Pauls Quiz 384

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1. Which very familiar sound is also the name of a mountain nymph in Greek mythology? Four letters.

2. In which city in Belgium are about 84% of the world's rough diamonds cut and polished?

3. Which six letter word, unfortunately practiced by some in many sports, stems from a Dutch word meaning "thick dipping sauce"?

4. Based on a famous novel published in 1831, which 1939 film ends with the tragic words "Why was I not made of stone like thee?"?

5. The most visited art museum in Spain is found in Madrid. What is it called?

6. What was the name of the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot JFK?

7. Which three letters stood for East Germany at Olympic Games?

8. The cocktail known as a Margarita is also the Spanish word for which flower?

9. Which two countries have been involved for centuries in a bitter land dispute over the island Sakhalin?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Girl" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Tall and tan and young and lovely
b. Love you so much can't count all the ways I'd die for you girl and all they can say is, he's not your kind
c. Tra la la la la, she looks like a sugar in a plum
d. I don't want to say that I've been unhappy with you, but, as from today, well, I seen somebody that's new 

11. What is the official language in Suriname?

12. Which double digit number connects all of the following towns and cities?
Chicago, LA, St Louis, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Gallup, Flagstaff, Winona, Kingman, Barstow and San Bernadino. 

13. Which three E. U. countries have a tricolour flag with red, green and white stripes? One point for each correct answer.

14. Name the films in which Robert Redford plays alongside the following actresses. One point for each correct answer.
a. Mia Farrow
b. Glenn Close
c. Katharine Ross
d. Barbara Streisand
e. Jane Fonda 

15. Which Beatles song was a hit for The Rolling Stones in 1963?

16. Name the 7 countries that have a land border with Saudi Arabia. One point for each correct answer.

17. The title of which critically acclaimed 1954 novel is a translation of the word Beelzebub?

18. What is the name of the popular Italian brandy made from grape pomace (left over grape seeds and skins) ?

19. The rulers of Germany and Northern Italy, beginning with Charlemagne in 800, and including all his successors until 1806, were given which title?

20. Prohibition in the USA began in 1920. Plus or minus one, in which year did it end?


1. Echo

2. Antwerp

3. Doping (from Dutch 'doop')

4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

5. Prado (Museo del Prado)

6. Texas School Book Depository

7. GDR (German Democratic Republic)

8. Daisy

9. Russia and Japan

10. Four answers.
a. Girl From Ipanema (various artists)
b. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Neil Diamond)
c. Brown Girl In The Ring (Boney M)
d. Another Girl (Beatles) 

11. Dutch

12. 66 (they are all cities and towns mentioned in the song 'Route 66')

13. Three answers. Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria

14. Five answers.
a. The Great Gatsby
b. The Natural
c. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
d. The Way We Were
e. Barefoot in the Park 

15. I Wanna Be Your Man

16. Seven answers. Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar.

17. Lord Of The Flies (William Golding)

18. Grappa

19. Holy Roman Emperor

20. 1933

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