QM Quiz #16

This may be my last post for a few days as I'm off to university on Saturday. Will carry on posting while there - hopefully.

1 From the Latin for "white", what name is given to the reflecting power of a planet or other non-luminous body?
2 Which city, home to the Maria Luisa Park and the birthplace of Diego Velazquez, is said to be the hottest in Europe, with average summer temperatures of 35°C?
3 The Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in the British Isles. In which English county can it be visited?
4 Who starred as Henry II in the 1968 film, The Lion in Winter?
5 What nationality is Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and senior member of the Al-Islah political party?
6 Robert Thomas Velline was the birth name of which American pop singer?
7 Culp's Hill played a prominent role in which 1863 battle?
8 Leonard Cheshire and Charles Upham are arguably the two most notable Victoria Cross recipients of which war?
9 Which English Poet Laureate is credited with devising the words for the Christmas carol, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks"?
10 Which Massachusetts boy band had the first number-one UK single of the 1990s, with the song "Hangin' Tough"?
11 How are animals of the family Cervidae more commonly known?
12 Name either of the two automobile companies that businessman Carlos Ghosn is currently CEO of.
13 Which US photographer (1886-1958) produced notable landscapes of the Mojave Desert, and became in 1937 the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship?
14 Now represented by Jonathan Djanogly, what was John Major's constituency from 1979 to 2001?
15 Who is the patron saint of Spain?
16 Which chemical element, named after the German city in which it was discovered, has the atomic number 110?
17 Who were the last English team to win football's UEFA Super Cup, beating CSKA Moscow in 2005?
18 What was the name of the holiday camp in the 1980s TV sitcom, Hi-de-Hi!?
19 Which Greek-American was the Democratic Party's candidate for the 1988 US presidential election?
20 Which European country recently held a general election, in which Stefan Lofven led the winning party?




Answers:
1 Albedo
2 Seville
3 North Yorkshire
4 Peter O'Toole
5 Yemeni
6 Bobby Vee
7 Battle of Gettysburg
8 World War II
9 Nahum Tate
10 New Kids on the Block
11 Deer
12 Renault / Nissan
13 Edward Weston
14 Huntingdon
15 James
16 Darmstadtium
17 Liverpool
18 Maplins
19 Michael Dukakis
20 Sweden

3 comments:

  1. Good set, only got 11.

    All the best with university :)

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