Pot Luck Quiz 12

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1. Which is the only African country that is not currently a member of the African Union?

2. Which TV presenter, media mogul and philanthropist has won multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television?

3. A wall clock with dots instead of numbers is hanging on a wall opposite a mirror. In the reflection the time appears to be 8:20, what is the ACTUAL time on the clock?

4. In which war did the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' take place?

5. Which musician played on both sides of the Atlantic at the Live Aid concert? And for 3 extra points; with which three artists did he play with?

6. The words Pandemic, Panorama, Pantomime and Pantotheria all contain the Latin 'PAN'. What does PAN mean in English?

7. What do Limnologists study?

8. Which country, whos name translated means "land of the thunder dragon", is located amid the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains and is bordered to the south, east and west by India and to the north by China?

9. A real stinker this one: put the eight planets of our solar system in order of mass, starting with the heaviest.

10. Which Pope pontificated between 28th October 1958 and 3rd June 1963?

11. Nationalities: If Egyptians come from Egypt and Cypriots come from Cyprus, how are United Arab Emirates nationals better known?

12. Equatorial Kundu, Vulgaria, Gravett Island, Karak, Maltovia and Nambutu are all examples of what?

13. What is Mimolette?

14. Who has famously undertaken the following jobs during his long career: Fortune cookie writer, Informant for the F.B.I., Mattress Salesman, Chiropractor, Sailor in the Naval Reserve and Oil-rig worker?

15. Queen's Indian, Ruy Lopez, French, Sicilian Dragon and Dutch are all famous examples of what?

16. Which cartoon character had the catchphrase "By the power of grayskull"?

17. Which number is represented by MDLV in Roman numerals?

18. A salt of the non-essential amino acid glutamic acid, used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer (E621). Trade names include Ajinomoto, Vetsin, and Accent and it can often be found in Asian dishes. By what name is it better known?

19. Who succeeded General de Gaulle as French President in 1969?

20. What term is given to the points in spring and autumn when the sun's path crosses the celestial equator, so that day and night are of approximately equal length?  

ANSWERS

1. Morocco.

2. Oprah Winfrey.

3. 3:40 (a.m. or p.m.) - (thanks to Chris Pearson for that one).

4. Crimean War.

5. Phil Collins (He accomplished this by performing earlier in the day at Wembley as both a solo artist and alongside Sting (on hiatus from The Police), then boarding a Concorde to perform his solo material, and drum for Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton in Philadelphia).

6. All.

7. Lakes - inland waters.

8. Bhutan.

9. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury. (Pluto is a dwarf planet).

10. John XXIII (Blessed John XXIII / Papa Ioannes Vicesimus Tertius).

11. Emiratis.

12. Fictional places - ie; only exist in book or film.

13. A French cheese (from Lille).

14. Homer Simpson (if you find this question too easy, simply remove some of the giveaways).

15. Chess openings.

16. He Man.

17. 1555.

18. Monosodium glutamate (or MSG).

19. Georges Pompidou.

20. The vernal and autumnal equinoxes.

   

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