Pub Quiz 159

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1. The working title to which 1965 film, dedicated to the inventor of the sewing machine Elias Howe, was 'Eight Arms To Hold You'?

2. Which fictional monster read classics like John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'?

3. According to legend, what do Lisbon, Edinburgh, Rome and Sheffield all have in common?

4. Which of the following means "A surgical sponge left within a patient after an operation"?
    a. SLUBBERDEGULLION
    b. VACCIMULGENCE
    c. TUMBURUMBA
    d. GOSSYPIBOMA

5. What do Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Chicago gangster born Lester J. Gillis have in common?

6. How did Lawrence of Arabia die?

7. The following songs are found in which musicals?
    a. The Money Song
    b. Sunrise, Sunset
    c. Der Guetan Tag Hop Clop
    d. Then You May Take Me To The Fair
    e. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
    f. There's No Business Like Show Business
    g. Good Morning Sunshine

8. In which country is the 'Chrysanthemum Throne'?

9. The names of which beloved fictional mother and son create a macropod animal when joined together?

10. The following words are from songs with the name or names of real historical figures in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. She's ferocious and she knows just what it takes
    b. This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you
    c. Were pretty looking people but I can tell you they were the devil's children
    d. It was business as usual in police room 619
    e. With silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants
    f. Wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam
    g. Er war ein punker
    h. A walk in the park can become a bad dream
    i. As for Troy Donahue, I know what you wanna do
    j. Her photo is hanging on every post office wall

11. Snoopy, the dog in Peanuts, often imagined his doghouse was which make of aeroplane?

12. Which American body builder, famous for playing Hercules, was the highest paid actor in Europe in the late 1950s and early 1960s?

13. Although he changed his name to Toby when he reached America, what was the real name of the most famous member of the Mandinka tribe in literature and television?

14. In the 1965 film 'The Agony And The Ecstacy', which famous actor plays the role of
    a. Michelangelo
    b. Pope Julius II

15. Which Japanese battle cry translated means 'ten thousand years'?

16. Which creature was created by the chief rabbi of Prague in the late 16th century?

17. Which Norwegian name is a synonym for 'traitor'?

18. What is the Finnish name for Finland?

19. The Gettysburg Address begins with the words "Four score and seven years ago". In which year did Lincoln deliver this speech?

20. What is a Latin word for crossroads which is insignificant and little known? Six letters

ANSWERS

1. The Beatles film HELP
 
2. Frankenstein's monster
 
3. Built on seven hills
 
4. d. Gossypiboma
 
5. Both were nicknamed 'Baby Face'. (Gillis was known as 'Baby Face Nelson' and Solskjaer as 'The Baby Face Assassin')
 
6. Motorcycle accident
 
7. Seven Answers
    a. Cabaret
    b. Fiddler On The Roof
    c. The Producers
    d. Camelot
    e. My Fair Lady
    f. Annie Get Your Gun
    g. Hair
 
8. Japan
 
9. Kanga and Roo. (From 'Winnie the Pooh')
 
10. Ten answers
    a. Bette Davis Eyes
    b. Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
    c. The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
    d. Biko
    e. Mr. Bojangles
    f. Henry The Eighth
    g. Rock Me Amadeus
    h. Robert De Niro's Waiting
    i. Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee
    j. Ma Baker (the real public enemy was 'Ma Barker')
 
11. A Sopwith Camel
 
12. Steve Reeves
 
13. Kunte Kinte (From the novel and TV series 'Roots')
 
14. Two answers
    a. Charlton Heston
    b. Rex Harrison
 
15. Banzaii
 
16. Golem
 
17. Quisling (Vidkun Quisling)
 
18. Suomi
 
19. 1863 ("Four score and seven years ago" refers to American independence in 1776. 1776 plus 87 years)
 
20. Trivia

 

Comments  

#1 Molly 2015-11-25 01:58
Minor point - question 7-g should be "Good Morning Starshine".

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