Pub Quiz 108

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1. Known locally as Parakupa-vena, which means "the fall from the highest point", how is this geographical feature better known in English?

2. Who was the first singer to earn a million dollars through record sales?

3. Which British athlete was the first to be Commonwealth European, Olympic, World Champion and World Record Holder simultaneously?

4. One liners from the year 1966. Name the artist and song (in the case of a cover version, we're looking for the artist that had a hit in 1966):
    a: I'm just mad about Saffron
    b: I'm sitting in the railway station
    c: As I walk this land of broken dreams
    d: Went to a dance looking for romance
    e: I am an island
    f: Many more of them live next door
    g: Sunshine came softly through my a-window today
    h: If we were older then we wouldn't have to wait so long
    i: You don't have to stay forever
    j: As free as the grass grows
    k: She said love don't come easy
    l: Now if you feel that you can't go on

5. What was it about the appearance of the members of the Order of Saint Lazarus that frightened both friend and foe alike during the crusades?

6. What does the Australian slang "way out in whoop whoop" mean?

7. The largest pre-atomic age explosion occured when the munitions ship Mont Blanc exploded in Halifax Nova Scotia harbour on the 6th of December 1917. Its main anchor was later found in a rooftop how many miles away?
    a. one half mile  b. one mile  c. three miles  d. twelve miles

8. Only two people held the football world cup trophy in their hands at the Wembley final in 1966 wearing yellow. Gordon Banks was one, who was the other?

9. Who announced in 1947 that on his death his country would be returned to a Monarchy?

10. Which organization had a bad day on Friday, October 13, 1307?

11. Geophagy is the practice of doing what?

12. Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan and Mussolini all suffered from a condition known as Ailurophobia. Ailurophobia is the irrational fear of what?

13. At the bar:
    a: Which sherry is sweeter, fino or amoroso?
    b: What is bottled in Jeroboams?
    c: Which mixed drink is known as 'The Queen of Drinks'?
    d: Which east European country was the home of the sweet wine called 'Tokay'?
    e: What Country brews 'Peroni' beer?
    f: From which country does Pilsner beer originate?
    g: In which month of the year does Munich's famous beer festival start?

14. Which infamous man was arrested aboard the SS Montrose 31 July, 1910?

15. The following words are from which timely song? "You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime"

16. In the classic 1931 film 'M' from director Fritz Lang, what sound does Peter Lorre make before each crime?

17. In which month in 1914 did World War One officially begin?

18. The trophy for winning which American sporting event is made from eighty pounds of sterling silver?

19. Which popular US TV soap did the communist government in Romania air in the 1980s in order to reflect capitalistic decadence and corruption?

20. On TV, in which small town did Mia Farrow live as Allison McKenzie?


1. Angel Falls, Venezuela, the world's highest waterfall at 979m

2. Enrico Caruso

3. Daley Thompson

4. Answers
    a: Mellow Yellow - Donovan
    b: Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
    c: What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    d: Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
    e: I Am A Rock - Simon & Garfunkel
    f: Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
    g: Sunshine Superman - Donovan
    h: Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
    i: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
    j: Born Free - Roger Williams
    k: You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
    l: Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops

5. They were lepers

6. In the middle of nowhere.

7. c: Three miles away

8. Queen Elizabeth II

9. General Franco of Spain

10. Knights Templar. They were all arrested.

11. Eating soil / earth

12. Cats, from the Greek 'ailouros', cat

13. Answers:
    a: Amoroso (Amoroso is the Spanish word for a sweetened oloroso sherry)
    b: Champagne
    c: The Bloody Mary
    d: Hungary (produced in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region of Hungary)
    e: Italy
    f: The Czech Republic, named after the city of Pilzn
    g: September (Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year in Munich, Germany during late September and running to early October)

14. Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen

15. Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)

16. He whistles (In the hall of the mountain king from Edward Grieg)

17. August

18. Indianapolis 500

19. Dallas

20. Peyton Place


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