Pauls Quiz 393

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1. Which two time Oscar winner for Best Actor is mentioned in songs from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Elton John, Robbie Williams, David Bowie and Madonna?
a. Marlon Brando,  b. Robert De Niro,  c. Gary Cooper,  d. Spencer Tracy

2. What are the three so called 'ABC islands' in the Caribbean that belong to the Netherlands? One point for each correct answer.

3. The following movie quote is from which 1991 film?
"Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance." 

4. Which vegetable is one of the main ingredients in cassoulet, a traditional stew from the south of France?

5. Which famous Ferrari sports car is named after a coastal city in the USA?

6. What is the three letter Japanese word for a sash or belt used to secure traditional mens or womens garments? 

7. In which films would one find the following dogs?
a. a chihuahau named Mojo
b. a pug named Frank 

8. In particle physics, which one of the following is a subcomponent of a quark?
a. treon  b. freon  c. kreon  d. preon 

9. What is the longest river in the world named after a Scottish explorer?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Hot" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. I got a fever of one hundred and three
b. Who's that knockin on my door, it's got to be a quarter to four
c. Well she's my woman of gold and she's not very old, A-ha
d. Sittin here eatin my heart out waitin, waitin for some lover to come
e. Now they're calling for their guns, about to spoil the rude boys fun, but rude boys never give up 

11. The name of which branch of mathematics stems from the Arabic word meaning "completion" or "restoring"?

12. Which famous 19th century woman was nicknamed the 'Lady of the lamp'?

13. Which five countries in the world that begin with the letter "B" are the most populated? One point for each correct answer.

14. A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. With an average length of 7.7 millimetres (0.30 in), a member of which of the following groups is the smallest vertebrate in the world?
a. mouse  b. turtle  c. frog  d. bird

15. Which US state is also the name of a province in northern France?

16. Which hit song from 1962 incorporated 'the man of a thousand voices', Warner Brothers cartoon legend Mel Blanc?

17. How many letters are there in the Swedish alphabet?
a. 23  b. 26  c. 29  d. 33 

18. The name of which US national park translated means "they are killers" and refers to the native indians who once inhabited the valley?
a. Shenandoah,  b. Yosemite,  c. Sequoia

19. Which famous musician was one of the founders of the film production and distribution company HandMade Films?

20. Which Sir is the only British entertainer to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony award?
a. Sir Paul McCartney  b. Sir Sean Connery  c. Sir Elton John  d. Sir John Gielgud 


1. Answer a. Marlon Brando (Bruce Springsteen 'It's hard to be a saint in the city', Neil Young 'Pocahontas', Elton John 'Goodbye Marlon Brando', Robbie Williams 'Advertising Space', David Bowie 'China Girl', Madonna 'Vogue')

2. Three answers. Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao

3. Fried Green Tomatoes

4. Beans (white haricot beans)

5. Daytona

6. Obi

7. Two answers.
a. Transformers
b. Men In Black 

8. Answer d. preon

9. Mackenzie (including tributaries, 4,241 km)

10. Five answers.
a. Hot Blooded (Foreigner)
b. Hot Legs (Rod Stewart)
c. Hot Love (T Rex)
d. Hot Stuff (Donna Sommer)
e. Too Hot (The Specials) 

11. Algebra

12. Florence Nightingale (as a nurse she did many rounds at night carrying a lamp)

13. Five answers. In order; Brazil (193 mill), Bangladesh (152 mill), Burkina Faso (15 mill), Bolivia (12 mill) and Belgium (11 mill).

14. Answer c. frog (paedophryne amauensis, a species of frog found in Papua New Guinea)

15. Maine

16. Speedy Gonzales (Pat Boone)

17. Answer c. 29

18. Answer b, Yosemite

19. George Harrison

20. Answer d. Sir John Gielgud

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