Pauls Quiz 330

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1. What kind of carnivorous creatures are Winston Smith's worst fear in the book 1984?

2. 'She brought a small town to its feet and a large corporation to its knees' is a movie poster tag line from which film?

3. Which dashing title was given to the legendary Captain Hendrick Van Der Decken?

4. The Bluesmobile driven by the Blues Brothers was made by Dodge. Which European country added to the word Dodge gives us the correct name of the car model?

5. Name the six host countries that have won the FIFA World Cup. (as of 2021) One point for each correct answer.

6. Which Hollywood actor played the role of Vincent van Gogh in the 1956 film 'Lust for Life'?
a. Anthony Quinn  b. Humphrey Bogart  c. Kirk Douglas  d. John Wayne 

7. During the Apollo 11 mission, what name was given to
a. the command module
b. the lunar module? 

8. Oscar winner Natalie Portman's first film role was in which action packed 1994 movie?

9. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'America', American' or 'Americans' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Do you remember your President Nixon? Do you remember the bills you have to pay?
b. Kathy I said as we boarded the Greyhound in Pittsburg, Michigan seems like a dream to me now
c. I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
d. Could we have kippers for breakfast, mummy dear mummy dear
e. I don't need your war machines, I don't need your ghetto scenes
f. Take a look up the railtrack from Miami to Canada
g. Looking out a dirty old window, down below the cars in the city go rushing by 

10. In 1983, which Swede became the first and only person to complete a boys singles Grand Slam in junior tennis?

11. Which Italian city is known as 'The Bride of the Sea'?

12. Which three countries had the largest navies in the world in 1920? One point for each correct answer.

13. Which 1966 western film title describes the characters Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco?

14. Name the only two countries in Africa that were independent at the height of African colonialism in 1914. One point for each correct answer.

15. What were the seven metals used in Alchemy? One point for each correct answer.

16. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray are principal characters in which 19th century novel?

17. Which US President could speak fluent Madarin Chinese?
a. Jimmy Carter  b. George Washington  c. George H.W. Bush  d. Herbert Hoover 

18. In which profession did the American Howard Hawks (1896-1977) excel?

19. What are the two most populated cities in Norway? One point for each correct answer.

20. Which television family lives at 1313 Mockingbird Lane?


1. Rats

2. Erin Brockovich

3. The Flying Dutchman

4. Monaco (Dodge Monaco)

5. Six answers. Uruguay (30), Italy (34), England (66), West Germany (74), Argentina (78), France (98)

6. Answer c. Kirk Douglas

7. Two answers.
a. Columbia
b. Eagle 

8. Leon; the Professional

9. Seven answers.
a. Young Americans (David Bowie)
b. America (Simon and Garfunkel)
c. American Pie (Don McLean)
d. Breakfast in America (Supertramp)
e. American Woman (The Guess Who)
f. Letter from America (Proclaimers)
g. Kids in America (Kim Wilde) 

10. Stefan Edberg

11. Venice

12. Three answers. GB, USA and Japan

13. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

14. Two answers. Ethiopia and Liberia

15. Seven answers. gold, silver, quicksilver (mercury), copper, iron, tin and lead.

16. Dracula (Bram Stocker)

17. Answer d. Herbert Hoover

18. Film director

19. Two answers. Oslo and Bergen

20. The Munsters

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