Pub Quiz 125

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1. Which Bobby's were mad about Frank Sinatra in the 1940s?

2. Kim Clijsters in 2009 became the second mother since 1980 to win a Grand Slam singles title. The other mother, famous for her lapses in concentration, won the Wimbledon singles title in 1980. What was her name?

3. Which famous duo first appeared in "Puss n Toots" in 1942

4. In which country is the most northerly point in Africa?

5. What kind of food plays a role in the demise of Captain Queeg in the film 'The Caine Mutiny'?

6. In which (European) country did the Ayatollah Khomeini spend his last years of exile before returning to Iran?

7. How many spikes are there on the toe of a standard golf shoe?

8. Named after a Scottish Royal Navy officer, what is the largest community in the Antarctic called?

9. How many suspects are there in a game of Cluedo? Gain two extra points for naming all of them.

10. A diacritic is a character added above, within or after letters in written language. Examples include the comma, full stop and accents.  Draw each of the following diacritics:
    a: Circumflex
    b: Caron
    c: Tilde
    d: Macron
    e: Diaeresis

11. Which was the last animated film on which Walt Disney worked?

12. In which cities will you find the following airports:
    a: Dyce
    b: O'Hare
    c: Schipol
    d: Collinstown
    e: Woodford
    f: Marco Polo
    g: Logan
    h: Haneda
    i: Charles De Gaulle
    j: John Wayne?

13. The longest strait in the world is also a haven for pirates. What is the name of this pirate infested strait?

14. What are the first names for each of the following famous drummers from the 60s and 70s?
    a. Helm
    b. Mitchell
    c. Keltner
    d. Baker
    e. York

15. What is the world's longest railway line, and between which two cities does it run?

16. Which country lies on the northern shore of the Straits of Hormuz?

17. In which films did Sir Laurence Olivier play the following roles?
    a. Ezra Lieberman
    b. Mahdi
    c. Marcus Licinius Crassus
    d. Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
    e. Dr Christian Szell
    f. Rudolf Hess

18. Name the two largest islands in Asia.

19. In book and film, what was Sir Percy Blakeney's more colourful identity?

20. Which group starred in the movie "Rock Around the Clock"?


1. Bobby soxers

2. Evonne Goolagong. (The well known lapses were coined 'walkabouts' by the press)

3. Tom and Jerry

4. Tunisia (Ras Ben Sakka, Cap Blanc)

5. Strawberries. (a quart of missing strawberries)

6. France (Neauphle-le-Ch?teau)

7. Four

8. McMurdo Station. (after Archibald McMurdo)

9. Six, and they are:
    Miss Scarlett (Miss Scarlet in North American versions) (a red piece)
    Colonel Mustard (a yellow piece)
    Mrs. White (a white piece)
    Reverend Green (Mr. Green in pre-2002 North American versions) (a green piece)
    Mrs. Peacock (a blue piece)
    Professor Plum (a purple piece)

10. Five Answers
    a: ^ (like an upside down 'V'),
    b: v (a 'V' shape as often used in the Czech language),
    c: ~ (like a rotated 'S' shape, often used in Computing),
    d: ? (a straight line above a letter),
    e: ? (two dots above a letter, like the Germanic umlaut sign)

11. The Jungle Book

12. Ten Answers
    a: Aberdeen,
    b: Chicago,
    c: Amsterdam,
    d: Dublin,
    e: Manchester,
    f: Venice,
    g: Boston (Ma),
    h: Tokyo,
    i: Paris,
    j: Los Angeles

13. Strait of Malacca

14. Five answers
    a. Levon Helm (The Band)
    b. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    c. Jim Keltner (various)
    d. Ginger Baker (Cream and Blind Faith)
    e. Pete York (Spencer Davis Group)

15. Trans-Siberian; Moscow and Vladivostok

16. Iran

17. Six answers
    a. Boys from Brazil
    b. Khartoum
    c. Spartacus
    d. The Battle of Britain
    e. Marathon Man
    f. Wild Geese II

18. Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra

19. The scarlet pimpernel

20. Bill Haley and his Comets


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