Pauls Quiz 338
1. Mark Wahlberg, Lily Allen, Tilda Swinton, Bond villian Scaramanga and Chandler Bing from the tv series Friends all have three what?
2. With 15,345 km, the longest non-stop scheduled passenger route in the world was Singapore Airlines Newark to Singapore flight. Plus or minus 1 hour and 50 minutes, how long did/does the flight take?
3. Which famous athlete broke three track and field world records and tied a fourth within 45 minutes on May 25th, 1935?
4. Which four colours are found on the flag of Palestine? One point for each correct answer.
5. The following is a movie poster tag line from which 1990 film?
'His story will touch you, even though he can't'
6. Legend has it that Wild Bill Hickok's last poker hand consisted of the two black aces, the two black eights and the queen of clubs as kicker. What name has been given to this poker hand?
7. The name of which popular cocktail stems from a word that translated means 'hillbilly'?
a. Caipirinha b. Mai Tai c. Daiquiri d. Mojito
8. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'London' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. This could be our final dance, this could be our very last chance
b. All that phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
c. It was 9-29 9-29, back street big city
d. He's that hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent
9. Which jump in figure skating is named after a Swede who won the World Figure Skating Championships 10 times in the early 20th century?
10. The following is a list of actresses and the role they played which earned them the Academy Award for Best Actress. Can you name the film? One point for each correct answer.
a. Vivien Leigh (Blanche Dubois)
b. Sissy Spacek (Loretta Lynn)
c. Katherine Hepburn (Eleanor of Aquitane)
d. Shirley Maclaine (Aurora Greenway)
e. Joanne Woodward (Eve White, Eve Black and Jane)
11. Which penalty kick technique in association football is named after a Czech football player?
12. What are the two small holes located on the top of a birds beak called?
a. Naves b. Napes c. Nares d. Nakes
13. What are the three most common Mandarin Chinese surnames (last names)? One point for each correct answer.
14. In which sport did the American Eric Heiden excel?
15. Originating in the Sahara, what is the name of the Mediterranean wind that begins with the letter 'S'?
16. In which novel would one find each of the following villians? One point for each correct answer.
a. Patrick Bateman
b. Humbert Humbert
e. The White witch
17. What are the two most populated cities in the Bahamas? One point for each correct answer.
18. The name for which kind of dwelling or apartment stems from an Arab word meaning 'be prohibited'?
19. The cast in which 2001 film includes, amongst others, Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Pete Postlewaite, Scott Glen and Rhy Ifans?
20. What is the more common name for a human piloerection?
1. Nipples. (Supernumerary nipple)
2. 18 hours 50 minutes
3. Jesse Owens
4. Four answers. Black, white, green and red
5. Edward Scissorhands
6. The 'dead man's hand'
7. Answer a. Caipirinha
8. Four answers.
a. London Girl (Pogues)
b. London Calling (Clash)
c. Last Train To London (ELO)
d. Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon)
9. Salchow (Ulrich Salchow)
10. Five answers.
a. A Streetcar Named Desire
b. Coal Miner's Daughter
c. The Lion In Winter
d. Terms Of Endearment
e. The Three Faces Of Eve
12. Answer c. Nares
13. Three answers. Wang, Li and Chang (Zhang)
14. Speed skating
16. Five answers.
a. American Psycho
d. Les Miserables
e. The Chronicles of Narnia
17. Two answers. Nassau and Freeport
19. The Shipping News
20. Goose pimples, goose bumps, goose flesh.