Thursday, 30 March 2017

Quiz Questions - Set #6

Quiz Set 6 - Questions

Round 1: General Knowledge

1.    Which famous man captained the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge? Half a point for his real name, half a point for his more famous cognomen.
2.    In food and drink, what is measured by the Scoville scale?
3.    The landmark Uluru is better known in English by what name?
4.    Which energy drink was first manufactured in 1927 in Newcastle, England as a health drink for those with colds or flu?
5.    In 1973, brothers Malcolm and Angus Young formed which rock band?
6.    Boxing’s famous “Rumble in the Jungle” took place in which country? Either its name at the time or its current name will be accepted.
7.    Ilych Ramirez Sanchez is the real name of which Venezuelan terrorist?
8.    Which is the only country in the world with a birth rate of zero?
9.    Apart from Washington DC, which world capital is named after an American president?
10.  On what every day object would you find an aglet?

Round 2: History

1.    Which significant event began on 2nd September 1666 in a bakery in Pudding Lane?
2.    Which battle of 21st October 1600 between the Eastern and Western Armies of Japan, decisively won by the East, is sometimes seen as the unofficial beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate?
3.    In 1914, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, this being a major contributing event in the beginning of World War 1? For a bonus point, to which secret military society did he belong?
4.    Which of King Henry VIII’s 6 wives bore him his only son?
5.    For a full point each, name each of the three years in English/British history in which there were 3 kings.
6.    In 1657, which man, a Roundhead leader in the English Civil War, was offered the title of King but refused, having been instrumental in abolishing it in the first place?
7.    Which dog famously discovered the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in a garden hedge in London, just months before the 1966 World Cup began?
8.    Which leader of the Protestant Reformation is widely considered to have started it with his 1517 work “Ninety-Five Theses”, which led to his excommunication from the Catholic Church in 1521?
9.    In the 1960’s, the Warren Commission was set up to investigate which event?
10.  The Eiffel Tower was originally built as a temporary structure for which event? Half a point for the name of the event, half a point for the year.

Round 3: Connections

1.    Which Indian fabric, a florid glazed calico, takes its name from a Hindi word meaning “spotted”?
2.    The young of the Tasmanian Devil takes its name from which mythological being, which originated in German folklore?
3.    After how many years of marriage is a ruby wedding anniversary traditionally celebrated?
4.    Melissophobia is the fear of which insects?
5.    In Greek mythology. what was the name of the shield used by Zeus that bore the head of a Gorgon and now tends to be used to mean protection or support?
6.    Which instrument gives its name to six suites of music by Johann Bach, which are among the most famous compositions ever written for the instrument, and three suites by Benjamin Britten?
7.    The dashing masked outlaw Zorro takes his name from the Spanish for which animal?
8.    Which ecclesiastical title has its origins in the Aramaic for “father” and spread initially from Egypt and Syria into the Mediterranean? In the modern era, it is used for an elected position, and the point will be given for either the male or the female version of the word.
9.    In botany, what term means a fleshy fruit formed from a flower with a single ovary? Examples include the banana, cucumber, watermelon and aubergine/eggplant.
10.  Finally, what connects all of the above answers?

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