Thursday, 14 June 2018

Didn't realise it's been a couple of weeks!

Back with some more questions then. I didn't realise it had been 2 weeks.


You may notice an advert (possibly two) on the site. This is just a test I'm doing at the moment, so I hope it doesn't affect your enjoyment of the site. (They may even be useful, who knows!)


Also just wanted to say congratulations to Olav Bjortomt on becoming the 2018 World Quizzing Champion. By all accounts it was a very tough set, so very well done. Hopefully those of you that attended events had an enjoyable time regardless of your score.


Good luck also to the next instalment of Quiz In The North, which takes place in Hoylake this weekend.


Hope you enjoy this set (10 for now) and I'll be back with more v.soon (a World Cup/Football one perhaps?!)







1.Dastar,Pheta and Mysore Pheta are all styles of which piece of religious clothing?






Turban






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2.(Pictured) Initially trading in 1910 as the Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company in Denver, Colorado,which luggage company, one of the world's largest, changed to its current trading name in 1966, taking its name from one of their trademark suitcases,which itself,had been named after a biblical figure?







Samsonite







3.Measured in lux seconds,what photographic term is defined as, 'the total amount of light allowed to fall on the photographic medium during the process of taking a photograph'?







Exposure







4.A characteristic that gave rise to an English word,what name is given to the Norse warriors who were reported, in the Old Norse literature, to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury?








Berserkers








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5.(Picture) Founded in 1914 in Bologna,this company relocated to Modena in 1940.They are now owned by Fiat and have a trident as a company emblem.Which is the only Italian car manufacturer to have provided an engine for an Indianapolis 500 race winner?








Maserati









6.What word or title connects the superheroine alter-ego of Rahne Sinclair,an English heavy metal band,who in 1991,released the album 'Downfall and The Good Guys' and the alternative name for the flowering plant aconitum?









Wolfsbane










7.Which Graham Greene novel features the character James Wormold,a vacuum cleaner salesman,who becomes caught up in the world of espionage?










Our Man in Havana











8. Johannes Kepler was the assistant to which noted 16th century Danish astronomer and alchemist,who at one time was thought to have owned one percent of the entire wealth of Denmark?











Tycho Brahe









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9.Native to India,the plants of the genera Elettaria and Amomum (in the ginger family),are often used in Indian and Nordic cuisine as a spice.By what name is it usually known?









Cardamom










10. Preceded by John Tyler and succeeded by Zachary Taylor,which US President is noted for leading the nation to a sweeping victory in the Mexican–American War and for overseeing the opening of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Smithsonian Institution?










James K Polk