Pauls Quiz 336

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1. Cher was apparently the first person to expose which part of the body on US television in the early 1970s?

2. What does one need to do in January in order to receive the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup?

3. Which city in France is known as the 'City of Popes'?

4. Who directed
a. the 1979 film 'Alien'
b. the 1986 film 'Aliens'? 

5. Founded in the 17th century, the movement known as the 'Religious Society of Friends' is better known as what?

6. What kind of 'Train' was a hit in the music charts for each of the following? One point for each correct answer.
a. Cat Stevens
b. O Jays
c. Rod Stewart
d. The Monkees
e. The Clash 

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

8. Celesta, Euphonium and Cor Anglais are all examples of what?

9. Which four months in the year are spelt the same in both English and German? One point for each correct answer.

10. The following are the first words to which 1972 UK number one hit song?
"I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon but to settle down and write you a line" 

11. The American Don Budge was the first person to accomplish which rare sporting achievement?

12. Who or what is a "Yokozuna"?

13. The Oscar winning film from 1950 with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe, Celeste Holm and Thelma Ritter was all about which woman?

14. The name of which herb (popular in France and with an aniseed like flavour and aroma) is derived from the Latin word for 'a little dragon'?

15. Larry Hillblom, Adrian Dalsey and Robert Lynn founded which famous company back in 1969, initially taking documents back and forth between San Francisco and Honolulu?

16. Adamstown, with a population of 67 (2011 estimate), is the capital and only settlement on which group of islands located in the Pacific?

17. 'Escape or Die Frying' was the movie poster tag line to which film made in the year 2000?

18. Identify the capital cities from the following anagrams (one point for each correct answer):

19. What is the better known term for 'Canicular Days'?

20. Which actor, often cast in the role of the 'bad guy', played Lee Harvey Oswald in the film JFK?


1. Navel (belly button)

2. Win the Men's Singles title at the Australian Open

3. Avignon

4. Two answers.
a. Ridley Scott
b. James Cameron 

5. Quakers

6. Five answers
a. Peace Train
b. Love Train
c. Downtown Train
d. Last Train To Clarksville
e. Train In Vain (stand by me) 

7. Two answers. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and Hanoi

8. Musical instruments

9. Four answers. April, August, September und November

10. You Wear It Well (Rod Stewart)

11. The 'Grand Slam' in tennis

12. A Wrestler, Sumo Wrestler

13. Eve (All About Eve)

14. Tarragon (or Estragon)

15. DHL (Dalsey, Hillblom, Lynn) 

16. Pitcairn Islands

17. Chicken Run

18. Answers:
a: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
b: Washington DC (USA)
c: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
d: Mexico City (Mexico)
e: Islamabad (Pakistan)

19. Dog Days

20. Gary Oldman

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