Sunday, 20 May 2018

Some new questions!

Sorry it's been a week since my last set. Busy times here and I was playing football this morning too!

Anyway I hope you enjoy this set.....

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1. (Picture) Often identified as the creation of Denmark as a nation state, the first of these stones  was raised by King Gorm, (father of Harald Bluetooth), in honour of his wife Thyra, and the second by Bluetooth himself. Now they are a UNESCO World Heritage site. In which Danish village are they located?


2.He was the successor to Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear) and a close friend of King Henry II of England.He also had another strong link to England as he canonised both King Edward The Confessor and Archbishop Thomas Beckett. What is the name and number of this Pope?

Alexander III

3. With a name sounding like a 1972 David Bowie hit, what name, in Greek mythology.was given to the race of six-armed giants who inhabited the same island as the Doliones, in the ancient Greek epic Argonautica?


4. (Picture) Between 1957 and 1969, Bill Russell, playing in the position of 'centre' won 11 NBA Championships,a record still held today. For which basketball team did he play,in every one of those finals?

Boston Celtics

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5. (Picture) Featuring the early careers of Clare Danes and Jared Leto, what was the name of the 1990s US teen drama series,set at the fictional Liberty High School,and followed the trials and tribulations of several teenage characters?

My So Called Life

6. Held annually, the AVN Awards have been awarded since 1984 and are divided into nearly 100 categories. Which film genre do they honour?

Pornographic (Adult)

7.With a major port on the River Weser and home to the Hachez chocolate company,which is the smallest state of Germany in terms of area and population?


8. Taken from the Greek meaning 'near sun', what name is given to the closest point of an orbiting celestial body when it is nearest the Sun?


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9. (Picture) Kersti Kaljulaid was elected into office in October in 2016, and in doing so became which EU country's first female President (also the youngest) ?


10. In 1996,which famous actor, himself from a famous artistic 'dynasty', married Rebecca Miller,the daughter of the playwright,Arthur Miller?

Daniel Day-Lewis

11. Hugely influential in reshaping Bengali literature and music, which Indian writer and poet,in 1913, became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, largely for his poetic work,'Gitanjali'?

Rabindranath Tagore

12. Based in Delaware and Pennsylvania, they are one of the wealthiest families in US history and are known for political, business and philanthropic ventures. What is the name of this family, whose most infamous member,perhaps, was portrayed on screen by Steve Carrell in the 2014 film 'Foxcatcher'?


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13. (Picture) Formed in 1889, KNVB is the governing body of football in which European country - it is also the country's largest sporting association?


14. Used in the production of rocket fuel, which highly corrosive and toxic acid is synthesised using the Ostwald process?

Nitric Acid

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15. (Picture) Helping them sell over 100 million records since 2000, what was the name of the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, who sadly died as a result of suicide in 2017?

Chester Bennington