QuizMiz Quiz 37

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I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. On 19 April 1971, the first space station was launched into orbit. What was its name?
  1. Which country has borders with - among others - Andorra, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Spain and Suriname?
  1. Who was the governor of the Roman province Judaea from 26 AD till 36 AD?
  1. Georgetown is the capital city of which South American country?
  1. Which of the Balearic islands is closest to mainland Spain: a) Mallorca, b) Menorca, c) Ibiza or d) Formentera?
  1. Where was Eugene Cernan on 14 December 1972, where no one has been ever since?
  1. By what name are the Great Hungarian Plains commonly known?
  1. Which leader of of several independence movements in South America was known as El Libertador (the Liberator)?
 

II. Sports

  1. During which modern Olympic Games were live animals deliberately ?destroyed? during competition? (+/-8 years) (BQ: in what sport?)
  1. Due to superstition, what did Bjorn Borg not do during the Wimbledon fortnight: a) have sex, b) wash his hair, c) shave or d) wear underpants?
  1. In figure skating, what is longer, the free skate in pair skating or the free dance in ice dance?
  1. In the early days of football, like, the late 19th century, who sent the players from the pitch for unsportsmanlike behaviour?
  1. What colour is the ?warning card? in field hockey?
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. Which letters preceeded TITANIC: a) RMS (Royal Mail Ship), b) SS (Steamship), c) HMS (Her Majesty's Ship) or d) MS (Motor Ship)
  1. The modern Italian flag is derived from an original design by a) Garibaldi, b) Napoleon, c) DaVinci or d) Galileo?
  1. What kind of people show ?suffer? from Stockholm syndrome?
  1. What was used as currency in Holland in the 17th century: a) tulip bulbs, b) cheese, c) tea or d) coffee?
  1. In which city would you find Europe?s largest shopping and leisure centre?
  1. What is the highest value bank note in Monopoly?

IV. arts & literature

  1. In Swift?s ?Gulliver?s Travels?, about what issue are the islands of Lilliput and Blefuscu permanently at war?
  1. What nationallity was painter and decorative artist Alfons Maria Mucha?
  1. In ?Alice in Wonderland?, what does the Queen of Hearts use to play croquet with?
  1. What is the title of J.R.R. Tolkien?s book, published posthumously on Tuedsday?
  1. What was the title of Claude Monet?s painting that gave impressionism its name?
 

V. music & Movies

  1. Complete the following band names: a) Gladys Knight & the """""..".., b) Diana Ross & the """""."", c) Bob Marley & the """""".., d) Kool & the """""""..
  1. In what city did the movie ?Spiderman 3? have its world premiere on Monday?
  1. What 1992 movie featured catchphrases like "Party on!", ?Schwing?, "Ex-squeeze me?? and "Excellent!"
  1. From what song is the question ?Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?? ?
  1. In which 1981 film did Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange have an erotic encounter on a kitchen table?
  1. What is the name of the bald singer of Hot Chocolate?
  1. In what year did soap operas EastEnders in the UK, Neighbours in Australia and Lindenstra?e in Germany go on air? (+/-2 years)
  1. What are the last four words in Queen?s ?Bohemian Rhapsody??
  1. Under what title was the 1991 documentary film ?Madonna: Truth or Dare? relased outside the United States and Canada?
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. In what year was the first Compact Disk (CD) presented at the Funkausstellung (International radio exhibition) in Berlin? (+/- 5 years) (BQ: which two companies developed it?)
  1. The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) belongs to what plant family?
  1. What is the term for the thick layer of vascularized fat found under the skin of whales?
  1. Where in your body would you find your sternum?
  1. Which two women, mother and daughter, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 and 1935 respectively? (1 point per correct answer)
  1. What part of the animal kingdom does a herpetologist study? 
  1. What gas is used predominantly to inflate an airbag in a car?
  1. Deep wrinkles and a blue-black tongue are the distinctive features of what breed of dog?
 

ANSWERS

I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. Salyut 1
  1. France
  1. Pontius Pilate
  1. Guyana
  1. c) Ibiza
  1. On the moon
  1. Puszta
  1. Símon Bolívar
 

II. Sports

  1. 1900 Summer Olympics Paris (live pigeon shooting) the three medallists managed to polish off 59 birds
  1. c) shave
  1. free skate in pair skating  (4,5 min)
  1. The captain
  1. green
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. a) RMS (Royal Mail Ship)
  1. b) Napoleon
  1. hostages
  1. a) tulip bulbs
  1. Newcastle (Metrocentre)
  1. 500 £/$/€
 

IV. arts & literature

  1. how to open a boiled egg
  1. Czech
  1. flamingos & hedgehogs
  1. The Children of Húrin
  1. Impression, Sunrise / (Impression, soleil levant)
 

V. music & Movies

  1. a) Gladys Knight & the Pips, b) Diana Ross & the Supremes, c) Bob Marley & the Wailers, d) Kool & the Gang
  1. Tokyo / Tokio
  1. Wayne?s World
  1. Mrs Robinson
  1. The Postman always rings twice
  1. Errol Brown
  1. 1985
  1. Anyway the wind blows...
  1. In Bed with Madonna
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. 1981 (Sony, Phillips)
  1. Magnoliacea
  1. Blubber
  1. chest, thorax
  1. Marie Curie, Irène Joliot-Curie
  1. reptiles and amphibians 
  1. Nitrogen
  1. Shar Pei