1. Howard Hughes was obsessed with which Rock Hudson film?
2. Who was known as the 'First Lady of Song'?
3. The name of which river or band translated means 'hated'?
4. What is green horseradish called in Japan?
5. Which famous horror film takes place in the sleepy little coastal town Bodega Bay?
6. The following are translations for various Italian pastas. Can you name the pasta? One point for each correct answer.
a. Little worms
b. Cooking pot
c. Little tongues
e. Little pies
7. The UN has a list of countries with the most land mines. Which European country is in the top ten?
8. Mario and Luigi are brothers in a famous computer game series. What is their surname?
9. Who are the three daughters of King Lear?
10. The following words are from songs with 'Hill' or 'Hills' in the title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. He never shows his feelings
b. Oh there is thunder in our hearts
c. The wind in the willows played love's sweet melody
d. Like the wings of a bird that rise from the lake to the trees
e. To Flanders, Portugal and Spain
f. From father to son the blood runs thin
11. Charles Foster Kane's last word was Rosebud. What was Rosebud?
12. A sound made by an 'Anatidae' and a pejorative name of a fraudulent or ignorant pretender of a certain profession. Five letters, second letter "U".
13. Jack Bauer and Aaron Pierce are the only two characters that have appeared in all seven seasons of the TV series 24. What does Aaron Pierce do for a living?
14. With the aid of the following pairs of actors who appeared in the movie, name the films about people living in a post apocalyptic world. One point for each correct answer.
;a. Viggo Mortensen and Robert Duvall
b. Charlton Heston and Anthony Zerbe
c. Denzil Washington and Gary Oldman
d. Kevin Costner and Tom Petty
e. Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard
f. Gregory Peck and Fred Astaire
g. Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling
h. Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper
15. Brent Blend, Tapis, Minas and Midway Sunset Heavy are well-known classifications of what expensive commodity?
16. There are 20 regions in Italy. Which region is the 'toe' of Italy?
17. 'Up the river' is an American expression for going to prison. Which prison on the Hudson river gave rise to this expression?
18. What are the five republics of the former Soviet Union that end with 'stan'? One point for each correct answer.
19. Nicknamed 'Connie', what was the most popular commercial airliner in the 1950s?
20. The Academy Award winning song 'When You Wish Upon A Star' was written for which classic 1940 film?
1. Ice Station Zebra
2. Ella Fitzgerald
5. The Birds
6. Five answers
7. Bosnia Herzegovina
8. Mario. (Mario Mario and Luigi Mario - the super Mario Brothers)
9. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia
10. Six answers
a. The Fool On The Hill (Beatles)
b. Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
c. Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
d. The Hills Are Alive (Julie Andrews)
e. Over The Hills And Far Away (Trad)
f. Red Hill Mining Town (U2)
11. His childhood sledge (sled, sleigh).
12. Quack (Anatidae = Duck. In the medical sense, from the Dutch kwakzalver, charlatan)
13. Secret Service agent
14. Eight answers
a. The Road
b. The Omega Man
c. The Book Of Eli
d. The Postman
e. Damnation Alley
f. On The Beach
15. Crude Oil (Brent Blend from the North Sea, Tapis from Malaysia, Minas from Indonesia and Midway Sunset Heavy from California)
17. Sing Sing
18. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
19. The Lockheed 'Constellation' or 'Super Constellation'