Pub Quiz 81

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1. Everyone knows the Google logo, in fact many of you are visualising it now. Write down the colours of the logo in the correct order.

2. What have the following in common: Elston Gunn, Blind Boy Grunt, Lucky Wilbury, Elmer Johnson, Sergei Petrov, Jack Frost and Jack Fate?

3. The Davis Cup in Tennis has two terms not used in other competitions; Tie and Rubber. A tie is not a draw, it is a round of the competition. What is a rubber?

4. Absolute Zero is zero degrees on the Kelvin scale and -273.15 degrees in Celsius. What is it in Farenheit (to the nearest ten degrees)?

5. Armenia shares it's borders with four other countries. Name them.

6. Which drink originated in the Netherlands in the 17th century and was created by the physician Franciscus Sylvius?

7. Which country's name literally means "Land of Silver"?

8. The following TV shows are or were all spin-offs from another TV show. Identify the original show: 
    a: Ponderosa. 
    b: Kate Loves a Mystery. 
    c: The Facts of Life. 
    d: Mork & Mindy. 
    e: Beverly Hills Buntz.    
    f: Lewis.

9. Which freshwater lake sits at 395m above sea level and is Central Europe's third largest?

10. Which country of the EU has the largest continuous forest / woodland?

11. Which was the first British football club to sign a shirt sponsorship deal?

12. In which book do the characters holly, dandelion and fiver appear?

13. In which country do the following tribes or races originate 
    a: Maoris.     
    b: Basques. 
    c: Sherpas.     
    d: Aztecs. 
    e: Tamils. 
    f: Picts. 
    g: Aborigines. 
    h: Gauls. 
    i: Incas. 
    j: Magyars.

14. Yves Camille D?sir? Leterme holds what title currently (May 2008)?

15. The Romans called them "Punica granatum". What do we call these fruits native to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran now?

16. A vegetable that comes in white, black and green varieties. They are considered a popular but expensive seasonal delicacy in northwest Europe and are locally nicknamed "white gold". What?

17. Which large French city likes to think of itself as the silk capital of the world and a centre for fashion?

18. What is the current name for the company known previously as Nippon Sangyo which means "Japan Industries"?

19. Staying with companies, which Asian electronics giant and car manufacturer's name means "Great Universe"?

20. Which country borders Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south?  

21. Which condition is caused by a formation of a clot inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system?

22. Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey and Mary Travers made up which famous 1960s band?

23. In which year did Trevor Horn's group, Buggles, score a number one UK hit with "Video Killed the Radio Star", the 444th UK number one?

24. Which Welsh band had a number one hit in Japan in 1992 with "Motorcycle Emptiness"? (Clue: the rhythm guitarist and lyricist disappeared in 1995 and the surviving three-piece continue to pay 25% of royalties into a bank account in the event that he reappears one day).

25. Belarus shares borders with five other countries; name them.

26. Apart from the fact that he was a singer of a massively popular 1980s British pop band, he is also well known for inventing the DigiPack style Compact disc case. Who?

27. Which English rock band were formed in 1977 by Mark and his brother David, friend John and drummer Pick? They have sold over 118 million albums to date.

28. Enceladus, Agrius, Aloadae, Antaeus and Argus were all what in Greek Mythology?

29. Espoo is the second largest city in which country?

30. Which Briton was a member of the winning team in the 1990 Le mans 24-hour race?

31. What is the only known anagram of "Monday"?

32. Which landlocked country is bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia?

33. Who was the last emperor of India?

34. In which country was the ballpoint pen invented?

35. Who replaced Roy Wood as lead singer of E.L.O.?

36. Which Beatles' album includes the song "Drive my Car"?

37. What word is a bird of prey and the mark of the British standards Institution?

38. What collectively are the Pallatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian and Aventine?

39. I was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. My Father was an estate agent developer and music industry executive. My Mother was a former ballet dancer and socialite. My paternal Grandparents were English Jews whilst my maternal grandfather was Scottish, the latter fact is something I have told American and British audiences whilst judging TV talent shows. Who am I?

40. In March 2005, Q Magazine placed this song at number 83 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The song is at place 18 in John Peel's all-time Festive Fifty - millennium edition. It was a hit in 1978. The All Music Guide calls it "Arguably, the greatest rock single ever recorded" and it was in use for a Vodafone commercial across Europe in 2006. Drug-related lyrics include: "I always flirt with death; I look ill but I don't care about it". Name that tune.


1. Blue (G) Red (O) Yellow (O) Blue (G) Green (L) Red (E).

2. Bob Dylan: They are all names or aliases that Bob Dylan has used.

3. An individual match.

4. -460?F (-459.67 ?F exactly).

5. Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran to the south.

6. Gin.

7. Argentina. Ag - argentum - is the chemical symbol for silver.

8. Answers: 
    a: Bonanza. 
    b: Columbo. 
    c: Diff'rent Strokes. 
    d: Happy Days. 
    e: Hill Street Blues. 
    f: Inspector Morse.

9. Lake Constance (Known locally as 'Bodensee').

10. France - but only because French Guyana is officially part of France.

11. Liverpool.

12. Watership Down.

13. Answers: 
    a: New Zealand. 
    b: Spain. 
    c: Nepal. 
    d: Mexico. 
    e: Sri Lanka. 
    f: Scotland. 
    g: Australia. 
    h: France. 
    i: Peru. 
    j: Hungary.

14. Prime Minister of Belgium.

15. Pomegranate.

16. Asparagus.

17. Lyon (Lyons).

18. NIsSAN.

19. Daewoo.

20. The Ivory Coast, or C?te d'Ivoire as it is now officially known.  

21. Thrombosis.

22. Peter, Paul and Mary. Noel Stookey was nicknamed "Paul".

23. 1979.

24. Manic Street Preachers.

25. Russia borders to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north.

26. Simon Le Bon.

27. Dire Straits.

28. Giants.

29. Finland.

30. Martin Brundle.

31. Dynamo.

32. Hungary.

33. King George VI.

34. Hungary (Lazio Biro).

35. Jeff Lynne.

36. Rubber Soul.

37. Kite.

38. The seven hills of Rome.

39. Simon Cowell.

40. The Only Ones - "Another Girl, Another Planet".


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