Pub Quiz 179

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1. The singing cowboy Gene Autry is the holder of which stellar record?

2. On which day of the week did Christopher Columbus discover Dominica?

3. What was the name given to the last war involving Iceland?

4. The largest canyon discovered is 3,000 kilometres long, spans as much as 600 kilometres across, and is as in parts up to 8 kilometres deep. Where is it?

5. What is the name of the robot in the 1951 science fiction film classic 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'?

6. What is the name of the sweet Greek dessert made with filo pastry, chopped nuts and honey?

7. Name the four most populated cities in the world that end with the letter 's'. One point for each correct answer.

8. Barbie dumped Ken after 43 years for a brief relationship with which Australian surfer?

9. What is the largest inland lake in South America?

10. Add a dance style to complete each of the following song titles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Sultans of ...........
b. ........... Italiano
c. ............ Uniform Charlie Kilo
d. Tennessee ............
e. Yes Sir I can .............
f. .......... Talkin
g. ............. with Stu

11. In 1670 John Dryden became the first of his kind to be crowned with laurel. Explain.

12. Which parts of the body do each of the following Greek roots denote? One point for each correct answer.
a. cephal
b. glot
c. rhin
d. pod

13. In literature, Abel Magwitch is the financial benefactor of which character?

14. Name the three male tennis players who won the most Grand Slam singles titles in the 1970s. One point for each correct answer.

15. Which two historical American gangsters has Warren Beatty played in film? One point for each correct answer.

16. Found on the island of Madagascar, what is the name of the largest nocturnal primate in the world? Six letters, first letter 'A'.

17. Which products name stems from an embossed depiction of a buffoon wearing a cap with bells?

18. What kind of flowers, painted by Vincent Van Gogh, are worth more than his world famous painting 'Fifteen Sunflowers'?

19. The name for which island country means 'the old' in Spanish?

20. In song, which jovial character "lived in the sand at the Isle of Man"?


1. The most stars on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (Five in total)

2. Sunday (Dominica is Latin for Sunday)

3. Cod War(s)

4. Mars (Valles Marineris).

5. Gort

6. Baklava

7. Four answers. Buenos Aires, Lagos, Los Angeles and Paris

8. Blaine

9. Lake Titicaca

10. Seven answers
a. Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
b. Mambo Italiano (Dean Martin)
c. Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo (Bloodhound Gang)
d. Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page)
e. Yes Sir I can Boogie (Baccara)
f. Jive Talkin' (Bee Gees)
g. Boogie with Stu (Led Zeppelin)

11. John Dryden was the first official 'Poet Luareate'. (laureate means 'crowned with laurel')

12. Four answers
a. head
b. tongue
c. nose
d. foot

13. 'Pip' (Great Expectations)

14. Three answers: Bjorn Borg (8), John Newcombe (5), Jimmy Connors (5)

15. Two answers: Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) and Bugsy Siegel (Bugsy)

16. Aye-aye

17. Foolscap paper

18. 'Irises'

19. Antigua

20. Happy Jack (The Who)


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