Pauls Quiz 388

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1. Plus or minus 1, in which year did the fashion designer Louis Reard introduce the 'Bikini'?

2. Introduced in 1984, the DynaTac 8000 was the first what?

3. Who was the longest serving royal consort in history?

4. Which district in San Francisco does one associate with hippies and the 'summer of love'? (two words)

5. Between 1881 and 1889 more than 22,000 workers died from accidents and tropical diseases during the first attempt to construct which modern world wonder?

6. The following is the last line to which Hollywood film?
"You better bury Ned right. You better not cut up nor otherwise harm no whores, or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches." 

7. A 1976 photo of a blonde woman in a red bathing suit is one of the best selling posters of all time. Name the woman in the red bathing suit.

8. Translated, the name of which criminal organisation stems from the numbers eight, nine and three?

9. In 1938 Indonesia became the first Asian country to take part in a FIFA Football World Cup finals, albeit under another name. Under which name did they participate?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Day" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. I saw a film today oh boy, the English army had just won the war
b. And so we are told this is the golden age, and gold is the reason for the wars we wage, though I want to be with you, to be with you night and day
c. Well they'll stone you when you're trying to be so good, they'll stone you just like they said they would
d. You give me all your lovin and your turtle dovin
e. She's a big teaser, she took me half the way there

11. What nickname was given to the mafia boss Charles Luciano?

12. With more than 18,000,000 passengers a year, which city has the busiest international airport in Africa?
a. Casablanca  b. Johannesburg  c. Cairo  d. Lagos 

13. How many people live on the island of Greenland?
a. 16,370  b. 56,370  c. 126,370  d. 276,370

14. In which city was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history?
a. San Francisco,  b. New Orleans,  c. Anchorage,  d. Galveston

15. Name the films in which Tim Roth plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Mr. Orange
b. Vincent van Gogh
c. Pumpkin
d. Archibald Cunningham 

16. What does a domesticated dog do that a wild dog does not?

17. Released in 1967, 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' was the debut album from which English rock band?

18. The aforementioned album (The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn) was also the title of the seventh chapter in which very popular children's book?

19. In 1348 the medical faculty in Paris claimed an unfavourable conjunction of three planets in the heavens was the cause of which unfolding disaster?

20. Nicknamed 'The Original Black Pearl', Arthur Friedenreich was the first person of mixed race to play football (soccer) for which football mad country?


1. 1946

2. Mobile phone, cell phone (to be offered commercially)

3. Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh)

4. Haight Ashbury

5. Panama Canal

6. Unforgiven

7. Farrah Fawcett

8. Yakuza (from yattsu, ku and san)

9. Dutch East Indies

10. Five answers.
a. A Day In The Life (Beatles)
b. New Years Day (U2)
c. Rainy Day Woman (Bob Dylan)
d. That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly)
e. Day Tripper (Beatles)

11. Lucky

12. Answer b. Johannesburg

13. Answer b. 56,370

14. Answer d. Galveston (a 1900 hurricane)

15. Four answers.
a. Reservoir Dogs
b. Vincent and Theo
c. Pulp Fiction
d. Rob Roy 

16. Bark. Wild dogs howl but only domesticated dogs bark.

17. Pink Floyd

18. The Wind in the Willows

19. The Black Death (plague)

20. Brazil

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