Pauls Quiz 347

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1. Known as a 'flag of convenience', the flag of which country is the most popular in the shipping industry?

2. One of the best selling albums of all time is Meat Loaf's 'Bat out of Hell'. The album cover depicts a motorcycle leaving what in a hurry?

3. Born on the 22nd of December 2001, what name was given to the world's first cloned cat?

4. In which popular film do the main characters journey through the Sea of Time, the Sea of Science, the Sea of Monsters, the Sea of Nothing and the Sea of Holes?

5. Once known as 'the land of a million elephants', which country's capital city is Vientiane?

6. "The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told" was the movie poster tag line for which 2001 film?

7. Since the Open era in 1969, who are the only three tennis players that have won the mens singles title at the Australian Open four or more times? One point for each correct answer. 

8. Which US president does one associate with the expression 'the buck stops here'?

9. Which country is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans, the heart and soul of good chocolate?
a. Brazil  b. Honduras  c. Ivory Coast  d. Vietnam 

10. The following lyrics are from songs with the word 'Road' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Has left a pool of tears crying for the day
b. The life I love is making music with my friends
c. No phone, no pool, no pets
d. I'm not a present for your friends to open 

11. Joan Fontaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1941 for her role in the Hitchcock film Suspicion. Her elder sister, best known perhaps for her role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With The Wind, won the Best Actress award twice. Who is Joan Fontaine's famous elder sister?

12. According to the W T O and based on the amount of money spent on imports, name the six largest import nations in the world. One point for each correct answer.

13. The Swiss surrealist artist H R Giger won an Oscar for his design of the extra terrestrials in which famous science fiction horror film?

14. Which American singer songwriter wrote and produced Nancy Sinatra's hit songs 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin'', 'Summer Wine' and 'Sugar Town'?

15. The USA made formal declarations of war on which three countries during the 19th century? One point for each correct answer.

16. Meaning "circle" in Sanskrit, what name is given to the ritualistic symbols, designs or patterns that represent the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism?

17. With one word, complete each of the following Album titles from Cat Stevens.
a. Tea for the .....
b. Teaser and the ..... 

18. Name the two films which won the Oscar for Best Picture in which Sir Ian Holm played a role. One point for each correct answer.

19. The novel and film titled 'City of Joy' is about life in which mega city?

20. Peter Cushing, Anthony Hopkins, Mel Brooks, Laurence Olivier and Hugh Jackman have all played the role of which fictional character?


1. Panama

2. Graveyard or cemetary

3. CC (Copy Cat or Carbon Copy)

4. Yellow Submarine

5. Laos

6. Shrek

7. Three answers. Roger Federer  Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic

8. Harry S Truman

9. Answer c. Ivory Coast

10. Four answers.
a. The Long And Winding Road (Beatles)
b. On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)
c. King Of The Road (Roger Millar)
d. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John) 

11. Olivia de Havilland

12. Six answers. In order; USA, China, Germany, Japan, France and the UK.

13. Alien

14. Lee Hazlewood

15. Three answers. UK (1812), Mexico (1846) and Spain (1898).

16. Mandalas

17. Two answers.
a. Tillerman
b. Firecat 

18. Two answers. The Lord of the Rings (Return of the King) and Chariots of Fire.

19. Calcutta (Kolkata)

20. Van Helsing

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