Pub Quiz 154

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1. What is the reverse of a cosmic black hole called?

2. Which mouth watering sweet little confection means 'small oven' when translated?

3. Which amnesic and very well trained fictional character didn't know his real name was David Webb?

4. Each of the following played the President of the United States in films where the world was facing extinction. Can you name the film? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Morgan Freeman
    b. Perry King
    c. Peter Sellers
    d. Danny Glover
    e. Bill Pulman
    f. Henry Fonda

5. What did Fred Astaire, Heidi Klum, Michael Flatley and Betty Grable all do to their legs?

6. Until the mid 1970s Smarties were called Smarties chocolate what?

7. In Venice, what is a vaporetti?

8. Which extremely light chemical element is named after the sun?

9. What kind of weapon was a medieval destrier?

10. The two volcanic eruptions in the last century that caused the most deaths were Mount Pelee (May 8, 1902) and Nevado de Ruiz (Nov 13, 1985). In which country is each volcano located?

11. The following kiss related lyrics are found in which songs? One point for each correct answer
    a. So kiss me and smile for me, tell me that you'll wait for me
    b. A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh
    c. Excuse me while I kiss the sky
    d. War, children, It's just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away
    e. If you want to know if he loves you so, It's in his kiss, that's where it is
    f. For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her, it's the kiss of death

12. According to a survey by the Halifax Bank, what is the most common street name in the United Kingdom? A bonus point for the second most popular.

13. The Victoria Cross for gallantry was instituted by Queen Victoria during which war?

14. According to the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation, which country produces the most potatoes, a staggering 70 million metric tonnes a year, 22.2% of the world's potato production?

15. Which visible aid was first introduced for the 1933 F.A. Cup final between Everton and Manchester City?

16. Which occupation has for centuries made the Adriatic island Murano world famous?

17. One of the rarest and most expensive stamps in the world depicts a very popular Belgian born actress smoking a cigarette with a very long cigarette holder.  Can you name the actress?

18. What was
    a. the name of a critically acclaimed album from the Kinks which ended with the word Hillbillies and
    b. the name of a band founded by Mark Knopfler which ended with the word Hillbillies?

19. Capybaras are the largest living examples of what in the world?

20. What 'plays' an Aeolian harp?

21. In pantomime, who is Aladdin’s Mother?

22. Which Disney film contains the song ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’?

23. Who slept in the teapot at the mad hatters tea party?

24. Who was the first British royal to be interviewed on TV?

25. Which is the only vegetable that is also a flower?

ANSWERS

1. A white hole

2. Petit four

3. Jason Bourne

4. Six answers
    a. Deep Impact
    b. The Day After Tomorrow
    c. Dr. Strangelove
    d. 2012
    e. Independence Day
    f. Fail Safe

5. They all had their legs insured.

6. Smarties chocolate beans.

7. Public water bus

8. Helium (After Helios, Greek for "Sun" and also "the god of Sun on mythology"

9. War horse

10. Mt. Pelee is in Martinque and Nevado del Ruiz is in Colombia

11. Six answers
    a. Leaving on a jet plane (John Denver)
    b. As time goes by
    c. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
    d. Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
    e. The Shoop Shoop Song (Cher)
    f. Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)

12. High Street (there are 5,410 High Streets, compared to 3,811 Station Roads, and 2,702 Main Streets)

13. The Crimean War

14. China

15. A number on the back of each players shirt

16. Glass making

17. Audrey Hepburn. (The photo was from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's")

18. Two answers
    a. Muswell Hillbillies
    b. Notting Hillbillies

19. Rodents

20. The wind

21. Widow Twankey

22. Cinderella

23. Doormouse

24. Prince Phillip

25. Broccoli

 

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