Quiz Set 9 - Questions
Round 1: General Knowledge
1. Charlemagne: The Omens of Death is a heavy metal album, the fourth and final by which esteemed British actor?
2. While in reality it was developed over time by many scientists and mathematicians, Hero of Alexandria is often credited with the invention of which measuring device?
3. The Southern Alps are a mountain range located in which country?
4. Which actor won 3 swimming gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games, another 2 at the 1928 Games, then went on to play Tarzan in a series of films in the 1930s and 40s?
5. Which sport is added to the swimming, running and cycling of a triathlon to make it a quadrathlon?
6. Scott Lang is the real name of which Marvel Comics superhero? He is played by Paul Rudd in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
7. Camulus was the god of war in the mythology of which people?
8. What kind of insect is a velvet ant?
9. What is unique about the McDonalds restaurant in Lindvallen, Sweden?
10. Which football club is ironically known as “The Old Lady” of Turin?
Round 2: Arts & Literature
1. Name any completed novel authored by Charlotte Bronte, other than Jane Eyre?
2. In The Simpsons, Principal Skinner’s prisoner number during the Vietnam War was 24601. Which famous literary character is this a reference to?
3. What is the last book of the Old Testament of the Bible?
4. Hasa Diga Eebowai, Turn It Off and Tomorrow is a Latter Day are songs from which musical?
5. D-503, O-90 and I-330 are the main characters in which 1921 novel, considered one of the grandfathers of the dystopian genre?
6. Who is the most famous resident of the fictional Island of Sodor, created for a series of books by Reverend W Awdry?
7. Which is the only Shakespeare play that has the name of an animal in the title, as a distinct word?
8. Which notoriously violent artist murdered a man named Ranuccio Tomassoni in 1606, in circumstances that have never been fully explained?
9. Which playwright, a contemporary of Shakespeare, is said to have been killed in a bar brawl in 1593?
10. The writings of the Bab and of Shoghi Effendi are among the canonical writings of which faith, founded in what is now Iran in 1844?
Round 3: Connections
1. Which fictional supervillain, created by Sax Rohmer for a series of novels, later filmed, was an archetype of the “Yellow Peril” metaphor?
2. “The Courtyard of the Old Residency in Munich” is a painting that will never be shown to the public. Who was the artist?
3. Which flippered marine mammal, common to Arctic regions, has the scientific name odobenus rosmarus?
4. Which writing implement originated with the Roman stylus, but owes its modern existence to the discovery of a key mineral in Cumbria in 1565?
5. Which actor starred as Dr Mark Sloan in Diagnosis: Murder between 1993 and 2001?
6. Which American Civil War general and Senator for Rhode Island became the first president of the National Rifle Association in 1871?
7. Which experimental American musician described the overall concept of his work as “Project/Object”, which involved lyrics, characters and musical themes recurring throughout different projects?
8. Which Mexican Revolutionary general, leader of the army known as “Division of the North” and styled “Centaur of the North”, has become known as the Mexican Robin Hood?
9. Which surrealist painter’s works include The Persistence of Memory and attempted a literary career with the novel Hidden Faces?
10. Finally, what connects all of the above answers?