Friday, May 30, 2014

Ultimate Quiz Bowl Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Name the Hollywood celebrity who called “Let it Go” singer Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” at the 2014 Oscars. He has appeared in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, and Phenomenon (one of Mr. Hooker’s favorite films).  John Travolta

2. What is the capital of Alabama?  Montgomery

3. What country won the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa?  Spain

4. In an election which ended on May 12, Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy. What country is the world’s largest democracy?  India

5. The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad is the organization responsible for the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria. This terrorist organization is commonly known by what Hausa name?  Boko Haram

6. Name the lonely monarch in “Adventure Time” who lives in a frozen realm and has a habit of kidnapping princesses and trying to get them to marry him.  Ice King

7. What is the 13th digit of pi?  7 or 9

8. How does one say “There are clouds” in Spanish?  Hay nubes.

9. What is the name for the colored part of the human eye that controls how much light passes through the pupil?  iris

10. In the original “Star Wars,” Han shot first in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Who did Han shoot?  Greedo

11. What is the official language of Pakistan?  Urdu

12. Who is the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms?  Franklin D. Roosevelt

13. The Spanish words “tocar” and “jugar” both mean “to play.” The definition of “jugar” is “to play a game.” What is the definition of “tocar”?  "to play an instrument"

14. What is the name for a triangle which has two and only two sides of equal length? isocoles
15. What is the name for the tank-like aliens in “Doctor Who” who are devoid of every emotion except hate and who are bent on conquering the universe? Daleks

16. Name the fictional character who travels around the world with his dog Snowy in a series of graphic novels created by the Belgian artist Herge.  Tintin

17. Who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Sense and SensibilityJane Austen

18. What is the name for the top layer of Earth?  crust

19. What South American country was formerly known as Dutch Guiana?  Suriname

20. What Egyptian city was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C.?  Alexandria

21. The ancient Greek poet Homer wrote two epic poems. One was The Odyssey. What was the other?  The Iliad

22. What is the name for the scale which measures earthquakes?  Richter Scale

23. A heptagon has how many sides?  7

24. In which country were the 2010 Winter Olympics held?  Canada

25. A giant statue of what mythical creature guards the pyramids of Giza in Egypt?  Sphinx

26. Which French artist’s “Impression Sunrise” gave its name to the whole Impressionist movement?  Claude Monet

27. What color is the cross on the Swedish flag?  yellow

28. What city was founded by Brigham Young in 1847?  Salt Lake City

29. Whose paintings include “Campbell’s Soup Can” and “Green Coca-Cola Bottles”?  Andy Warhol

30. What was the given name of the boxer Muhammad Ali?  Cassius Clay

Tie-Break: Nine countries border Democratic Republic of Congo. Name them.  Angola, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia

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