Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #50
Set by Martin  |  49 pts     (2018-02-22)

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1) In 1995, which professional footballer was named as FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards? For a second point, name his new job since the 22nd of January 2018? (2 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

2) Which novel won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction? Author and title required for the point. (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-02-22

3) Claire Guest Picture Round! Please name each of the 10 pictured methods of contraception. (10 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

4) What single word can mean: a viscoelastic polymer derived from petroleum, coal tar or plants; a place to play sports; to plunge with alternate fall and rise of bow and stern; to deliver or serve a ball. (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-02-22

5) Harry Potter picture question! Look at the top trumps in this image and tell me who the greyed out Harry Potter character is? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-02-22

6) On a standard map of the board game Risk, what are the 4 territories whose names begin with the letter 'i'? (4 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

7) The 2018 Winter Olympics is in full flow and in the curling event all of the curling stones in Pyeongchang are hewn from the granite rock of which Scottish Island in the outer Firth of Clyde, colloquially known as "Paddy's milestone"? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-02-22

8) QUESTION 500! This is our 500th quiz question so please fill in the blanks for each of the following: a) In music "___ ___ ___ (500 Miles)" is a stupid song by bespectacled Scottish duo The Proclaimers. b) In cinema "(500) Days of __________" is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. c) In racing 500 is the longest advertised distance (in miles) of the IndyCar Series and its premier race, the __________ 500. d) In computing 500 is an __________ status code for Internal Server Error e) In currency __________ is London slang for 500 (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

9) I have Google-translated the following opening lines from famous English language songs from English > Chinese > Arabic > Russian > English. For each give me the name of the original artist and the song title. a) I feel it with my finger, I feel like I'm wearing socks, Love is on my side, This feeling of growth b) When your day is long, And at night, Tonight are you alone, When you are sure that you have enough, This life, Well wait c) It's around midnight and is idle in the dark, In the moonlight you see a scene that almost blocks your heart, I tried to scream, but the horror in front of your voice, Start freezing, because the horror between your eyes,, I was paralyzed d) Mount Venice and bring your friend, It's fun to lose and pretend, She is very sure, Oh no I know dirty word e) Get up and go back to the street, My time my chance, In the distance I am again in my legs, Just a man and his desire to survive (10 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

10) Uranus has 27 known moons, all of which are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Below are listed the names of each moon, grouped by the work from which they derive their names. For each tell me from which work they come. Clue: The first set (10a) is a poem by Alexander Pope, the rest are all Shakespeare plays: a) Ariel, Umbriel, Belinda b) Titania, Oberon, Puck c) (Ariel), Miranda, Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, Trinculo, Francisco, Ferdinand d) Cordelia e) Ophelia f) Bianca g) Cressida h) Desdemona i) Juliet, Mab j) Portia k) Rosalind l) Margaret m) Perdita n) Cupid (14 pts)  Martin:  2018-02-22

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