1. What kind of 'gin' is said to have been a contributing factor in the outbreak of the American Civil War?
2. Which character from the Peanuts comic strip is also the name of the Roman Catholic pope who succeeded St Peter?
3. Name the three capital cities in the world that begin with the letters 'Ka'. One point for each correct answer.
4. Name the celebrity mothers who gave their son our daughter the following names. One point for each correct answer.
a. Zahara Marley
b. Blue Ivy Carter
c. Moroccan Scott
d. Elijah Blue
f. Makena'lei Gordon
5. The name of which kind of American cottonwood tree is also the site of a famous 1836 battle?
6. Which empire had 10 official languages and was geographically the second largest country in Europe in 1913?
7. The following are the last lines to which epic film?
"Tonya, can you play the balalaika?"
"Can she play? She's an artist!"
"Ah, then it's a gift."
8. Where is the most heavily militarized border in the world?
9. Which name has been given to the very strong westerly winds in the southern hemisphere generally found between the latitudes 40 and 50 degrees?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'Hello' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. You're still glowing, you're still crowing
b. I say hi, you say low
c. You passed me by one sunny day, flashed those big brown eyes my way, and oh I wanted you forever more
d. I've been alone with you inside my mind
11. Which E.U. country is one of the top three pear producing countries worldwide?
12. What kind of airliner made headlines around the world after it crashed and killed 14 people at the 1973 Paris air show?
13. What is the difference between the collective nouns a 'gaggle' of geese and a 'skein' of geese?
14. What was the name of Dick Dastardly's race car?
15. Which record setting NFL running back appeared in a score of films over the last few decades including The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra and Mars Attacks?
16. Which five E. U. countries have a red and white flag? One point for each correct answer.
17. Which English composer with the initials T. H. wrote a series of hit songs in the 1960s which included Downtown, Sign Of The Times, Call Me, I Know A Place and Sugar And Spice?
18. What are the three mainland African countries in which Portuguese is an official language? One point for each correct answer.
19. Name the films in which Frank Sinatra played each of the following roles? One point for each correct answer.
a. Colonel Joseph L. Ryan
b. Private Angelo Maggio
c. Frankie Machine
20. What is the very well known French word meaning 're-birth'?
1. Cotton gin (processing cotton became much easier but more slaves were needed to pick the crop, thus strengthening the arguments for the continuation of slavery)
3. Three answers. Kabul (Afghanistan), Kampala (Uganda), Kathmandu (Nepal)
4. Six answers.
a. Angelina Jolie
c. Mariah Carey
e. Katie Holmes
f. Helen Hunt
6. Austro-Hungarian Empire
7. Doctor Zhivago
8. Between North and South Korea
9. 'The Roaring Forties'
10. Four answers.
a. Hello Dolly
b. Hello Goodbye (Beatles)
c. Hello Marylou (goodbye heart) (Ricky Nelson)
d. Hello (Lionel Richie)
11. Italy (China, Italy and the USA are the top 3)
12. A Russian SST (supersonic transport) Tupolev Tu-144. Nicknamed 'Concordski'.
13. A gaggle is on the ground, a skein is in flight.
14. The Mean Machine
15. Jim Brown
16. Five answers. Austria, Denmark, Poland, Malta and Latvia.
17. Tony Hatch
18. Three answers. Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
19. Three answers.
a. Von Ryan's Express
b. From Here To Eternity
c. The Man With The Golden Arm