Tuesday, 15 May 2007

THE 9th TUESDAY QUIZ

Welcome back. This week there are some real toughies but a fair few 'easy' (relatively speaking, of course) questions too. Hope you enjoy.


1. What was the name of the famous nightclub founded by the artist Hugo Ball in Zurich in 1916 that proved pivotal in the founding of the anarchic art movement known as Dada?
2. What name is given to the supposed hangover-curing cocktail consisting of a raw egg swallowed whole with Worcestershire sauce and, sometimes, sherry?
3. The Bismarck Archipelago, that was annexed by Germany in 1884, is part of which country?
4. Which Roman Emperor, the last pagan Emperor of Rome who rose to power in 361 AD, rejected Christianity and converted to Theurgy?
5. The Sun-goddess Amaterasu is perhaps the most important deity of which religion?
6. Which former President of Uruguay was arrested in 2006 in connection with the assassination of two Uruguayan congressmen in 1976?
7. Ronnie van Zant, who died in a plane crash in 1977, was the lead singer with which American rock group?
8. The mammalian order Lagamorpha contains rabbits, hares and which other mammal, native to Eastern Europe, Asia and North America?
9. What would a hobophilist collect?
10. In the sit-com 'Yes, Minister', what was the name of the newspaper edited by Jim Hacker before he entered parliament?
11. What is the title of the poem by Mrs Felicia Hemans, named after a French commander during the Battle of the Nile, that begins with the line, 'The boy stood on the burning deck'?
12. Which edible wild plant found in coastal Britain is sometimes referred to as 'poor man's asparagus' or 'sea asparagus'?
13. Milwaukee Deep is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean and is located in which oceanic trench?
14. In which town was the Scottish Declaration of Independence signed in 1320?
15. In Norse mythology, what was the name of the rainbow bridge which connects the Earth with Asgard, the realm of the gods?
16. Which Japanese author committed seppuku after failing in an attempted coup in 1970?
17. Which British pop act scored zero points at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with their song 'Cry Baby'?
18. Although many people believe it to be octopi, what is the only correct plural of octopus, other than octopuses?
19. Who is the only footballer to have scored hat-tricks in the Premiership, Championship, 1st Division, 2nd Division, FA Cup, League Cup and in a full International match?
20. The famous films 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' and 'The Planet of the Apes' were both based on novels by which French author?
21. Which esteemed Polish-French artist, who died in 2001, is best known for his disturbing paintings of adolescent girls in an erotic context?
22. Midori is a Japanese liqueur flavoured with which fruit?
23. What is the name of the stretch of water that separates Tamil Nadu state in India from Sri Lanka?
24. The subject of a famous painting by John Singleton Copley, who led the British forces at the Battle of Jersey in 1781?
25. How many years are there in a coral anniversary?
26. Which was the first of the United States of America to give women the vote?
27. The Rolling Stones took their name from a song, recorded in 1950, by which American blues musician?
28. Named after the Italian astronomer who discovered it, what name is given to the thin black gap between the two most prominent of Saturn's rings?
29. Winning 18 medals, including nine golds, between 1956 and 1964, which Soviet gymnast is the biggest medal winner of all time at the Summer Olympics?
30. Which 1968 film, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, was based on Tennessee Williams' play 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More'?


A couple of really meaty ones there. Award yourself bonus points for getting the answers to questions 6 and 24 in particular - stinkers! The answers:


1. CABARET VOLTAIRE
2. PRAIRIE OYSTER
3. PAPUA NEW GUINEA
4. JULIAN THE APOSTATE
5. SHINTOISM
6. JUAN MAR√ćA BORDABERRY
7. LYNYRD SKYNYRD
8. PIKA
9. GARDEN GNOMES
10. REFORM
11. CASABIANCA
12. SAMPHIRE (or ROCK SAMPHIRE)
13. PUERTO RICO TRENCH
14. ARBROATH
15. BIFROST
16. YUKIO MISHIMA
17. JEMINI
18. OCTOPODES
19. ROBERT EARNSHAW
20. PIERRE BOULLE
21. BALTHUS
22. MELON
23. PALK STRAIT
24. MAJOR FRANCIS PEIRSON
25. 35
26. WYOMING
27. MUDDY WATERS
28. CASSINI DIVISION
29. LARISSA LATYNINA
30. BOOM!

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