QuizMiz Quiz 38

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I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. In 1868 and 1874, Benjamin Disraeli was elected Prime Minister of which country?
  1. In what country is the River Kwai, best known from the 1957 movie?
  1. What was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by profession?
  1. Which famous building can be found in/near the Indian city of Agra?
  1. What was Che Guevara's first name?
  1. If you flew due East from New York City, what would be the first country you would reach?
  1. Started on 8th September 1941, how many days did the Siege of Leningrad last? (+/- 50 days)
  1. Who became president of the USA after Nixon's resignation in 1974?
 

II. Sports

  1. In which 3 sports were women allowed to compete for the first time in Olympic history at the 1900 Paris Summer Olympics? (1 point per correct answer) 
  1. Name one of the two sportsmen nicknamed ?Pistol Pete?.
  1. Which country has cancelled all team sports matches until 13 April after a man died in a mass brawl before a women's volleyball match on 29 March?
  1. Who won the 2007 Masters Tournament in Augusta on Sunday?
  1. Due to his huge "wing span", former German swim champion Michael Gro? was known as "the albatross". At a height of 2,02m, how long was his arm span? (+/-10cm)
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. How many sheets of paper are there in a ream: a) 120, b) 150, c) 250, d) 500 or e) 1,000?
  1. Proverbially, what is mightier than the sword?
  1. The liqueur Curaçao is traditionally flavoured with the dried peels of which fruit?
  1. Who are Skipper, Todd, Tutti, Stacie, Kelly & Krissy Roberts?
  1. Which American stuntman was best known for his public displays of long distance, high-altitude motorcycle jumping?

IV. arts & literature

  1. Which author coined the phrase "Big Brother is watching you"?
  1. In which century did Michelangelo unveil his famous statue of David?
  1. In Lewis Carrol's book, who shows Alice the way into the Wonderland?
  1. On which island did Paul Gauguin live between 1891 and 1893?
  1. In "Lady Chatterley's Lover", what was Mellors' job (apart from being Lady Chatterley's lover J)?
 

V. music & Movies

  1. Which record label was originally founded as "Tamla Records" on 14th December 1959 "? (BQ: in which city?)
  1. What was the name of Eddie Murphy's Character in the Beverly Hills Cop series of films?
  1. 25 years ago, on 11 April 1982, the punk-rock band ?Die Toten Hosen? (the dead trousers) held their first concert in Bremen. How were they billed on the posters: a) Die Roten Rosen (red roses), b) Die Toten Hasen (dead rabbits), c) Die Toten R?cke (dead skirts) or d) Die Roten Nasen (red noses)?
  1. On the cult TV show ?Red Dwarf?, what was the name of the ship?s computer?
  1. The song "She loves you" was written by which 2 Beatles? (BQ: in which city was it written?)
  1. Who played the role of the father in the 1994 movie "Legends of the Fall"?
  1. Which composer is famous for his "Rhapsody in Blue"?
  1. Which former football player starred in the movies "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"? (BQ: who directed the films?)
  1. From which song is the line "I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner, I play my music in the sun..."?
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. In the anatomy of mammals, which muscle separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity? 
  1. In which organ of the body is insulin produced?
  1. Brass is an alloy of which two elements? (1 point per correct answer)
  1. What colour is a female blackbird?
  1. On 3 April, the French high speed train TGV set a new world speed record. How fast did it go? (+/- 50km/h)
  1. What plant is tequila made from?
  1. Which part of a horse would you examine to determine its age?
  1. What is the term for a factory for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc.?

ANSWERS

I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. Great Britain
  1. Thailand
  1. lawyer
  1. Taj Mahal
  1. Ernesto
  1. Portugal
  1. 900 days / 900 Tage
  1. Gerald Ford
 

II. Sports

  1. Tennis, Golf, Croquet
  1. Pete Maravich, Pete Sampras
  1. Greece
  1. Zach Johnson
  1. 2.27 m
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. d) 500
  1. The pen
  1. Larahas, bitter sort of oranges
  1. barbie?s siblings
  1. Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel
 

IV. arts & literature

  1. George Orwell
  1. 16th (1504)
  1. a white rabbit
  1. Tahiti
  1. gamekeeper

V. music & Movies

  1. Motown Record Company, L.P. (Detroit)
  1. Axel Foley
  1. b) Die Toten Hasen (the dead rabbits)
  1. Holly
  1. Lennon&McCartney (Newcastle)
  1. Anthony Hopkins
  1. George Gershwin
  1. Vinnie Jones (Guy Ritchie)
  1. The Joker
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. Diaphragm
  1. pancreas
  1. copper, zinc
  1. brown
  1. 574.8 km/h
  1. Agave
  1. teeth
  1. refinery

 

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