Steven's Quiz 4

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1. What is Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia?

2. Which cartoon character was honoured by the Dalai Lama?

3. Which country produces red, white, pink and green wines?

4. What was unusual about the Roman senator Incitatus: 
    a: He was blind and deaf 
    b: He was a horse 
    c: She was the only ever female Roman senator 
    d: He was 8 feet 3 inches tall 
    e: He was already dead when voted into office?

5. 'Presbyterians' is an anagram of which singer's name?

6. What would you suffer from if you had dichromatic vision?

7.What links these songs: 
    'Every Day Is A Winding Road', 
    'I Can Help', 
    'Mouldy Old Dough' 
    'Hotel California'?

8. In literature (and film), What was Nadsat?

9. In American Universities what is a 2nd year student called?

10. Which type of spy plane, piloted by Gary Powers, was shot down over Russia in 1960?

11. In June 24, 1947, what did pilot Kenneth Arnold report seeing over the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington?

12. Nobody agrees on the most commonly spoken word, but most sources agree on the most commonly written word. What word is this?

13. Zoologists honored Hugh Hefner by naming Sylvilagus palustris hefneri for him. What kind of animal is this?

14. In 1829, when Nance April died in St. John's, Newfoundland, what Indian nation became extinct?

15. What Nolan Bushmill video game company shares a name with the Go equivalent of "check"?

16. In 1805, who sailed to victory in Trafalgar in a ship called the Victory?

17. In the 1570s, who sailed around the world in a ship originally called the Pelican, but renamed the Golden Hind?

18. In Britain, to whom would a countess be married?

19. In what Broadway musical does a 10-foot, 900-pound chandelier come crashing to the stage?

20. What British city on the North Sea is known as the Granite City?

ANSWERS

1. The fear of the number 666 and reared it's head around the world on the date 06-06-06 (Biblical verse Revelation 13:18)

2. Tintin. 'Tintin in Tibet' was published in the same year that the Dalai Lama fled the Himalayan kingdom

3. Portugal

4. b: He was a horse

5. Britney Spears

6. Colour blindness

7. Birds (songs performed by: Sheryl Crowe, Billy Swann, Lieutenant Pigeon and The Eagles)

8. The language in 'A Clockwork Orange'

9. Sophomore

10. U2

11. Flying saucers

12. the

13. (Marsh) rabbit

14. Beothuk

15. Atari

16. Horatio Nelson

17. Francis Drake

18. An Earl

19. The Phantom of the Opera

20. Aberdeen

 

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