QuizMiz Quiz 39

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I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. The capital of Florida is a) Tallahassee, b) Miami, c) Orlando or d) Tampa?
  1. Which merchant guild controlled commercial activity in northern Europe from 13th to 15th century?
  1. The natives of which city are known as "Geordies"?
  1. Dancer Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, executed near Paris in 1917, was better known by what name?
  1. On which river does New Orleans stand?
  1. How many countries does China border? (+/- 5)
  1. Which international organisation was founded by Jean Henri Dunant in 1864?
  1. Who was arrested for landing a plane on the Red Square in Moscow? (BQ: what year was it?)
 

II. Sports

  1. In weightlifting, how many attempts to lift the bar do athletes get per event?
  1. Jeu de paume (?game of palm (of the hand)?) was the precursor of which sport?
  1. In which city are the headquarters of the IOC?
  1. Which sprint star of the 60's was known as the "Black Gazelle"?
  1. What did Robert Gu?rin, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Jules Rimet, Rodolphe William Seeldrayers, Arthur Drewry, Stanley Rous, and João Havelange all have in common?
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. What is, by law, considered to be a deadly weapon in Paris: a) a car, b) an ashtray, c) an umbrella or d) a baguette?
  1. What name is given to the kitchen on a ship?
  1. What would you do with a borsalino: a) drink it, b) wear it, c) dance it or d) drive it?
  1. What material is parchment made from?
  1. By what name is the religious society ?Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? commonly known?
 

IV. arts & literature

  1. "The Piccolominis" is the second part of which dramatic trilogy? (BQ: Who wrote it?)
  1. Which art form is Tilman Riemenschneider associated with?
  1. Which one is not a Daniel Defoe novel: a) Moll Flanders, b) Robinson Crusoe or c) Gulliver's Travels?
  1. What is the name of the private investigator in "The Maltese Falcon"?
  1. In which city can you visit the Rubenshuis (Rubens House) museum: a) Leiden, b) Antwerp, c) Amsterdam or d) Utrecht?
  1. By what name was Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Neftali Ricardo Reyes better known?
 

V. music & Movies

  1. Bollywood is the nickname for the Indian film industry. The film industry of which country is known as Lollywood: a) Pakistan, b) Laos, c) Portugal or d) Luxembourg?
  1. Which role did German folk music star Florian Silbereisen play in the musical ?Elisabeth? last year: a) Austrian Empress Elisabeth, b) Death, c) Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph or d) the Italian assassin Luigi Lucheni?
  1. Whom did Queen ask to ?do the fandango"?
  1. Which TV show revolves around the aftermath of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles?
  1. What was the title of the first Beatles movie?
  1. The vibraphone, or vibraharp, is a a) percussion, b) wind, c) keyboard or d) plucked string instrument?
  1. Antonio Salieri was the biggest rival of which 18th century composer?
  1. By what name were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.,  Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, and others collectively known in the 1950s and 1960s?
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. What kind of animal is a "horseshoe"?
  1. What is the term for a material that has metallic properties and is composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal?
  1. True or False: the only penguins found in the wild live in Antarctica?
  1. In which century did Edmund Halley discover the comet named after him?
  1. Currants and sultanas are dried varieties of which fruit?
  1. What does an arachnologist study?
  1. Which conifer sheds its needles in autumn?
  1. Which Russian scientist made dogs drool at the sound of a bell?
 

ANSWERS

I. Around the World & Back in Time

  1. The capital of Florida is a) Tallahassee.
  1. Hanse
  1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  1. Mata Hari
  1. Mississippi
  1. 14 (Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, North Korea)
  1. Red Cross
  1. Mathias Rust (1987)
 

II. Sports

  1. 3
  1. Tennis
  1. Lausanne
  1. Wilma Rudolph
  1. all were Presidents of FIFA
 

III. Mixed bag O' nuts

  1. b) an ashtray
  1. galley
  1. b) wear it, it?s a felt hat
  1. animal skin
  1. Mormons
 

IV. arts & literature

  1. Wallenstein (Friedrich Schiller)
  1. sculpting / wood carving
  1. c) Gulliver's Travels
  1. Sam Spade
  1. b) Antwerp
  1. Pablo Neruda
 

V. music & Movies

  1. a) Pakistan (Lahore &  Hollywood)
  1. b) Death
  1. Scaramouche
  1. Lost
  1. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  1. a) percussion instrument
  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Rat Pack
 

VI. Botany, anatomy, Zoology & other sciences

  1. bat
  1. alloy 
  1. False
  1. 18th (1758)
  1. grapes
  1. spiders
  1. larch
  1. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
 

 

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