Pub Quiz 153

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1. Which famous crime fighter shares his name with a city in Turkey?

2. Which flamboyant Russian terpsichorian leapt into the spotlight after his defection to the west in June 1961?

3. The 'Flying Fox' is which kind of animal?
    a. squirrel
    b. monkey
    c. bat

4. The Northern Lights are called Aurora Borealis. What are the Southern Lights called?

5. Which European sea takes its name from a very famous air disaster?

6. A famous roadster and the name of a former Soviet intelligence and counter-intelligence agency.

7. Who played King Arthur and Guinevere in each of the following films? One point for each correct answer.
    a. First Knight (1995)
    b. King Arthur (2004)
    c. Camelot (1967 film version of the musical)

8. Which fruit, also known as the 'alligator pear', takes it's name from a native word for testicle?

9. Lands reclaimed from the sea in Holland are called what?

10. The following spring time lyrics are found in which songs? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call
    b. There will be songs to sing, although the snow covers the hope of spring
    c. Oh, wasn't the spring, and spring became the summer, who'd believe you'd come along
    d. The winter would hold no spring, I couldn't hear a robin sing
    e. Now that spring is in the air pretty girls are everywhere
    f. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars
    g. Stay with me while we grow old and we will live each day in spring time

11. What was the capital sounding name of the racehorse that lost its head in the film The Godfather?

12. The Vikings believed the Northern Lights were caused by the flashing spears and armour of Odin's foster daughters as they rode out to collect slain warriors. What were these women called?

13. Seven men have won all four Grand Slam singles titles during their tennis playing career. The first four were Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson. Who were the last three?

14. What is another name for spider silk? Eight letters

15. Which four ships were directly involved in the tragic 'Battle of the Denmark Strait' in the early hours of 24 May 1941? One point for each correct answer.

16. Which Sir first established a secret service in England in 1569?

17. Which fictional character was crowned the 'Pope of Fools'?

18. The Jackson Five's first four singles all reached number one in the US singles charts. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.

19. What distinguishes the form of verse called 'macaronic'?

20. Closely associated with New Zealanders, what is a 'moko'?

ANSWERS

1. Batman

2. Rudolf Nureyev

3. c. bat

4. Aurora Australis

5. The Icarian Sea (From Icarus)

6. MGB

7. Answers
    a. Sean Connery and Julia Ormond
    b. Clive Owen and Keira Knightly
    c. Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave

8. Avocado

9. Polders. 'God created the world but the Dutch created Holland'

10. Seven answers
    a. You've got a friend
    b. Somewhere my love
    c. Sweet Caroline
    d. If not for you
    e. Seasons in the sun
    f. Fly me to the moon
    g. Lovin' You

11. Khartoum

12. Valkyries

13. Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

14. Gossamer

15. Bismark, Hood, Prince of Wales and Prinz Eugen.

16. Sir Francis Walsingham

17. Quasimodo

18. 'I want you back', 'ABC', 'The love you save' and 'I'll be there'.

19. It is a mixture of two or more languages.   

20. A tattoo

 

Comments  

#1 James 2010-09-20 16:40
Question 13 needs updating - Nadal became the seventh player to achieve the grand slam recently.
#2 Quizmaster 2010-09-20 19:22
Thanks James. Difficult keeping up with Nadal these days.

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