Pub Quiz 145

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1. Which immense tragedy did the Argo discover in the early hours of September 1st, 1985?

2. Minilla is the son of which infamous heavyweight?

3. The actual first name of which Nobel Peace Prize winner means 'trouble maker' when translated?

4. Which two men have been nominated a record 10 times for the Oscar as best actor or best actor in a supporting role?

5. The word serendipity stems from the old Persian word 'serendib', which was once the name of which present day country with a lion on its flag?

6. Kopi Luwak sells for more than 100 US dollars per pound making it one of the most expensive examples of what in the world?

7. Based on the 2009 list from Transparency Int., name two of the ten most corrupt countries in the world.

8. Which famous guitar does one usually associate with Jimi Hendrix?

9. In antiquity, what name was given to the headlands that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar?

10. The following lyrics are all beer related. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer
    a. And the microphone smells like a beer
    b. Well I woke up this morning and got myself a beer
    c. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad so I had one more for dessert
    d. John Stewart Mill of his own free will on half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
    e. I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
    f. He drinks a lager drink

11. Why was 'Cool hand Luke' sent to prison?

12. Who is the most infamous Seraph?

13. What are the two most populated cities in each of the following countries?
    a. Argentina
    b. Pakistan
    c. Vietnam

14. What is the number of the dreaded room in the book 'Nineteen Eighty Four'?

15. In which book and film is room 237 a frightening place?

16. What is the name of the 8mm colour film which records the assassination of JFK?

17. In song, where does Terry meet Julie?

18. In song, where does Gordon meet Julie?

19. According to the human rights organisation Freedom House, which two G8 countries have the least 'freedom of the press'?

20. An archaic expression of surprise or shock and a contraction of the term refering to the nails used in the crucifixion. Eight letters, second letter 'a', last letter 's'.

ANSWERS

1. The wreck of the Titanic. Argo was Robert Ballard's unmanned undersea video sledge

2. Godzilla

3. Nelson Mandela. His birth name is Rolihlahla (trouble maker)

4. Jack Nicholson and Laurence Olivier

5. Sri Lanka

6. Coffee

7. Starting with the most corrupt, they are in order: Somalia, Myanmar, Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, Sudan, Chad, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, DR Congo.

8. Fender Stratocaster

9. Pillars of Hercules

10. Six answers
    a. Piano man (Billy Joel)
    b. Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)
    c. Sunday morning coming down (Kris Kristofferson)
    d. Bruce's philosophers song (Monty Python)
    e. All I wanna do (Sheryl Crow)
    f. Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)

11. For cutting the heads of parking meters

12. Satan

13. Answers
    a. Buenos Aires and Cordoba
    b. Karachi and Lahore
    c. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

14. Room 101

15. The Shining

16. The Zapruder film

17. Waterloo station. 'Waterloo Sunset'

18. At the bus stop (outside the chip shop). 'Jilted John'

19. Russia and Italy

20. Gadzooks! (from Gods' hooks)

 

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