Pauls Quiz 154

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1.  Robbie Williams covered the song My Way in 2006. Which singer or band enjoyed varying degrees of success with the song in each of the following years ?  
    a. 1969  
    b. 1971  
    c. 1977  
    d. 1978  
    e. 1988

2.  What is exobiology ?

3. Which five golfers have the most career wins in the PGA's all time win list ?

4. Which of the following UK groups appeared on the Ed Sullivan show a record 13 times ?  
    a. The Beatles  
    b. The Hermans Hermits  
    c. The Rolling Stones  
    d. The Dave Clark  5 
    e. The Zombies

5. According to the "Pew Center" in the USA, what % of American adults are in prison ? (a record)    Jan  2008
    a. 1%  
    b. 2%  
    c. 5%

6. Plus or minus 150,000, Russia's population is shrinking by about how many people each year ?

7. Mario Andretti, Kofi Annan, Henry Cooper, Vin Diesel, John Elway, Joseph Fiennes, Alanis Morissette, Jason Orange, Elvis, Kiefer Sutherland and Remus all have or had what in 'common'?

8. Chablis and Cote d'or are both appellations in which famous French wine region?

9. The very expensive Kobe beef is a product of Japanese Wagyu cattle. Other than living on beer feed, the farmer has a hand in doing what to pamper these cattle ?

10. In the Oscar category best performance in a leading role in 1999, two actresses were nominated for playing the same character. Name the character. For extra points, name the two actresses.


1. Five Answers
    a. Frank Sinatra  
    b. Nina Simone  
    c. Elvis  
    d. Sex Pistols  
    e. Gipsy Kings

2. The study of life in outer space. (Literally exo -outside, study of life outside)

3. Five Answers
    Sam Snead (82)  
    J. Nicklaus (73)  
    Ben Hogan (64)  
    Tiger Woods (63)    Feb 2008
    Arnold Palmer (62)

4. d. The Dave Clark 5

5. a. 1%  - 1.6 million

6. 700,000

7. A twin

8. Burgundy Burgundy wine (French: Bourgogne) is wine made in the Burgundy AOC region of France. Most wine produced here is either red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes or white wine made from Chardonnay grapes, although red and white wines are also made from other grape varieties, such as Gamay and Aligot? respectively. Small amounts of rose and sparkling wine are also produced. The Burgundy region runs from Auxerre in the north down to M?con in the south, or down to Lyon if the Beaujolais area is included as part of Burgundy. Chablis, a white wine made from Chardonnay grapes, is produced in the area around Auxerre. Other smaller appellations near to Chablis include the Irancy AOC, which produces red wines. Some way south of Chablis is the C?te d'Or, where Burgundy's most famous and most expensive wines are found. The C?te d'Or itself is split into two parts: the C?te de Nuits which starts just south of Dijon and runs till Corgoloin, a few kilometers south of the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, and the C?te de Beaune which starts at Ladoix and ends at Dezize-les-Maranges. The wine-growing part of this area in the heart of Burgundy is just 40km long, and in most places less than 2km wide. The area is made up of tiny villages surrounded by a combination of flat and sloped vineyards. The best wines - "Grand Cru" - from this region are usually grown from the middle and higher part of the slopes, where the vineyards have the most exposure to sunshine and the best drainage, while the "Premier Cru" come from a little less favourably exposed slopes. The relatively ordinary "Village" wines are produced from the flat territory nearer the villages.

9. Massage by hand

10. Queen Elizebeth.   
    Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love and  Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. The film was directed by John Madden and co-written by playwright Tom Stoppard, whose first major success was with the Shakespeare-influenced play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. The film is largely fictional, although several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, some of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare in Love won a number of Academy Awards in 1998, including Best Picture, Best Actress (for Gwyneth Paltrow) and Best Supporting Actress (for Judi Dench). It was the first comedy to win the Best Picture award since Annie Hall (1977).     Cate Blanchett in Elizebeth. Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The film was written by Michael Hirst and directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes, Christopher Eccleston, and Richard Attenborough. It was the final film of acclaimed British actor Sir John Gielgud. It also stars a 12 year old Lily Allen as a lady in waiting, Manchester United legend Eric Cantona as a French lord, future Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston as the Duke of Norfolk, and Daniel Craig, who would later portray James Bond, as a member of the Vatican who is heavily involved in the film's central plot. A sequel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age was released by Focus Features on October 12, 2007.


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