Pauls Quiz 397

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1. What are the two most populated countries in the world with just one single time zone? One point for each correct answer.

2. What was the movie poster tag line for the 1998 film Godzilla? (three words)

3. Which US company, with headquarters in Atlanta, is the largest private employer in Africa?

4. The first live television coverage of some selected FIFA World Cup matches took place in which year?
a. 1938,  b. 1954,  c. 1958,  d. 1962

5. Built in 26 AD and meaning "temple to all gods", what is the oldest Christian church in Rome?

6. "Spicks and Specks" was the first hit song from which super group that went on to sell more than 120 million records over four decades?

7. Which famous American film director was given the nickname 'Bloody Sam'?

8. The name for which kind of television personality stems from the Sanskrit word for "learned"?

9. Which famous woman's last recorded words were "KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you but cannot see you. Gas is running low.".

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Day" or "Days" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Oh my name is Jock Stewart, I'm a canny gun man, and a roving young fellow I've been
b. I bless the light, bless the light that lights on you believe me
c. Good morning mister sunshine, you brighten up my day, I see you every morning, outside the restaurant
d. I will meet you later in somebody's office, I'll talk but you won't listen, I know your answer already 

11. What are the names of the only four countries (territories excluded) in the world with just one syllable? One point for each correct answer. (Wales, and Laos (which can be pronounced with 1 or 2 syllables) are excluded here)

12. Pardon my French but which European country is known in France as "Les Pays-Bas"?

13. Who wrote each of the following books about WWII? One point for each correct answer.
a. The Longest Day
b. Inside the Third Reich
c. Eye of the Needle
d. Slaughterhouse-Five 

14. Which early Italian renaissance painter was one of the first artists to use perspective, could draw a perfect circle with his free hand and had a European Space Agency spacecraft named after him?

15. Which famous American actor and Academy Award winner for both Best Director and Best Producer was mayor of Carmel by the Sea California between 1986 and 1988?

16. Which actor has been awarded a record 10 Golden Raspberry Awards? 

17. What are the two most populated cities in Cuba?

18. Xerox contains the Greek root 'xer'. What does it mean?
a. fast  b. double  c. flat  d. dry 

19. Which city located outside of Europe was the capital of Portugal between 1815 and 1821?

20. Which rhyme and or song were the first words recorded on a gramophone?


1. Two answers. China and India

2. Size Does Matter

3. Coca Cola

4. Answer b, 1954

5. Pantheon

6. Bee Gees

7. Sam Peckinpah

8. Pundit (from 'Pandit')

9. Amelia Earhart

10. Four answers.
a. I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day (Pogues)
b. Days (Kinks)
c. Lonely Days (Bee Gees)
d. The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance (Sinead O'Conner) 

11. Four answers. France, Spain, Greece and Chad

12. The Netherlands (bas is French for low)

13. Four answers.
a. Cornelius Ryan
b. Albert Speer
c. Ken Follett
d. Kurt Vonnegut 

14. Giotto

15. Clint Eastwood

16. Sylvester Stallone

17. Havana and Santiago de Cuba

18. Answer d. dry

19. Rio de Janeiro

20. Mary had a little lamb

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