Pauls Quiz 371

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1. What is the four letter word in Italian cuisine for a meat based sauce?

2. In which capital city did the famous 1972 world championship chess matches between Bobby Fisher and Boris Spassky take place?

3. The following is the opening line to which 1970 film?
"What can you say about a 25 year old girl who dies? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?" 

4. Who was the only divorced man to serve as US president?

5. Before his coronation, who was known as Ras Tafari Makonnen?

6. In film and literature, the boy born with the name Nathoo is better known under which adopted name?

7. Since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, which two players have reached a record 12 singles finals at Wimbledon?

8. After nitrogen and oxygen, which noble gas is the third most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere?

9. What is the well known Japanese word for "heavenly emperor"?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "People" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Happy happy put it in your heart where tomorrow shines gold and silver shine
b. There is a blue one who can't accept the green one for living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
c. She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge
d. Say you want a revolution we better get one right away 

11. Which name is sometimes given to the three neighbouring countries of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg? One word, seven letters.

12. In the US, "Guitar Town" is the CB (citizen's band radio) handle for which city?

13. Name the films in which David Niven plays the following characters? One point for each correct answer.
a. Phileas Fogg
b. Sir James Bond
c. Sir Charles Lytton 

14. "Les Rouges" is one of several nicknames given to which country's men's national football/soccer team?

15. Which name, which includes the French word for "good will", was given to the early 20th century alliance between France, Britain and Tsarist Russia?

16. The name for which type of cloud stems from the Latin words for "high" and "heap"?

17. Which actor appeared a record 17 times in James Bond films?

18. Which benevolent 20th century European dictator was born Josip Broz?

19. Mdina is the most expensive property in which E.U. country's version of Monopoly?

20. Which Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress played the Bond girl in Never Say Never Again?


1. Ragu

2. Reykjavik 

3. Love Story

4. Ronald Reagan

5. Haile Selassie

6. Mowgli

7. Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer

8. Argon

9. Tenno

10. Four answers.
a. Shiny Happy People (REM)
b. Everyday People (Sly and the family Stone)
c. Common People (Pulp)
d. Power To The People (John Lennon) 

11. Benelux

12. Nashville

13. Three answers.
a. Around The World In 80 Days
b. Casino Royale
c. The Pink Panther (or 'Trail of the Pink Panther' 'Curse of the Pink Panther') 

14. Canada

15. Triple Entente

16. Altocumulus

17. Desmond Llewelyn ('Q')

18. Tito

19. Malta

20. Kim Basinger

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