Pub Quiz 1

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The following questions are suitable for a pub quiz, generally having short answers (that can be scribbled on a piece of paper) and not too difficult.

1. With which doubles partner did John McEnroe have most success?

2. Back in 1962, the British and the French both agreed to co-operate with each other with the building of what?

3. Which political leader was executed alongside his wife on Christmas Day 1989?

4. Which London underground line was originally called the Fleet line?

5. Which town in Australia was the site of one of the earliest gold strikes, and has subsequently had a beer named after it?

6. What down-hill skiing event has the second longest course?

7. What title should you use when talking to a Cardinal?

8. Which city is the third largest in Scotland?

9. Who captained "Morning Cloud" in the 1969 Sydney to Hobart race?

10. Who starred along side Katherine Hepburn in the movie ?Bringing Up Baby??

11. In which year did the following events take place: 
    Norway rejected European Union membership, 
    Inauguration of the Channel Tunnel, 
    Brian Lara broke four cricket records, 
    First women priests ordained by the Church of England?

12. Which former cosmonaut died in a plane crash in March 1968?

13. What is the name of the large area of temperate grassland in the Soviet Union?

14. Which beautiful youth pined for the love of his reflection?

15. Which traditional British form of entertainment combines harlequinade and burlesque?

16. Which actress played Marion to Sean Connery?s Robin in the film Robin & Marion?

17. Walter Gropius was the founder of which school of Architecture?

18. What is the name given to a Buddhist burial mound?

19. Name five European nations that remained neutral during World War II?

20. In the 1970s who was accused of stealing a passport and a fur coat from Miss World?

21. Which two fictional characters had a valet named Kato?

22. Which North American city is served by Louis Armstrong International Airport?


1. Peter Fleming Peter Fleming was a highly successful professional tennis player. During the 1980s, Fleming teamed up with fellow American John McEnroe to dominate the men's doubles game. The duo won an astonishing 57 doubles titles together, including four at Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1984), and three at the US Open (1979, 1981 and 1983). This success triggered Fleming's famous, and modest, quote that "The best doubles pair in the world is John McEnroe and anyone", though arguably Fleming provided a perfect physical, technical and mental counterpart to McEnroe.

2. Concorde

3. Nicolae Ceausescu (and his wife Elena)

4. Jubilee line

5. Castlemaine

6. Super giant slalom

7. Emminence

8. Aberdeen Aberdeen (In Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain) is Scotland's third largest city with an official population of 202,370. Nicknames include the Granite City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, whose Tourmaline deposits sparkle like silver. The city has a long, sandy coastline. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. The area around Aberdeen has been settled for at least 8,000 years, when small villages lay around the mouths of the River Dee and River Don.

9. Edward Heath

10. Cary Grant

11. 1994

12. Yuri Gagarin

13. The Steppes The Eurasian Steppe (sometimes referred to collectively as The Steppes or The Steppe) is the term often used to describe the vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia stretching from the western borders of the steppes of Hungary to the eastern border of the steppes of Mongolia. Most of the Euro-Asian Steppe is included within the region of Central Asia while only a small part of it is included within Eastern Europe. The term Asian Steppe usually describes the Euro-Asian Steppe without its most western parts, i.e. the steppes of western Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. The Eurasian Steppe was the place from where nomadic horse archers, such as the Great Horde of Ghengis Khan, invaded the civilizations of China, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe.

14. Narcissus In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. Pausanias locates the spring of Narcissus at Donacon 'Reed-bed' in the territory of the Thespians. Pausanias finds it incredible that someone could not distinguish a reflection from a real person, and cites a less known variant in which Narcissus had a twin sister. Both dressed similarly and hunted together. Narcissus fell in love with her. When she died, Narcissus pined after her and pretended that the reflection he saw in the water was his sister. As Pausanias also notes, yet another tale is that the narcissus flower was created to entice Demeter's daughter Persephone away from her companions to enable Hades to abduct her.

15. Pantomime

16. Audrey Hepburn

17. Bauhaus

18. Stupa

19. Any five of the following:Eire, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Iceland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City.

20. George Best

21. Inspector Clousseau and the Green Hornet

22. New Orleans

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