Pub Quiz 124

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1. Easy Mythical Questions
    a. Which city was founded by Romulus & Remus?
    b. Which warrior women were famed for their exploits in the Trojan War?
    c. Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, what did the Romans call him?
    d. What is the normal occupation of a leprechaun?
    e. Where did the Greek gods live?
    f. Who led the Argonauts in search of a golden fleece?
    g. The daughter of Zeus, whose face was said to have launched a thousand ships was called what?
    h. Who was the Egyptian sun god?
    i. Who flew too close to the sun and melted his wings?

2. In early 17th century Europe what was known as 'Arabian wine'?

3. The following are famous for which 'Mr.' songs?
    a. Jerry Jeff Walker
    b. ELO
    c. Chordettes
    d. Lenny Kravitz
    e. Peggy Lee or Ruby Murray
    f. Buffalo Springfield
    g. Counting Crows

4. What was Dr Zhivago's first name?

5. In which American state would you expect to find corn as high as an elephant's eye"?

6. Which song did HAL the computer sing shortly before his deactivation in the film 2001?

7. What are the first six words to Lord Tennyson's 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade'?

8. During the height of the assembly line production of Model T Ford's, how many automobiles were built each day in December 1924?
    a. 72
    b. 723
    c. 7,235
    d. 17,235

9. Which actor has played all of the following roles in film? extra points for the film title
    Heinrich Himmler, Lt. Colin 'forger' Blythe and the US President

10. One Liners. We present you with a line from a famous song from the year 1982. Your job is to identify the song title as well as the name of the artist that scored a hit with that song in 1982.
    a: You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
    b: Superman will be with us While he can
    c: You gotta have a dream, If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?
    d: Pool old Johnny Ray
    e: Good morning miss. Can I help you son?
    f: She plays hard to get, she smiles from time to time
    g: Oh but the feeling is bad, The feeling is bad
    h: Risin' up, back on the street
    i: Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
    j: You don't understand, You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    k: Side by side on my piano keyboard, Oh Lord, why don't we
    l: I heat up, I can't cool down

11. The book entitled "David Balfour: Second Part" is the sequel to another famous book. One point for the first book and a further point for the (Scottish) author.

12. Which man, who earned a million dollars as a teenage singer song writer, composed Tom Jones  hit song 'She's a Lady'?

13. Which two cities were the targets for the majority of V-2 rockets launched in 1945?

14. Which automobile makers built the following exotic sounding cars?
    a. Testerossa
    b. Countach
    c. Lagonda

15. What was unusual about Alphonse Allais' 1883 work of art with the title 'First Communion of Anemic Young Girls in the Snow'?

16. Shogi, Renju, Irensei and Sugoroku are all examples of what?

17. According to the nursery rhyme 'Sing A Song Of Sixpence', where was the king?

18. Geographically speaking, why are the following European locations famous:
    a: Lizard Point
    b: Cape Fligely, Rudolf Island
    c: Jungfraujoch train station
    d: Caspian Sea shore, Russia

19. In which two songs did the Beatles sing, "She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah"?

20. The battle of Rourkes Drift was fought between the British and which other people?

21. Bad Guys
    a: Who was allegedly responsible for the east-end murders in 1888?
    b: The American press said "they're young, they are in love and they kill people", whom were they referring to?
    c: According to AA Milne, who killed 'cock robin'?
    d: If you were accused of 'lumbricide', what allegedly have you done?
    e: According to the Buggles 1979 hit, what killed the radio star?


1. Answers
    a. Rome
    b. Amazons
    c. Neptune
    d. Shoemaker
    e. Mount Olympus
    f. Jason
    g. Helen of Troy
    h. Ra
    i. Icarus

2. Coffee

3. Seven answers
    a. Mr Bojangles
    b. Mr Blue Sky
    c. Mr Sandman
    d. Mr Cab Driver
    e. Mr Wonderful
    f. Mr Soul
    g. Mr Jones

4. Juri

5. Oklahoma!

6. A Bicycle Built for Two. Also known as 'Daisy Daisy' or 'Daisy Bell'.

7. "Half a league half a league,"

8. C. 7,235   A total of 224,289 cars were built in December 1924.

9. Donald Pleasence. Himmler in 'The Eagle has Landed', Lt. Colin 'forger' Blythe in 'The Great Escape' and the US President in 'Escape From New York'.   

10. Answers   
    a: Don't You Want Me - The Human League
    b: Land of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz
    c: Happy Talk - Captain Sensible
    d: Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
    e: House of Fun - Madness
    f: The Model - Kraftwerk
    g: I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant
    h: Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    i: Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
    j: Mickey - Toni Basil
    k: Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
    l: Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band

11. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

12. Paul Anka

13. London and Antwerp

14. Three answers
    a. Ferrari
    b. Lamborghini
    c. Aston Martin

15. It was a blank sheet of white paper.

16. Japanese board games

17. In His Counting House

18. Answers:
    a: Southernmost point in the United Kingdom (Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall)
    b: Northernmost point of Europe (remote Russian Island)
    c: Highest European location attainable by transportation (Switzerland)
    d: Lowest land point in Europe (Russia, -28 metres)

19. "She Loves You" and "All You Need Is Love"

20. The Zulus

21. Answers
    a: Jack the ripper
    b: Bonnie and Clyde.
    c: The sparrow
    d: Killed worms
    e: Video


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