Quizmas Party 2012

Everyone seemed to have a great time at the Christmas party and, as usual, the highlight was the quiz!

Congratulations go to ‘Quiz on your face’ – A.K.A. Tom Bookfield, Tom Reeve, Adam James, James Turner and Andy Smith!

Here are the questions from round 1:

Q Which European capital city caused controversy this year by replacing its traditional Christmas tree with an abstract light display?
A Brussels.

Q Who was the world’s fastest man in 2012?
A Felix Baumgartner.

Q A treasure hunt, beginning 48 years ago, may be close to success after important progress made this year. What is the sought after treasure?
A The Higgs boson particle.

Q Which film won the 2012 Oscar for best foreign language film?
A “A Separation “ (Iran).

Q  Presidential elections took place this year in Russia, France, China and the USA. Who was the only new president to be elected?
A Francois Hollande.

Q During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, the sentence “This is for everyone.” appeared in lights placed in the spectator seating. What was this in reference to?
A The World Wide Web.

Q What has given rise to theories that the world is going to end on 21st December 2012?
A The end of a great cycle of the Mayan Calendar.

Q The first female astronaut went into space this year in a successful space mission from which country? Correction: Which country sent their first female astronaut to space this year?
A China.

Q What sold in May 2012 in New York for a record breaking $120 million?
A The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Q Order the following objects according to their height, from the smallest to the largest. The world’s largest snowman, the world’s largest Christmas tree and the university clock tower.
A Snowman, Clock tower, Christmas tree.

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