Pub Quiz 147

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1. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified its first gold album in 1958. The album title was a US state. Can you name the album title?

2. Which unusual device was used in the James Bond film 'Thunderball', Superbowl I, and the opening cermonies at the summer Olympics in 1984 and 1996?

3. Which one of the following is the name of a traditional Sicilian hat?
    a. Coppola  b. Scorsese  c. Tarantino  d. Capra

4. Which famous bridge was 'built' between 24 June 1948 and 12 May 1949?

5. Which towering savant with a great back heel captained the Brazilian national football team in 1982?

6. The basis for the Italian bitter aperitif known as Cynar is what?
    a. asparagus
    b. dandy lion
    c. pomegranate
    d. artichoke

7. The name of which fantastic automobile is also a ribald song once sung by Allied soldiers in WW I?

8. The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere (standing at 328 metres / 1,080 ft can be found in which country? A bonus point for the name of the city.

9. What was the name of the world's first commercial jet airliner?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'cat' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. I'm a ladies cat, a feline Casanova
    b. Little Boy Blue and the man in the moon
    c. I hear the click clack of your feet on the stairs, I know you're no scare eyed honey
    d. On a morning from a Bogart movie
    e. It's like trying to drink whisky from a bottle of wine
    f. I've got flowers and lots of hours to spend with you
    g. They get a gang of villians in a shed up at Heathrow
    h. We are from a residence of Siam, there are no finer cats than I am

11. The name of which Mediterranean country stems from the Semetic word for 'white'?

12. Which film takes place on board the space ship Auriga 200 years after the central characters suicide? 

13. 'Mothers ruin' or gin is called Genever in Holland. What does it mean when translated?

14. Which English actor was seriously considered for the role of Vito Corleone in the Godfather but was too ill to play the part?

15. The Royal Navy's midget X class submarines were first used in an attempt to sink the Bismark's sister ship. What was her name?

16. From the following list, choose the two which are actually Australian table wines.
    a. Chateau Chunder
    b. Hobart Muddy
    c. 7 Good Reasons
    d. Dead Arm Shiraz
    e. Cote du Rod Laver
    f. Cuvee Reserve Chateau Bottled San Wogga Wogga
    g. Melbourne Old and Yellow

17. What are the oldest scriptural texts of Hinduism called?

18. Maleficent is the main antagonist in which Walt Disney classic?

19. What are the first seven words to the song 'Runaround Sue'?

20. The 2010 Winter Olympics concluded in Vancouver after victory in the men's ice hockey gave host nation Canada a Winter Olympic record of how many gold medals? Plus or minus 2

ANSWERS

1. Oklahoma

2. The Bell Rocket Belt (the one man jet propulsion device)

3. a: Coppola

4. d: The Berlin Air Bridge

5. Socrates

6. Artichoke

7. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

8. New Zealand, Auckland. (The Sky Tower)

9. The de Havilland 'Comet'

10. Eight answers
    a. Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats)
    b. Cats in the cradle (Harry Chapin)
    c. Stray Cat Blues (Rolling Stones)
    d. Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)
    e. Honky Cat (Elton John)
    f. What's new pussycat (Tom Jones)
    g. Cool for Cats (Squeeze)
    h. Siamese Cat Song (Peggy Lee)
 
11. Lebanon
 
12. Alien Resurrection (Alien 4)
 
13. Juniper
 
14. Laurence Olivier
 
15. Tirpitz
 
16. c. 7 Good Reasons and d. Dead Arm Shiraz are actual Australian wines.
 
The rest of course appear in the famous Monty Python sketch "Some people in this country poo poo Australian table wines"
 
17. Vedas
 
18. Sleeping Beauty
 
19. Here's my story it's sad but true
 
20. 14
 
 

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