Friday, 6 September 2013

Buzzer Questions #3

Another batch of the buzzer questions I set for the recent Lightspeed Quiz event in Durham.


This country is divided into 23 provinces and has a population of around 35 million. A Golden Sun is depicted at the centre of its flag and until the 19th century this country was ruled by Spain. Its national anthem is “Hear Oh Mortals” and in 1982 this country went to war with Great Britain. Name the country that has Buenos Aires as its capital.


Argentina



Who entered the record books in August 2013 by achieving his ninth top ten single from the same album? The album is entitled 18 months and features the tracks “Sweet Nothing” and “We Found Love”.


Calvin Harris



This billionaire’s real first name is Keith although you rarely hear it being used. The Private Eye often refer to him as “The Dirty Digger” and in order to enhance his US business prospects he became an American citizen in 1985 where he began to take over mainstream media companies including 20th Century Fox and Harpercollins. What is the name of the media mogul who made News Corporation one of the most influential companies in the World?


Rupert Murdoch



Published in 1722 this novel centres around a character born in Newgate Prison and who later goes on to marry her brother. Kim Novak stars in a 1965 film version of the novel.  What two words follow the following phrase to give the more common title for a work  by Daniel Defoe “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous…”



Moll Flanders



TWO ANSWERS. With 4 letters in their names, which African country and South American Capital City are anagrams of each other. One is a country lying in North West Africa with the capital Bamako, the other is the largest city and capital city of Peru?


Mali and Lima



The jukebox musical Movin Out which opened on Broadway in 2002 and came to the West End in 2006 featured the music of which American singer-songwriter? Songs include “Its still Rock and Roll to Me”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire” and “Paino Man?



Billy Joel



The fifth largest country in the world, only Russia, Canada, China and the U.S. are larger. It is the world’s largest producer of coffee and declared its independence from Portugal in 1822.  Name this South American country.


Brazil



The architect’s experience in greenhouses greatly influenced his design of this structure. Noted for its innovative use of glass and wrought iron, it was destroyed by fire in 1936. Identify this hall built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.


Crystal Palace

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