Pauls Quiz 391

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1. The name of which TV network translated means "the island"?

2. The first ever FIFA World Cup football match played indoors took place in which country?

3. Which geologic period is named after a mountain range located between Switzerland and France?

4. Although he wasn't the first person to use it, which English musician and former member of Humble Pie made the so called 'talk box' popular in the mid 1970s?

5. Where would one find the Mont de Mars, Mont de Jupiter, Mont de Saturne, Mont de Soleil and the Mont de Venus?

6. Which band did the Big Lebowski hate?

7. Which dystopian novella ends with the following lines?
"And they can kiss my sharries. But you, O my brother, remember thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal." 

8. Name the final film from each of the following directors. One point for each correct answer.
a. Alfred Hitchcock
b. Stanley Kubrick
c. John Huston 

9. In which country does Graham Greene's anti-war novel 'The Quiet American' take place?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Monday" or "Mondays" in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. The telex machine is kept so clean
b. I was kissin Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream
c. Talkin to myself and feelin old
d. Every other day, every other day, every other day of the week is fine yeah 

11. Edith Head won a record eight Academy Awards in her lifetime, more than any other woman. In which category did she win all eight Oscars?

12. In 1934, which of the following became the first Asian country to play in a football world cup qualification match?
a. Japan  b. Palestine  c. India  d. Iraq 

13. The name of which metal, also known as wolfram, means "heavy stone"?

14. The movie poster tag line from which Oscar winning film from 1971 was "A 32,000,000 dollar chase turns into the American thriller of the year."?

15. What is the name of the fruit obtained from the African baobab tree?

16. Which Dutch footballer is the only player to have won the Champions League title with three different clubs?

17. Which Linda and winner of 11 Grammy Awards was the highest paid woman in the music industry in 1978?

18. What are the three most populated cities in South Korea? One point for each correct answer.

19. The name of which famous American when converted into the metric system equals 3.6576 metres?

20. Plus or minus 20 minutes, what was the RMS Titanic's ship time when she sank?


1. Al Jazeera

2. USA (1994 FIFA World Cup. Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit between USA and Switzerland)

3. Jurassic (after the Jura sub-alpine mountain range)

4. Peter Frampton

5. On the palm of your hand (terms used in palmistry for the mounds at the roots of the fingers)

6. The Eagles

7. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

8. Three answers.
a. Family Plot
b. Eyes Wide Shut
c. The Dead 

9. Vietnam

10. Four answers.
a. I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
b. Manic Monday (Bangles)
c. Rainy Days And Mondays (Carpenters)
d. Monday Monday (Mamas and the Papas) 

11. Best costume design

12. Answer b. Palestine

13. Tungsten

14. The French Connection

15. Monkey bread

16. Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, AC Milan and Real Madrid)

17. Linda Ronstadt

18. Three answers. Seoul, Busan and Incheon.

19. Mark Twain ('mark twain' was the riverboat cry for 2 fathoms. 2 fathoms = 3.6576 m)

20. 2.20 am

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