Pauls Quiz 335

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1. The name for which kind of confidential message stems from the Arabic word for 'zero' or 'naught'?

2. The following movie quote is from which 1985 film?
"We better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88." 

3. Which fruit is used to make grenadine syrup?

4. Based on record sales, who are the two most successful Eurovision Song Contest winners?

5. A unit of area and the name of a historic walled port city in Isreal? One word.

6. In which line of work does one use a pestle like tool called a 'muddler'?

7. Name the films in which Gwyneth Paltrow plays a character married to a character played by
a. Brad Pitt
b. Matt Damon
c. Bill Murray 

8. Which clothing fad in the 1960s took its name from a famous Prime Minister?

9. What does the unit Planck Temperature stand for?
a. lowest possible temperature of matter  b. highest possible temperature of matter 

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'Bird', or 'Birds', somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Rise up this mornin', smile wth the risin' sun
b. When your bird is broken, will it bring you down, you may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round
c. If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me
d. Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean, the unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green 

11. The majority of witch executions between 1500 and 1750 took place in which European country?
a. Germany  b. Spain  c. France  d. Ireland  

12. Tartu is the second largest city in which European country?
a. Bulgaria  b. Albania  c. Estonia  d. Andorra 

13. Fado is a music genre associated with which European country?

14. Name the five cities in the world with 200,000 or more dollar millionares. One point for each correct answer.

15. The name for which type of bicycle stems from the Latin word for 'at length' or 'finally'?

16. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
a. Canada  b. Russia  c. Indonesia  d. United States 

17. Which event on Max Yasgur's farm rocked the world for several days in 1969?

18. With 144.4 litres, which European country has the highest per-capita annual beer consumption world wide?
a. Germany  b. Holland  c. Ireland  d. Czech Republic 

19. Which hero is a song title for REM, Taylor Swift, The Kinks, Eminem, Barbara Streisand and Alanis Morissette?

20. What was the surface area of Iceberg B-15, the largest ever recorded iceberg?
a. 110 km2  b. 1,100 km2  c. 11,000 km2  d. 111,000 km2 


1. Cipher (Cypher)

2. Back to the Future

3. Pomegranate

4. ABBA and Celine Dion

5. Acre

6. Bartending (used to mash or crush fruit, herbs and spices for cocktails)

7. Three answers.
a. Seven
b. Contagion
c. The Royal Tenenbaums 

8. Nehru jacket (after Pandit Nehru, PM of India from 1947-1964)

9. Answer b. highest possible temperature of matter

10. Four answers.
a. Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
b. And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles)
c. Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
d. Snow Bird (Anne Murray) 

11. Answer a. Germany (an estimated 17,000 - 26,000)

12. Answer c. Estonia

13. Portugal

14. Five answers. In order; Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, and Beijing.

15. Tandem

16. Answer a. Canada

17. Woodstock festival

18. Answer d. Czech Republic

19. Superman

20. Answer c. 11,000 km2 (slightly larger than Jamaica)

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