Pub Quiz 98

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1. Which highly photographed mammal sleeps the least, about 20 minutes per day?

2. Which 1939 film starring Gary Cooper was banned in France from 1939 till 1977 due to its depiction of the French Foreign Legion?

3. What are the four common colours on the flags of the following countries?
    Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Afghanistan

4. Which very well known Italian surname means metal worker or smith?

5. Mahatma Gandhi. What does Mahatma mean?

6. The building of what cost the lives of over 27,500 workmen before it's completion in 1914? Clue: It was built by French and American workmen and the biggest killers included mudslides, malaria and yellow fever.

7. The martyr and patron saint of Paris St Denis was buried on which famous hill? 

8. Board Meetings:
    a. In which 1968 film do Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen play a Seductive game of chess?
    b. The European Versions of which game features Konigsalee, Dublin Airport and Kalverstraat?
    c. A game of Chess is the second section of which poem by TS Eliot?
    d. In which popular game might the phrase "3 in a bed" be used?
    e. Name the 2 piles of mystery cards in Monopoly?
    f. What is the value of the letter K in the game of Scrabble when played on triple letter score?
    g. Name the only non-metallic murder weapons in Cluedo
    h. Which familiar board game derives its name from the Latin for "Game"
    i. What is the name of the computer that defeated Gary Kasperov in a 6 match series in 1997?
    j. Which of these is the odd one out Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Hogarth the Butler, Reverend Plum, Black Dog?

9. What percentage of US dogs are overweight? plus or minus 10%

10. Tennis anyone?
    a. Roger Federer has now joined an exclusive club of men who have won all four Grand Slam titles. Can you name the other five.
    b. Which two men have reached a record 19 Grand Slam singles finals in the Open Era? (since 1969)
    c. Which appropriately named tennis player has won a record 62 Grand Slam titles? (singles, doubles and mixed)

11. Which British actress won an Oscar for her part in Howard's End in 1992?

12. Name one of the three actors who play sailors on leave in New York in the 1949 film 'On the Town'.

13. On which side of the Andes does the Atacama Desert lie?

14. One Liners. We give you a line from a famous song from the year 1972. Simply answer with the name of the song and the artist that had a hit with that song in the year 1972:
    a: Who can take a sunrise
    b: But I guess that's just the way the story goes
    c: Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
    d: Grow apple trees and honey bees
    e: If I could, I'd like to be a great big movie star
    f: What'll you do when you get lonely
    g: The moment I met you, I swear
    h: And the operator says, 40 cents more
    i: You will never, never, never know me,
    j: Tweedily deedily dee, Tweedily deedily dee
    k: I can see all obstacles in my way
    l: Never reaching the end

15. Smiling Buddha was the name given to India's first what in 1974?

16. With the aid of the following initials, name the actor who has played the role of Sherlock Holmes in film or television? (choose six)
    M.C., P.C., P.C., J.B., J.B., R.E., C.P., B.R., R.D.J., S.G., C.L., N.W.

17. Who said "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."?

18. Which composer's work The Soldier's Tale was first performed in 1918?

19. Which son of a Coalminer shattered all attendance records in Las Vegas in 1969?

20. Which railway line, running from Damascus to Medina, was the target for T.E. Lawrence's raiding Arabs in World War I?


1. Giraffe

2. Beau Geste

3. Red, Green, White and Black

4. Ferrari

5. Great soul

6. The Panama Canal

7. Montmartre

8. Answers
    a. The Thomas Crown Affair
    b. Monopoly
    c. The Waste Land
    d. Darts
    e. Chance and Community Chest
    f. 15 (K is worth 5)
    g. Rope
    h. Ludo
    i. Deep Blue
    j. Reverend Plum (all the others are characters in Super Sleuth Cluedo)

9. 40 %

10. Three answers
    a. Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Andre Agassi
    b. Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl
    c. Margret Smith Court

11. Emma Thompson

12. Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin and Frank Sinatra

13. The West (Pacific side)

14. Answers:
    a: Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr
    b: Without You - Nilsson
    c: Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
    d: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - The New Seekers
    e: I'm Stone In Love With You - The Stylistics
    f: Layla - Derek And The Dominoes
    g: Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
    h: Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook
    i: If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Simply Red 89)
    j: Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5
    k: I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
    l: Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

15. First nuclear test.

16. Michael Caine, Peter Cushing, Peter Cook, John Barrymore, Jeremy Brett, Rupert Everett, Christopher Plummer, Basil Rathbone,
Robert Downey Jr, Stewart Granger, Christopher Lee and Nicol Williamson 

17. Dwight D Eisenhower to paratroopers, June 5 1944.

18. Igor Stravinsky

19. Tom Jones

20. The Hejaz Railway


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