Pauls Quiz 389

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1. What kind of river was a hit single for Pat Boone on both sides of the Atlantic in 1961?
a. Moon,  b. Yellow,  c. Moody

2. Which popular 1954 Hollywood musical ends with the words "I now pronounce you men and wives."?

3. Which French word can be a sheer fabric or a light cake?

4. Which number one ranked male tennis player in the year 2000, a two time winner of a Grand Slam singles event; has a sister who was also ranked number one in women's tennis?

5. The 1814 Battle of Baltimore was the inspiration for which song?

6. What is a storm with winds exceeding 118 km/h called in the northwestern part of the Pacific ocean?

7. The King Protea is the national flower of which African country?

8. True or False. There are more possible arrangements of cards in a standard 52 deck than there are atoms on Earth.

9. Which fruit does one closely associate with the world famous Folies Bergeres dancer Josephine Baker?

10. The following lyrics are all from Rolling Stones songs. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. War, children, it's just a kiss away, kiss away
b. And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill
c.Then in flies a guy who's all dressed up like a Union Jack
d. Sun turnin' round with graceful motion, we're setting off with soft explosion 

11. Famous for heavy surf, fog, countless shipwrecks and bones, what is the name of the coast that borders Namibia and southern Angola?

12. "It was a pleasure to burn." is the opening line to which book?

13. Polaris, or the North Star, is found in which constellation?

14. What is the largest freshwater fish in North America?

15. First discovered in 1986, Prochlorococcus is perhaps the most plentiful species on the planet, and with 6 microns in diameter, the smallest creature. They are also responsible for producing one-fifth of the world's atmospheric oxygen. Where are they found?
a. Amazon jungle  b. Antarctic  c. Sahara desert  d. Atlantic ocean 

16. In which post apocalyptic 1972 science fiction film are there three little robots named Huey, Dewey and Louie?

17. What is the name of the realm in which Valhalla is found?

18. Plus or minus 100,000, what is the population of Iceland?

19. Which Holy Roman Emperor's surname translated means 'red beard'?

20. What kind of butterfly was a hit song for both Bob Lind and Val Doonican in 1966?


1. Answer c. Moody River

2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

3. Chiffon

4. Marit Safin (his sister Dinara Safina was ranked number 1 in April 2009. They are the only brother and sister in the history of tennis to achieve No 1 rankings)

5. The Star Spangled Banner

6. Typhoon

7. South Africa

8. True 

9. Banana

10. Four answers.
a. Gimme Shelter
b. Mother's Little Helper
c. Get Off My Cloud
d. 2000 Light Years From Home 

11. Skeleton Coast

12. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

13. Ursa Minor (Little Dipper or Little Bear)

14. Sturgeon (White sturgeon)

15. Answer d. Atlantic ocean

16. Silent Running

17. Asgard

18. 376,848

19. Barbarossa (Frederick I, 1122-1190)

20. Elusive Butterfly

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