Pub Quiz 171

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1. In the Tarzan films, what was Jane's last name?
 
2. Airstrip One is the new name for Britain in which book?
 
3. The name of which central European capital city means 'ford'? (as in river ford)
 
4. Who cooks with nose of Turk and Tartar's lips?
 
5. The name of which popular herb stems from the Latin for 'dew of the sea'?
 
6. Petula Clark had a surprise No 1 hit in the UK charts in February 1967 with 'This is my Song'. Which famous English Sir wrote the song?
 
7. Eratosthenes is the 'father' of what?
    a. Astronomy  b. Geography  c. Philosophy  d. Mathematics
 
8. Which film couple had a daughter named Bonnie Blue?
 
9. What was Belize called until 1973?
 
10. The following words are from songs with the word 'Girl' in the title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Shed those dowdy feathers and fly
    b. She's sweeter than all the girls and I've met quite a few
    c. Life in plastic, it's fantastic
    d. Whatever happened to Tuesday and so slow
    e. January you start the year off fine
    f. A dreamer of pictures, I run thru the night, you see us together chasing the moonlight
    g. But each day when you walk to the sea, you look straight ahead, not at me
    h. If they don't give me proper credit I just walk away
    i. I stood alone in the cold grey dawn and knew I lost my morning sun
    j. She says I'm unaware and now she says I'm weak
    k. She's been living in her white bread world
 
11. Which European country has the most lakes? (Russia excluded)
 
12. What were the names of the five D-Day beaches?
 
13. Which 1969 Oscar winning film was X-rated in the USA?
 
14. Plus or minus 50 years, how long does it take Pluto to orbit the sun?
 
15. Which well-known word stems from the Latin for 'knowledge'?
 
16. Turks Head, Flemish Flake, Dutch Cringle and Granny are all examples of what?
 
17. Who released the following No 1 albums in the UK in 1980?
    a. Zenyatta Mondatta
    b. Telekon
    c. Flesh and Blood
    d. Never For Ever
 
18. Which man, whose name is now an eponym (a thing named after a person), led the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade?
 
19. The name for which musical ensemble translated means 'dancing place'?
 
20. Manolo Blahnik, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Roger Vivier, Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta and Escada are all names associated with very expensive what?
        a. womens shoes  b. watches  c. perfume  d. couture jeans

ANSWERS

1. Parker (Porter in the books)

2. Nineteen-Eighty-four

3. Prague

4. The witches in Macbeth

5. Rosemary (Rosmarinus. Ros (dew) Marinus (sea))

6. Sir Charlie Chaplin

7. b. Geography

8. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler

9. British Honduras

10. Eleven answers
    a. Georgy Girl (Seekers)
    b. Another Girl (Beatles)
    c. Barbie Girl (Aqua)
    d. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
    e. Calendar Girl (Neil Sedaka)
    f. Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
    g. Girl from Ipanema (Frank Sinatra)
    h. Material Girl (Madonna)
    i. The Most Beautiful Girl (Charlie Rich)
    j. My Girl (Madness)
    k. Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)

11. Finland

12. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword

13. Midnight Cowboy

14. 248.54 years

15. Science

16. Knots

17. Four answers
    a. The Police
    b. Gary Numan
    c. Roxy Music
    d. Kate Bush

18. Cardigan (The seventh Earl of Cardigan)

19. Orchestra

20. a. Womens' shoes

 

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