1. More terrible news from the world of entertainment. Recently we had the question regarding TAYTO but this week (September 20th, 2016) we heard about the end of BRANGELINA. Therapy is available. How many kids do they have and how many of those kids are Brad and Angelina the natural parents of?
  2. The Inca Empire which was founded around the year 1438 was primarily located in which modern day country?
  3. One of the few things I remember from school mathematics is Pythgoras’ Theorem. You know the one where the length of the two shorter sides squared is the same as the longest side squared in a right angled triangle. In which modern day country was Pythagoras born on or around 570BC
  4. Four singers who made a name for themselves in the 1990s, name the four of them.
    quiz-52-q4-stars-of-the-nineties
  5. In the board game Connect 4 the aim is to get four discs in a row of the same colour. If you were to fill up every disc space on the board, how many discs would you use?
  6. Listen to the speech below and answer the following three questions.
    Who made the speech? Which specific event of World War 2 is he referring to?In which year was it made?
  7. Actress Meg Ryan was a big name in the film world during the 1980s and 1990s. She starred in lots of well known movies but two in particular were very popular, When Harry Met Sally and You Got Mail. Name the two male actors she played opposite it those films?

  8. These six countries or cities have new names. What is the modern day name for each of these locations?
    quiz-52-q8-formally-known-as
  9. There are only two so called double landlocked countries in the world. That means the country does not have a coastline on the sea and neither does any of the countries it borders have a coastline. Uzbekistan is one. Which European country is the second?
  10. Listen to excerpts from these four songs. All four were hist after the year 2000. Name the song and the artist who performs this version of the song.
  11. Four google doodles that celebrate important people and places. Identify each of these four.
    quiz-52-q11-google-dppdles
  12. PilotNew film starring Tom Hanks released last week called Sully. It is based on a true story about Chesley Sullenberger. In reallity and in the film, what was the occupation of Sully?

  13. In which sport did an athlete sadly dies during the Paralympics last week in Rio?
  14. Here are the logos of four formula 1 teams. Each of these teams are active in the 2016 season. Name the four teams.
    quiz-52-q14-f1-logos
  15. Two answers required here. Fulgencia Batista was president of an island nation until he was replaced in a revolution in 1959. What is the name of the country and who replaced Batista?
  16. Listen  to this clip. It is an advert for Carlsberg from 1975 and was the first time that the “Probably the Best Lager in the World” was used. The actor who lent his voice to the ad was a well known American actor who was born in 1915 and died in 1985. Aside from some great movies he also added hi voice to adverts for champagne, sherry and frozen peas. Who is he?
    1.  
  17. Connected to number 16. In 2011 in most region around the world Carlsberg stopped using the Probably” slogan. What line, which includes the word Carlsberg, did they replace it withdid they replace it with?
  18. Four well known celebrities from the tv who work (or have worked) in the area of conservation. Name these four
    quiz-52-q14-wildlife-celebrities
  19. In the world of technology we often refer to storage space as megabytes or gigabytes. The next two space names after gigabyte are referred to as TB and PB. What do TB and PB stand for?
  20. A nephrologist would be an expert on which organ in the human body?
  21. There is a movie coming out soon about Edward Snowden, the guy who released thousands of documents about the governements capability to spy on what US citizens are doing. He is presently wanted by the CIA on a variety of charges. In which city is keeping himself safe?
  22. Name these six movies from their posters.
    quiz-52-q22-movie-psoters
  1. More terrible news from the world of entertainment. Recently we had the question regarding TAYTO but this week (September 20th, 2016) we heard about the end of BRANGELINA. Therapy is available. How many kids do they have and how many of those kids are Brad and Angelina the natural parents of?
    1. Six in total of which three were adopted
      (Shilo, Vivienne and Knox are the natural children whilst Maddox, Zahara, Pax were adopted)
      (½ point each)
  2. The Inca Empire which was founded around the year 1438 was primarily located in which modern day country?
    1. Peru
  3. One of the few things I remember from school mathematics is Pythgoras’ Theorem. You know the one where the length of the two shorter sides squared is the same as the longest side squared in a right angled triangle. In which modern day country was Pythagoras born on or around 570BC
    1. On the island of Samos which is in modern day Greece
  4. Four singers who made a name for themselves in the 1990s, name the four of them.
    quiz-52-q4-stars-of-the-nineties

