Pauls Quiz 358

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1. Born 19 January, 1943 in Ottawa, this princess is the only European royal ever born in North America. Which royal family does she belong to?

2. With which popular book (or television series) does one associate the dog named 'Tricky Woo'?

3. In total, 35 Atlantic liners have been awarded the Blue Riband for the fastest westward Atlantic crossing. Twenty five winners were British. Which country came in second place with five winners?
a. France  b. USA  c. Italy  d. Germany

4. The disputed territory Abkhazia considers itself an independent state. Within which country is it located?

5. The Canadian Christine Sinclair holds the record for most goals scored amongst both men and women in which sport?

6. The "world's largest ship graveyard" is the coastal city Alang where ships from around the world are broken up. In which country is it located?
a. Brazil  b. Indonesia  c. India  d. Philippines

7. Which Flemish painter lends his name to women who are rounded and alluringly plump?

8. What is the name of the Brazilian woman who won the FIFA World Player Of The Year title five years in a row?

9. Which Canadian film director (with the initials D. C.) is known as 'The Baron of Blood' or 'The King of Venereal Horror'?

10. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'Wind' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. It seems like yesterday, but it was long ago
b. All my dreams pass before my eyes in curiousity
c. I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park

11. One of the mobsters behind the success and development of the Las Vegas strip was Benjamin Siegel. What was Siegel's nickname?

12. What is the name of the fictional kingdom in 1894 novel 'The Prisoner Of Zenda'?

13. Because the previous one is sinking, Nasantara is now the capital of which country?

14. There are 40 species of flightless birds that exist today, two of which have names ending with the letter 'a'. Can you name one of them?

15. In song, which favourite son met his match "on the deserts down in Mexico"?

16. What is the European Union's law enforcement agency called?

17. What are the two longest species of whale?

18. Winners sometimes invoke her name and say "Caissa was with me". The mythical tree nymph Caissa is the goddess of which popular game?

19. The movie poster tag line from which 2001 film was "You Won't Believe Your Eye"?

20. In song, where do you need to stay in order to find "Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice"?


1. The Dutch Royal Family, Orange-Nassau. (HRH Princess Margriet)

2. All Creatures Great And Small

3. Answer d. Germany

4. Georgia

5. Football (soccer)

6. Answer c. India

7. Rubens (Rubenesque)

8. Marta

9. David Cronenberg

10. Three answers.
a. Against The Wind (Bob Seger)
b. Dust In The Wind (Kansas)
c. Wind Of Change (Scorpions)

11. Bugsy

12. Ruritania

13. Indonesia

14. Rhea or Weka

15. Pancho (from the song 'Pancho and Lefty')

16. Europol

17. Blue whale and Fin whale (Finback whale)

18. Chess

19. Monsters, Inc

20. Hotel California (Eagles)

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