Tuesday, September 01, 2015

BH163: Three and a Half Years Later

(This was just hanging around in my unpublished posts - I have quite a few - so thought I might as well put it out there. Er, the following words make no sense to me...)

Bond was talking about Resurrection

Saw Skyfall. Was alright. Decent action. Better plotting. For once!


1 A devastating victory for France over England, which battle of June 18, 1429, has been described as being to the French what Agincourt was to the English?
BATTLE OF PATAY
2 The Saeima is the parliament of which former Soviet republic?
LATVIA
3 Arguably the highest city in the world, La Rinconada is in which country?
PERU
4 Discovered in 1861 by the man it is named after, which comet causes the Lyrids meteor shower?
THATCHER - as in A.E. Thatcher
5 In story-telling, 'analepsis' and 'prolepsis' are the respective technical terms for what? 
FLASHBACK & FLASH-FORWARD
6 The Maira is a right bank tributary of which river, known in ancient Ligurian as Bodincus or Bodencus?
PO
7 From the Greek word for 'long', which diacritic is placed above a vowel and marks a long vowel? The opposite is the breve, which marks a short or light syllable or a short vowel.
MACRON
8 Which 'Bat-Hound' was the canine companion of Batman and Robin in the 1950s and 1960s DC comics featuring the duo? 
ACE THE BAT-HOUND
9 The cooking paste known as kapi in Thai, belachan in Malay, terasi in Indonesian and haam ha or ha jeung in Cantonese is made from what ground and fermented sea creatures?
SHRIMPS
10 Which British author published his fourth novel, The Looking Glass War, in 1965?
JOHN LE CARRE
11 Avarcas are traditional sandals that originally developed, using recycled car tyres for the sole, on which Balearic island?
MINORCA
12 Known for having a cork wedge in the sole, W├Ârishofers are orthopaedic ladies' sandal that are named after Bad W├Ârishofer, a spa town in which country?
GERMANY
13 Both a successor and predecessor of Pitt the Younger, the Prime Minister Henry Addington was known as the 1st Viscount what?
SIDMOUTH
14 In 2012, the 27-year-old Ukrainian, Anna Ushenina, beat Antonaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria on a tie-break, to become the 14th women's world champion in which game?
CHESS
15 Founded in the Czech town of Zlin in 1894, which company achieved the Guinness World Record "Largest Shoe Retailer and Manufacturer" for selling 14 billion pairs of shoes? It took the surname of its founder Tomas and has an eponymous museum in Toronto, where the firm later moved its operations.
BATA
16 Who built Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ship, the SS Great Eastern, at Millwall on the River Thames?
J. SCOTT RUSSELL & CO.
17 In 1936, which magazine commissioned what became Walker Evans and James Agee's 1941 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men as a report on Alabama tenant farmers, though it never published their work?
FORTUNE
18 Marni Nixon dubbed which actress's voice in the 1957 film An Affair to Remember?
DEBORAH KERR
19 The Turin Shroud is kept in a chapel of the Turin cathedral that is dedicated to which New Testament saint?
JOHN THE BAPTIST / SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA
20 Discovered on February 20 of this year, the smallest exoplanet detected to date - Kepler-37b - is in which constellation?
LYRA











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