    1. a) Shakira b) Aaliyah c) Shania Twain d) Toni Braxton
      (½ point each)
  5. In the board game Connect 4 the aim is to get four discs in a row of the same colour. If you were to fill up every disc space on the board, how many discs would you use?
    1. 42
  6. Listen to the speech below and answer the following three questions.
    Who made the speech? Which specific event of World War 2 is he referring to?In which year was it made?
    1. Made by Winston Churchill and he was talking about the Battle of Britain and the speech was made on August 20th, 1940
      (½ point each for the name and the event, a full point for the year. 2 points maximum)
  7. Actress Meg Ryan was a big name in the film world during the 1980s and 1990s. She starred in lots of well known movies but two in particular were very popular, When Harry Met Sally  and You Got Mail. Name the two male actors she played opposite it those films?
    1. Tom Hanks (You Got Mail) and Billy Crystal (Sleepless in Seattle)
      (½ point each)
  8. These six countries or cities have new names. What is the modern day name for each of these locations?
    quiz-52-q8-formally-known-as

    1. a) Ghana b) Thailand c) Zimbabwe d) Volgograd e) Ethiopia f) Sri Linka
      (½ point each)
  9. There are only two so called double landlocked countries in the world. That means the country does not have a coastline on the sea and neither does any of the countries it borders have a coastline. Uzbekistan is one. Which European country is the second?
    1. Liechtenstein
  10. Listen to excerpts from these four songs. All four were hist after the year 2000. Name the song and the artist who performs this version of the song.
    1. a/b) Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
      c/d) Hey Brother by Avicii
      e/f) Teenage Scumbag by Wheatus
      g/h I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
      (½ point for each song and ½ point for each artist – 4 points total)
  11. Four google doodles that celebrate important people and places. Identify each of these four.
    quiz-52-q11-google-dppdles

    1. a) Isaac Newton b) Ludwig van Beethoven c) Audrey Hepburn d) Colombia
      (½ point each)
  12. PilotNew film starring Tom Hanks released last week called Sully. It is based on a true story about Chesley Sullenberger. In reallity and in the film, what was the occupation of Sully?
    1. Pilot (American Airlines  flight that he landed in the Hudson River on January 20th, 2009
  13. In which sport did an athlete sadly dies during the Paralympics last week in Rio?
    1. Cycling 
  14. Here are the logos of four formula 1 teams. Each of these teams are active in the 2016 season. Name the four teams.
    quiz-52-q14-f1-logos

    1. a) Ferrari b) Red Bull c) Sauber d) Williams
      (½ point each)
  15. Two answers required here. Fulgencia Batista was president of an island nation until he was replaced in a revolution in 1959. What is the name of the country and who replaced Batista?
    1. Fidel Castro
      (½ point each)
  16. Listen  to this clip. It is an advert for Carlsberg from 1975 and was the first time that the “Probably the Best Lager in the World” was used. The actor who lent his voice to the ad was a well known American actor who was born in 1915 and died in 1985. Aside from some great movies he also added hi voice to adverts for champagne, sherry and frozen peas. Who is he?
    1. Orson Welles
  17. Connected to number 16. In 2011 in most region around the world Carlsberg stopped using the Probably” slogan. What line, which includes the word Carlsberg, did they replace it withdid they replace it with?
    1. That Calls for a Carlsberg
  18. Four well known celebrities from the tv who work (or have worked) in the area of conservation. Name these four
    quiz-52-q14-wildlife-celebrities

    1. a) Bear Gryllis b) Steve Irwin c) Jane Goodall d) Buck Medley
      (½ point each)
  19. In the world of technology we often refer to storage space as megabytes or gigabytes. The next two space names after gigabyte are referred to as TB and PB. What do TB and PB stand for?
    1. Terabyte and Petabyte
      (½ point each)
  20. A nephrologist would be an expert on which organ in the human body?
    1. Kidneys
  21. There is a movie coming out soon about Edward Snowden, the guy who released thousands of documents about the governements capability to spy on what US citizens are doing. He is presently wanted by the CIA on a variety of charges. In which city is keeping himself safe?
    1. Moscow
  22. Name these six movies from their posters.
    quiz-52-q22-movie-psoters

    1. a) Apocalypse Now b) The Addams Family c) The Lion King
      d) Gravity e) Frozen   f) Mars Attacks (1996)
      (½ point each)