Pauls Quiz 400

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1. Which flower and national symbol in a European country reached number 2 in the UK singles charts (119 in the US charts) in 1967?

2. The name of which mega city with an estimated 21 million inhabitants is the Portuguese word for "lakes"?

3. What is the common name for the ulnar nerve, the largest unprotected nerve in the human body?

4. What is the name of the exotic citrus fruit which looks like an orange but is no bigger than a large olive? (seven letters)

5. Which surname beginning with the letter "G" has been since 1930 the most common surname at FIFA World Cups?

6. In which Bond film does 007 take to the sky in 'Little Nellie'?

7. Which Oscar winner for Best Actor was Lisa Marie Presley briefly married to?

8. Which airline operates the most Airbus A380s?

9. What are the three largest countries in the world without an airport? One point for each correct answer.

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the name of a country somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. And as for fortune and as for fame, I never invited them in
b. Got in a little hometown jam
c. Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south
d. Visions of swastikas in my head
e. And the day was just beginning as I stood in the morning rain 

11. 'Specimen born hard' is an anagram for which dog breed?

12. In film, what were Dr Strangelove's last five words?

13. Which two colours are found on the flag of Nigeria?

14. Qantas, the national airline of Australia, is an acronym for what?

15. Tripoli is the largest city in Libya. In which other Mediterranean country is a Tripoli the second largest city?

16. Which US state has carried out the most executions since 1976?

17. Gram flour, a staple ingredient in the Indian cuisine, is made from what?

18. The following are a few albums that reached No 1 in the UK charts during the year 1988. Can you name the artist? One point for each correct answer.
a. Popped In Souled Out
b. Introducing The Hardline According To ....
c. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
d. Tango In The Night
e. Lovesexy 

19. The following is the last line to which popular book?
"Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood where the first primroses were beginning to bloom." 

20. Plus or minus 5, in which year did Halley's Comet last appear in the night sky?


1. Edelweiss

2. Lagos

3. Funny bone

4. kumquat (or Cumquat)

5. Gonzalez (or Gonzales)

6. You Only Live Twice ('Little Nellie' is the nickname for the mini helicopter)

7. Nicolas Cage

8. Emirates

9. Three answers. Andorra, Liechtenstein and Monaco.

10. Five answers.
a. Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Julie Covington)
b. Born In The USA (Bruce Springsteen)
c. Back In The USSR (Beatles)
d. China Girl (David Bowie)
e. Lost In France (Bonnie Tyler) 

11. Doberman Pinscher

12. "Mein Führer, I can walk!"

13. Green and white

14. Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services

15. Lebanon

16. Texas

17. Chickpeas

18. Five answers.
a. Wet Wet Wet
b. Terrence Trent D'Arby
c. Iron Maiden
d. Fleetwood Mac
e. Prince 

19. Watership Down

20. 1986

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