Pub Quiz 172

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1. Which London born actor has hosted the Academy Awards a record 18 times?
2. The logogram '&', known as the Ampersand, is a contraction of which words?
3. Which cocktail's name translated means 'pearl'?
    a. Caipirinha  b. Martini  c. Julep  d. Margarita
4. Based on the total amount of tourists, what were the five most visited countries in the world in 2009? One point for each correct answer.
5. John 'the cat' Robie was the debonair central character in which popular film?
6. Since the Open era in tennis, which six men have reached the singles final of the US Open the most times? One point for each correct answer.
7. According to the Art Loss Register works from which two artists have been stolen the most? One point for each correct answer.
8. Before the break-up of the former Soviet Union only two countries bordered the Caspian Sea. Now there are five. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
9. Which part of India was occupied by the Japanese in WW II?
10. The following words are from songs with the word 'Sugar' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Gotta get my candy free
    b. Drums beating cold English blood runs hot
    c. A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest
    d. Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
    e. It's so noisy at the fair but all your friends are there
    f. I got some troubles but they won't last, I'm gonna lay right down here in the grass
11. The Komodo National Park is famous for its Komodo Dragons. In which country is this park found?
12. In which three Quentin Tarantino films has English actor Tim Roth played a role? One point for each correct answer.
13. What was a number one hit in nine countries for orange juice and champagne?
14. In which city is each of the following landmarks found? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Doge's Palace
    b. Sugarloaf Mountain
    c. Taj Mahal
    d. Atomium
    e. Hagia Sophia
    f. St. Basil's Cathedral
    g. Alhambra
15. With the exception of a small incomplete section known as the Darien Gap, which road that extends more than 15,000 miles is the longest in the world? (According to Guinness)
16. Who released the following No 1 albums in the UK in 1970?
    a. Get yer ya ya's out
    b. Atom Heart Mother
    c. Cosmo's Factory
    d. A Question of Balance
17. What was the name of the Burmese UN Secretary General between 1962 and 1971?
18. The following are the first lines of famous poems. Can you name the poet? One point for each correct answer.
    a. Tyger Tyger! burning bright
    b. Do not go gentle into the good night
    c. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
    d. Half a league, half a league
    e. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
19. Which mondegreen (the misinterpretation or mishearing of a phrase) became one of the earliest psychedelic hit songs in 1968?
20. What did Elvis never give at a concert?


1. Bob Hope

2. A contraction of "and per se, and"

3. d. Margarita

4. In order: France, USA, Spain, China and Italy. (Source: World Tourism Organization)

5. To Catch A Thief (Cary Grant played John Robie)

6. In order: Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras (8), Jimmy Connors (7), Andre Agassi (6), Roger Federer and John McEnroe (5) (This list does not include the US Open 2010)

7. Picasso and Matisse

8. Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia

9. The Andaman Islands
10. Six answers
    a. Sugar Me (Linsey De Paul)
    b. Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
    c. A Spoonful of Sugar (Julie Andrews)
    d. Sugar Sugar (The Archies)
    e. Sugar Mountain (Neil Young)
    f. Sugar Town (Nancy Sinatra)

11. Indonesia

12. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms

13. Making Your Mind Up (Bucks Fizz is orange juice and champagne)
14. Seven answers
    a. Venice
    b. Rio de Janeiro
    c. Agra
    d. Brussels
    e. Istanbul
    f. Moscow
    g. Granada

15. The Pan American Highway

16. Four answers
    a. Rolling Stones
    b. Pink Floyd
    c. CCR
    d. Moody Blues

17. U Thant

18. Five answers
    a. William Blake (Tyger Tyger)
    b. Dylan Thomas (Do not go gentle into the good night)
    c. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnet 43)
    d. Alfred Lord Tennyson (The Charge of the Light Brigade)
    e. Alfred Noyes (The Highwayman)

19. In - A - Gadda - Da - Vida (instead of 'In The Garden Of Eden' from Iron Butterfly)

20. An encore. ("Elvis has left the buiding")


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