Pub Quiz 103

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1. Easy one to start with: What connects the following people:
    Roh Moo-hyun, Kurt Cobain, Virginia Woolf, Vincent Van Gogh and Tony Hancock?

2. What is the common name for a diaphone?

3. Edwards:
    a: Which 16th century English dramatist wrote the play Edward II?
    b: Which world record did Jonathan Edward's break in 1995 (which event)?
    c: In which country is Prince Edward island?
    d: In which classic 1950s western does John Wayne play the part of Ethan Edwards?
    e: In which year did British King Edward VIII abdicate?

4. On which island did Captain Flint bury his treasure in 'Treasure Island'?   

5. Elvira, Cambridge Favorite, Elsanta, Polka, Eros, Kent, Bounty, Korona and Calypso are all mouth watering examples of what?

6. A word meaning sin, injustice or immoral act. 8 letters

7. In which year (or season) did UEFA introduce the penalty shoot out?

8. Volcanoes:
    a: The eruption of which Indonesian Volcano caused 36,000 deaths in 1883?
    b: In what South American country is the volcano Aconcagua, the highest peak in the world?
    c: On which island is Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano crater?
    d: Which Mexican Volcano began a 7 year series of eruptions in 1943? Taricutin, Paricutin, Saricutin or Laricutin
    e: What is the name of the active volcano situated to the south of Quito in Ecuador?
    f: Which Volcano in the Lipari islands erupted violently in 1930 and 1966?

9. According to legend, who lived in Bran Castle?

10. Which Randy Newman song was banned in some US states?

11. In a televised address back in March 2003, how many hours did former US President George W Bush give Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq?

12. The following were the captain or skipper of which vessels?
    a. Captain Ahab
    b. JFK
    c. Charlie Allnut
    d. Captain Langsdorff

13. Which animals name stems from the Latin word for spirit or ghost?

14. Tenzin Gyatso is also known by which other name?

15. Most of us suffer or enjoy the curse of Adam. What is the curse of Adam?

16. On May 18th 2009 a long and bloody civil war was officiallyended with the total military defeat of the LTTE. What does the acronymn LTTE stand for?

17. Amsterdam Vallon and Bill The Butcher are both characters from which 2002 film?
    For two bonus points, which actors played these parts in this movie?

18. Kepler's 3 laws deal with what?

19. What is the connection between the Bishop of Urgel and the President of France?

20. One Liners: We give you one line from a very famous song from 1971. You tell us the name of the artist (that had a hit with that song in 1971) and the title of the song.
    a: And I really should be back at school
    b: Hey, girl what ya doin? down there
    c: Well they're some sad things known to man
    d: That music used to make me smile
    e: Younger than the mountains Growin' like a breeze
    f: You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
    g: Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
    h: I hope someday you'll join us
    i: To tell the story of how great a love can be
    j: But every night all the men would come around
    k: I rode my bicycle past your window last night


1. Acceptable answers: They all committed suicide AND they all left a suicide note.

2. Foghorn

3. Answers
    a: Christopher Marlowe
    b: Triple Jump
    c: Canada
    d: The Searchers
    e: 1936

4. Skeleton Island

5. Strawberries

6. Iniquity

7. 1970-71

8. Answers
    a: Krakatoa
    b: Argentina
    c: Hawaii
    d: Paricutin
    e: Cotopaxi
    f: Stromboli

9. Count Dracula

10. Short People

11. 48 Hours

12. four answers
    a. Pequod
    b. PT 109 or PT 59
    c. African Queen
    d. Graf Spee

13. Lemur

14. The (14th) Dalai Lama

15. To work for a living

16. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Also known as the Tamil Tigers)

17. Gangs of New York.
    Bonus: Leonardo Dicaprio played Amsterdam Vallon and Daniel Day-Lewis starred as William 'Bill The Butcher' Cutting

18. Planetary Motion

19. They are the Heads of State in Andorra.

20. Answers.
    a: Maggie May - Rod Stewart
    b: Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn
    c: Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    d: American Pie - Don McLean
    e: Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
    f: You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
    g: Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    h: Imagine - John Lennon
    i: Where Do I Begin - Andy Williams
    j: Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
    k: Brand New Key - Melanie


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