Pauls Quiz 325

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1. Which recording artist had a record six number one albums in the UK charts during the 2000s? (2000-2009)

2. Based on the number of passengers per year, the two busiest air routes between an airport in Europe and an airport outside of Europe both begin at London Heathrow. Which two cities outside of Europe are the destinations? One point for each correct answer.

3. Blind Pew, Israel Hands and Black Dog are all characters in which classic novel?

4. Seen in the film 'The Longest Day', what nickname was given to British paradummies, the puppet like rubber paratroopers dropped behind the German lines in the early hours of June 6, 1944?
a. Hubert  b. Engelbert  c. Rupert  d. Dagobert

5. Ginza is a well known shopping area in which city?

6. The Square and Compasses is the single most identifiable symbol of which fraternal organisation?

7. With 74 years and 272 days, who was the oldest person to win the Oscar for Best Director?

8. What is the name of the geological period that preceded Jurassic?

9. Each of the following song titles from the Beatles have words in brackets. Complete each song title with the words in brackets. One point for each correct answer.
a. I want you (          )
b. Norwegian Wood (          )
c. You know my name (          )

10. Garbanzo beans are better known as what? (nine letters)

11. In which film, based on a Herman Melville story, did Peter Ustinov play Edward Vere, captain of the H.M.S. Indomitable?

12. Which sport venue in the United States has a record seating capacity of 257,325?

13. Which chemical element is named after the Latin argentum?

14. What was the only Australian band to have a simultaneous number one single in both the US and UK music charts?

15. What is a Jacaranda?
a. tree  b. tropical fruit  c. cocktail  d. snake

16. Which art style does one associate with the late 19th century English artist Aubrey Beardsley?

17. What are the two most populated cities in Bangladesh?

18. The military base known as Area 51 is located in which US state?

19. Which UN Secretary-General died in a mysterious air crash on the 18th of September,1961?

20. Who were the only two bands to have a simultaneous number one single in both the US and UK music charts during the 1960s? One point for each correct answer.


1. Robbie Williams

2. Two answers. New York City (JFK) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong Int)

3. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

4. Answer c. Rupert

5. Tokyo

6. Freemasonry

7. Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)

8. Triassic

9. Three answers.
a. (She's so heavy)
b. (This bird has flown)
c. (Look up the number)

10. Chickpeas

11. Billy Budd

12. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

13. Silver (the root "arg" means shiny or grey)

14. Men At Work (Down Under)

15. Answer a. tree

16. Art Nouveau (Jungendstil, Style Moderne)

17. Two answers. Dhaka and Chittagong

18. Nevada

19. Dag Hammarskjold

20. Two answers. The Beatles and The Monkees

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