Sunday, 14 September 2014

Some new questions

I found trying to write some new questions quite a trial this week for some reason, probably a result of having a week off. Hopefully these aren't too taxing.

1 New Blood, released in 2011, is an album of orchestral re-recordings of songs from the solo career of which male artist, a former lead singer with the band Genesis?

2 What was the surname of the married couple executed in the US in 1953 for their part in passing atom bomb secrets to the Soviet Union?

3 Which twentieth century Poet Laureate wrote detective novels under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake?

4 In the Middle Ages scrofula, a form of tuberculosis, was known by what name due to the belief that the royal touch of a monarch could cure disease?

5 The Chairman of Ways and Means is the most senior deputy of which officer of the House of Commons?

6 The Daiquiri cocktail takes its name from a village on which Caribbean island?

7 Desmond Miles is the protagonist of which video game franchise?

8 The part of radar pioneer Sir Robert Watson-Watt, was played by which comedian and actor in the BBC2 drama Castles in the Sky?

9 The volcanic island of Stromboli is part of which island group?

10 Yorkshire won its thirty-first cricket county championship in 2014, the most of any county. Which three counties are yet to win their first?

11 Christiansborg Palace is the seat of which country's parliament? 

12 Which songwriting team wrote the musicals Cabaret and Chicago?

13 The Battle of Stoke Field, which took place in 1487, was the decisive engagement in an attempt by leading Yorkists to unseat Henry VII in favour of which pretender?

14 St Boniface Down is the highest point of which island of Great Britain?

15 The Cornish cheese Yarg is wrapped in the leaves of which plant and then left to mature?

16 Which three word French term, meaning 'new wave', was coined by critics for the group of French film-makers of the late 1950s and early 1960s such as Jean-Luc Godard?

17  What is the name of the Vietnamese village that was the scene of a notorious massacre by US troops during the Vietnam War?

18 Which historical German duchy has been merged with Saxony twice, once after the Second World War and then prior to German reunification?

19 The American artist/sculptor Dale Chihuly works mainly with what material?

20 What is the two word common name of the disease pertussis?

1 Peter Gabriel
2 (Julius and Ethel) Rosenberg
3 Cecil Day-Lewis
4 King's Evil
5 Speaker
6 Cuba
7 Assassin's Creed
8 Eddie Izzard
9 Aeolian Islands, also accept Lipari Islands
10 Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Somerset
11 Denmark
12 (John) Kander and (Fred) Ebb
13 Lambert Simnel
14 Isle of Wight
15 Nettle
16 La Nouvelle Vague
17 Mỹ Lai
18 Anhalt
19 Glass
20 Whooping cough

1 comment:

  1. Good questions. I particularly liked the Daiquiri one.