Pauls Quiz 399

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1. Which nut (indigenous to Australia) is named after a 19th century Scottish chemist?

2. In which city was the original "Ghetto" located?

3. The eruption of which volcano in 1883 lowered average global temperatures for five years?

4. The movie poster tag line for which 1964 film was "The hot-line suspense comedy."?

5. Friend and foe alike, how many soldiers died on average each day during WWI? (Plus or minus 1,000)

6. The name of which US state stems from the Latin words for hot oven?

7. Only two players have received two red cards while playing in FIFA World Cups. Rigobert Song was the first player, who was the second?

8. Which country was the first to withdraw from the Warsaw Pact in 1968?

9. Where were an estimated 150 native American men, women and children massacred by the US 7th Cavalry on December 29, 1890?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the name of a city in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. A nuclear error but I have no fear
b. You stood and you watched as my baby left town
c. They got some crazy little women there and I'm gonna get me one
d. Can't be too careful with your company, I can feel the devil walking next to me 

11. The Thomas Cup or World Men's Team Championship is an international badminton competition. Since its inception in 1948 only six countries have won this tournament. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.

12. The name of a British musician who had a number one UK hit in the year 2000 and a term used in both motor racing and the card game bridge. One word 7 letters.

13. Who is the voice of the great lion Aslan in all three Disney film adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia?

14. Transparency International once gave which former president of Indonesia the title 'Most Corrupt Man who ever lived'?

15. The following words are the first line to which 1986 film?
"I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being." 

16. Which book, written by Johanna Spyri (pronounced 'spear e') and originally published in the German language, has sold more than 50 million copies since 1880, making it one of the best selling books of all time?

17. Name the Oscar winning song from each of the following singers. One point for each correct answer.
a. Matt Monro
b. Bruce Springsteen
c. Louis Jordan
d. Christopher Cross 

18. Which four European countries have Royal Navies? One point for each correct answer.

19. According to the US Energy Information Administration; which five countries in the world have the largest proven oil reserves? One point for each correct answer.

20. On the flag of which European country is there a coat of arms depicting a mitre (miter) and two cows?


1. Macadamia (after John Macadam)

2. Venice Italy

3. Krakatoa

4. Dr Strangelove

5. 6,000

6. California (from 'calidus' for hot and 'fornax' for oven)

7. Zinedine Zidane (Song saw red in 1994 and 1998, Zidane in 1998 and 2006)

8. Albania

9. Wounded Knee

10. Four answers.
a. London Calling (The Clash)
b. Winchester Cathedral (The New Vaudeville Band)
c. Kansas City (Fats Domino)
d. One Night In Bangkok (Murray Head) 

11. Three answers. Indonesia (14x), China (10x) and Malaysia (5x), Japan (1x), India (1x) and Denmark (1x)

12. Chicane

13. Liam Neeson

14. Suharto

15. Stand By Me

16. Heidi (Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning)

17. Four answers.
a. Born Free
b. Streets of Philadelphia
c. Gigi
d. Arthur's Theme (Best that I can do) 

18. Four answers. UK, Netherlands, Norway and Denmark

19. Five answers. In order; Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Canada and Iraq.

20. Andorra

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