Pub Quiz 170

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1. Which medical emergency term stems from the French verb meaning 'to separate'?
2. Who were the first two boxers to earn the title World Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the late 19th century?
3. The 2009 British science fiction film 'Moon' was directed by Duncan Jones. Jones is the son of which famous English musician?

4. Which republic, formerly the "British protectorate of Bechuanaland", adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on the 30th September 1966?
5. The following are the evil antagonists in which Disney films? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Maleficent
    b. Frollo
    c. Jafar
    d. Ursula
    e. Gaston
    f. Lady Tremain
6. What is the ancient four letter Persian word for nation or land?
7. Which Hollywood actress who has been married nine times was probably born in 1917?
8. Which 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner decided to send his wife to Oslo to accept the prize because he feared he would not be readmitted to his homeland?
9. Super Flyweight is a weight division in professional boxing (sometimes referred to as Junior Bantamweight). What is the maximum weight a boxer can be and still be classified in this division? Plus or minus 1kg (Plus or minus 2 lb)
10. The following are the first words to songs with 'home' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. So you think you're a Romeo
    b. The old home town
    c. You're my love you're my angel
    d. Somewhere deep inside somethings got a hold of you
    e. Big wheels
    f. I'm sittin in a railway station
    g. Sun turnin round with graceful motion
    h. Wednesday morning at five o'clock
    i. If you ever change your mind
11. Which word for a meeting or conference stems from the Greek word for a drinking party?
12. From a list of historical Empires at their greatest extent, the British Empire was by far the largest, covering an area of 33.7 million sq km back in 1923. What other historical empires feature in the top five? (One point for each)
13. In which films did Charlton Heston play the following roles? One point for each correct answer.
    a. George Taylor
    b. Moses
    c. Michelangelo
    d. General 'Chinese' Gordon
    e. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
    f. John the Baptist
14. The hard drinking William Claude Dunkenfield was better known as?
15. Mars has two moons, can you name them? (One point for each)
16. Which English city would have been the new capitol if Adolf Hitler's invasion plans had been successful?
17. Who released the following 'Man' songs? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Lucky Man (the version with the words "he had white horses")
    b. O Lucky Man
    c. Starman
    d. Plastic Man
    e. Charmless Man
    f. Backdoor Man
    g. Ape Man
18. The English language word 'brainwashing' was first coined during which war?
19. What is inside the doll in the 1967 film thriller 'Wait Untll Dark' staring Audrey Hepburn?
20. Rosa Maltoni, a school teacher, married blacksmith and revolutionary socialist activist Alessandro. Who was their famous son?


1. Triage

2. John L Sullivan and 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett

3. David Bowie (Duncan Jones was once called Zowie Bowie)

4. Botswana (The republic of Botswana, to give it it's full name)

5. Six answers
    a. Sleeping Beauty
    b. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    c. Aladdin
    d. The Little Mermaid
    e. Beauty and the Beast
    f. Cinderella

6. Stan

7. Zsa Zsa Gabor

8. Lech Walesa

9. 115 lb (52.2 kg, 8.2 stone)

10. Nine answers
    a. Take the long way home (Supertramp)
    b. Green green grass of home (Tom Jones)
    c. Daddy's home (Cliff Richard)
    d. Better be home soon (Crowded House)
    e. Sweet home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    f. Homeward bound (Simon and Garfunkel)
    g. 2000 light years from home (Rolling Stones)
    h. She's leaving home (Beatles)
    i. Bring it on home to me (Sam Cooke)

11. Symposium

12. The top five largest empires at their greatest extent:
    1. British Empire - 33.7 million sq km (1923)
    2. Mongol Empire - 24.0 million sq km (1270 or 1309)
    3. Russian Empire - 23.7 million sq km (1866)
    4. Spanish Empire - 20.0 million sq km (ca. 1740-1790)
    5. Qing Empire, China - 14.7 million sq km (1790)
    (The Roman empire made it to number 15 with 6.5 million sq km and the Portuguese Empire a respectable 10th place with 10.4 million sq km)

13. Six answers
    a. Planet of the Apes (Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
    b. The Ten Commandments
    c. The Agony and the Ecstasy
    d. Khartoum
    e. El Cid
    f. The Greatest Story Ever Told

14. W. C. Fields

15. Phobos and Deimos

16. Oxford

17. Seven answers
    a. Emerson Lake and Palmer
    b. Alan Price
    c. David Bowie
    d. Kinks
    e. Blur
    f. The Doors
    g. Kinks

18. The Korean War

19. Heroin

20. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini


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