1. What did the famous HOLLYWOOD sign on Mt Lee say between the years 1923 and 1949?
2. The name of which form of transportation stems from the combination of the Greek words for "twisted" and "wing"?
3. Who is the only person born in Vladivostock to have won the Academy Award for Best Actor?
4. According to the latest scientific research, which of the following has the best sense of hearing in the animal kingdom?
a. dogs b. moths c. sharks d. frogs
5. A 'Feathery' (or featherie) was once the name given to the ball used in which popular sport?
6. Which classic 1953 Hollywood western begins with the following words?
"Somebody's comin Pa."
"Well, let him come."
7. In which war was the first submarine used in combat?
a. Crimean War b. American Civil War c. 30 Years War d. American Revolution
8. The following poems are both examples of what?
"An old silent pond ...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash, silence again"
"Beans are kind to hearts,
I like to eat them daily,
And then do big farts"
9. Which European country was officially re-named Ostmark in 1938?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with a day of the week somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. She just can't be chained to a life where nothings gained
b. They stop me from groovin, they bang on me wall, they doing me crust in, it's no good at all
c. Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
d. See Mrs Grey, she's proud today her roses are in bloom, Mr Green he's so serene, he's got a t.v. in every room
11. What happens to those unfortunate people who hear the following translation?
"Wenn ist das Nunstück git und stotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput."
12. Which word meaning "bad place" is used to label films (like The Hunger Games, A Clockwork Orange and 1984) which depict oppressive and dehumanizing societies?
13. In which country or Overseas Territory are each of the following international airports located? One point for each correct answer.
a. King Khalid Int Airport
b. King Shaka Int Airport
c. King Mohammed V Int Airport
d. Queen Beatrix Int Airport
14. An ill trained US soldier named Billy Pilgrim is the central character in which black satirical novel and film about World War II?
15. Which top 10 hit song in the UK charts from each of the following musicians dealt with the theme of murder? One point for each correct answer.
a. Tom Jones
b. Jimi Hendrix
c. Bobby Darin
d. Olivia Newton John
16. Plus or minus 10, in which year did the first commercial canning factory start preserving food in cans?
17. What is the main ingredient in the traditional Arab dish called falafel?
18. Who was the first Welsh person to have a number one single in the UK charts?
19. Which non alcoholic cocktail is named after an Academy Award winner and former US ambassador to Ghana?
20. Former leaders Bill Clinton and Michail Gorbachev both shared which award in 2004?
a. Nobel Peace Prize b. Grammy Award c. Academy Award d. Pulitzer Prize
2. Helicopter (from 'helix' and 'pteron')
3. Yul Brynner
4. Answer b. moths
7. Answer d. American Revolution (the "Turtle")
9. Austria (between the years 1938-1942)
10. Four answers.
a. Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
b. Lazy Sunday (Small Faces)
c. Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)
d. Pleasant Valley Sunday (Monkees)
11. They die laughing (Monty Python)
13. Four answers.
a. Saudi Arabia
b. South Africa
d. Netherlands Antilles (Aruba)
14. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
15. Four answers.
b. Hey Joe
c. Mack The Knife
d. Banks Of The Ohio
17. Chick peas (or fava beans)
18. Shirley Bassey (As I Love You, 1959)
19. Shirley Temple
20. Answer b. Grammy Award (for Best Spoken Word Album For Children, "Peter and the Wolf" with Sophia Loren and Kent Nagano)