Pauls Quiz 385

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1. In motor racing, what was the traditional colour used by each of the following countries?
a. France
b. Italy
c. Germany
d. GB 

2. Who wore the hide of the Nemean lion over his broad shoulders?

3. Which component found in a lap top computer is also the collective noun for barracudas?

4. With which film franchise does one associate the line "if it bleeds we can kill it."?

5. What was the name of the top secret single engine high altitude reconnaissance aircraft used by the USAF in the late 1950s early 1960s?

6. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Man" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
b. You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo
c. There's a man who leads a life of danger, to everyone he meets he stays a stranger
d. When it comes to shootin straight and fast, he was mighty good 

7. The name of which disease stems from a combination of the Latin words for "ox" and "hunger"?

8. Which three countries have produced the most Nobel laureates? One point for each correct answer.

9. What are the only two edible nuts mentioned in the Bible? One point for each correct answer.

10. Name the films in which Cary Grant plays alongside the following actresses. One point for each correct answer.
a. Sophia Loren
b. Audrey Hepburn
c. Eva Marie Saint
d. Grace Kelly
e. Leslie Caron 

11. The name of which edible legume stems from the Old French word for "freckle"?

12. Which haunting instrumental from an English musician was the 1962 US Billboard's best selling number one single?

13. Kublai Khan's summer capital and Gene Kelly's final film. One word.

14. What is the name of the religious law and moral code of Islam?

15. Kris, Dirk, Facon, Mezzaluna, Kirpan and Balisong are all examples of what?

16. Between 1820 and 1966, a record 6,862,900 immigrants to the USA came from which European country?
a. Germany  b. Ireland  c. England  d. Italy 

17. Which one of the following is a US music style described as a "high impact brand of woofer popping party hip hop"?
a. Grunk  b. Prunk  c. Crunk  d. Frunk 

18. What is the ancient Greek word for horse?

19. The following is the last line in which 2003 film?
"One more thing Sofie. Is she aware her daughter is still alive?" 

20. Pravda was the foremost newspaper in the Soviet Union. What does Pravda mean in English?


1. Four answers.
a. Blue
b. Red
c. White or Silver (or bare metal)
d. Green (British racing green) 

2. Hercules

3. Battery

4. Predator

5. U 2

6. Four answers.
a. The Candy Man (Sammy Davis Jr)
b. Baby, You're A Rich Man (Beatles)
c. Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers)
d. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Gene Pitney) 

7. Bulimia (from the Latin bous and limos)

8. Three answers. USA , UK  and Germany 

9. Two answers. Pistachios and almonds (Genesis 43:11)

10. Five answers.
a. Houseboat
b. Charade
c. North By Northwest
d. To Catch A Thief
e. Father Goose 

11. Lentil (from 'Lentille')

12. Stranger On The Shore (Mr Acker Bilk)

13. Xanadu

14. Sharia

15. Knives and or daggers

16. Answer a. Germany

17. Answer c. Crunk (from crazy + drunk)

18. Hippo

19. Kill Bill: Vol 1

20. Truth

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