Friday, September 2, 2011

Alphaquiz # 11

Alphaquiz # 11


1. What book written by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt has been dubbed by many as the "Communist Manifesto of the 21st Century"?

2. What dance, also a name of an active volcano, is a Mexican variation on the waltzes that German farmers brought to central Mexico in the 19th century?

3. Who was the only non-Swedish member of the supergroup ABBA?

4. Edward of Woodstock the son of Edward III was a military leader during the Battle of Crecy of Hundred Years' War is more commonly known under what name?

5. What 2000 film starring John Travolta won the Golden Raspberry Award for the WORST Film of the Decade?

6. Daniel Biasone, the founding owner of the Syracuse Nationals now known as the Philadelphia 76ers, introduced what mechanics in the rules of the NBA in 1954?

7. What is the title of the pioneering work by Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky in 1966 and considered as the first ever trivia book?

8. What song by Coldplay, was played on July 19, 2011 as a wake-up call to STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis marking the last ever wake-up call for a crew visiting the International Space Station from the Space Shuttle fleet?

9. Who is the only Pope honored by a Muslim nation in which a statute of him stands in the courtyard of St Esprit Cathedral, Istanbul Turkey?

10. Which British king due to his blood relation to nearly every other European monarch came to be known as the "uncle of Europe"?

11. What is the first capital city in the world to be declared as a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978?

12. Which famous psychologist won the Nobel Prize in 1904 for Physiology or Medicine for unrelated work on digestive secretions?

13. Saddam Hussein allegedly wrote a romance novel in 2000 that became the inspiration of the movie by Sacha Baron Cohen entitled The Dictator to be released next year, what is the title of the book?

14. Who is the patron saint of the internet in the Roman Catholic Church?

15. What is the name of the corporate headquarters of Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California?

16. Who, in 1999, was voted as the Norwegian of the century?

17. What 1916 film is considered to be the first ever movie sequel in history?

18. Which Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion against the U.S. military occupation became a symbol of resistance to United States domination?

19. What town/village in Germany was formerly divided by the Berlin wall?

20. Who is the only celebrity who had a role in Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean movies?



ANSWERS

1. Empire
2. Tambora
3. Bjorn Ulvaeus
4. Black Prince
5. Battlefield Earth
6. 24 second shot clock
7. Trivia
8. Don't Panic
9. Benedict XV
10. Edward VII
11. Quito, Equador
12. Ivan Pavlov
13. Zabibah and the King
14. Isidore of Seville
15. Googleplex
16. Thor Heyerdahl
17. Fall of the Nation
18. Augusto C├ęsar Sandino
19. Modlareuth
20. Keira Knightley

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  1. Who is the patron saint of the internet in the Roman Catholic Church?

    A:Isidore of Seville

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