Pauls Quiz 365

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1. The title of which popular 1898 Italian song, often played by ice cream vans, means "my sunshine" when translated?

2. Animals that are classified as arboreal have adapted to life in which environment?

3. Translated, which Japanese martial art means "sword path" or "way of the sword"?

4. The following is the opening line from which 1991 Hollywood film?
"Three billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997." 

5. Which small shark with an unusual bite is named after a baking implement?

6. In 2006, who became the first player ever to be sent off in a UEFA Champions League final?

7. With 85 m, the world's shortest land border is shared between the Spanish territory Penon de Velez de la Gomera and which other country?

8. The name of which famous automobile manufacturer means 'blacksmith' when translated?

9. Which European country abolished its monarchy on June 1, 1973?
a. Albania  b. Italy  c. Greece  d. Portugal 

10. The following lyrics are all from songs in which Superman gets a mention. Can you name the artist or the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. I am I am I am Superman and I can do anything
b. Superman and Green Lantern ain't got nothin on me
c. Superman, Superman, I want to fly like Superman
d. Tall dark and Superman, he puts his papers in his briefcase and drives away
e. You know you want me baby, you know I want you too, they call me Superman, I'm here to rescue you
f. You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger 

11. Constantinople and Moscow excluded, what were the five most populated European cities in the year 1700? One point for each correct answer.

12. What is the commonly used French word for scampi?

13. The following are the alter egos of which comic book characters? One point for each correct answer.
a. Steve Rogers
b. Logan
c. Princess Diana of Themyscira
d. Selina Kyle
e. Tony Stark
f. Max Eisenhardt 

14. Which company, headquartered in The Hague, is usually found in the worldwide top 10 in terms of revenue?

15. In biology, which taxonomic category lies between Kingdom and Class?

16. What was the first song by The Beatles to use backwards vocals? (One word)

17. Name the films in which Dustin Hoffmann plays a character married to a character played by?
a. Barbara Streisand
b. Rene Russo
c. Meryl Streep
d. Susan George 

18. What is the name of the whale with the distinctive unicorn like spiral tusk?

19. Gregor Samsa does not recognise himself in which famous novella?

20. Located in Chile and Peru, what is the name of the desert which is considered to be the driest place on Earth?


1. O sole mio

2. In trees

3. Kendo

4. Terminator 2. Judgment Day

5. Cookie cutter

6. Jens Lehmann 

7. Morocco

8. Ferrari

9. Answer c. Greece

10. Six answers.
a. REM (Superman)
b. Donavan (Sunshine Superman)
c. Kinks (Superman)
d. Taylor Swift (Superman)
e. Eminem (Superman)
f. Jim Croce (You Don't Mess Around With Jim) 


11. Five answers. In order; London, Paris, Naples, Lisbon and Amsterdam.

12. Langoustine

13. Six answers.
a. Captain America
b. Wolverine
c. Wonder Woman
d. Catwoman
e. Iron Man
f. Magneto 

14. Royal Dutch Shell

15. Phylum

16. Rain

17. Four answers.
a. Meet The Fockers (or Little Fockers)
b. Outbreak
c. Kramer vs Kramer
d. Straw Dogs 

18. Narwhal

19. The Metamorphosis

20. Atacama desert

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