Pauls Quiz 370

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1. The name for which cocktail stems from the Tahitian word for "good"?

2. Wenceslas Square is the most expensive property in which country's version of Monopoly?

3. What is a proette?

4. Since the introduction of the 'Open' era in 1968, four players have won both the Boys' Singles and the Men's Singles at Wimbledon. Can you name them, or at least take a guess? One point for each correct answer.

5. Which former Prime Minister was once an entertainer on cruise ships?
a. Tony Blair  b. Pierre Trudeau  c. Tony Abbott  d. Silvio Berlusconi 

6. The recently completed '1915 Canakkale Bridge' is now the longest suspension bridge in the world. Which famous strait does it span?

7. On average, how many seconds does light from the sun take to reach the earth? Plus or minus 20 seconds.

8. The following are the first words to which 1996 movie?
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television." 

9. The 'Sun of May' (Sol de Mayo) is found in the centre of which two South American countries flags? One point for each correct answer.

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. There's a church bell ringing, hear the song of joy it's singing
b. Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina, wicked and evil while casting a spell
c. Go play your hand you big talkin man make a big fool of yourself
d. He's the hairy handed gent who ran amok in Kent
e. Well I just got into town about an hour ago, took a look around, see which way the wind blows 

11. Nicknamed "Cross-roads of the world", what is the name of the airport in Newfoundland that was an important refuelling stop for transatlantic flights in the 1950s and 1960s?

12. What is the title of the 1910 novel and a 1986 musical in which Christine Daae is the female protagonist?

13. What is the very well known Urdu word for "palace"? Five letters

14. Thimphu and Phuntsholing are the two largest cities in which Asian country?

15. The AFI (American Film Institute) has a list of the "50 greatest film villains". There are eight females in the top twenty. The following are a few of those female villains. Can you name the films in which they play a sinister role? One point for each correct answer.
a. Nurse Ratched
b. Annie Wilkes
c. Queen Grimhilde
d. Regan MacNeil
e. Alex Forrest 

16. The car featured in the original TV series Knightrider was named KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). Which actual car make and model was KITT?

17. Which American pop artist's most famous works include "Whaam", "Look Mickey" and "Oh, Jeff...I love you, too... But"?

18. Alexander Waverly was the head of which fictional crime fighting organisation?

19. According to Forbes Magazine, what are the three most valuable NHL franchises? One point for each correct answer.

20. Arbat Street is the most expensive property in which country's version of Monopoly?


1. Mai Tai (Maita'i)

2. Czech Republic

3. A female golfing professional

4. Four answers. Björn Borg, Pat Cash, Stephan Edberg and Roger Federer.

5. Answer d. Silvio Berlusconi

6. Dardanelles Strait (or Strait of Gallipoli)

7. 500 seconds = 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
(Average distance between the earth and the sun is 150,000,000 km and light travels almost 300,000 km per second = 500 secomds)

8. Trainspotting

9. Two answers. Argentina and Uruguay

10. Five answers.
a. Is This The Way To Amarillo (Tony Christie)
b. El Paso (Marty Robbins)
c. Jackson (Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood)
d. Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon)
e. L.A. Woman (The Doors) 

11. Gander

12. The Phantom Of The Opera

13. Mahal

14. Bhutan

15. Five answers.
a. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
b. Misery
c. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
d. The Exorcist
e. Fatal Attraction 

16. Pontiac Trans Am (1982 model to be exact)

17. Roy Lichtenstein

18. U.N.C.L.E.

19. Three answers. In order: New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens.

20. Russia

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