Pauls Quiz 395

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1. What is the most populated city in the world today that did not exist at the beginning of the 20th century?

2. The US Virgin Islands belonged to which European country from 1754 - 1917?
a. GB,  b. France,  c. Denmark,  d. Spain

3. Who was the front man for "The Silver Bullet Band"?

4. Which French coastal city was named after the Greek goddess of victory?

5. The following is the movie poster tag line to which 2007 film?
"The last man on Earth is not alone." 

6. The following words are from which famous poem?
"Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow." 

7. Which country was known as Italian North Africa between 1912 and 1927?

8. Which crime is also a collective noun for magpies?

9. The names for which two continents stem from characters found in Greek mythology? One point for each correct answer.

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Night" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. So why on earth should I moan
b. I'm not content to be with you in the daytime
c. Come on now try and understand, the way I feel when I'm in your hands
d. I woke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off I sat and wondered 

11. A city in Spain and in the US state of Ohio, a famous kind of sword, and an unusually hard type of steel. (6 letters)

12. Johnny Weissmuller of Tarzan fame won five Olympic gold medals in swimming. In which team sport did he win an Olympic bronze medal?

13. Which kind of storm is named after a one legged wind god?
a. Hurricane  b. Tornado  c. Typhoon  d. Cyclone 

14. Name the films in which Gary Oldman plays a role alongside with each of the following actresses. One point for each correct answer.
a. Natalie Portman
b. Mila Jovovich
c. Winona Ryder
d. Glenn Close 

15. What is both the 2nd largest island in the United States and the name of a large predator?

16. Measured in distance from Europe, what was Portugal's remotest colony in the 16th century?

17. The name of which fragrant herb stems from the Latin word for "dew of the sea"?
a. oregano  b. cinnamon  c. basil  d. rosemary

18. Which child prodigy, once called the "Mozart of Pop Music", was a member of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, and later released successful solo albums titled 'Arc of the Diver' and 'Back in the High Life'?

19. The Irving Stone novel and 1965 film titled "The Agony and the Ecstasy" were both a biographical portrayal of which multi-talented genius?

20. A fortified wine with a very long shelf life AND an Atlantic archipelago. One word.


1. Brasilia

2. Answer c. Denmark

3. Bob Seger

4. Nice (from Nike)

5. I am Legend

6. In Flanders Fields

7. Libya

8. Murder

9. Two answers. Europe (Europa) and Asia (mother of Atlas)

10. Four answers.
a. Hard Day's Night (Beatles)
b. All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)
c. Because The Night (Patti Smith)
d. Night Moves (Bob Seger) 

11. Toledo

12. Water polo

13. Answer a. Hurricane (from the Mayan 'Huracan')

14. Four answers.
a. Leon: The Professional
b. The 5th Element
c. Bram Stocker's Dracula
d. Air Force One 

15. Kodiak

16. Macao

17. Answer d. rosemary (from 'rosmarinus')

18. Steve Winwood

19. Michelangelo Buonarroti

20. Madiera

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