1. On older maps there were four coasts between present day Liberia and Nigeria named after 'valuable' commodities. Can you name them?One point for each correct answer
2. Gene Autry is the only entertainer with five what?
3. The following words are from which song? "Don't step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the boulevard"
4. The name of which illness stems from the old belief that astrological crafts could unfavourably affect a person?
5. Which man threw his Olympic gold medal in the Ohio river as a form of protest?
6. What was the name of the pirate haven that was destroyed by an earthquake on June 7th, 1692? Extra point: What is the harbour called today?
7. The England football team played an international match in Prague in 1908 against the home side and won 4-0. Which country was the home side?
8. What do David O. Selznick, Harry S. Truman and Ulysses S. Grant all have in common?
9. With 29,029 ft., Mount Everest is the tallest (highest above sea level, actually) mountain on earth. The tallest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars. Plus or minus 10,000 ft., how tall is Olympus Mons?
10. The staff at MI5 call their intelligence bureau 'the office'. What do the staff at each of the following call their intelligence agency?
11. Name the five letter word meaning 'bitter' or 'beloved one' that is found in each of the following films. The Sound Of Music, Metropolis, For Whom The Bell Tolls and West Side Story.
12. The capital city Krung Thep is the short form for the full name which translated means 'The city of gods, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of god Indra, the grand capital of the city endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous royal palace which resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.' What do most westerners call this capital city?
13. Which human invention was the first object to travel faster than the speed of sound?
a: Which charge, invented by Thomas Cromwell, led to the execution of Anne Boleyn?
b: When Ann Jones, of Britain, won the Wimbledon Ladies singles in 1969, who did she beat in the final?
c: Occurring in 1707, what was the most important constitutional feature of Queen Anne's reign?
d: What was the title of Annie Lennox's album that won her a Brit Award in 1993?
e: Complete the title of this novel by Anne Bronte: 'The Tenant of ...'.
f: In which city did the war diary writer Anne Frank live?
h: How did Anne Bonney become notorious in the 18th century?
i: After executing Anne Boleyn who did Henry marry?
15. What was notable about the world featherweight fight between Willie Pop and Chalky White in New York in 1944?
16. Which Olympic event, last won in 1920 necessitated the winners moving backwards?
17. In which James Joyce book does the Dublin tavern keeper Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker appear?
18. Where in the Ancient world was a 100ft bronze statue of Helios erected at a harbour entrance?
19. The Spanish name for which controversial island stems from the name of a sea port in Brittany whose sailors and sealers once inhabited it?
20. "Well, nobody's perfect" are the last words to which popular black and white motion picture?
21. What do the 50's movies Strangers on a train, Dial M for Murder and To catch a thief have in common?
1. Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, Slave Coast and Pepper Coast.
2. Five stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Stars are awarded for excellence in Television, Motion Pictures, Live Theatre, Recording and Radio.
3. Celluloid Heroes (The Kinks)
4. Influenza. From the Italian influence.
5. Muhammad Ali
6. Port Royal. extra pt. Kingston
8. Their middle initial does not stand for anything.
9. 88,600 ft. (it stands 27 km or approx 16.7 miles above the mean surface level)
10. Two answers
a. 'the company'
b. 'the firm'
11. Maria (means bitter in Italian or Spanish, beloved one in Hebrew) The leading female character in each film is a Maria.
13. The whip (When a whip handle is rapidly and properly moved, the tip of the whip can exceed 340 m/s (760 mph) producing a small
sonic boom described as a "crack". Whips were the first man-made implements to break the sound barrier)
a: Adultery and incest with her half-brother
b: Billie-Jean King
c: Act of Union with Scotland
e: Wildfell Hall
h: As a pirate
i: Jane Seymore
15. First televised world title fight
16. Tug of war
17. Finnigans wake
19. Isla Malvinas (Falklands) The French fishermen and sealers were for the most part from the harbour city St Malo, hence Malvinas.
20. Some Like It Hot
21. Alfred Hitchcock