Alphabet Quiz #5

Alphabet Quiz #5 

A. The surname "Kardashian" has its origins in which western-Asian state, also the home of Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

B. Literally meaning "mountain court" in English, what was the name of Hitler's retreat in the Obersalzberg of Bavaria?

C. Which US State is home to the Major League Soccer (MLS) team, known as the Rapids?

D. Simon le Bon was the lead singer of which UK pop-group, best known for singles such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio"?

E. Native to Australia - what is the second largest living bird by height?

F. Which Robert Zemeckis film - which won Tom Hanks his second Oscar in a row - won Best Picture at the 66th Academy Awards, held in 1994?

G. Formerly known as Canton - which city is at the centre of the largest urban conurbation in the world, at the mouth of the Pearl River?

H. Based in China - what is the largest telecommunications equipment producer in the world as of 2018?

I. What name was given to the Native American confederacy including the tribes of Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca - credited with inventing the sport of lacrosse?

J. Batavia was the colonial name for which south-east Asian capital city, now one of the world's largest?

K. Which region of Canada is most well-known for a gold rush which occurred in 1896?

L. Which African nation, with the capital Monrovia, was founded by freed American slaves?

M. The Disney Princess Ariel is what kind of mythical creature?

N. Who was the Roman god of the sea, equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon?

O. Which primate of genus Pongo derives its English name from a Malay word being "person of the forest"?

P. Which country boasts the largest number of surviving native languages - with over 820 known across a population of only 8.2million?

Q. What was the name of the feathered Mesoamerican serpent god, who gave their name to the largest species of Pterodactyl?

R. Which Yugoslav team shocked the world by emerging victorious in the 1991 European Cup final against Marseille?

S. What is the native, and most commonly-followed religion in Japan?

T. Which skyscraper in Taiwan was the world's tallest from 2004 until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2010?

U. Which Asian capital's name literally translates into English as "red hero"?

V. Which Germanic tribe sacked Rome in 455 AD before founding a short-lived kingdom in northern Africa?

W. Cathy and Heathcliff are characters in which Emily Brontë novel?

X. Which Persian king was famously resisted at the Battle of Thermopylae by a small Spartan force commanded by King Leonidas?

Y. What name was given to the Mongol-ruling dynasty of China, founded by Kublai Khan?

Z. Victoria Falls is a major tourist attraction on which river in southern Africa?



Alphabet Quiz #5 Answers

A. The surname "Kardashian" has its origins in which western-Asian state, also the home of Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan? Armenia

B. Literally meaning "mountain court" in English, what was the name of Hitler's retreat in the Obersalzberg of Bavaria? The Berghof

C. Which US State is home to the Major League Soccer (MLS) team, known as the Rapids? Colorado

D. Simon le Bon was the lead singer of which UK pop-group, best known for singles such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio"? Duran Duran

E. Native to Australia - what is the second largest living bird by height? Emu

F. Which Robert Zemeckis film - which won Tom Hanks his second Oscar in a row - won Best Picture at the 66th Academy Awards, held in 1994? Forrest Gump

G. Formerly known as Canton - which city is at the centre of the largest urban conurbation in the world, at the mouth of the Pearl River? Guangzhou

H. Based in China - what is the largest telecommunications equipment producer in the world as of 2018? Huawei

I. What name was given to the Native American confederacy including the tribes of Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca - credited with inventing the sport of lacrosse? Iroquois

J. Batavia was the colonial name for which south-east Asian capital city, now one of the world's largest? Jakarta

K. Which region of Canada is most well-known for a gold rush which occurred in 1896? Klondike

L. Which African nation, with the capital Monrovia, was founded by freed American slaves? Liberia

M. The Disney Princess Ariel is what kind of mythical creature? Mermaid

N. Who was the Roman god of the sea, equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon? Neptune

O. Which primate of genus Pongo derives its English name from a Malay word being "person of the forest"? Orang-utan

P. Which country boasts the largest number of native languages - with over 820 known across a population of only 8.2million? Papua New Guinea

Q. What was the name of the feathered Mesoamerican serpent god, who gave their name to the largest species of Pterodactyl? Quetzalcoatl

R. Which Yugoslav team shocked the world by emerging victorious in the 1991 European Cup final against Marseille? Red Star Belgrade

S. What is the native, and most commonly-followed religion in Japan? Shinto

T. Which skyscraper in Taiwan was the world's tallest from 2004 until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2010? Taipei 101

U. Which Asian capital's name literally translates into English as "red hero"? Ulaanbaatar

V. Which Germanic tribe sacked Rome in 455 AD before founding a short-lived kingdom in northern Africa? Vandals

W. Cathy and Heathcliff are characters in which Emily Brontë novel? Wuthering Heights

X. Which Persian king was famously resisted at the Battle of Thermopylae by a small Spartan force commanded by King Leonidas? Xerxes

Y. What name was given to the Mongol-ruling dynasty of China, founded by Kublai Khan? Yuan

Z. Victoria Falls is a major tourist attraction on which river in southern Africa? Zambezi



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