Pauls Quiz 369

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1. What is both the name of a Greek goddess and a colourful part of the human body? Four letters.

2. Translated, which very popular seven letter word at the dinner/supper table beginning with the letter "D" means "to clear the table"?

3. Which singer with the initials E. C. was the first person to have a record that sold more than a million copies?

4. Which of the following is the highest capital city in Europe?
a. Vienna  b. Zagreb  c. Andorra la Vella  d. Bern 

5. What was the name of Hollywood's first canine star in the 1930s?

6. What popular winter food is prepared in the cooking vessel known as a 'caquelon'?

7. B.A.S.E. jumping. What does the acronym BASE mean? One point for each correct letter.

8. Since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, name the six US tennis players who have won the Men's Singles title at Wimbledon. One point for each correct answer.

9. The name for which type of high altitude cloud is the Latin word for 'curling lock of hair'?

10. The following lyrics are from songs with the name of a city somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. The feeling has gone, only you and I, it means nothing to me, this means nothing to me
b. Looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup, each tea lasts an hour
c. Ain't no angel gonna greet me, it's just you and me my friend, my clothes don't fit me no more
d. Confront your enemies, avoid them if you can, a gentleman will walk but never run
e. The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free, you'll find a god in every golden cloister, and if you're lucky then the god's a she 

11. Grenache and Tempranillo are both used to make what?

12. Who rode the white stallion named Marengo?

13. First introduced in 1966, what became the bestselling automobile in the world in 1997?

14. In a popular cult TV series, which acronym is the arch enemy of T.H.R.U.S.H.?

15. The following are the first words to which 1977 Hollywood blockbuster?
"Will you just watch the hair! You know I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair!" 

16. The ancient city of Tenochtitlan is found today in the centre of which modern capital?

17. What are the three longest rivers in Asia? One point for each correct answer.

18. A type of boat, the indented bottom of a wine bottle and something done to a ball in sport. One word.

19. Lestat was an evil character in which book and film?

20. Which four letter word beginning with the letter 'M' is a word for sauce in the Mexican cuisine?


1. Iris

2. Dessert (from the French 'desservir')

3. Enrico Caruso (the aria ''Vesti la giubba')

4. Answer c. Andorra la Vella

5. Rin Tin Tin

6. Fondue

7. Buildings, Antenna, Spans, Earth

8. Six answers. Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.

9. Cirrus

10. Five answers.
a. Vienna (Ultravox)
b. Streets Of London (Ralph McTell)
c. Streets Of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen)
d. An Englishman In New York (Sting)
e. One Night In Bangkok (Murray Head) 

11. Spanish red wine (grenache and tempranillo are grapes)

12. Napoleon

13. Toyota Corolla

14. U.N.C.L.E. (The man from UNCLE)

15. Saturday Night Fever

16. Mexico City

17. Three answers. Yangtze (6,300 km), Yellow river (also known as Huang He, 5,464 km), Mekong river (4,909 km).

18. Punt

19. Interview With A Vampire

20. Mole

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