Pub Quiz 157

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1. Which Italian word for 'bottle' means a complete and utter failure when used in the English language?

2. In 1999 Time magazine named Albert Einstein 'Person of the Century'. Can you name the two runners up? One point for each correct answer.

3. What are the only two South American countries that do not border Brazil?

4. In gastronomy, what is the French word for 'between the ribs'?

5. Who was the last Englishman to win the 'Golden Boot' in the English Premier League (data valid 2010)?

6. What was the name of the piquant little ship that first brought the news of Nelson's victory at Traflagar back to Britain?
    a. HMS Pepper
    b. HMS Onion
    c. HMS Olive
    d. HMS Pickle

7. The following 'brother' lyrics are from which songs? One point for each correct answer.
    a. C'mon people now, smile on your brother
    b. Sister Suzie, brother John, Martin Luther, Phil and Don, brother Michael, auntie Gin
    c. Me and my brother were talkin' to each other 'bout what makes a man a man
    d. Oh man I need TV when I got T-Rex, brother you guessed I'm a dude dad
    e. This I tell you brother, you can't have one without the other
    f. Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe put a frog down my back

8. Residents of which European country are the only Europeans who need to cross two borders in order to reach the sea?

9. David Bowie, Sherlock Holmes, Michael Faraday, Joseph Conrad, Paul Scofield, Aldous Huxley, Trevor Howard, Albert Finney, Stephen Hawking, Robert Morely, William Butler Yeats and Rudyard Kipling are some examples of men who have declined what? Ten letters

10. Which playing card has been called
    a. 'The curse of Scotland'
    b. 'The devil's bedpost'

11. Once hated and feared by millions of people worldwide, which symbol means 'conducive to well being'?

12. Which UK band from the 1980s with a female lead singer took their name from a Vulcan priestess in Star Trek?

13. Who were the only female priests in the ancient Roman religion?

14. Name the submarine film in which each of the following pairs of actors played a role.
    a. Cary Grant and Tony Curtis
    b. James Mason and Kirk Douglas
    c. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson
    d. Rachel Welch and Donald Pleasance
    e. Denzil Washington and Gene Hackman
    f. Barbara Eden and Peter Lorre
    g. Gregory Peck and Fred Astaire
    h. Rock Hudson and Patrick McGoohan

15. Which name connects a three time Wimbledon singles semi-finalist, Duran Duran and the band Queen? Two words

16. Which Who song is the theme song for
    a. CSI Las Vegas
    b. CSI Miami
    c. CSI New York

17. Theophilus is Greek for 'lover of God'. The Latin equivalent was one of the names of an 18th century genius. What is the Latin equivalent?

18. What is a 'NEREID'?

19. What were the three previous names for Istanbul? One point for each correct answer

20. The title of which Beatles song is a Nigerian tribal greeting?


1. Fiasco

2. Mohandas Gandhi and Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. Chile and Ecuador

4. Entrecote

5. Kevin Phillips (1999-2000, 30 goals)

6. d. HMS Pickle

7. Six answers
    a. Let's Get Together (The Youngbloods)
    b. Let 'Em In (Paul McCartney)
    c. Tattoo (The Who)
    d. All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople)
    e. Love And Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
    f. Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry)

8. Lichtenstein

9. Knighthood. (Sherlock Holmes declined in 'The Adventure of the Three Garridebs')

10. Two answers
    a. The 9 of diamonds
    b. The 4 of clubs

11. The Swastika. Sanskrit, sa (well)+ asti (being)

12. T'Pau

13. Vestal virgins

14. Eight answers
    a. Operation Petticoat
    b. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
    c. K-19 Widowmaker
    d. Fantastic Voyage
    e. Crimson Tide
    f. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
    g. On The Beach
    h. Ice Station Zebra

15. Roger Taylor. (English tennis professional,  a drummer for Duran Duran and a drummer for the band Queen)

16. Three answers
    a. Who Are You
    b. Won't Get Fooled Again
    c. Baba O'Riley

17. Amadeus. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

18. A mermaid like creature
19. Constantinople, Byzantium and Nova Roma (New Rome, Second Rome)

20. Ob-la-di-ob-la-da


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