Pauls Quiz 392

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1. Which famous New York City store is also Richard Gere's middle name?
a. Tiffany  b. Bloomingdale  c. Macy  d. Cartier 

2. Which North American city with a population of circa 5.5 million was once called the Town of York?

3. Based on the number of books, what are the two largest libraries in the world? One point for each correct answer.

4. After the untimely death of Bon Scott in 1980 ACDC asked which 'crazee' singer with the intials N. H. to be their new lead singer?

5. French Guiana excluded, what is the smallest country in South America?

6. The two largest species of seal found in the Antarctic are both named after land mammals. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.

7. In which 1964 film does the US Air Force drop a nuclear bomb on New York City in order to appease the Soviet Union and avoid a nuclear holocaust?

8. Rebecca and Rowena are the two main female characters in which famous historical novel?

9. The heaviest existing musical instruments in the world, consisting of at least 23 bells, are called what?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "boat" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
b. Ever since our voyage of love began
c. I don't go around with the local crowd
d. It's just gone noon half past monsoon 

11. World record holder Reinhold Messner reached his peak in the early 1980s. In which profession did he excell?

12. In which British film from the year 1970 did a character played by Alec Guinness lose his head?

13. ABBA had a record seven number one hit singles in the UK music charts during the 1970s. Which band came in second place with six number ones?
a. 10cc  b. Wings  c. T-Rex  d. Slade 

14. A collective noun for polar bears and the Roman goddess of the dawn. Six letters.

15. The movie poster tag line for which Oscar winning film was "The loverliest motion picture of them all."? (note: there is no spelling mistake in 'loverliest')

16. Name the film in which Sting plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Feyd Rautha Harkonnen
b. J. D.
c. 'Ace the face' 

17. All but two of Air Koryo's fleet of aircraft are forbidden from landing at European airports. Air Koryo is the state owned national airline of which Asian country?

18. The name leukemia is a combination of "haima", meaning blood, and the Greek word "leukos". What does "leukos" mean?

19. Shakira's "Waka Waka" was the official song for which sporting event?

20. Which English born American entertainer and winner of five honourary Academy Awards was one of the few living people to have had a US naval ship named after him? 


1. Answer a. Tiffany (Richard Tiffany Gere)

2. Toronto

3. Two answers. Library of Congress and the British Library

4. Noddy Holder

5. Surinam

6. Two answers. Elephant seal and Leopard seal

7. Fail Safe

8. Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)

9. Carillon(s)

10. Four answers.
a. Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
b. Rock The Boat (Hues Corporation)
c. The Boat That I Row (Lulu or Neil Diamond)
d. Night Boat To Cairo (Madness) 

11. Mountaineering

12. Cromwell

13. Answer d. Slade

14. Aurora

15. My Fair Lady

16. Three answers.
a. Dune
b. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
c. Quadrophenia 

17. North Korea

18. White or clear

19. 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

20. Bob Hope

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