Pauls Quiz 350

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1. Which 2006 post apocalyptic novel from Max Brooks is the follow-up to his 2003 book 'The Zombie Survival Guide'?

2. What was the number of the last Apollo moon mission in December 1972?

3. Although they didn't perform or sing their own music, which garage band consisting of Archibald Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Reggie Mantle and 'Jughead' Jones had a number one hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1969?

4. The board game Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders) is an ancient game that originated in which country?

5. In which critically acclaimed 1982 film did Sir John Mills, Sir John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Candice Bergen, Bernard Hill and a very young Daniel Day Lewis all have minor roles?

6. Which woman won a record 11 Australian Open singles titles between 1960 and 1973? 

7. In which year did British cryptologists break the Enigma code?

8. Which two baseball teams have won the most World Series titles? One point for each correct answer.

9. The painting titled 'The Card Players' sold for a record 267 million dollars in April 2011. Which French post-impressionist painted it?

10. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'Fire' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. 63 Pope Paul Malcolm X British politician sex
b. Your mother she's an heiress, owns a block in Saint John's Wood
c. Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
d. Hey little girl is your daddy home
e. I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs, I'm really nervous but it sure is fun 

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

12. In which year was the tie break introduced at Wimbledon?
a. 1969  b. 1971  c. 1978  d. 1981 

13. Which famous songwriting duo sometimes produce albums under the pseudonym 'The Glimmer Twins'?

14. "The 'Big Four' are the four venomous snake species responsible for causing the most snake bite cases in South Asia (mostly India)." (Wikipedia)
Can you name them? One point for each correct answer. 

15. Which famous little American town was a one hit wonder for the band Matthew's Southern Comfort in 1970?

16. Czar Nicholas II of Russia had one son and four daughters. Can you name two of them? One point for each correct answer.

17. What did films like Gone With The Wind, Ben Hur, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Lawrence Of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Gandhi and The Sound Of Music all have that modern films lack? (One word, 12 letters)

18. Which one of the following is not an event in the Modern Pentathlon?
a. fencing  b. cross country run  c. pistol shooting  d. long jump  e. show jumping  f. freestyle swimming 

19. The movie poster tag line for which 1977 film was "We are not alone."?

20. In song, "the women folk would hide, they'd hide" when which man rode to town?


1. World War Z

2. 17

3. The Archies (Sugar Sugar)

4. India

5. Gandhi

6. Margret Smith Court (note: until 1968 it was called the Australian Championship)

7. 1941

8. Two answers. New York Yankees (27) and the St. Louis Cardinals (11)

9. Paul Cezanne

10. Five answers.
a. We Didn't Start The Fire (Billy Joel)
b. Play With Fire (Rolling Stones)
c. Fire And Rain (James Taylor)
d. I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
e. Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) 

11. Two answers. Sana'a and Aden

12. Answer b. 1971

13. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

14. Four answers. Indian Cobra, Common Krait, Russell's viper, Saw-scaled viper.

15. Woodstock

16. Alexei, Anastasia, Maria, Tatiana and Olga.

17. Intermission

18. Answer d. long jump

19. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

20. Liberty Valence (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence)

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