QM Quiz #7

1 The D. H. Lawrence Ranch - now on the National Register of Historic Places - was the home of the English novelist for around two years during the 1920s. In which US state can it be found?
2 What does the Brinell scale test?
3 The film Apocalypse Now was based on which Joseph Conrad novella, describing ivory transporter Charles Marlow's journey down Africa's Congo River?
4 Which Dutch physician is believed to have been the first to discover the essential food factors that are now known as vitamins? He shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1929.
5 Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes that itself has a population of around 30,000. In which large body of water - named after the country in which it lies - can it be found?
6 What is the central square of Moscow?
7 Which Connecticut-born film actor, known for his laconic manner, was a leading man particularly associated with the film noir genre, and gained fame for roles in films such as The Night of the Hunter (1955), and The Sundowners (1960)?
8 Which UK cabinet figure is the current MP for Tatton?
9 How are fish of the Clupea genus more commonly known?
10 What is the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
11 Who still holds the football scoring record of sixty league goals in one season? He signed for Everton in 1925.
12 Who is the only person to have served as President and Chief Justice of the United States?
13 Which Kenyan runner is the current Olympic and world record holder in the 800m, as well as being the first person to run under 1:41 for the event?
14 Doing so in 1923, what was the last country in Europe to adopt the Gregorian calendar?
15 What was the middle name of Michael Jackson?
16 Which racing driver (1955- ) was nicknamed "the Professor"?
17 What term was introduced by William James in his Principles of Psychology (1890) to describe the continuous, random activity of the mind?
18 What was the nationality of the man after whom the volt was named?
19 Who directed the 2011 film, A Separation?
20 The popular song "Mack the Knife" was originally used in The Threepenny Opera. Bertolt Brecht composed the lyrics for it; who composed the music?

1 New Mexico
2 Hardness of materials
3 Heart of Darkness
4 Christiaan Eijkman
5 Lake Nicaragua
6 Red Square
7 Robert Mitchum
8 George Osborne
9 Herring
10 Corsica
11 William "Dixie" Dean
12 William Howard Taft
13 David Rudisha
14 Greece
15 Joseph
16 Alain Prost
17 Stream of consciousness
18 Italian
19 Asghar Farhadi
20 Kurt Weill

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