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Quizlings – january 2013 part 2

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Selection of questions posted in January 2013 from http://www.facebook.com/groups/Quizlings/

Selection of questions posted in January 2013 from http://www.facebook.com/groups/Quizlings/

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  • 1. Quizlings – January 2013 Part 2https://www.facebook.com/groups/Quizlings/
  • 2. Quizician is………………………..
  • 3. • What geographical feature separated the province of Cisalpine Gaul, of which Julius Caesar was the Governor and the home territory in Italy that made up the main Roman Republic?
  • 4. • Answer : The Rubicon!• "Crossing the Rubicon" means ‘crossing the point of no return)
  • 5. • There are at least two countries in the world that are named after their ruling family. Name them?
  • 6. • Answer : Saudi Arabia and Liechtenstein
  • 7. • Which kind of people are never depicted in the "Peanuts" cartoon strips?
  • 8. • Answer : Adults
  • 9. • Who is the only US actor to have ever received the French equivalent of the OSCAR, which is called a Cesar?
  • 10. • Answer : Adrien Brody
  • 11. • Which book was first published with the title "My Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice."? (the author didnt bother to write anything thereafter)
  • 12. • Answer : Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”
  • 13. • Which capital city did Frenchman Pierre Charles LEnfant design?
  • 14. • Answer : Washington DC
  • 15. • How did cricketer Michael Holding end up getting the nickname ""Whispering Death"?
  • 16. • Answer : It was Dickie Bird who called him Whispering Death. apparently he couldnt hear Holding pass-by during the bowling run- up and delivery.
  • 17. • This historic Dingareyber mosque is one of the three mosques and 16 cemeteries and mausoleums that record the history of this ancient centre of Islamic learning. these places are now under threat from Islamic militants who recently acquired arms from the Libyan civil-war conflict. Name the city?
  • 18. • Answer : Timbucktu (Mali)
  • 19. • Give me one word for "the accumulated limestone exoskeletons of soft-bodied coral polyps"
  • 20. • Answer : Corals
  • 21. • In fifteen races in the 2012 season, he was involved in seven first-lap and one second-lap incidents. Name this unfortunate F1 driver..
  • 22. • Answer : Romain Grosjean
  • 23. • What does the Kimberley certification process ensure?
  • 24. • Answer : It ensures that your diamonds are not conflict diamonds
  • 25. • There are two countries in this world that are doubly landlocked - Uzbekistan is one. Name the other
  • 26. • Answer : Liechtenstein
  • 27. • You might find it on a Golf course or a shooter might use it to launch his clay pigeons. A rude person may ask to to keep it closed or you could encounter it in your kitchen or even in your Indian geography class. Any which way it may catch you unawares. What is the good word?
  • 28. • Answer : Trap
  • 29. • What is the lasting legacy of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese which held in Munich on October 18, 1810 ?
  • 30. • Answer : Oktoberfest
  • 31. • The Lydians and the Medes were at war on 28 May in 585 B.C but abruptly gave up hostilities and sued for peace. What prompted them to do this?
  • 32. • Answer : the first dated solar eclipse caused so much fear in the troops that they refused to carry on the war
  • 33. • Belgrades main airport was re-named in 2006, on the 150th birth anniversary of its most famous son. What name does it now carry?
  • 34. • Answer : Nikola Tesla
  • 35. • What connects one of the worlds best known entertainment centres, a luxury hotel in Las Vegas, computational method, a car rally, the star of The Love Bug, and a Chevrolet 1970 model that was in production for almost four decades?
  • 36. • Answer : Monte Carlo
  • 37. • When he realised that the French army officer Alfred Dreyfus had been wrongly jailed on spying charges, this author responded with an open letter published in the LAurore newspaper in 1898. The author lost the ensuing libel case but the furor it caused eventually led to Dreyfus being acquitted. Name the author and the famous letter?
  • 38. • Answer : The author is Emile Zola and the letter was Jaccuse
  • 39. • Which American Abstract Expressionist painter was known as Jack the Dripper?
  • 40. • Answer : Jackson Pollock
  • 41. • One is a dance from the Scandinavian countries inspired by Polish court dances and named for Poland; the other is a very popular ballroom and folk dance from Bohemia. Name both ?
  • 42. • Answer : Polska and Polka
  • 43. • What annual award, instituted in 2009 bears the name of this sportsperson?
  • 44. • Answer : Puskas award ..its ‘most beautiful goal of the year’ award awarded by FIFA annually
  • 45. • The US White House rejected the the petition to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016 citing some three reasons including what it called a fundamental flaw. What flaw?
  • 46. • answer :"It can be exploited by a one-man starship"
