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Ten new posers added every Friday, including: By what name is a fretted string instrument - similar to the lute and indigenous to the Indian sub-continent - known?

Ten new posers added every Friday, including: By what name is a fretted string instrument - similar to the lute and indigenous to the Indian sub-continent - known?

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27th November 2009

  1. By what name is a fretted string instrument - similar to the lute and indigenous to the Indian sub-continent - known?
  2. The 19th-century American mail service, the Pony Express, used to go between Missouri and which other state?
  3. What passes through all Commonwealth countries ahead of the Commonwealth Games?
  4. Which scale measures wind force?
  5. Which is the longest bone in the human body?
  6. Awarded to the nation in 1942, which cross appears on the flag of Malta?
  7. Eight is the cube of which number?
  8. What is awarded to someone who plays in the first class Varsity Match?
  9. What is the fruit of the hawthorn called?
  10. Which road did Dorothy follow to the Land of Oz in The Wizard of Oz?
    1. 20th November 2009

      1. Which measure of purchasing power parity is calculated by comparing retail prices of a McDonald's burger in different countries and is published by The Economist?
      2. Which fictional character lives with his dog at 62 West Wallaby Street?
      3. Which Austrian psychologist said: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"?
      4. Keira Knightley received a Bafta nomination for her role as Cecilia Tallis in which 2007 film?
      5. Who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - once as a member of The Yardbirds and once as a member of Led Zeppelin?
      6. Which Russian composed "Troika" from the Lieutenant Kije Suite?
      7. Which Croatian city is nicknamed the Pearl of the Adriatic?
      8. A kookaburra is also known as a laughing . what?
      9. What is the surname of the radio DJ Mark, who used to have a sidekick called Lard?
      10. Which organisation did George Williams found in London on June 6, 1844?
        1. 13th November 2009

          1. What physical relationship did Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear have in Stuck on You?
          2. On November 19 in which year did Abraham Lincoln deliver his Gettysburg Address?
          3. What is chef George Crum claimed to have invented in August 1853?
          4. Which iconic Sydney beach hosted the beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Olympic games?
          5. Which famous painter cut off his ear?
          6. What type of book does a lexicographer write?
          7. Who sang So Macho and brought Simon Cowell to prominence?
          8. What addition to road safety did Percy Shaw invent in the 1930s?
          9. At which racecourse was Royal Ascot held in June 2005?
          10. In which American city did the 1969 Stonewall riots take place?
            1. 6th November 2009

              1. In which type of gymnastics can competitors use balls, ribbons or hoops?
              2. Which actor played Liberty Valance in the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?
              3. On which river does the city of Rome stand?
              4. Which German playwright wrote The Threepenny Opera with the composer Kurt Weill?
              5. What is the adult male seal called?
              6. Which famous actor is the father of Angelina Jolie?
              7. Which English port's fishing boat identification letters are PZ?
              8. Which biscuit is named after an Italian freedom fighter?
              9. What nationality is Kelly Slater, who has been world surfing champion a record nine times?
              10. Which writer and former politician was made a life peer as Baron of Weston-super-Mare in 1992?
                1. 30th October 2009

                  1. Who played Dylan Sanders in the film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle?
                  2. Who is the head of state and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia?
                  3. What "S" is the physical effect that occurs in a vacuum cleaner?
                  4. Who was the first darts player to be named in the Honours List?
                  5. "Hepatic" relates to which organ?
                  6. The polar bear is known as "Nanook" to which people?
                  7. Which US novelist wrote The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables?
                  8. Which country invented handball?
                  9. Which city in Australia was devastated on Christmas Eve 1974 by Cyclone Tracy?
                  10. What was the call sign of the SAS unit whose adventures were chronicled in a book by Andy McNab?
                    1. 23rd October 2009

                      1. Who played the title role in the TV sitcom Frasier?
                      2. Who created the detective character Reginald Wexford?
                      3. What are butts and kilderkins?
                      4. Which medal did Phillips Idowu win at the 2008 Olympic Games?
                      5. In Scrabble, what is the value of a tile with the letter O?
                      6. In which country did the pug (above) originate?
                      7. Russell Roberts was the real name of which 1980s' comedian?
                      8. Which colour is associated with the famous book of quotations from Mao Tse Tung?
                      9. From which James Bond film does the following quote come: "His name's Jaws. He kills people"?
                      10. Who was the last president of the United States to have a Navy aircraft carrier named after him?
                        1. 16th October 2009

                          1. In which ancient empire's army did a legion comprise 10 cohorts?
                          2. What does the Italian phrase al fresco mean?
                          3. How did Dragon dispose of the villainous Lord Farquaad in Shrek?
                          4. After livestock, what is Somalia's main export?
                          5. Which boxer died in a plane crash on August 31, 1969 - a day before his birthday?
                          6. In which city were the Small Faces formed in 1965?
                          7. How many legs did Odin's horse have?
                          8. Finish the following Madonna lyrics from "Vogue": "Beauty's where you find itNot just where you . ".
                          9. Which actress replied to Bridget Fonda's advertisement for a flatmate in Single White Female?
                          10. Which South American country produces the most coffee?
                            1. 9th October 2009

                              1. What is the common name given to a pollen allergy?
                              2. What was the nickname of flying ace Manfred von Richthofen?
                              3. In which 2002 film did Jennifer Aniston fall for Jake Gyllenhaal?
                              4. The English word alphabet is derived from the first two letters of which alphabet?
                              5. In human biology, what is dyspepsia more commonly known as?
                              6. Beginning with D, which bread is traditionally associated with the Australian outback?
                              7. In Enid Blyton's Famous Five stories, what was the dog called?
                              8. In which US state is the winemaking region Napa Valley?
                              9. Which bubblegum pop band topped the charts with `Barbie Girl'?
                              10. In football, Juventus once paid a world record breaking fee for which player?
                                1. 2nd October 2009

