Thursday, 16 July 2015

Some New Questions!!

As some of you may know, I ran a South West (England) Quiz last week, which was made up of 120 individual questions and a team quiz.


So, I only thought it right that I start put them on here. (There are a couple of Brit specific questions, but this shouldn't spoil your enjoyment)

I think I will put them on 30 at a time. So the next 30 will appear in a couple of days. Note questions were intended to get progressively harder, so this set and the third part might be a bit easier than the second and fourth sets.

The scores form the event (albeit a small event) are on http://www.southwestquizzers.com/#!resultsrankings-and-reports/c1py5. You may notice it includes some strong quiz names, so see how you compare!,



Enjoy.........................................










1. In terms of area and population, what is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea? 
 
 
 
 
Sicily              

 
 
 
 
2. In which English county is Edgehill, scene of the first significant battle of the English Civil War?              

 
 
 
Warwickshire
 
 
 
 
 
3. Which national football team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in July 2015, beating Japan 5-2 in the final?               





USA
 
 
 
 
 
4. Native to South America, which animal is the largest of the rodent family?      

 
 
 
 
Capybara
 
 
 
 
 
5. Sharing a name with a current Radio One DJ, which architect designed the Eden Project in Cornwall, which was completed in 2000?        

 
 
 
 
Nicholas Grimshaw
 
 
 
 
 
6. Which chemical element is listed as number 2 on the periodic table? 








Heliun
 

 

7. (Picture) Which British actor played the role of Max Rockatansky in the 2015 film, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, the fourth in the 'Mad Max' film franchise?           

 

 
Tom Hardy

 
8. (Picture)'One O’clock Jump' is a 12-bar blues instrumental jazz standard, that was written by which well known pianist, bandleader, and composer?      

 
 
 
 
Count Basie
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. After Oxygen, which chemical element, at number 13, is the second on the Periodic Table to begin with a vowel?                       






Aluminium
 
 
 
 
 
10. Entering with the song 'Bitaqat Hob' and performed by Samira Bensaid, which is the only African nation that has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest?         






Morocco







11. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are protagonists in which Trilogy of novels, written by Suzanne Collins?               






The Hunger Games
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. In which Book of the Old Testament are the stories of Rahab and The Spies and The Fall of Jericho located? 
 
 
 
 
 
Joshua

 
 
 
 
13. Bergshamra, Duvbo and Farsta are all stations in which Scandinavian capital city's underground train/metro system?               





Stockholm








14.In writing his book entitled 'The Loneliest Man in the World’, warden Eugene K.Bird was describing which war criminal, who served the final 21 years of his lifetime and prison sentence as the only inmate of Spandau prison?    
 
 
 
 
Rudolf Hess          






15. In 1989, which American became the youngest male tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, when he won the French Open at the age of 17 years and 4 months?         

 





Michael Chang





16. (Picture) According to the Schmidt sting pain index, its bite/sting ranks higher than the tarantula hawk wasp as the most painful, with some victims equating the pain to being shot. What is the very appropriate name, therefore, of this ant (Paraponera clavata), that inhabits humid lowland rainforests in Central and South America?  
 
 
 
 
Bullet Ant   
 
 
 
 
 

17. Beating a shortlist including Tracey Emin's 'My Bed’, which Academy Award winner won the 1999 Turner Prize?         






Steve McQueen
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Which planet in the solar system, is named after the Roman god of travellers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves (among other things)?  
 
 
 
 
Mercury

 
 
 
 
19. Only two US TV series have won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series for Drama on three occasions. Mad Men is one, but which 1990s TV series is the other?        
 
 
 
 
 
The X Files

 

20. (Picture) She first found fame on the Nickelodeon television series 'Victorious' in 2009 and also starred in its spinoff, 'Sam & Cat'. In 2014 she reached a whole new global audience when she released the single 'Problem', which went to number one across the world (including the UK and US). What is the name of this singer and actress?   





Ariana Grande
 
 
 
 
 
21. In science, if Oxygen is O2 and Ozone is O3, what name is usually given to O4? (Two acceptable answers)     

 
 
 
 
 
Tetraoxygen (or Oxozone)







22. (Picture) Making models such as the 'Sandero' and 'Duster’, from which European country does the car manufacturer Dacia originate?               






Romania
 
 
 
 
 
23. Staged in the West End between 2011 and 2014 and on Broadway in 2012, which Tony Award-winning play was adapted by Richard Bean, from a 1743 Commedia dell'arte-style comedy entitled 'Il servitore di due padroni?     
 
 
 
 
 
One Man, Two Guv'nors 

 
 
 
 
24. Taking over from Jonathan Sacks in September 2013, what is the name of the current Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom?    
 
 
 
 
Ephraim Mirvis
       





25. Apart from Alaska, only one US state lies north of the 49th parallel. Situated in Manitoba, the exclave of Elm Point belongs to which US state, nicknamed 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes'? 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota          

 
 
 
 
26. Who was the US President at the time Hawaii joined the Union, to become the 50th state? 

 



Dwight D Eisenhower
 
 
 
 
 
27. (Picture) Similar to the game boules, which Paralympics sport, designed for wheelchair users and those with limited motor skills, involves throwing leather balls at a jack, with the aim of being the closest to it?       




Boccia






28. A generic description for some black-furred animal breeds and for the colour black in heraldry, what is the name of the species of marten, that inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia and has also been historically harvested, for its highly valued fur?      
 
 
 
Sable
                     

 
 
 
29. Currently, six out of the seven tallest buildings in Europe are located in which capital city?   
 
 
 
 
 
Moscow 

 
 
 
 
30. Likened to characters such as Dale Arden and Lois Lane, what is the name of the female partner of the comic strip hero, Buck Rogers?    
 
 
 
Wilma Deering