Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #86
Set by Martin  |  64 pts     (2019-05-11)

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1) Which river is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean? It is the longest river lying entirely within Russia. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

2) The NCIS television franchise has produced two popular spin-off series. The first of these stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell and is based which US city? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

3) The Battle of Agincourt in 1415 was part of which war? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

4) The Great White Shark was the nickname of which Australian golfer who was the world no.1 ranked golfer for 331 weeks in the 1980s and 1990s? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

5) Which Hungarian-born inventor patented the first commercially successful ballpoint pen? In some countries his surname is widely referred to as the name of the pen. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

6) Nominated for the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2015 but losing out to Sam Smith which male singer has gone on to have UK number one albums with Wanted On Voyage and 2018’s Staying At Tamara’s? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

7) Dac, Klingsor and Phi are all crossword compilers for which British daily newspaper? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

8) What is the pseudonym of the unidentified Italian author whose work includes the four-part series of books known as The Neapolitan Novels? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

9) To date, who is the longest serving US President? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

10) Which Dutchman immediately preceded Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United, holding that office between May 2014 and May 2016? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

11) Naas is the county town of which Irish county? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

12) Which British filmmaker made the acclaimed films Red Road, Fish Tank and American Honey, all of which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

13) Who, along with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, was the third man on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969? He remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin took their historic first steps. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

14) Who is the author of the Mog the Cat series of children’s books? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

15) Ornithology is the study of what type of living creatures? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

16) La Traviata, Aida and Rigoletto are all popular operas written by which Italian composer? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

17) In mathematics what term describes any number that can never be a solution to a polynomial equation? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

18) Which country music singer and songwriter is commonly referred to as the Father Of Bluegrass? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

19) What name is given to the passenger cabin below an airship? It shares its name with a form of water transport popular with tourists in a certain European city. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

20) Protagonists of which 20th century art movement include Francis Picabia, Max Ernst, Tristan Tzara and Paul Eluard? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

21) In terms of area and with Juneau as its state capital, which is the largest state in the USA? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

22) Barnacle Bill, composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope, is the theme tune to which long-running children’s TV series which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

23) Who was the first woman to have flown in space? She did so aboard Vostok 6 in June 1963. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

24) The Bruins are an NHL ice hockey team based in which US city? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

25) Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Gala are all types of which fruit? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

26) Jesus is the most mentioned male person in the Bible. Which King of Israel, the youngest son of Jesse who slew Goliath, comes second? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

27) Which planet of the solar system has the shortest day at 9 hours 55 minutes and 27 seconds long? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

28) Jennifer Warnes featured on two top 10 singles in the UK which also reached number one in the USA. With which singer did she duet on (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, taken from the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

29) Who, along with Caesar and Pompey formed the unofficial Roman alliance known as the First Triumvirate in 60 BC? Together, the three men dominated the Roman political system. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

30) Which East German former track and field athlete holds the world record for the women’s 400 metres, recorded in Canberra in 1985? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

31) Maseru is the capital city of which small, landlocked African country? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

32) What 1999 film starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles was a loose modernisation of Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

33) Who was the first British person to have flown in space? She did so aboard the Soyuz TM-12 in May 1991. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

34) The NCIS television franchise has produced two popular spin-off series. The second of these stars Scott Bakula and Lucas Black and is based which US city? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

35) In terms of area and with Providence as its state capital which is the smallest state in the USA? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

36) Sarah is the most mentioned female person in the Bible. Which Queen of Persia, who, along with Ruth is one of only two women to have Biblical books named after them, comes second? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

37) What name is given to the main part of a balloon that gets filled with hot air? It shares its name with an item of stationery that might be “pushed” by those “thinking outside the box”. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

38) Nominated for the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2016 but losing out to Catfish And The Bottlemen, which female singer has gone on to have UK number one albums with I Cry When I Laugh and 2018’s Always In Between? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

39) Contrasting with transcendental numbers, what nine-letter term is given to any number that can be a solution to a polynomial equation? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

40) Which Czech former track and field athlete holds the world record for the women’s 800 metres, recorded in Munich in 1983 and the longest-standing individual athletics world record? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

41) Mbabane is the capital city of which small, landlocked southern African country (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

42) Protagonists of which 20th century art movement include Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Carlos Carra and Gino Severini? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

43) Who, along with Octavian and Mark Antony formed the Roman alliance known as the Second Triumvirate in 43 BC, which many view as marking the end of the Roman Republic. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

44) Which American screenwriter and director’s films include Pariah, Bessie and Mudbound, which earned her an Academy Award nomination in 2017 for Best Adapted Screenplay? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

45) Which planet of the solar system has the longest day, at 243 Earth days long? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

46) The Flames are an NHL ice hockey team based in which Canadian city? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

47) Navel, Blood and Seville are all types of which fruit? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

48) La Boheme, Turandot and Tosca are all popular operas written by which Italian composer? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

49) Warbler, Elgar and Cephas are all crossword compilers for which British daily newspaper? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

50) Which country music singer, an innovator of the late 1950s scored 147 songs on the Billboard Country Music Charts including Kentucky Waltz, Easy On The Eyes and Tennessee Stud? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

51) Which Scottish chemist and inventor’s experiments with tar led to his invention of waterproof fabric? In some countries, his surname is widely referred to as the name of a raincoat. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

52) Which Northern Irishman immediately preceded Jurgen Klopp as manager of Liverpool, holding that office between June 2012 and October 2015? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

53) The Battle of Naseby in 1645 was part of which war? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

54) Barwick Green is the theme tune to which long-running radio drama which has been broadcast on the BBC since 1950? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

55) Which river is the westernmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean? Measured with its chief tributary the Irtysh it is the seventh longest river in the world. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

56) Who is the author of the Tracy Beaker series of children’s books? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

57) Ichthyology is the study of what type of living creatures? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

58) The Golden Bear was the nickname of which American golfer, who holds the record for the most Major tournament wins with 18? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

59) Who, along with Tommie Smith and John Carlos, was the third man on the podium for the medal ceremony of the 200m at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics? He won silver in the race and supported Smith and Carlos’ historic black power salute. (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

60) Jennifer Warnes featured on two top 10 singles in the UK which also reached number one in the USA. With which singer did she duet on Up Where We Belong, taken from the soundtrack to An Officer And A Gentleman? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

61) Enniscorthy is the second largest town in which Irish county? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

62) Which Norwegian author’s series of autobiographical novels, entitled My Struggle, begins with A Death In The Family and finishes with The End? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

63) To date, who is the longest serving UK Prime Minister? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

64) What 1995 film starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and Brittany Murphy was loosely based on Jane Austen's novel Emma? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11




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