QM Quiz #3

1 Which patriotic society, organised in the USA in 1890, stipulates that members must be directly descended from soldiers or patriots of the Revolutionary period?
2 Which Italian painter, son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini, settled in Mantua in 1460, where his major works included nine tempera pictures representing the “Triumph of Caesar” (1482-92)?
3 1816 – the so-called “Year Without a Summer” - saw severe climate abnormalities resulting from the huge eruption of which Indonesian stratovolcano, active to this day, a year earlier?
4 Freaks, His 'n' Hers, and Separations are three albums by which English band, formed in Sheffield in 1978?
5 Which large, slender-winged seabird, with a wingspan up to 3m, gave Fleetwood Mac a 1968 UK number-one single?
6 Which actor links the following roles: Henry Gondorff, Fast Eddie Felson, and Sidney J. Mussburger?
7 The Bang Na Expressway, one of the longest bridges in the world, can be crossed in which Asian country?
8 Killed in 1967 during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission, who was the second American to fly in space and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice?
9 First published in 1964, whose children's picture book, The Giving Tree, has been described as “one of the most divisive books in children's literature”, yet has become one of its author's most well-known books and has been translated in several languages?
10 Including the incumbent, how many UN Secretaries-General have been Asian?
11 The first Central African Games were held in which national capital in 1976?
12 Their story made into a 1970 film starring Sean Connery and Richard Harris, which group of Irish miners in 1870s Philadelphia became involved in industrial disputes, leading to the hangings and imprisonments of their major members?
13 Friedrich Ernst Dorn discovered which chemical element – atomic number 86 - in 1898?
14 Which Townsend Thoresen capsized off the port of Zeebrugge in March 1987 when the main car deck doors were inadvertently left open?
15 Codenamed Operation Iceberg, in what year was the Battle of Okinawa fought?
16 Which Roman emperor, a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor?
17 What was the first Grand Slam tennis tournament won by Ivan Lendl – year and event?
18 An arts event devoted mainly to classical music, who founded the Aldeburgh Festival in 1948?
19 Recorded in San Francisco in 1971, whose fifth studio album was entitled Tupelo Honey?
20 Taking the First Folio as the basis for the question, what is the shortest of Shakespeare's plays?

1 Daughters of the American Revolution
2 Andrea Mantegna
3 Mount Tambora
4 Pulp
5 Albatross
6 Paul Newman
7 Thailand
8 Gus Grissom
9 Shel Silverstein
10 Two
11 Libreville
12 The Molly Maguires
13 Radon
14 Herald of Free Enterprise
15 1945
16 Claudius
17 1984 French Open
18 Benjamin Britten
19 Van Morrison
20 The Comedy of Errors

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