  • 47. • On 4 February 2008, to mark the 40th anniversary of the song and NASAs 50th anniversary this Beatles song was transmitted into interstellar space in the direction of Polaris. Which appropriately named song?
  • 48. • Answer :‘Across the Universe’ by the Beatles
  • 49. • South Africa now has 11 official languages. Which of them, which may be part of a scrabble players arsenal, would Nelson Mandela claim as his mother-tongue?
  • 50. • Answer : Xhosa
  • 51. • Londons Globe theatre ran a festival last year presenting Shakespeares plays in various languages - Lithuanian, Hip-hop, Swahili, sign language etc. How many languages precisely?
  • 52. • answer : 37 languages..for there are 37 plays by Shakespeare
  • 53. • Why did the addition of a character called Kami to the South African version of Sesame Street (Takalani Sesame) in 2002 create news?
  • 54. • Answer : this character is HIV+
  • 55. • If you want your pizza served al taglio, how do you want it?
  • 56. • Answer : Served by the slice
  • 57. • Which College football team is nicknamed the ‘Fighting Irish?’
  • 58. • Answer : Notre Dame
  • 59. • Logo for what?
  • 60. • Answer : The Burning Man festival
  • 61. • What was Russian Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen the first to do(the year was 1821)?
  • 62. • Answer : First to sight land at the Antartic
  • 63. • What connects the two pictures?
  • 64. • answer : The two pictures are respectively the map of the Virgin Islands and a depiction of the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula• The Islands are named for the saint
  • 65. • He was an outstanding baseball player. He opened a sporting goods shops after his retirement and developed it into one of the largest sporting good franchises in the world. His misplaced sense of patriotism also led him to create a fabricated history of baseball - to deny any links to the British game of rounders and cricket, he claimed that the Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented the game.Who?
  • 66. • Answer : Spalding
  • 67. • If you were sporting a peruke what would your profession most likely be?
  • 68. • Answer : A Judge – it’s a wig
  • 69. • Which Indonesian island lends it name to a large member of the Varanidae family?
  • 70. • Answer : Komodo
  • 71. • This small Spanish town, a town that saw the co- existence of three religions and home to several artists (including the one who painted this) was declared a World Heritage site in the 1980s. Name the town which is depicted in this painting and name the painter
  • 72. • Answer : Toledo / the painter is El Greco
  • 73. • perfect dip for your tortilla chips, though I would prefer salsa sauce myself. name the sauce and the fruit it is primarily made from..
  • 74. • Answer : Guacamole – made from Avocados
  • 75. • Quote from which influential 1976 book, "“We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. Mimeme comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like gene. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to memory, or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with cream”?
  • 76. • Answer : The Selfish Gene
  • 77. • What do you call this style of kitchen where there are working spaces on both sides?
  • 78. • Answer : Galley style
  • 79. • The tenth day of the month of Muharram is a major observance for Shia Muslims as it marks the martyrdom of Muhammads grandson, Hussain ibn Ali. What is the observance called in Iran, Turkey and most Arab countries?
  • 80. • Answer : Ashura
  • 81. • Symbol of which nation?
  • 82. • Answer : Scotland
  • 83. • Which countries have more Portuguese speakers than Portugal (Brazil is one..there are two more)?
  • 84. • Answer : Mozambique and Angola
  • 85. • Which US state existed as a monarchy for almost 88 years over the 18th and 19th centuries?
  • 86. • Answer : Hawaii
  • 87. • What was leased to Great Britain in 1898 for 99 years?
  • 88. • Answer : Hong Kong
  • 89. • Which famous German automobile designer, better known for another iconic car, designed the Volkswagen Beetle under a directive from Adolf Hitler?
  • 90. • Answer : Ferdinand Porsche
  • 91. • To make this dish you need to stuff a chicken into a duck and then stuff that into a turkey. What is the dish called?
  • 92. • Answer : Turducken
  • 93. • Also called an Aerosol Bomb, or a fuel-air explosive this fearful weapon uses an explosive that sets fire to the air above its target, then sucks the oxygen out of the air leading any survivor to die from asphyxiation. Accidental coal dust explosions in mines work similarly. what is such a bomb called?
  • 94. • Answer : Thermobaric
  • 95. • In a dream, the King was ordered to carve a deity from a log he would find washed up on the sea shore. The king found a mysterious old carpenter to carve the deity, but the carpenter insisted that he not be disturbed while he was working. The king waited anxiously outside his room, but after some time, all sound stopped. The impatient king was worried and opened the doors - only to find the deity half-finished and the carpenter gone! Where will you find this half-finished deity, today?
  • 96. • Answer : Jagannath in Puri