Pauls Quiz 453

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1. Which artist has had a record five posthumous number one hit singles in the UK music charts?

2. Which well known Greek word means "Big O"?

3. Which American crime boss is said to have been responsible for fixing the 1919 baseball World Series?

4. What is the largest beer exporting country in the world today?
a. Netherlands,  b. China,  c. Mexico,  d. Germany

5. The Swallow Sidecar Company was the former name of which world famous car manufacturer?

6. What is the second smallest planet in our solar system?

7. Which popular variety of hot chili pepper is named after a capital city? 

8. The 75 steep steps at the end of M Street Georgetown, Washington DC play a role in which controversial 1973 film?

9. What is the Barber of Seville's first name?

10. Probably the two largest bank robberies in history both occured at the same bank in the same country. In one robbery on March 18, 2003, nearly 1 billion US Dollars was stolen. In the other robbery sometime between 2003 and 2009 6.6 billion US Dollars went missing. In which country did both these robberies take place?

11. What is the unit of length used in astronomy to measure 3.6 light years (30.9 trillion km)?

12. TSOP was a number one hit single in the USA in 1974. What do the letters T S O P stand for?

13. A native American people, a helicopter and a wind. One word.

14. How old was US President John F Kennedy when he died?

15. What was the name of the backing band consisting of Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey? 

16. Plus or minus 25, in which year was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland first published?

17. Which 1984 sci fi movie ends with the following words?
"What did he just say?"
"He said there's a storm coming."
"I know."

18. Plus or minus 2, the longest winning streak in NFL history is how many games?

19. On May 5, 1994, more than 3,000,000 people in Sao Paulo attended the funeral of which famous Brazilian?

20. Which game translated means 'yes yes'?


1. Elvis Presley

2. Omega

3. Arnold Rothstein

4. Answer c. Mexico

5. Jaguar

6. Mars

7. Habenero (from the Spanish for Havana/La Habana)

8. The Exorcist

9. Figaro

10. Answer d. Iraq (Central Bank of Iraq)

11. Parsec

12. The Sound Of Philadelphia

13. Chinook

14. 46

15. The Spiders From Mars

16. 1865

17. Terminator

18. 21 (The New England Patriots, 2003 2004)

19. Ayrton Senna

20. Ouija (combination of French 'oui' and German 'ja')

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