Pub Quiz 173

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1. Which famous English abolitionist, whose name is now an eponym, created the famous anti slavery medallion "Am I Not A Man And A Brother"?
2. A capital city, the name of movie starring Charlton Heston and the name of Jack Woltz's horse in the film The Godfather. Eight letters
3. What role was actor Elmo Lincoln playing when he stabbed his co-star to death while filming a 1918 movie?
4. New Vaudeville, Auguste, Character and Whiteface are all types of what?
5. Which country sent its navy around the world to fight the Japanese in 1904?
6. What is the name of the pan in which one makes paella?
7. Which biennial sporting event was postponed in 2001 following the September 11th terrorist attack on New York?
8. In song, who was "too busy to come to the phone" and "tryin' to start a new life of her own"?
9. Which French woman was the most famous actress in the world in the late 19th and early 20th century?
10. Who was Mozart's great rival in Amadeus?
11. The following words are from songs with 'Gold' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
    a. I've been to Hollywood
    b. Smiles awake you when you rise
    c. Don't let me hear you say life is taking you nowhere
    d. Every time just like the last on her ship tied to the mast
    e. Beckons you to enter his web of sin
    f. See the west wind move like a lover
    g. Love is like a high prison wall but you could leave me standing so tall
12. Where were the US Open tennis championships held between 1924 and 1977?
13. The 'Tonton Macoute' were the dreaded paramilitary police in which country?
14. Which famous surname and synonym for endless wealth replaced 'rich man' in the original version of the song 'If I Were A Richman'?
15. What is the main difference between Libel and Slander?
16. Rapa Nui is the native word for which 'holiday' island?
17. Eric Claudin is the disfigured genius in which classic 1943 film?
18. HP Sauce is a popular brown sauce by HP Foods, now produced by H.J. Heinz. What does the HP stand for in HP Sauce?
19. Name the singer-songwriter who wrote
    a. Dave Edmunds hit 'Girls Talk'
    b. Manfred Mann's hit 'Blinded by the Light'
20. The name of which Olympic host city translated means 'Northern Capital'?


1. Wedgwood (Josiah Wedgwood)

2. Khartoum

3. Tarzan (He stabbed a lion that attacked him)

4. Clowns

5. Russia

6. Paella (Paella means 'pan')

7. The Ryder cup

8. Sylvia. "Sylvia's Mother" - Dr Hook

9. Sarah Bernhardt

10. Antonio Salieri

11. Seven answers
    a. Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
    b. Golden Slumbers (Beatles)
    c. Golden Years (Bowie)
    d. Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
    e. Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
    f. Fields of Gold (Sting)
    g. Gold (Spandau Ballet)

12. Forest Hills (The West Side Tennis Club)

13. Haiti

14. Rothschild ("If I were a Rothschild")

15. Libel is written, whereas slander is spoken

16. Easter Island

17. The Phantom of the Opera

18. Houses of Parliament (They served it in the restaurant in the Houses of Parliament)

19. Two answers
    a. Elvis Costello
    b. Bruce Springsteen

20. Beijing (Peking)


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