Picture Round

Quiz 92 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture quiz round is a cryptic picture quiz. In each question you are given two or three pictures which provide clues to a famous work of literature. Can you identify the books?

All pictures loosely describe the books – certain details, such as conjunctions, may be omitted – please be prepared to read between the lines!

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1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2. War Horse

3. Moby Dick

Moby image – By Uncensored Interview (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dick Cheney image – By Karen Ballard, White House. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Frankenstein

Frank Sinatra image – See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

5. David Copperfield

David Frost image – Robert D. Ward [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

6. A Passage to India

7. The Catcher in the Rye

8. Middlemarch

9. Midnight’s Children

10. The Wind in the Willows

All other images public domain via Pixabay.com or Morguefile.com.

 

 

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Geography Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz 92 – Round 2 – The World

Official US state nicknames – Can you name the state by the nickname?

1. Grand Canyon State

Arizona

2. Equality State

Wyoming

3. The Mount Rushmore State

South Dakota

4. The First State

Delaware

5. Aloha State

Hawaii

6. The Great Lakes State

Michigan

7. Prairie State

Illinois

8. Evergreen State

Washington

9. Lone Star State

Texas

10. Keystone State

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

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History Quiz

Quiz 92 – Round 3 – History

1. Moshe Dayan was a military leader and politician in which country?

Israel

2. In which year was  Queen Victoria crowned?

1838

3. Who was god of the sun in Ancient Egyptian mythology?

Ra

4. Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, was born in which modern day country?

Germany (Düsseldorf)

5. Who was the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Sir Robert Walpole

6. How many United Stated presidents have resigned from office?

One (Richard Nixon in 1974)

7. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman in the UK to qualify and work as what?

Doctor (physician and surgeon)

8. The ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ took part during which war?

Crimean War

9. In which year did Princess Diana die in a car crash in Paris?

1997

10. The ‘Khmer Rouge’ was a name for the Communist regime which ruled which country between 1975 and 1979?

Cambodia

 

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Music quiz

Quiz 92 – Round 4 – Music

David Bowie quiz – Can you identify from which David Bowie song these lyrics are taken?

1. “Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still.”

Space Oddity

2. “Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers.”

The Jean Genie

3. “Johnny wants a plane, Johnny wants to suck on a coke.”

I’m Afraid of Americans

4. “I’m happy. I hope you’re happy too.”

Ashes to Ashes

5. “Blue, blue, electric blue. That’s the colour of my room.”

Sound and Vision

6. “Wake up you sleepy head, put on some clothes, shake up your bed.”

Oh! You Pretty Things

7. “I stumble into town just like a sacred cow, visions of swastikas in my head.”

China Girl

8. “Living in lies by the railway line, pushing the hair from my eyes.”

Buddha of Suburbia

9. “I, I will be king and you, you will be queen.”

“Heroes”

10. “But her friend is nowhere to be seen, now she walks through her sunken dream.”

Life on Mars?

 

 

 

 

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Technology Quiz

Quiz 92 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What does PNG stand for when used to describe a computer image file format?

Portable Network Graphics

2. Which multinational technology company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994?

Yahoo Inc.

3. Who invented the motorised vacuum cleaner in 1901?

Hubert Cecil Booth

4. Pressing the ‘Ctrl’ key on a PC along with which letter of the alphabet is a short cut for the ‘Undo’ command?

Z

5.  What is the name for the smallest possible unit of data in a computer?

Bit (short for binary digit)

6. An SD card is a memory card format frequently used in portable devices such as mobile phones and cameras – what does SD stand for?

Secure Digital

7. Which type of technology was named after Danish-Norwegian king Harald Blátönn?

Bluetooth

8. Which country has the internet domain extension .zw?

Zimbabwe

9. What was the name of the world’s first artificial satellite?

Sputnik I

10. In which US state are the headquarters of the Microsoft Corporation?

Washington

 

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National Dishes

Quiz 92 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

National dishes Quiz. We have chosen a selection of foods that are specifically known as being the National Dish of a specific country. Can you identify the country from the national dish?

1. Ackee and Saltfish

Jamaica

2. Wiener Schnitzel

Austria

3. Coo-coo and Flying Fish

Barbados

4. Goulash

Hungary

5. Pot-au-feu

France

6. Poutine (Dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds)

Canada (Quebec)

7. Peking duck

China

8. Nasi goreng

Indonesia

9. Stamppot (Mashed potatoes with one or several vegetables or fruits)

Netherlands

10. Haggis

Scotland

 

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Pub Quizzes

Quiz 92 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What was the name of the Sherpa mountaineer who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953?

Tenzing Norgay (Often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing)

2. In which Disney film does the villain Jafar appear?

Aladdin

3. Ruby is the traditional birthstone of people born in which month of the year?

July

4. Who was the first British person to travel into space?

Helen Sharman

5. In which county will you find Drayton Manor Theme Park?

Staffordshire

6. What are the names of Barack Obama’s two daughters?

Malia and Natasha (known as Sasha)

7. Who became Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009?

John Bercow

8. Name the first feature film in which Elvis Presley appeared.

Love Me Tender

9. In which musical does the character of Madame Giry appear?

The Phantom of the Opera

10. Which television super hero from the 1980s was played by Gudrun Ure?

Super Gran

 

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