Pub Quiz 146

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1. In film, Indiana Jones often breaks the sound barrier. How or when does he accomplish this?
 
2. Which popular late 1970s band took their name from a gang found in Woody Guthrie's autobiography 'Bound for Glory'?
 
3. On the 2nd of July 1937, the last words of which globetrotting woman were "... gas is running low"?
 
4. Which word once described the length between the elbow and the middle finger?
 
5. What do dairy farmers in Norway provide their cows with in order to produce more milk?
    a. Slippers
    b. a stereo music system
    c. a comfy mattress
    d. television
 
6. The 17th century French philosopher, physicist and mathematician Blaise Pascal is credited with inventing which addictive game?
 
7. In order, starting with the most populated, name the three most populated island countries in the world.
 
8. Since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, which woman with a two handed backhand has won a record 7 French Open singles titles?
 
9. Which famous painters were portrayed by the following actors in film?
    a. Anthony Hopkins
    b. Kirk Douglas
    c. Charlton Heston
    d. Jose Ferrer
    e. Ed Harris
    f. Tim Roth
 
10. The following lyrics are all car related. Can you name the songs? One point for each correct answer
    a. Here in my car I feel safest of all
    b. He blew his mind out in a car
    c. She wrecked the car and she was sad and so afraid that I'd be mad
    d. He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right, he didn't see the station wagon car
    e. Sorry that I doubted you I was so unfair, you were in a car crash and you lost your hair
    f. What I'd really like to do Dad is borrow the car keys
    g. Life is a great big freeway, put 100 down and buy a car
 
11. Which Arab word meaning 'place of sunset' refers to the five North African countries Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya?
 
12. Millions of people around the world witnessed Black Jack's sad but majestic presence on Sunday the 24th of November 1963. Who was Black Jack?
 
13. Since its inception in 2002 seventy three male players have been inducted into the English Football Hall Of Fame. In order to be considered, one must be over 30 years of age and have played at least 5 years in England. To date (2009), nine of those seventy three inductees were born outside of the UK. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer
 
14. What is the side of a coin that bears the principal stamp or design called?
 
15. In which countries were the following musicians born?
    a. Freddie Mercury
    b. Jackson Browne
    c. Joe Strummer
    d. Engelbert
    e. Chris de Burgh
 
16. Until 1918, the 'Pour le Merite', a medal bearing the Maltese Cross, was Prussia's highest military honour. This medal was better known in English as what?
 
17. Which popular west coast group was the only act to appear at all of the following rock festivals?
    Monterey (1967), the first Isle of Wight festival (1968), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)
 
18. What is Zatar?
    a. an aromatic spice mixture
    b. the largest known supernova
    c. Alexander the Great's legendary sword
 
19. In which famous fortress would one find the largest calibre cannon ever made and the heaviest bell in the world?
 
20. When is a creamy dessert a costly jaunt? 

ANSWERS

1. When he 'cracks' his whip.

2. The Boomtown Rats
 
3. Amelia Earhart
 
4. Cubit. From the Latin 'cubitum'
 
5. c. a comfy mattress
 
6. Roulette
 
7. Indonesia (231 million) Japan (127 million) Philippines (92 million)
 
8. Chris Evert. 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986
 
9. Six answers
    a. Picasso (Surviving Picasso)
    b. Van Gogh (Lust for Life)
    c. Michelangelo (The Agony and the Ecstasy)
    d. Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (Moulin Rouge)
    e. Jackson Pollock (Pollock)
    f. Van Gogh (Vincent and Theo)
 
10. Seven answers
    a. Cars (Gary Numan)
    b. A day in the life (Beatles)
    c. Honey (Bobby Goldsboro)
    d. Dead Skunk (Loudon Wainwright III)
    e. Don't pass me by (Beatles)
    f. Cats in the cradle (Harry Chapin)
    g. Do you know the way to San Jose (Dionne Warwick)
 
11. Maghreb.
 
12. The riderless horse at JFK's state funeral.
 
13. They are: Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel, Roy Keane, Bert Trautman, Liam Brady, Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Ozzie Ardiles
 
14. The obverse side.
 
15. Five answers
    a. Zanzibar
    b. Germany
    c. Turkey
    d. India
    e. Argentina
 
16. The Blue Max
 
17. Jefferson Airplane
 
18. a. an aromatic spice mixture
 
19. The Kremlin
 
20. When it's a 'Junket'.
 
 

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