Pauls Quiz 387

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1. What kind of aircraft served as 'Air Force One' for US presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H W Bush?

2. Who was Minnehaha's lover?

3. On the 15th of December 1970, a Soviet spacecraft completed the first successful soft landing and transmission of data from another planet. On which planet did the Soviet probe land?

4. Name the three films in which both Michael Caine and Lawrence Olivier are found in the cast. One point for each correct answer.

5. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted and executed for the kidnapping of which man's son?

6. What does an ichtyophile love?

7. Which competition first took place in 1927 at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts? 

8. Banja Luka is the second largest city in which European country?

9. Since the introduction of the 'Open Era' in 1968, which woman has won a record six US Open singles titles in tennis?
a. Chris Evert  b. Martina Navratilova  c. Serena Williams  d. Steffi Graf 

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Radio" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. I'd sit alone and watch your light, my only friend through teenage nights
b. I heard you on the wireless back in 52
c. I never told a soul just how I've been feeling about you, but they said it really loud, they said it on the air 

11. An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a seazone in which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. With 11,691,000 km2 in total, which European country has the largest in the world?

12. Many animals have a so called Jacobson's organ. Where in the body is it found?

13. Which five E. U. countries have a red and white flag? One point for each correct answer.

14. Which actor has played the role of Adolf Hitler, Richard Nixon, Yitzhak Rabin, Richard the Lionhearted and Pablo Picasso?

15. The name of which spice, often used in Indian cuisine, stems from the Medieval Latin words for "worthy earth"?

16. Which tropical fruit was a hit single for Harry Nilsson in 1971?

17. What is the national sport in Cuba?

18. A ballistic missile submarine and an adult male kangaroo. One word.

19. Which famous poem by John Donne is also the title of an Ernest Hemingway novel?

20. In the 1969 film The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, which French expression does Jean Brodie use to describe her pupils?


1. Boeing 707

2. Hiawatha

3. Venus

4. Three answers. The Battle Of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, Sleuth.

5. Charles Lindbergh

6. Fish

7. Ryder Cup

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Answer a. Chris Evert

10. Three answers.
a. Radio Ga Ga (Queen)
b. Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
c. On The Radio (Donna Summer) 

11. France

12. Nasal cavity

13. Five answers. Austria, Poland, Malta, Denmark and Latvia (Latvia's flag is maroon red and white)

14. Anthony Hopkins

15. Turmeric (from 'terra merita')

16. Coconut

17. Baseball

18. Boomer

19. For Whom The Bell Tolls

20. Creme de la creme

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