Quiz Number 130

Published: Sunday 5th November 2017
  1. In computing what does the acronym GUI stand for?
  2. In which US city is the Ivy League university Brown located?
  3. In Greek mythology who was the ferryman of the Underworld?
  4. Based on a short story by Hermann Melville, who composed the opera "Billy Budd"?
  5. Which songs containing the word CITY were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] The Shadows (1961), [b] Iglu & Hartly (2008), [c] Ike & Tina Turner (1973), [d] R Kelly (1997) and [e] ABBA (1978)?
  6. The $1 and $2 dollar coins in which country are known as a Loonie and a Toonie?
  7. Which character in Charles Dickens married Bentley Drummie?
  8. Jazzman Artie Shaw predominantly played which instrument?
  9. The Indian dish Brinjal Bhaji is made from which vegetable?
  10. What is the meaning of the following musical terms, [a] Piano, [b] Presto, [c] Staccato, [d] Andante and [e] A Tempo?
  11. Which two spirits are found in the cocktail known as a Buttock Clencher?
  12. What is the capital of Slovakia?
  13. What name was given to the powerful herbicide that the US used to clear vegetation in the Vietnam war?
  14. Which 1980 movie gave Pierce Brosnan his first full length picture debut?
  15. Founded in 1895, which is the largest selling Scottish newspaper?
  16. Which scientist is usually credited with the following inventions, [a] Battery, [b] Jet Engine, [c] Television, [d] Hovercraft and [e] Telephone?
  17. What was the Beatles first UK number one, on the Apple label?
  18. Which two countries share a land border with Panama?
  19. In which movie did Elvis Presley star as a boxer?
  20. In which Asian country did the energy drink Red Bull originate?
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  1. Michael Elkin says:

    Great quiz again. An extra n in Brosnan. Maybe just a typing error.

  2. Steve Huxley says:

    Just an excelllent site. Always finding something new.
    Will there be a 2017events quiz this year

  3. john says:

    Can you make the quizzes not too difficult and suitable for UK players please

  4. IMB says:

    The comment “make the quizzes … suitable for UK players please” reminds of those who complain about questions that pre-date their birth year.
    There’s a big wide world beyond these shores.

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