Pub Quiz 148

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1. Which very small European country has the most petty crime in proportion to its population?
 
2. One of the largest machines in the world is the LHC. LHC is an acronym for what?
 
3. Three women and two men have the unusual honour of having won the Golden Raspberry for worst Actor or Actress and the Oscar for best Actor or Actress. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
 
4. What is the well known Hebrew word for 'mankind' or 'man'?
 
5. Which Scottish Sir and world famous writer was a keeper for Portsmouth Association Football Club in the late 19th century and took a first class wicket as a bowler against non other than W.G. Grace?
 
6. Which game has been compulsory in Japanese military schools since the 15th century?
 
7. What is the more fashionable name for the plant genus Digitalis?
 
8. Which highly intelligent TV criminal investigator, now lecturing at the Sorbonne, has a form of autism known as Aspergers syndrome?
 
9. Name the two German-born male tennis players who have won the most Grand Slam singles titles.
 
10. The following words are from songs with 'dog' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. The Japanese don't dare to, the Chinese wouldn't dare to (1931)
    b. When they said you was high classed (1956)
    c. Eyes that shine burning red, dreams of you all through my head (1971)
    d. I remember to this day the bright red Georgia clay (1974)
    e. I don't want a bowl of fishies, he can't take a goldfish for a walk (1953)
    f. Well the party was nice, the party was pumpin, yippie yi yo (2000)
    g. Happiness, hit her like a train on a track, coming towards her stuck still no turning back (2010)
    h. Halloween Jack is a real cool cat and he lives on top of Manhattan Chase (1974)
    i. He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs (1978)
 
11. What do all of the following have in common?
    The Cooler King, The Mole, Big X, The Scrounger and The Manufacturer.
 
12. Name the four British Formula One World Driver's Champions in the 1960s. One point for each correct answer.
 
13. During World War II what was the 'Abwehr'?
 
14. Which sightly British band had early 1960s hits with songs like 'Don't bring me down' and 'Rosalyn'?
 
15. What is the green film caused by oxidation on bronze called?
 
16. In which films does Kevin Spacey play the following characters?
    a. John Doe
    b. Lester Burnham
    c. Quoyle
    d. Prot
 
17. With one word complete these directions to 'Never Never Land'. "Second on the right, straight ahead till ............"
 
18. Lucifer excluded, which five historical figures or families are mentioned in the Rolling Stones song 'Sympathy for the devil'?
 
19. Which potable British PM between 1830 and 1834 is an eponym?
 
20. A 'Gazetteer' is a directory or dictionary for which science?
    a. Geography
    b. Zoology
    c. Astronomy
    d. Botany

ANSWERS

1. The Vatican State. (Largely due to pickpocketing)

2. Large Hadron Collider
 
3. They are Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Liza Minnelli, Roberto Benigni and Sir Laurence Olivier.
 
4. Adam
 
5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 
6. Go
 
7. Foxglove
 
8. Gil Grissom (CSI Las Vegas)
 
9. John McEnroe (7) and Boris Becker (6)
 
10. Nine answers
    a. Mad dogs and Englishmen (Noel Coward)
    b. Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
    c. Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
    d. Me and you and a dog named Boo (Lobo)
    e. How much is that doggie in the window? (Patti Page or Lita Roza)
    f. Who let the dogs out? (Baha Men)
    g. Dog days are over (Florence and the Machine)
    h. Diamond Dogs (David Bowie)
    i. Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs (Brian & Michael)
 
11. They are all nicknames of characters in the film 'The Great Escape'.
 
12. Graham Hill (62, 68), Jim Clark (63, 65), John Surtees (64) and Jackie Stewart (69)
 
13. The German military intelligence organisation.
 
14. The Pretty Things
 
15. Patina or Verdigris
 
16. Four answers
    a. Seven
    b. American Beauty
    c. The Shipping News
    d. K Pax
 
17. "Morning"
 
18. Jesus Christ, Pilate, The Kennedys, The Czar and Anastasia.
 
19. Earl Grey
 
20. a. Geography
 
 

Comments  

#1 Martin Rich 2010-08-04 14:38
The word patina is commonly used for corrosion products on several metals, not just bronze; but for copper alloys, verdigris is more often used.

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