Pauls Quiz 382

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1. Although it is not made of silk today, which very common fabric takes its name from the silk once worn by French kings?

2. Every city in Venezuela (well almost) has a town square named after which national hero?

3. An iconic Soviet executive automobile and a major river. 

4. Which rider wears the 'maillot a pois' in the Tour de France?

5. Which popular 1963 Hollywood film, sometimes referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made", ends with the following words?
"Oh, I love you, Adam ... Alex ... Peter ... Brian ... whatever your name is. Oh, I love you. I hope we have a lot of boys and we can name them all after you."
"But before we start that, may I have the stamps?" 

6. What are the two most populated cities in Croatia? One point for each correct answer.

7. Which deep fried dish, and or cooking technique, probably takes its name from a Portuguese word for the fasting period during Lent?

8. Which form of water transport is also the name of a collective noun sometimes used for ducks, turkeys and auks? (four letters)

9. Which self deprecating New Yorker, born in 1935, has been nominated a record 15 times for the Oscar for Best Original Screen Play?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Mountain" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. No wind, no wind, no rain, no rain, nor winter's cold can stop me babe
b. He was born in the summer of his 27th year
c. It's so noisy at the fair, but all your friends are there, and the candy floss you had and your mother and your dad
d. Ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream

11. What are the names of the three most commonly used Japanese noodles that end with the letter "n"? One point for each correct answer.

12. Name the three countries where the most private automobiles were in use in the year 1920? One point for each correct answer.

13. Who painted the following self-portraits? One point for each correct answer.
a. Self-portrait with Straw Hat (1888)
b. Self-portrait with Beret and Turned Up Collar (1659)
c. Self-portrait with Fried Bacon (1941) 

14. What is the name of the very large inflatable female mascot often used by ACDC in concert?

15. What is the name of the elderly nanny in Brideshead Revisted?

16. After the devastation of six years of world war, which four countries had the most operational telephones in 1946? One point for each correct answer.

17. In the Tour de France, which French name is given to team members who act like worker bees in support of their team leader?

18. Name the films in which Robin Williams plays alongside the following actors. One point for each correct film.
a. Dustin Hoffman
b. Sally Field
c. Jeff Bridges
d. Ethan Hawke
e. Shelley Duvall
f. Robert de Niro
g. Forest Whitacker
h. Glen Close 

19. In archery, what is the name of the notch found at the rearmost end of an arrow? (four letters)

20. On which famous album cover is New York city's World Trade Center partially obscured by a glass of orange juice?


1. Corduroy (Fr. cord du roy)

2. Simon Bolivar (Bolivar Plaza)

3. Volga

4. The 'king of the mountains'

5. Charade

6. Two answers. Zagreb and Split

7. Tempura

8. Raft

9. Woody Allen

10. Four answers.
a. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Diana Ross)
b. Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
c. Sugar Mountain (Neil Young)
d. Climb Every Mountain (Julie Andrews) 

11. Three answers. ramen, udon, somen

12. Three answers. USA, GB, France.

13. Three answers.
a. Van Gogh
b. Rembrandt
c. Salvador Dali 

14. Rosie (after 'Whole Lot Of Rosie')

15. Nanny Hawkins

16. Four answers. USA, GB, Canada, France (UN statistical year-book 1966)

17. Domestique

18. Eight answers.
a. Hook
b. Mrs Doubtfire
c. The Fisher King
d. Dead Poets Society
e. Popeye
f. Awakenings
g. Good Morning Vietnam
h. The World According To Garp 

19. Nock

20. Breakfast In America (Supertramp)

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