Pub Quiz 120

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1. Which Scottish lass was nominated six times for the Oscar and never won, a record?

2. Banned books:
    a: Which dystopian novel, published in England in 1945 later to become one of Time magazines 100 best English-language novels, was confiscated in Germany by Allied troops, banned in 1946 in Yugoslavia and in the United Arab Emirates in 2002?
    b: Which hugely popular novel, later turned into a movie starring Tom Hanks, was banned in Lebanon after Catholic leaders deemed it offensive to Christianity?
    c: Which Steinbeck book was banned in California, in which it was partially set, because it made the residents of this region look bad?
    d: Which children's novel was heartlessly banned in the province of Hunan, China in 1931 for the portrayal of anthropomorphized animals acting on the same level as humans?

3. A regulation golf ball has how many dimples? plus or minus 50

4. Which 1965 film comedy is dedicated for no reason whatsoever to the inventor of the sewing machine Elias Howe?

5. Treskilling Yellow, Hawaian Missionaries, Inverted Jenny and Basel Dove are all examples of what?

6. Give the last name of the following world famous fashion designers.
    a. Gianni
    b. Maurizio
    c. Yves
    d. Jean Paul
    e. Giorgio

7. The name of which flag may stem from the bad pronunciation of the French words for 'pretty red'?

8. Which alcoholic drink is named after a family that once owned vast areas of land in eastern North America?

9. I am an American guitarist, singer, composer and producer born in 1949. I started my music carreer by forming a band with old school friend Stevie Nicks. One of my most successful compositions with another former band was "Go Your Own Way" and my first solo album was entitled Law and Order. Who am I?

10. In which films would you find the following robots or androids?
    a. Ash
    b. Gort
    c. Maria
    d. Sonny
    e. Huey Duey and Louie

11. One Liners. We give you one line from a famous song from the year 1967. You provide the title of the song plus the artist who scored a hit with that song in 1967.
   a: You're gonna meet some gentle people there
   b: But my eyes still see
   c: As the Miller told his tale
   d: A serenade to you
   e: There's nothing you can do that can't be done
   f: I know I stand in line
   g: Jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
   h: Imagine me and you, I do

12. The Beatles single Get Back. Written on the 45 record label is 'The Beatles with.....' who?

13. Which racially dubious English nursery rhyme is sung to a variant of the 1761 French melody "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman"?

14. In film, who replies to the question "Are you married?" with "Am I not a man? And is not a man stupid? I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe!"

15. What was Roger Bannister's number when he broke the four minute mile barrier in Oxford?

16. Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse Five was based on the controversial WW II aerial bombardment of the German city nicknamed 'Florence on the Elbe'. What is the name of the city?

17. Which finger boasts the fastest growing nail?

18. Doris Day's version of Secret Love won the Academy Award for best original song. What was the name of the 1953 film also starring Doris Day?

19. Which month is named after a two-faced god?

20.  Which US statesman said, "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny"?

21. The following are anagrams of players of the current England national football squad. Identify the players' names:
    a: Loons Up Brain
    b: Park Farmland
    c: Hit whiplash slurping
    d: The Total Cow
    e: Revealingly
    f: Hey! Meek lies
    g: Reverent drags
    h: Finer android
    i: Clean menace in him

22. Who was the first prime minister to give birth whilst in office?

23. Who was technically the last Tsar of Russia becoming king in 1721?

24. In Roman Numerals what does LXX equate to?

25. Which US state Capital has the longest name with 13 letters?


1. Deborah Kerr

2. Answers
    a: Animal Farm, George Orwell
    b: The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
    c: The Grapes of Wrath
    d: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

3. 336

4. Help !

5. Postage stamps. Rare and expensive postage stamps.

6. Five answers
    a. Versace
    b. Gucci
    c. St. Laurent
    d. Gaultier
    e. Armani

7. Jolly Roger (Jolie rouge)

8. Bourbon (Royal family Bourbon)

9. Lindsey Buckingham (of 'Buckingham Nicks' and 'Fleetwood Mac' fame)

10. Five answers
    a. Alien
    b. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    c. Metropolis
    d. I Robot
    e. Silent Running

11. Answers:
   a: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
   b: Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
   c: A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem
   d: This Is My Song - Petula Clark
   e: All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
   f: Somethin' Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
   g: Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
   h: Happy Together - The Turtles

12. The Beatles with Billy Preston

13. Baa Baa black sheep

14. Alexis Zorba (Zorba the Greek)

15. 41

16. Dresden

17. The middle finger

18. Calamity Jane

19. January, after Janus

20. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

21. Answers
    a: Paul Robinson
    b: Frank Lampard
    c: Shaun Wright-Phillips
    d: Theo Walcott
    e: Gary Neville
    f: Emile Heskey
    g: Steven Gerrard
    h: Rio Ferdinand
    i: Michael Mancienne

22. Benazir Bhutto

23. Peter the Great

24. 70

25. Jefferson City


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