Pub Quiz 169

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1. What is the name given to the cuisine that stems from the French colonists who left Canada in 1755 and settled in and around the swamps and bayous of Louisiana?
 
2. An EMP bomb. What do the letters E M P stand for?
 
3. Who are the only two women to have won the Academy Award for best actress two years in a row?
 
4. The fastest serve in mens tennis (155 mph or 249.5 km/h) belongs to which man?
 
5. Which scientific word translated means 'disease producer'?
 
6. Who wrote the science fiction thrillers 'The Day Of The Triffids', 'The Midwich Cuckoos' and 'The Kraken Wakes'?
 
7. The Dickin Medal, bearing the words 'We also serve' and 'For Gallantry', is awarded to which members of the armed forces in the UK?
 
8. Wikus van der Merwe is the reluctant hero in which film?

9. Name the two actresses Frank Sinatra married.
 
10. The following words are from songs with a musical instrument in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. You got a hubcap diamond star halo
    b. I don't know how you were inverted
    c. Paul is a real estate novelist
    d. Histories of ages passed down through all eternity
    e. I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    f. Give me pennies, I'll take anything, now listen while I play
    g. Who draws the crowd, who plays so loud
    h. But you chose to stay, stay and keep me warm through the darkest nights I've ever seen
    i. I'm a rolling thunder, a pouring rain
    j. Well the kids don't eat and the dog can't sleep, there's no escape from the music in the whole damn street
 
11. Ranger, Pioneer, Viking, Galileo and Cassini are some notable examples of what?
 
12. Based on the number of Major Championships won (Masters, U.S. Open, The Open, PGA), who is the most successful golfer ever from outside the United States?
 
13. Who was Klara Pölzl?
 
14. In Japan, what is a gaijin?
 
15. The events in which monumental work of fiction all take place on 16 June 1904?
 
16. Belgrano II, Jinnah, Vostok, McMurdo, Great Wall, Arctowski, Davis and Halley are all examples of what?
 
17. In order, which three wars were responsible for the most battle deaths amongst American soldiers?
 
18. Which 1960s song was the only number one hit in the UK for each of the following? One point for each correct answer.
    a. The Moody Blues
    b. The Byrds
    c. Sonny and Cher
    d. The Troggs
    e. Thunderclap Newman
    f. Zager and Evans
 
19. Primavera and The Birth Of Venus are two masterpieces from which Renaissance painter?
 
20. Name the film in which each of the following played a US President? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Billy Bob Thornton
    b. Ben Kingsley
    c. Robin Williams
    d. Nigel Hawthorne
    e. Gene Hackman
    f. Danny Glover

ANSWERS

1. Cajun

2. Electro Magnetic Pulse

3. Katharine Hepburn (1967 for 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' and 1968 for 'The Lion In Winter') and Luise Rainer (1936 for 'The Great Ziegfeld' and 1937 for 'The Good Earth')

4. Andy Roddick

5. Pathogen

6. John Wyndham

7. Animals

8. District 9

9. Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow

10. Ten answers
    a. Get it on (Bang a gong) or Bang a gong (Get it on) in the USA (T Rex)
    b. While my guitar gently weeps (Beatles)
    c. Piano man (Billy Joel)
    d. Hurdy Gurdy man (Donavan)
    e. Mr Tambourine man (Bob Dylan)
    f. My green tambourine (Lemon Pipers)
    g. The guitar man (Bread)
    h. Mandolin wind (Rod Stewart)
    i. Hell's bells (ACDC)
    j. Squeeze box (The Who)

11. Space missions (U.S. Planetary Science Missions)

12. Gary Player

13. Adolf Hitler's mother

14. A foreigner.

15. Ulysses (James Joyce)

16. Antarctic research stations or bases.

17. World War II (292,131), Civil War (214,939), World War I (53,513) Source: U.S. Dept. of Defence

18. Six answers
    a. Go Now
    b. Mr. Tambourine Man
    c. I Got You Babe
    d. With A Girl Like You
    e. Something In The Air
    f. In The Year 2525

19. Botticelli

20. Six answers
    a. Love Actually
    b. Dave
    c. Night At The Museum
    d. Amistad
    e. Absolute Power
    f. 2012

 

Comments  

#1 Derrick Oldham 2011-01-19 23:11
Question 3. Actress to win Oscars for Best Actress two years in a row.
Didn't Luise Rainer win in 1937 for The Great Ziegfeld & 1938 for The Good Earth ?

Regards
Derrick
#2 Quizmaster 2011-01-20 15:26
Thanks Derrick, I stand corrected.
#3 joe perry 2011-02-28 15:17
Over 600,000 men died in the american civil war.
#4 Quizmaster 2011-02-28 22:04
Hello Joe. According to the US Dept of Def the numbers are:

214,939 'Battle Deaths', 283,394 'Other deaths', 281,881 'Wounds not mortal' amongst Union Forces (There are no estimates for the Confederate Forces). If one adds 'Battle Deaths and 'Other Deaths' together the number would be close to 600,000.
#5 GJ 2011-04-15 15:58
Surely it was Hugh Grant in Love Actually not BBT
#6 GJ 2011-04-15 16:00
Scratch that - thick moment.

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