Pub Quiz 116

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1. ?Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.? is the opening line of which famous 20th century novel?

2. Angoroj was the first feature film to be produced entirely in which language?

3. The Wounded Knee Massacre took place on December 29, 1890 in which U.S. state?

4. Which English ventriloquist was often seen on television performing routines with his puppet, Lenny the Lion?

5. Miu Miu is a clothing line from which fashion house?

6. The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and The Mill Reef Stakes are run at which English racecourse?

7. A substance with sialagogue properties stimulates the production of which bodily fluid?

8. Digambaras and Svetambaras are sects in which religion, originating in ancient India?

9. ?I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.? is a quote from which classic 1951 film?

10. Which term, derived from the French word for ?warehouse?, denotes a trading post where merchandise may be imported and re-exported without the levy of duty?

11. Winning 6 gold medals in four Olympic games, which canoeist is the most successful Swedish competitor, in any discipline, in Olympic history?

12. Dr. Gunther von Hagens patented which anatomical technique for preservation of tissue specimens?

13. Composed typically of cacha?a (pronounced cash - ah - sah), muscovado sugar and lime, what is Brazil's national drink?

14. Which legendary chess player, noted as much for his eccentricity as his outstanding play, died in Iceland on January 17, 2008?

15. In Greek mythology, which son of Atreus was married to Helen at the time of her abduction by Paris?

16. ?It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.? were the opening lines of which famous 20th century novel?

17. In the traditional rhyme, ?The Twelve days of Christmas?, how many lords are 'a-leaping'?

18. Barbara Hulanicki founded which iconic fashion store in the 1960s?

19. In which Asian country did the colour of the postboxes change, entirely logically, from red to green during 1997?

20. ?Say hello to my little friend.? is a quote from which classic 1983 film?

21. Add together the numbers found opposite 13 and 15 on a dartboard. Which prime number do you get?

22. On the first day of which month does World AIDS day annually take place?

23. The Eclipse Stakes and The Brigadier Gerard Stakes are run at which English racecourse?

24. Which two-letter abbreviation is used in The Netherlands for a public limited company?

25. Which artist of the Dutch golden age painted ?Self Portrait as a Lutenist? and ?The Feast of St. Nicholas??

26. Which year is known, in the context of the Roman empire, as The Year of the 6 emperors?

27. By which ecclesiastical name was Bolton Wanderers F.C. known upon formation in 1874?

28. ?Uno?, the winner in 2008 of the U.S. equivalent of Crufts, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is of which breed?

29. Long-term cryopreservation of biological tissue typically involves cooling to -196 ?C, which is the boiling point of the liquid form of which element?

30. Melodifestivalen, an annual pop music extravaganza, takes place in which country?

31. In Greek mythology, which son of Atreus was murdered by Clytemnestra upon his return from the Trojan war?

32. Which two-letter abbreviation is used in Germany for a public limited company?

33. Ragley Hall, the seat of the Marquess of Hertford, is in which English county?

34. Derived from a Portuguese word for ?farm?, what name was commonly given to the coffee estates that spread within the interior of Brazil during the latter half of the 19th century?

35. Which character, played by Steven Arnold in Coronation Street, has the middle name of a famous Finnish composer?


1. Captain Corelli's Mandolin

2. Esperanto

3. South Dakota

4. Terry Hall

5. Prada

6. Newbury

7. Saliva

8. Jainism

9. A Streetcar Named Desire

10. Entrepot

11. Gert fredriksson

12. Plastination

13. Caipirinha

14. Robert James (?Bobby?) Fischer

15. Menelaus

16. Catch 22

17. 10

18. Biba

19. Hong Kong

20. Scarface

21. 17

22. December

23. Sandown Park

24. N.V.

25. Jan Steen

26. 238 A.D.

27. Christ Church(F.C.)

28. Beagle

29. Nitrogen

30. Sweden

31. Agamemnon

32. A.G.

33. Warwickshire

34. Fazenda(s)

35. Ashley (Sibelius) Peacock


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