Pauls Quiz 345

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1. What kind of bank was opened in 1940 for the first time in the USA by the African American surgeon Charles Drew?

2. Name one of the three horses that won the US 'Triple Crown' in horse racing during the 1970s. 

3. Plus or minus 10, in which year was DNA fingerprinting discovered?

4. Which dance style was the song title of a top 10 hit around the world for Van McCoy in 1975?

5. Which 1935 Hollywood film about a famous 18th century crime is the only movie in the history of the Oscars in which three male members of the cast were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor?

6. What kind of skin is named after a European country?

7. What is the collective noun for both a group of widows and tigers? Six letters, first letter 'A', last letter 'h'.

8. Gado gado, Garden, Poke, Panzanella, Nicoise, Brunswick and Chef are all examples of what?

9. The following was the movie poster tag line for which 1972 Hollywood thriller set in the back woods?
"This is the weekend they didn't play golf." 

10. Since 1877, which nation has produced a record 35 Wimbledon mens singles champions?
a. USA  b. Australia  c. France  d. UK 

11. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'Shoes' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Before you abuse, criticise and accuse
b. He's a poor boy, empty as a pocket
c. You can burn my house, steal my car, drink my liquor 

12. The psychedelic drug LSD. What does the letter 'L' stand for?

13. The following is a list of actors and the role they played which earned them the Academy Award for best Supporting Actor. Can you name the film? One point for each correct answer.
a. Jack Nicholson (Garrett Breedlove)
b. Joel Grey (Master of Ceremonies)
c. Frank Sinatra (Pvt Angelo Maggio)
d. Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle) 

14. The scientific name for which expensive spice is 'Crocus sativus'?

15. Which country is the most reliant on nuclear power for its electricity?
a. France  b. USA  c. Russia  d. Germany

16. Which Scottish born artist and bass guitarist with the initials S S is pictured on the cover of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

17. Which weapon, which Roman goddess, which metal and which large midwest US city are the names of four D Day beaches?

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

19. Name the film or TV series in which the actor Sean Bean is killed while playing the following characters. One point for each correct answer.
a. Alec Travelyan or Janus
b. Eddard Stark
c. Sean Miller 

20. In which sport is a tournament called a Bonspiel?


1. Blood bank

2. Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed

3. 1984

4. The Hustle

5. Mutiny on the Bounty (Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone were all nominated)

6. Suede (from the French 'gants de suede' meaning Swedish gloves)

7. Ambush

8. Salad

9. Deliverance

10. Answer d. UK

11. Three answers.
a. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
b. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
c. Blue Suede Shoes 

12. Lysergic

13. Four answers.
a. Terms Of Endearment
b. Cabaret
c. From Here To Eternity
d. Miracle On 34th Street 

14. Saffron

15. Answer a. France

16. Stuart Sutcliffe

17. Sword, Juno, Gold and Omaha

18 . Two answers. Nairobi and Mombasa

19. Three answers.
a. Golden Eye
b. Game of Thrones
c. Patriot Games 

20. Curling

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