QuizMiz Quiz 3

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1. In what year did Uwe Barschel, prime minister of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, die mysteriously in a bathtub in the Beau-Rivage hotel in Geneva? (+/- 5 years)

2. Which country is the largest by area: a) Sweden, b) Norway, c) Finland or d) Denmark?

3. What shirt number has Michael Ballack been given at Chelsea? (Extra Point: who did he "inherit" it from?)

4. John Dunlop, the inventor of the pneumatic tyre, was actually what by profession?

5. How many 'Labours' did Hercules have to perform for King Eurystheus?

6. Which 80's pop group, named after a StarTrek character, had a hit with "China in your Hand"?

7. Who is the first person narrator in "The Treasure Island"?

8. Astronauts of how many nationalities were on board the ISS in October 2006?

9. Which part of a horse would you examine to determine its age?

10. Who directed the 1927 movie "Metropolis"?

11. How high is the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro? (+/- 100m) (BQ: How tall is the statue of "Christ the Redeemer" on top of it?)

12. Which position did former Pope John Paul II play in the Polish amateur soccer team?

13. Welsh scientist Howard Stapleton received the Ig-Nobel Prize for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant - a device that makes annoying noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but not to their teachers. In what category was the Prize given: 
    a) Physics, b) Acoustics, c) Peace, d) Music or e) Medicine?

14. Name 3 musicals for which composer Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice. (1 point per correct answer)

15. In which city did Oscar Wilde die on 30th November 1900?

16. True or False: Heinz Sielmann, world renowned German zoologist and documentary filmmaker, became famous with the 1959 movie "Serengeti shall not die" (Serengeti darf nicht sterben)?

17. In which city was the private music television channel VIVA founded in 1993?

18. What novel made Harriet Beecher Stowe famous?

19. What does the abbreviation CD-ROM stand for?

20. Tazio Nuvolari, Bernd Rosemeyer and Rudolf Caracciola were all famous 
    a) gymnasts, b) skiers, c) racing drivers or d) athletes?

ANSWERS

1. 1987

2. a) Sweden

3. 13 (William Gallas)

4. A veterinarian

5. 12

6. T'Pau

7. Jim Hawkins

8. 3 (German, Russian, American)

9. teeth

10. Fritz Lang

11. 710m (30m)

12. goalkeeper

13. c) Peace

14. The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cricket

15. Paris

16. False

17. Cologne

18. Uncle Tom's Cabin

19. Compact Disk - Read Only Memory

20. c) racing drivers