Pub Quiz 96

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1. Which very fair and bright boxer appears on the cover of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

2. The name of which European capital city means wisdom?

3. What is unusual about the Red Cross flag in Russia?

4. Due to the ostentatious and lascivious lifestyle of its inhabitants, which European city was once refered to as 'the Babylonian exile'?

5. What is the missing instrument in each of the following song titles?
    a. Duelling.......... (Weissberg and Mandell)
    b. .......... Wind (Rod Stewart)
    c. While my ....... gently weeps (George Harrison)
    d. Love is like a ......... (Barclay James Harvest)
    e. .......... Song (Kate Bush)
    f. ......... Lament (Duke Ellington)

6. World famous since 1939, what is the first name of Margret Herrick's naked uncle?

7. Alphabetically, what is the name of the last element?

8. King Richard II of England is credited with inventing which portable item used for personal hygiene?

9. Each of the following excelled in which sport?
    a. Kirstin Otto
    b. Alberto Tomba
    c. Mario Lemieux
    d. Scott Hamilton

10. Once upon a time, before King Edward I, what was measured by the amount a yoke of oxen could plough in one day?

11. The following figures from American folklore are better known under what other name?
    a. William H. Bonney
    b. William Cody
    c. Martha Jane Canary

12. Which man's murder was the first to be captured live on television?

13. Which flush word is even a 5 letter palindrome?

14. Which tiny conveyance does one associate with the British designer Alec Issigonis?

15. What was the name of the Russian space probe that was the first to land (or crash) on the moon Sept 13, 1959?

16. Name the German film that won the 1979 Oscar for best foreign film and was later banned in many western countries because it is considered to be P0R N0GRA PH1C.

17. Between the years 1820-1987, most of the immigrants to the USA came from which seven countries?

18. The name of which English musician, who has had number one hits on both sides of the Atlantic, can be cockney rhyming slang for an all day drinking session?

19. Which US state is named after an imaginary island paradise taken from a book written in 1510?

20. One liners: We give you one line from a famous song that was a hit in 1964. You tell us the name of the song and the artist who had a hit with that song in 1964:
    a: 'Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
    b: Why can't I stop and tell myself I'm wrong I'm wrong, so wrong
    c: She?s the kind of girl who?s not too shy
    d: You better not tell on me
    e: If you see me walking down the street
    f: Like you hurt me and be so untrue
    g: You say that you love me (say you love me) All of the time (all of the time)
    h: Closer, let me whisper in your ear
    i: Spend your lives in sin and misery
    j: Cuz I need you, I'll treat you right
    k: You'll let me be your man
    l: Birds sing out of tune


1. 'Sonny' Liston

2. Sofia

3. It has both the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.

4. Avignon (and the palace of the Popes)

5. Six answers
    a. Banjos
    b. Mandolin
    c. Guitar
    d. Violin
    e. Saxaphone
    f. Clarinet

6. Oscar

7. Zirconium

8. Handkerchief

9. Four answers
    a. swimming
    b. alpine skiing
    c. ice hockey
    d. figure skating

10. an acre

11. three answers
    a, Billy the Kid
    b. Buffalo Bill
    c. Calamity Jane

12. Lee Harvey Oswald

13. Level

14. The Mini or Morris Minor

15. Luna (Luna 2)

16. The Tin Drum

17. Germany (7 mill), Italy (5.3 mill), GB (5 mill), Ireland (4.7 mill), Hungary (4.3 mill), Canada (4.2 mill) and Russia (3.4 mill) 
     source  'The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 1989'

18. Leo Sayer (all dayer)

19. California (from the Spanish romance "Las Serges de Esplandian")

20. Answers:
    a: Fun Fun Fun - The Beach Boys
    b: Needles And Pins - The Searchers
    c: I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
    d: Little Children - Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
    e: Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
    f: Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick
    g: Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five
    h: Do You Want To Know A Secret - The Beatles
    i: The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
    j: Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    k: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
    l: World Without Love - Peter & Gordon


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