1. Who reportedly said that England was a nation of shopkeepers
2. What is the original (and precise) meaning of ‘accolade’?
I've probably given it's current rather than original meaning there!
3. Until recently engaged in a violent campaign to establish a theocratic government in Uganda supposedly based on the teachings of the Bible and the Ten Commandments, Joseph Kony (b. 1962) is the head of which guerrilla group?
4. With 19 podium finishes, which French F1 racing driver participated in 95 Grands Prix (1972-1980) but died during a test session at Hockenheim?
5. Which album is reviewed here by Rolling Stone's Jim Miller on 26 October 1968? Rating: Unfavorable
"X (vocals and lead guitar) displayed a minor talent for writing as well as a not insubstantial ability to prepare special effects and production work. If much the band did was based on gimmicks, X at least had a keen ear that rather successfully structured gimmicks into a sort of pleasant psychedelic chamber music...
With X gone we are left with the work of bassist Y and organist Z. Y (who wrote a couple of dull tracks on the first album) is an uninteresting writer, vocalist, and bass player. His songs are boring melodically, harmonically, and lyrically. The production work is not as glittery as the first album's, and the instrumental work is shoddy and routine; yet both tracks run some five minutes, two examples of unnecessary length in rock... Unfortunately a music of effects is a weak base for a rock group to rest its reputation on — but this is what the band have done."
A Saucerful of Secrets
6. The proposed inclusion of what in the Olympic Games was rejected by Baron de Coubertin as 'uninteresting, unaesthetic and incorrect'?
7. Listening to a discussion in which it was suggested that falconry was the greatest of pleasures, who is reported to have disagreed saying "The greatest pleasure of a man is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters"?
I'd say Napoleon if I hadn't already given it for Q1...Wellington?
8. Which gas in farts makes them smell bad?
9. The city of Tbilisi stands on the Kura river (also called Mtkvari). Downstream the Kura receives the Araks River (its chief tributary) and then runs into which large body of water?
The Black Sea
10. In the children's nursery rhyme, how many miles are there to Babylon?
Sounds more like a reggae song...50?
11. Widely recognized as a major period in the development of European art, the name for which ornate mid-18th century style comes from the French for ‘shell’ ?
12. His work included 'A Star Is Born', 'Let's Fall In Love', 'Stormy Weather' and 'I've Got The Right To Sing The Blues'; who wrote the song 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'?
is an synthetic form of what?
14. Acids can be dangerous … but ascorbic acid is essential in our diet. If you don’t get enough, which horrible disease would you get?
15. Borrowing from the name of the Greek translator god, what name is given to the development and study of theories of the interpretation and understanding of written texts?
16. Born in 1971, as a child he was a good friend of Michael Jackson. Whose films include Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me
and The Lost Boys
17. When TV professionals in the USA mention 'ratings' they are generally referring to a system developed to determine audience size and composition which is in use in over forty countries. Whose surname do they bear?
18. An inorganic, incombustible matter that gets fused into a glassy, amorphous structure (also known as a coal combustion product, or 'CCP') when coal is burned, what name is given to the finely divided mineral residue that results from the combustion of powdered coal in power plants?
19. What would you find at 263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam?
Anne Frank's house.
20. MRI scans can produce images of inside the body by manipulating magnetic fields. What does MRI stand for?
On 4 August 1962 who was found dead at 12305 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood?[/quote]
Marilyn Monroe..although the picture doesn't look like her.