Pauls Quiz 341

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1. Name one of the two most used internet passwords worldwide.

2. The following was the movie poster tag line from which 1935 film?
'The Monster demands a Mate!' 

3. The last Castrato (castrated male singer) in the Sistine choir died in which year?
a. 1722  b. 1822  c.1922  d. 2002 

4. Which European language is an official language in Angola?

5. In which 1980 Hollywood western did four sets of actor brothers play the roles of four sets of historically real brothers?

6. Lionel Messi holds the record for most goals in a calendar year. Who was the previous record holder?

7. Plus or minus 20, how many dollar billionaires live in Russia?  (as of 2021)

8. Name the European country in which each of the following surnames is the most popular. One point for each correct answer.
a. De Jong
b. Hansen
c. Peeters
d. Nagy 

9. Co-authored by two Germans, which famous manuscript, first published in 1848, begins with the words "A spectre is haunting Europe ...."

10. Russia excluded, name the three European countries that have won the Olympic gold medal in mens ice hockey. One point for each correct answer.

11. The 1955 novel and 1958 film 'A Night To Remember' were based on which tragic event?

12. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'Holiday' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. "He looked down at my silver chain, he said I'll give you one dollar, I said you've got to be joking man, it was a present from me mother"
b. If we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate, just one day out of life, it would be, it would be so nice"
c. "We're going where the sea is blue, we've seen it in the movies, now let's see if it's true" 

13. Which 1996 Hollywood film starring a future Oscar winning actress was rated PG-13 in the UK for its 'intense depiction of very bad weather'?

14. The first time in US history that more marriages ended in divorce than in the death of a spouse was in which year?
a. 1964  b. 1974  c. 1994  d. 2004 

15. In the popular US television series 'Bewitched', what was Samantha's surname?

16. The translated version of which famous 1883 novel begins with the words "Once upon a time there lived .... 'A king!' my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood." 

17. The following is a list of actresses and the role they played which earned them the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Can you name the film? One point for each correct answer.
a. Hattie McDaniel (Mammy)
b. Jane Derwell (Ma Joad)
c. Judi Dench (Queen Elizabeth I)
d. Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn)
e. Kim Hunter (Stella Kowalski) 

18. "Peace is our profession" was the motto of which now defunct branch of the US military during the cold war?

19. Brno is the second largest city in which European country?

20. Which steamer without any passengers on board, the name of which is an adjective for a US state, was just 10 miles from the Titanic as she sank?


1. password or 123456

2. The Bride Of Frankenstein

3. Answer c. 1922

4. Portuguese

5. The Long Riders (James and Stacey Keach, David, Robert and Keith Carradine, Dennis and Randy Quaid, Christopher and Nicolas Guest)

6. Gert Müller

7. 99

8. Four answers.
a. Holland
b. Norway
c. Belgium
d. Hungary 

9. The Communist Manifesto (Marx and Engels)

10. Three answers. Sweden (1994, 2006), Czech Republic (1998) and GB (1936)

11. The sinking of the Titanic

12. Three answers.
a. Dreadlock Holiday (10 cc)
b. Holiday (Madonna)
c. Summer Holiday (Cliff Richard) 

13. Twister

14. Answer b. 1974

15. Stephans

16. Pinocchio

17. Five answers.
a. Gone With The Wind
b. The Grapes Of Wrath
c. Shakespeare In Love
d. The Aviator
e. A Streetcar Named Desire 

18. Strategic Air Command (SAC)

19. Czech Republic

20. The SS Californian

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