Tes Quiz: 15 November 2019

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15th November 2019, 12:05am
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Tes Quiz: 15 November 2019

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  1. Who in 1994 was officially elected by the German Bundestag as Chancellor of Germany by a single vote?
  2. Which typographical symbol derives from both the Latin and Greek term for “little star”?
  3. Which New York hip-hop and rap group was composed of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz?
  4. Born on 15 November 1738 in Hanover, which German-British astronomer discovered the planet Uranus and also infrared radiation in sunlight?
  5. Cloud Gate in Chicago, ArcelorMittal Orbit in London, Temenos in Middlesbrough and Sky Mirror (various locations) are all art installations by which sculptor?
  6. In the progression of a horse’s gait, what comes between a walk and a canter?
  7. The suffix -stan, from the Persian for “place of”, can be found in the names of which seven countries?
  8. Famous for her leading role in Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds, who is the mother of American actress Melanie Griffith?
  9. A rusty nail is a cocktail made by mixing liqueur with which spirit?
  10. Which national rugby union team is nicknamed the Brave Blossoms?

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QUIZ ANSWERS

  1. Helmut Kohl
  2. Asterisk
  3. Beastie Boys
  4. William Herschel
  5. Sir Anish Kapoor
  6. Trot
  7. Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  8. Tippi Hedren
  9. Scotch whisky
  10. Japan

Questions set by John Cunnane

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