                                  1. Name ACDC's debut album, released in 1975.
                                  2. Which US space station programme was launched in 1973?
                                  3. In the human body, how many teeth make up a full adult set?
                                  4. Which of these cities has the highest altitude, Madrid or Geneva?
                                  5. What was the name of Scooby-Doo's cute nephew in the TV series?
                                  6. What type of people would govern in a plutocracy?
                                  7. In what band would you find a member called Flea?
                                  8. Which letter is next to Z on a computer keyboard?
                                  9. What type of shoe did Cinderella leave on the palace steps when the clock struck midnight?
                                  10. Which Scottish-trained horse won the Grand National in 1979?
                                    1. 25th September 2009

                                      1. In 2007, Forest Whitaker scooped a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Idi Amin in which film?
                                      2. What type of food is pecorino?
                                      3. What is the name of the device in a car that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine?
                                      4. Which Swiss peak owes its name to the German word for virgin?
                                      5. Which band, led by Damon Albarn, released the albums 13 and The Great Escape?
                                      6. Which two colours feature on the national flag of Denmark?
                                      7. In the nonsense song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly", what did the old lady swallow to catch the fly?
                                      8. Beginning with M, which island in Greece is famous for its windmills and its nightlife?
                                      9. Naiad is the innermost and Nereid the outermost moons of which planet?
                                      10. Which famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois to California?
                                        1. 18th September 2009

                                          1. The Indian dish keema naan traditionally has what stuffing?
                                          2. What items were tied up with string in "My Favourite Things"?
                                          3. Which character in The Godfather uttered the line: "Don't ask me about my business"?
                                          4. Which three colours appear on the national flag of the Russian Federation?
                                          5. Which famous composer was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685?
                                          6. Who took the title of Empress of India in 1876?
                                          7. Which is the only piece that can move before a pawn move is made at the start of a chess game?
                                          8. What parts of the body are affected by the disease arthritis?
                                          9. Which retailer started life as a penny bazaar in Leeds in 1884?
                                          10. Which narrow land bridge separates the Peloponnesus peninsula from the mainland of Greece?
                                            1. 11th September 2009

                                              1. By what stage name is Pamela Anderson's ex, Bob Ritchie, better known?
                                              2. Which famous 16th-century privateer sailed on the Golden Hind?
                                              3. In which martial art could you perform a mawashi geri?
                                              4. What colour dress does Marge Simpson usually wear in The Simpsons?
                                              5. Who painted The Creation of Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
                                              6. Which actress made her film debut as a teen scream queen in Halloween?
                                              7. Complete the following proverb: `One man's . is another man's poison'.
                                              8. What is the main alcoholic ingredient in the Cuban cocktail Mojito?
                                              9. Which "M" is the lower jaw in mammals and fishes?
                                              10. In which country would you find Damascus?
                                                1. 4th September 2009

                                                  1. What is the main ingredient in a pilaf?
                                                  2. Which breed of dog was named after the vicar of the Devon village of Swimbridge, a founder member of The Kennel Club?
                                                  3. In which classic horror film did Jack Nicholson type the words: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"?
                                                  4. In the third Harry Potter book, Professor Lupin is a wizard and what else?
                                                  5. Which flowery herb was traditionally thrown into graves as a symbol of the remembrance of the dead?
                                                  6. What is the main religion of Poland?
                                                  7. Who presented the BBC cooking series Great British Menu in 2007?
                                                  8. What type of mythical creature is the PlayStation game character Spyro?
                                                  9. Which English queen executed Lady Jane Grey?
                                                  10. Which south-east Asian country has the won as its national unit of currency?
                                                    1. 28th August 2009

                                                      1. Who is the youngest ever best actor winner at the Oscars?
                                                      2. What is the largest known encyclopedia, made up of 22,877 volumes in 11,095 books?
                                                      3. What is the title of a piece of "music" that is composed of complete silence for a designated period?
                                                      4. What common term for foolhardy behaviour has its roots in soldiers emerging from the trenches during the First World War?
                                                      5. Who missed the penalty for France in the 2006 World Cup final?
                                                      6. Who is known as Saint of the Broom and was the "first black saint in the Americas"?
                                                      7. In JM Barrie's Peter Pan, what school did the fictional character Captain Hook attend?
                                                      8. What tune do the bells of Big Ben chime?
                                                      9. Who failed to receive a posthumous Nobel Prize in 1962 despite her contribution to building a model of DNA?
                                                      10. What was the name of Martine McCutcheon's debut number one single in 1998?
                                                        1. 21st August 2009

                                                          1. What letter is next to qwerty on a computer keyboard?
                                                          2. Who wrote over and over again: "I will not yell: `She's dead' during roll call" at the start of a programme?
                                                          3. Which blind singer supported The Rolling Stones on their 1972 American tour?
                                                          4. Which royal owned the Rolls Royce Errol Flynn lost in a poker game in Monte Carlo?
                                                          5. What are OJ Simpson's first names?
                                                          6. Which island state is joined to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd causeway?
                                                          7. Where was Elizabeth Taylor staying when she first set eyes on Larry Fortensky?
                                                          8. What country has the highest percentage of 15 and 16-year-olds getting married?
                                                          9. Which pop star showed her taste by painting her home, the Castillo del Lago in Hollywood, red and yellow?
                                                          10. In a pub, which would be the odd one out: Old Speckled Hen, The Famous Grouse or Wild Turkey?
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