Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #65
Set by Martin  |  46 pts     (2018-07-05)

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1) Which winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture has no less than 4 instances of the word "The" in its official title? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-07-05

2) The following 5 indiginous languages / language families come from which parts of the world? a) Pama-Nyungan b) Manx c) Uto-Aztecan d) Bashkir e) Tungusic (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

3) Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. What is the official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-07-05

4) Religious football names! Each of the following 6 famous professional footballers have either a forename or surname which appears in the Bible. For each I will describe the Biblical reference, 1 point for the Biblical name, and 1 point if you can give the footballer's full name (NB For a couple of these there may be more than one correct footballer for the point): a) In the Gospel of Luke, this angel appears to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary, foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, respectively (Luke 1:11–38). b) The central figure in an eponymous Book of the Bible. He is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God's permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties. c) The biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, and also in the Book of Ezekiel. d) After the Ten Plagues, he led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments. e) As told in Genesis 11:1-9, this tower is an origin myth meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages. f) The Epistle of Paul to _____, usually referred to simply as _____, is one of the three Pastoral Epistles (along with 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy) in the New Testament, historically attributed to Paul the Apostle. It is addressed to Saint _____ and describes the requirements and duties of elders and bishops. (12 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

5) Which 5 cities in the UK have 4-syllable names? For a bit more clarity there are: 4 in England and 1 in Northern Ireland. NB There are some borderline pronunciation cases. (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

6) On 26 June 2018 Shona Robison resigned from her Scottish Government position as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. Who has replaced her in the subsequent reshuffle? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-07-05

7) Which word appears in the names of the following three things: The fictional strip club from the HBO drama television series The Sopranos. A fictional character from the sitcom Friends. A product owned and operated by Microsoft. (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-07-05

8) These fictional places are the settings in which 5 soap operas popular in the UK? a) Walford b) Erinsborough c) Shieldinch d) Summer Bay e) Weatherfield (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

9) For each mouth, tell me to which current Tory UK Cabinet Minister it belongs? (10 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

10) What are the names given for the following height brackets of hills in Scotland / UK? a) Hills in Scotland over 3000 feet (914.4 m) b) Hills in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet (762 and 914.4 m), with a relative height of at least 500 feet (152.4 m) c) Hills in Scotland between 2000 and 2500 feet (609.6 and 762 m), with a relative height of at least 150 metres (492 ft) d) Hills in the Scottish Lowlands over 2000 feet (609.6 m) e) Hills in the British Isles that have a relative height of at least 150 m, regardless of distance, absolute height or merit (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-07-05

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