Pub Quiz 156

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1. Which colourful 'little sword' can brighten up your garden?
 
2. Which expression of gratitude is also the name of the floating mountains on Pandora in the film Avatar?
 
3. In which sad song is a girl "marrying a fellow down Galveston way"?
 
4. Which six letter word can precede each of the following? Ship, Russia, lode, board and courage.
 
5. Hellespont was the ancient name for which narrow sea strait?
 
6. Who was the first leader of a country to win the Nobel Prize for Literature while still in office? (Clue, if needed, the year was 1953)
 
7. What was the first name of the mother for each of the following?
    a. Zeus
    b. Richard the Lionheart
    c. Paul McCartney
 
8. What was Kate Barker's nickname?
 
9. Agrippina the Younger was the mother of which instrumental leader?
 
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'Mother' in the title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. What a drag it is getting old
    b. Lets all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born
    c. Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb
    d. Well I can dance with you honey if you think it's funny
    e. No I would not give you false hope on this strange and mournful day
    f. Sit beside a mountain stream see her waters rise
 
11. In which film is there a computer called Mother?
 
12. Which vessel, named after a famous fictional ship, was the first to cross the North Pole beneath the ice?
 
13. What is the well known Latin translation for "greatest bridge builder"?
 
14. Until it was surpassed by cotton, which gratifying substance was Britain's largest single import between 1750 and 1820?
 
15. Which actor appeared in all of the following films? The Sting, Robin and Marion, The Battle of Britain, The Battle of the Bulge and From Russia with Love
 
16. A British band had a number one hit in the USA in 1965 with an English music hall ditty from 1910. Can you name the song? (Clue if needed, second verse same as the first)
 
17. A Greek nymph, a music style and the name of a famous research vessel. One word.
 
18. According to the Bureau of the Census, what was the population of the United States in 1790 (Aug. 2nd)?
    a. 929,214
    b. 3,929,214
    c. 13,929,214
    d. 23,929,214
 
19. What was the name of the high priest played by Boris Karloff in the 1932 film 'The Mummy'?  Extra point if you spell it correctly
 
20. Complete the following quote with the name of a very large 'woman'. "Wretched and abundant, oppressed and powerful, weak and mighty, ...  ..."

ANSWERS

1. Gladiolus. (Gladiolus means 'little sword')

2. Hallelujah
 
3. Sylvia's Mother (Dr Hook)
 
4. Mother
 
5. Dardanelles
 
6. Winston Churchill
 
7. Three answers
    a. Rhea
    b. Eleanor (of Aquitaine)
    c. Mary ("mother Mary comes to me")
 
8. 'Ma'
 
9. Nero. 'Nero fiddled while Rome burnt'
 
10. Six answers
    a. Mother's Little Helper (Rolling Stones)
    b. Your Mother Should Know (Beatles)
    c. Mother (Pink Floyd)
    d. Does Your Mother Know (ABBA)
    e. The Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon)
    f. Mother Nature's Son (Beatles)
 
11. Alien
 
12. USS Nautilus
 
13. Pontifex Maximus
 
14. Sugar
 
15. Robert Shaw
 
16. I'm Henry the Eighth, I am. (Herman's Hermits)
 
17. Calypso
 
18. b. 3,929,214
 
19. Imhotep
 
20. "Mother Russia"  Nickolai Nebrasov 1821-1877, from 'Who is happy in Russia'

 

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