1. Which epic Hollywood film was the most expensive movie made during the 1960s?
2. Ruy Lopez, Monkey's bum, King's Indian, Semi Tarrasch, Sicilian, Clam variation, Scotch game and Giuoco piano are all examples of what?
3. What is the more common name for magnesium sulphate?
4. What is a part of the digestive system and the currency in Costa Rica?
5. In which two films based on Steven King books does Morgan Freeman play a role? One point for each correct answer.
6. John James Audubon is famous for his paintings of what?
7. There were four number one singles in the UK charts during the 1970s with a city (or town) in the song title. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
8. Wenlock and Mandeville have been described as a "drunken one night stand between a Teletubby and a Dalek". Who are Wenlock and Mandeville?
9. Which large sea in the south-western Pacific ocean is named after a German?
10. Who was the daughter of the prophet Muhammad?
1. Cleopatra Cleopatra is a 1963 British-American-Swiss epic drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The screenplay was adapted by Sidney Buchman, Ben Hecht, Ranald MacDougall, and Mankiewicz from a book by Carlo Maria Franzero. The film starred Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, and Martin Landau. In all of cinema history, Cleopatra is one of the most expensive films ever made (adjusted for inflation). It received mixed reviews from critics, although critics and audiences alike generally praised Taylor and Burton's performances. It was the highest grossing film of 1963, earning US $26 million ($57.7 million total), yet made a loss due to its cost of $44 million, making it the only film ever to be the highest grossing film of the year yet to run at a loss; for this, the film has been considered a moderate (but not total) box office failure. The film later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture (ultimately losing to Tom Jones).
2. Chess openings
3. Epsom salts Magnesium Sulphate is an inorganic salt (chemical compound) containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen, with the formula MgSO4. It is often encountered as the heptahydrate sulfate mineral epsomite (MgSO4.7H2O), commonly called Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where the salt was produced from the springs that arise where the porous chalk of the North Downs meets non-porous London clay. Epsom salt occurs naturally as a pure mineral. Epsom salts have medicinal properties when used both externally and internally and are often used as bath salts.
5. The Shawshank Redemption and Dreamcatcher The Shawshank Redemption: Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, Narrator
Dreamcatcher: Col. Abraham Curtis
6. Birds (an original copy of his book 'Birds of America' recently sold for a record 7.3 million pounds) John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (1785 – 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species. In 1803, his father obtained a false passport so that Audubon could go to the United States to avoid conscription in the Napoleonic Wars. Audubon caught yellow fever upon arrival in New York City. The ship's captain placed him in a boarding house run by Quaker women. They nursed Audubon to recovery and taught him English, including the Quaker form of using "thee" and "thou", otherwise then anachronistic.
7. Woodstock (Matthew's Southern Comfort), Long Haired Lover From Liverpool (Little Jimmy Osmond), Waterloo (ABBA) and Rivers Of Babylon (Boney M)
8. Official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
9. Bismarck Sea The Bismarck Sea lies in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the island of Papua New Guinea and to the south of the Bismarck Archipelago and Admiralty Islands. Like the Bismarck archipelago, it is named in honour of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck. The Bismarck archipelago extends round to the east and north of the sea, enclosing the Bismarck Sea and separating it from the Pacific Ocean. To the south it is linked to the Solomon Sea by the Vitiaz Strait. It was the site of a major Japanese naval defeat in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea during World War II on 3 and 4 March 1943
10. Fatimah Fatimah (born c. 605 or 615 – died. 633) was a daughter of Muhammad and Khadijah, wife of Ali and mother of Hasan and Husain, and one of the five members of Ahl al-Bayt. She became the object of great veneration by all Muslims, because she lived closest to her father and supported him in his difficulties and because of historical importance of her husband and her two sons, and that she is the only member of Muhammad's family that gave him descendants, numerously spread through the Islamic world. Muslims regard Fatimah as a loving and devoted daughter, mother, wife, a sincere Muslim, and an exemplar for women. It is believed that she was very close to her father and her distinction from other women is mentioned in many hadith.