK in the 18th century, which spicy soft
drink is used as a mixer in cocktails such as a Moscow Mule and
 a Dark 'N' Stormy?

Ginger Beer

12.The last leader of the Fourth Republic,which French President was the immediate predecessor to Charles De Gaulle and his Fifth Republic?

Rene Coty

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13. (Pictured above) Despite minimal success in Europe, between 1988 and 1996 they sold 3 Platinum albums in the US, had 6 singles in the top 40 of the Billboard 100 and 6 number one singles on the US R&B singles chart. Made up of Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq and Timothy Christian ,and apparently named as a joke, what is the alliterative name of this US vocal group? (they are referenced several times in the 2016 Adam Samberg film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)

Tony! Toni! Tone!

14.Today it is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands and boasts over 16,000 locations.Which global fast food chain, the official sponsors of the NFL as of 2018, was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney in Wichita, Kansas?

Pizza Hut

15. About 280 million years ago,the Baltic (tectonic) Plate collided against Siberia, to form which well known Mountain range?

The Ural Mountains (Urals)