Alphabetical Quiz 28

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The following quiz round was submitted by Ted Smith from the UK. Many thanks Ted, a great idea.

The idea is that all the answers to the following questions follow each other in alphabetical order.

1. Which plant is the only one to have flowers, but no proper leaves?

2. What was the name of the 1980 comedy film about golf which spawned a sequel in 1988?

3. Who played Rita's tutor in the film "Educating Rita"?

4. By what name is Martha Jane Canary better known?

5. What was the Roman name for Scotland?

6. What are only three animals which walk by moving their front and hind legs on one side, then on the other?

7. "Wichita Lineman" was the first British top ten hit for who?

8. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

9. Lanzarote is part of which island group?

10. At which film festival is the Palm d'Or awarded?

11. What is the more common name for anthropophagy?

12. What name is given to the Southernmost point in South America?

13. Which element has the highest melting point?

14. What was George Michael's first solo UK single to reach the top 40?

15. Who is the only artist, as at November 2000, to have had their first 10 singles reach the top 5 in the US charts?

16. What was Billy Ocean's first number one single?

17. Who plays "Daffy" in the film "The Beach"?

18. Which two actors play the title roles in "Dumb and Dumber"?

19. Which author had the real name of Charles Dodgson?

20. Which comedian's real name is Robert Davies?

21. From which film does the line "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" come?

22. What is the largest inland sea in the world?

23. Which fictional character has been played on screen by Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer?

24. What is the official name of "the Old Bailey"?

25. In computing, what does CPU stand for?

26. What is the largest land-locked country in Africa?

27. What two drinks are used to made a "Black Velvet"?

28. What is the most popular surname in the world?

29. Which member of the Monty Python team was a doctor?

30. Who was the female judge on the ITV show 'Pop Idol'?

31. What city in South Carolina gave its name to a popular dance in the early 20th century?

32. What was Winston Churchill's home in Kent called?

33. "Gregory Peck" is cockney rhyming slang for what?

34. Which Oscar winner was born with the name Cherilyn Sarkisian?

35. Which musical does the song "I know him so well" come from?

36. Who sang the title song to the Aristocrats?

37. What is the name of the range of hills that divides England and Scotland?

38. In which American city would you find the headquarters of McDonalds?

39. Which film released in the year 2000, was advertised with the slogan "Escape or Die Frying"?

40. What was the name of the novelty song that Spitting Image took to number one in 1986?

ANSWERS

1. Cactus

2. Caddyshack

3. Caine Michael

4. Calamity Jane

5. Caledonia

6. Camel, Cat, Giraffe.

7. Campbell Glen

8. Canada

9. Canaries

10. Cannes

11. Cannibalism

12. Cape Horn

13. Carbon

14. Careless Whisper

15. Carey Mariah

16. Caribbean Queen

17. Carlyle Robert

18. Carrey Jim and Jeff Daniels

19. Carroll Lewis

20. Carrot Jasper

21. "Casablanca"

22. Caspian Sea

23. Catwoman (from "Batman")

24. Central Criminal Court

25. Central processing unit

26. Chad

27. Champagne and Guinness

28. Chang

29. Chapman Graham

30. Chapman Nicki

31. Charleston

32. Chartwell

33. Cheque

34. Cher

35. "Chess"

36. Chevalier (Maurice)

37. The Cheviot Hills

38. Chicago

39. Chicken Run

40. The Chicken Song

 

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