Pub Quiz 181

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1. Apollo 11 landed on Mare Tranquillitatis, better known as the Sea of Tranquillity. Translate the following Lunar Maria. One point for each correct answer.
     a. Mare Frigoris
     b. Mare Nubium
     c. Mare Australe

2. What is the most populated city in the USA named after a general?

3. The title of which 1960 war film starring Kenneth Moore is also the name of the world's strongest beer?

4. A group of islands, a syrup and a tie. Nine letters

5. Built in 1897 by multi-millionaire John Jacob Astor IV, which building was on the site where the Empire State building now stands?

6. In which film did John Wayne win his Academy Award for best actor?

7. Who is the only player to have won the title 'European Footballer of the Year' three times in a row?

8. Galicia (Eastern and Western Galicia) is a historical region of Eastern Europe. Galicia is currently divided between which two countries?

9. What name was given to a female broadcaster of Japanese propaganda during WW II?

10. The follwing words are from songs with 'head' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
     a. You can take me to paradise and then again you can be cold as ice
     b. I know a lot of fancy dancers
     c. So I did me some talkin to the sun
     d. And if they stare just let them burn their eyes on you moving

11. What was the name of the President who died during the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile?

12. Benoit Mandelbrot is known as the father of what kind of geometry?

13. President George Bush caused a bit of a flap on March 18, 1990 when he banned what from Air Force One?

14. 'The Second World War' is a six volume history written by Winston Churchill. What was the first of the six volumes called?

15. Which legendary English rock band had a cameo appearance in the 1966 film and "mod masterpiece" Blowup?

16. The Inverted Jenny, Hawaiian Missionaries and The Three Skilling Yellow are all examples of what?

17. Who released each of the following Number One albums in the 1960s? One point for each correct answer.
     a. Aftermath
     b. Bookends
     c. John Wesley Harding
     d. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

18. What was the name of the capsule used to rescue the 33 trapped Chilean Miners from their underground lair on 13th of October 2010?

19. European eels are born in or near which sea?
 
20. Once popular in Elizabethan gardens, the herb 'Tanacetum balsamita' has been known under many various names such as Mint geranium or Bible Leaf. Which two names for this plant contain the word 'cost'?

Answers

1. Three answers
     a. Sea of Cold
     b. Sea of Clouds
     c. Sea of the South or Southern Sea

2. Houston (General Sam Houston)

3. Sink The Bismarck (Scottish brewery BrewDog, 41%)

4. Grenadine

5. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel

6. True Grit

7. Michel Platini

8. Poland and the Ukraine

9. Tokyo Rose

10. Four answers
     a. Over My Head (Fleetwood Mac)
     b. Hard Headed Woman (Cat Stevens)
     c. Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head (B J Thomas)
     d. Hold Your Head Up (Argent)

11. Salvador Allende

12. Fractal geometry

13. Broccoli

14. The Gathering Storm

15. The Yardbirds

16. Postage stamps (rare stamps or some of the most expensive stamps in the world)
 
17. Four answers
     a. Rolling Stones
     b. Simon & Garfunkel
     c. Bob Dylan
     d. Small Faces

18. Fenix 3

19. Sargasso Sea
 
20. Costmary and Alecost

 

Comments  

#1 Geoff Simkins 2014-06-18 21:49
#2 - Was Washington not a General ?
#2 Quizmaster 2014-07-07 13:26
He was. Houston however is more populated.
#3 Heed 2014-12-11 08:40
Sink the Bismarck isn't the strongest beer. Snake Venom has that title with 67.7 %

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