Pub Quiz 177

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1. Which controversial islands are, depending on the tongue in which they are spoken, named after adventurous French sailors from St. Malo?

2. What is the longest month of the year in most areas of North America and Europe?

3. For each of the following real names, give their stage name:
    a: Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson (singer)
    b: Richard Wayne Penniman (singer, songwriter, pianist, bandleader)
    c: Declan Patrick MacManus (singer-songwriter)
    d: Prince Rogers Nelson (singer-songwriter)
    e: Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (singer, songwriter and actor)
    f: Stanley Kirk Burrell (rapper, entertainer and dancer)
    g: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (singer-songwriter)
    h: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (actor)
    i: Bernard Schwartz (actor)
    j: Issur Danielovitch Demsky (stage and film actor)
    k: Erik Weisz (magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer)
    l: William Claude Dukenfield (comedian, actor, juggler and writer)

4. Which country's flag, the oldest existing flag in the world, apparently fell out of the heavens during a battle on 15th June, 1219?

5. Which pine nut had a famous nose?

6. Which three letters replaced CQD?  
    a. SOS  
    b. KGB  
    c. TNT  
    d. FYI

7. What was Brett's last supper in the movie Pulp Fiction? (Food & beverage required)

8. What was the name given to the bungling inept policemen in the early films produced by Max Sennet?

9. What do Lady Greensleeves and Neil Young both have in common?

10. Sunday the tenth of October 2010 can be represented in numerical form 10.10.10, a nice binary-sounding number. What decimal number is represented by the binary number 101010?

11. The following words are from which 'train' songs? 
    a. Down around the corner half a mile from here
    b. Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
    c. The next stop we make will be England

12. What is the North American Indian name for bigfoot?

13. Jeu de paume was a French precursor of which well known sport?

14. A Lennon and McCartney composition, not sung by the Beatles, was a number one hit in the USA in 1964. The title was "A world without love". Who sang it?

15. The river Danube originates in the Black Forest in Germany. Name nine other countries the Danube flows through. (Three points for all nine)

16. Thai, Japanese Kick, Burmese, American Kick, Indian and French are all examples of what?

17. Majestic tea clippers brought tea 'all the way from China'. The first to arrive at the London docks commanded the best prices. One such race in 1866 between clippers with memorable names like Taeping, Ariel, Fiery Cross, Thermopylae, Sir Lancelot and Cutty Sark attracted considerable public attention. All these ships left Foochow at the end of May for the 16,000 mile journey to London. The Taeping was the first to arrive. How many days did it take ?  
    a. 39 days
    b. 99 days
    c. 199 days
    d. 299 days

18. In which 'vintage' songs would you find the following words?  
    a. She never drinks the water and makes you order French Champagne   
    b. Moet and Chandon in her pretty cabinet  
    c. Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand, Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine  
    d. I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine  
    e. Mirrors on the ceiling, Pink Champaigne on ice

19. Who was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known as?

20. What name was given to the first body of fleet footed professional constables formed in England in the 1750's?


1. Malvinas. The Falklands, to some

2. October (31 days plus one hour)

3. Answers
    a: Katy Perry
    b: Little Richard
    c: Elvis Costello
    d: Prince
    e: Frankie Laine
    f: MC Hammer
    g: Lady Gaga
    h: Michael Caine
    i: Tony Curtis
    j: Kirk Douglas
    k: Harry Houdini
    l: W. C. Fields

4. Denmark (The Dannebrog)

5. Pinocchio.  Pinocchio means 'pine nut'.

6. a. SOS

7. A Big Kahuna (cheese)burger and Sprite

8. Keystone Cops

9. Heart of Gold.  
    "Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but Lady Greensleeves"  
    "I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold" - Neil Young

10. 42: Forty-two

11. Three answers:
    a. Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
    b. Peace Train (Cat Stevens)
    c. Love Train (O'Jays)

12. Sasquatch

13. Tennis (Also accept 'Volleyball' as it was often played without racquets)

14. Peter and Gordon

15. (Given: Germany), Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania

16. Boxing styles

17. b: 99 days

18. FiveAnswers:
    a. Livin la Vida Loca  
    b. Killer Queen  
    c. Do you feel like we do  
    d. Norwegian Wood  
    e. Hotel California  

19. Mother Theresa

20. Bow Street Runners (slang name 'red breasts')


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