Pauls Quiz 381

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1. Which one of the following was prohibited in Iceland between 1915 and March 1, 1989?
a. Roman Catholic mass  b. Lawn tennis  c. German language books and newspapers  d. beer 

2. Although they are not members of the European Union, which four European countries have the right to print and use the Euro currency?

3. The American action film star Steven Seagal has a 7th dan black belt in which martial art?

4. Which Greek root meaning "blue" is often found on a traditional colour wheel between green and blue? Four letters.

5. What are the two most southern E.U. capital cities? One point for each correct answer.

6. The first 'test tube' baby, Louise Brown, was a result of IVF. What do the letters I V F stand for?

7. Which controversial woman with the initials W. S. was Time magazine's first female 'Man of the Year' in 1936?

8. Which 1957 film and Academy Award winner for Best Picture ends with the words "Madness, madness."?

9. Since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, which three tennis players have won a record five men's singles titles at the US Open? One point for each correct answer.

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Water" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Sail on silver girl
b. Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids out the ground
c. Well I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin', ol Mississippi she's callin my name 

11. Who proudly wears their 'kepis blanc'?

12. Measured in area, what are the four smallest US states? One point for each correct answer.

13. Plus or minus 25, how many commercial flights were hi-jacked in American airspace between the years 1961 and 1972?

14. Who was the first person to appear on the cover of the magazine Rolling Stone?
a. Muddy Waters  b. Elvis  c. John Lennon  d. Dr Hook 

15. Which four ships took part in the tragic Battle of the Denmark Strait during the early hours of the 24th of May, 1941? One point for each correct answer.

16. What is the name of the brightest star in the observable sky?

17. A cocktail, Simon and Garfunkel in 1957, and a series of animated cartoon films. Three words.

18. Which one of the following four European capital cities does not lie on the 55th parallel north?
a. Moscow  b. Edinburgh  c. Copenhagen  d. Helsinki 

19. The title of which 2009 Hollywood blockbuster is also the Sanskrit word for "descent"?

20. Which European country had a so called 'Orange Revolution' between November 2004 and January 2005?


1. Answer d. beer (March 1 is now called 'Beer Day' in Iceland)

2. Four answers. Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco.

3. Aikido

4. Cyan

5. Two answers. Valleta and Nicosia

6. In Vitro Fertilisation

7. Wallis Simpson

8. The Bridge on the River Kwai

9. Three answers. Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.

10. Three answers.
a. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
b. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
c. Black Water (Doobie Brothers) 

11. Members of the French Foreign Legion ( Kepis blanc is the name of the regimental cap)

12. Four answers. Rhode Island (3,139 km2), Delaware (5,136 km2), Connecticut (12,997 km2), Hawaii (16,760 km2)

13. Answer b. 150

14. Answer c. John Lennon

15. Four answers. HMS Hood, HMS Prince of Wales, Bismarck, Prinz Eugen.

16. The Sun

17. Tom and Jerry

18. Answer d. Helsinki (60 degrees north)

19. Avatar

20. Ukraine

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