It's Quiz Time # 3 Feb 28, 2023 12:57:31 GMT
Post by Lonely on Feb 28, 2023 12:57:31 GMT
Weekly Quiz: We're on the road to Morocco...
Q01/- Morocco is on the north-west coast of Africa. But what is the capital city of Morocco?
Q02/- We recently lost Irene Cara, who had smash hits in the 1980s with the theme tune to Fame, and which other massive movie?
a/- Dirty Dancing
d/- Staying Alive
Q03/- Which of these national flags from Europe currently features a bird as part of its design?
b/- Bosnia and Herzegovia
Q04/- A recently rediscovered original illustration from The Wind in the Willows by artist E. H Shepard is going up for auction. But who wrote The Wind in the Willows?
a/- A. A. Milne
b/- Ann Talbot
c/- Beatrix Potter
d/- Kenneth Grahame
Q05/- You thought your copy of the original Sisters of Mercy debut 7" single The Damage Done was worth £400 but somebody told you the value had risen by 7%. Which of these calculations will give you the new value?
a/- 4 00 x 0.07
b/- 400 x 0.7
c/- 400 x 1.07
d/- 400 x 1.70
Q06/- Who wrote plays including The Burial Mound, A Doll's House, Ghosts and The Wild Duck?
a/- Johan Borgen
b/- Anton Chekhov
c/- Per Olov Enquist
Q07/- My dog’s name is Belle. But what is the name of the one-eared rescue dog in Connecticut who has become famous for his paintings?
c/- Van Gogh
d/- Van Klomp
Q08/- You thought your copy of the original Sisters of Mercy debut 7" single The Damage Done was worth £400 but somebody told you the value had risen by 7%. Which of these calculations will give you the new value?
a/- 400 x 0.07
b/- 400 x 0.7
c/- 400 x 1.07
d/- 400 x 1.7
Q09/- A nun who became a singing sensation after winning Italy’s version of The Voice has stunned TV viewers again after announcing that she has left her order and is now doing what?
a/- She has become a television presenter in Albania
b/- She has begun a university course in media studies in London
c/- She is looking after 30 – 50 feral hogs just out Rome
d/-She is working as a waitress in Spain
Q10/- Twitter, Twitter, Twitter: Oxfordshire astronomer Mary McIntyre was locked out of the social media cesspit for three months after her image of what was deemed to be 'intimate' content?
a/- A close-up of Uranus
b/- A time-lapse photo showing the Milky Way
c/- A video of a meteor passing through the night sky
d/- A vintage clip of the launch of a space shuttle
Q11/- Ottawan recorded D-I-S-C-O in 1979. But which D is a highly radioactive element with the atomic number 110 which was first synthesized in Germany in 1994?
Q12/- In which year did the Lumière brothers first show their very first movie – La Sortie de l'Usine Lumière à Lyon?
Q13/- The 1963 Hitchcock movie starring Tippi Hedren is loosely based on a short horror story about bird attacks in Cornwall published in 1952 and written by who?
a/- Aldous Huxley
b/- Algernon Blackwood
c/- Daphne du Maurier
d/- John Wyndham
Q14/- Diocletian was Roman emperor from 284 until his abdication in 305, and his birthdate is often given as 22 December. But which Roman province was he born in? He later built a massive palace there, which still survives.
Q15/- The new Pokémon games Scarlet and Violet are out. As ever there are three new starter Pokémon – a grass type, a water type and a fire type. Which one is the fire type?
Bonus Question: 29th December was the anniversary of Thomas Becket's murder. In which cathedral?
Q01/- C Q06/- D Q11/- A
Q02/- B Q07/- C Q12/- C
Q03/- A Q08/- C Q13/- C
Q04/- D Q09/- D Q14/- B
Q05/- C Q10/- C Q15/- A
Bonus Question: A