Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #57
Set by Martin  |  41 pts     (2018-04-23)

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1) Commonly known as The 'Big Six', what are the names of the United Kingdom's largest energy suppliers, supplying gas and electricity to over 50 million people in Britain, with over 90% share of domestic customers? For a bonus point can you tell me which 2 of the above are UK-owned? (7 pts)  Martin:  2018-04-23

2) What is the only whisky distillery in Scotland whose name begins with the letter F? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-04-23

3) What was the name of the first major modern global corporation, at one stage being the most valuable corporation ever? Founded in 1602 when its government granted it a 21-year monopoly on the spice trade, it notably established a colony in South Africa in 1652 which would become Cape Town, and finally became defunct in 1799. It was the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public on an official stock exchange, making it the world's first listed public company. (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-04-23

4) Each of the following artists have been involved with at least two successful bands. For each person, name me two bands they have been official members of and note that I am not allowing one-off collaborations or solo projects: a) Johnny Marr b) Chris Cornell c) Jack White d) Damon Albarn e) Kim Deal (10 pts)  Martin:  2018-04-23

5) What single word can be combined with each of the following words to form a new meaning or phrase? Double, Snow, Drunk, Faith (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-04-23

6) The heaviest known organism in the world, the Pando or Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of what sort of organism? It has been determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers, occupies 43 hectares (106 acres) and is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kilograms (6,600 short tons). (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-04-23

7) The World Tourism rankings are compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as part of their World Tourism Barometer publication. According to the UNWTO's projections what will be the top 10 most visited UN countries in 2018? (10 pts)  Martin:  2018-04-23

8) Picture round: Can you identify the following 5 cities, photographed from the air? (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-04-23

9) Format Wars! Listed below are 4 losers of battles between mutually incompatible proprietary formats that competed for the same market. For each tell me which format beat it? a) HD DVD b) Betamax c) DivX d) 8-Track (4 pts)  Martin:  2018-04-23

10) What are all of these 'flavours' of? Mint, Peppermint, BBQ, ROSA, Manjaro, openSUSE, Gentoo (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-04-23

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