Pauls Quiz 357

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1. Which Oscar ceromony record does Greer Garson hold?

2. A white tree in blossom is the royal standard of which fictional kingdom?

3. Plus or minus 10, in which year was the Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre?

4. "The Press", or news media, is sometimes referred to as the fourth what?

5. Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland and Burt Lancaster all appeared in which 1976 movie with a number as film title?

6. Which song (used by Maria as a teaching method) is probably the most famous example of the Solfeggio system?

7. Other than the USA, which two countries share a border with Mexico?

8. The Eiffel Tower lost its title as 'world's tallest structure' in 1930 after the completion of which New York City skyscraper?

9. Since the ATP introduced its ranking system in 1973, which player has spent the most weeks ranked ranked No 1?

10. All of the following lyrics are from songs with the name 'Jack' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man
b. Two American kids growing up in the heartland
c. I was raised by a toothless bearded hag
d. You ain't got no money you just ain't no good
e. Sugarman hasn't got a care, he's been travelling everywhere

11. The clumsy Papageno is a central character in which famous opera?
a. The Barber of Seville  b. Rigoletto  c. Aida  d. The Magic Flute

12. If measured from its base to its peak, there is a mountain on Earth that is 33,500 ft, more than twice the base to peak height of Mt Everest. In which country is this mountain located?

13. What is the English word for the language known to native speakers as Hrvatski?

14. What is Maxwell's last name in the Beatles song Maxwell's Silver Hammer?

15. With 15 to 25 cm in diameter and weighing up to 2 kilograms, what is the largest citrus fruit in the world? Six letters.

16. Lovat, Tapered Apple, Dublin, Full Bent Billiard, Canadian, Zulu, Liverpool and Bent Pot are all examples of shapes for what?

17. Who recorded the 1961 single 'My Bonnie' with the Beatles?

18. What are the four countries in the world with the largest number of Roman Catholics? One point for each correct answer.

19. In which film does James Coburn play an Australian nicknamed 'The Manufacturer'?

20. Who was the only man named Oscar to win an Oscar?


1. Longest acceptance speech (5 min 30 sec)

2. Gondor

3. 1911

4. Estate

5. 1900

6. Do-Re-Mi (from the musical 'The Sound of Music')

7. Two answers. Belize and Guatemala

8. The Chrysler Building

9. Novak Djokovic 

10. Five answers.
a. Happy Jack (The Who)
b. Jack and Diane (John Cougar Mellencamp)
c. Jumpin Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
d. Hit the road Jack (Ray Charles)
e. My Friend Jack (Eats Sugarlumps) (The Smoke or Boney M)

11. Answer d. The Magic Flute

12. USA (Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii)

13. Croatian (Croat)

14. Edison

15. Pomelo (Pummelo, also known as Shaddock)

16. Smoking pipes

17. Tony Sheridan

18. Four answers. In order; Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, USA.

19. The Great Escape

20. Oscar Hammerstein II

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