Pub Quiz 126

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1. Which famous stadium is named after a World War I flying ace and the first man to fly non-stop across the Mediterranean Sea?

2. At which battle was a horse named Comanche the only survivor on the losing side?

3. Kudryavka or 'little curly' made headlines around the world for a few days in November 1957 under another name. What was it?

4. Given the battle and the army, name the leader for the following:
    a. Commander of the English army defeated in the US War of Independence.
    b. General famously killed defending Khartoum against the Mahdi in 1885.
    c. Former Royal favourite, then rebel, killed by Henry IV's army at Shrewsbury in 1403.
    d. Naval commander who defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
    e. Leader of the Mexican army victorious at The Alamo, defeated at San Jacinto, leading to Texas' acceptance into the US in 1836.
    f. Leader of the British troops at the Siege of Mafeking in the Second Boer War in 1899.
    g. The great Zulu leader finally defeated and taken captive at Ulundi in 1879.
    h. Leader at Stamford Bridge against the Norsemen, 19 days before he was defeated at Hastings after a march with a tired army.
    i. The Afrika Corps defeated by Montgomery at El Alamein, 1942.
    j. Leader of the English troops at Waterloo.
    k. British forces in the Falklands War, 1982.
    l. Commander of the Parliamentarian forces who defeated Prince Rupert in the decisive English Civil War battle at Naseby in 1645.
    m. Commander of the German battleship, the Bismarck, sunk in 1941.
    n. Ruler of Rome, and leader of the army that defeated Scipio at Thapsus and brought Roman Africa under his control in 46 bc.
    o. Confederate General who finally surrendered at Appomattox in 1865.
    p. Confederate General who took Harpers Ferry in 1862.
    q. Commander of the English forces who brutally put down the Jacobite rebels at Culloden in 1746.
    r. The alliance, led by Don John of Austria, that defeated the Ottoman Turks in the great naval battle of Lepanto in 1571.

5. Tim Curry, of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame, plays a ship's doctor in which Hollywood box office hit?

6. Which (clue: Australian) driver won the F1 World Championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966?

7. What is the very well known old English word for 'spider'?

8. Who was the celebrated Elizabethan playwright killed in a tavern brawl?

9. Why is a manhole cover round? (two reasons)

10. What do Carly Simon's 'You're so Vain' and Peter Tosh's 'Don't look back' both have in common?

11. Anthony Hopkins' first role in a feature film won three Academy Awards in 1968. What was the name of film?

12. "Call Me" by Blondie and "Geno" by Dexys Midnight Runners were both number one hits in the UK in the same year. Which year?

13. Which port city was the second most populated city in England in 1776?   

14. In the film Casablanca, Ilsa and Victor Laszlo want to escape Casablanca and flee to which city?

15. Which Nobel Peace Prize winner from 1983 could not personally accept the prize because of fears he would not have been allowed to return to his native country?

16. Name the three members of the Testudine family that begin with the letter 'T'.

17. Who was the most frequent Jane to Johnny Weismuller's Tarzan?

18. Who sang the following airplane songs?
    a. Jet Airliner
    b. Enola Gay
    c. Sky Pilot

19. What is a zeedonk?

20. According to Greek mythology, who was the world's first woman? (Clue: She opened her box and let out the world's evils)

21. Who played the Toymaker in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

22. In what prison did Norman Stanley Fletcher do his Porridge?

23. One liners. We give you a line from a song that scored a hit in the year 1987. Your job is to give the name of the song and the artist that scored the hit in 1987:
    a: Were no strangers to love, you know the rules and so do I
    b: The clock strikes upon the hour and the sun begins to fade
    c: When I look back upon my life it's always with a sense of shame
    d: Sleight of hand and twist of fate
    e: Y va pas partout. Y marche pas au soda
    f: At night when you turn off all the lights, theres no place that you can hide. Oh no...
    g: Se necesita una poca de gracia


1. Roland Garros

2. The battle of Little Big Horn (1876)

3. Laika

4. Answers:
    a. Cornwallis
    b. Gordon
    c. Henry Hotspur
    d. Lord Howard of Effingham
    e. Santa Anna
    f. Colonel Baden-Powell
    g. Cetewayo
    h. Harold
    i. Rommel
    j. Wellington
    k. Sandy Woodward
    l. Sir Thomas Fairfax
    m. Lutjens
    n. Julius Caesar
    o. Lee
    p. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
    q. Duke of Cumberland
    r. The Holy League

5. The Hunt For Red October

6. Jack Brabham

7. Coppe or Cob. (Cobweb)

8. Christoper (Kit) Marlowe

9. It cannot fall though the hole like a square one could and it can be easily moved by rolling, simple.

10. Mick Jagger sings in both songs.

11. The Lion In Winter

12. 1980

13. Bristol. 

14. Lisbon

15. Lech Walesa

16. Turtles, Terrapins and Tortoises

17. Maureen O'Sullivan

18. Three answers
    a. Steve Miller Band
    b. OMD
    c. Eric Burdon and the Animals

19. A cross between a zebra and a donkey.

20. Pandora

21. Benny Hill

22. Slade Prison

23. Answers
    a: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
    b: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
    c: The Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin
    d: U2 - With or Without You
    e: Vanessa Paradis - Joe le taxi
    f: Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
    g: Los Lobos - La Bamba


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