Pauls Quiz 451

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1. Which Portuguese explorer gave the Pacific ocean its name?

2. The City of Paris, Normandie, Deutschland and the United States were all holders of what?

3. The song Wild Horses was a chart success for the Rolling Stones in 1971. What kind of "Horses" from another group reached No 2 in the UK singles charts (and No 14 in the US charts) in 1973? Note: "Horses" not "Horse"

4. The colossal 'Palace of the People' or 'Palace of the Parliament' is one of world's heaviest buildings and is the largest parliament building in the world. In which European capital is it located?

5. In which gangster film is Tony Montana the central character?

6. Plus or minus 1, in which year was the term 'flying saucer' first coined?

7. What was the fourth country to acquire the atom bomb? 

8. Name the films in which Donald Pleasence plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. The President of the USA (Mr President)
b. 'The Forger'
c. Ernst Stavro Blofeld
d. Heinrich Himmler 

9. What colour jersey does the overall leader of the Giro d'Italia wear?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Wine" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. My eyes grew heavy and my lips they could not speak, I tried to get up but I could not find my feet
b. I have sworn that with time thoughts of you could leave my head
c. Well I asked her to marry and be my sweet wife 
d. I'm praying for rain in California so the grapes can grow and they can make more wine
e. I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie, and I was the star of the movie

11. Mikhail Gorbachev became the General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1985. Which three men held the title between 1964 and 1985? One point for each correct answer.

12. Measured in area, what are the five largest countries in Africa with names ending with the letter 'a'? One point for each correct answer.

13. In 1877 Spencer Gore became the inaugural winner of which sporting title?

14. H5N1 is better known as what?

15. A Japanese motor company and a month in the Jewish calendar. 

16. The name of which arms control treaty between the USA and the former USSR is also something to eat?

17. What is the well known Hindi word for "panther"?

18. What would a 'Maria Gravida' painting in the Catholic church depict?

19. As of 2024 which two countries have produced the most Miss Universe beauty pageant winners? One point for each correct answer.

20. "Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner." was a movie poster tag line for which 1999 sci fi horror film?


1. Ferdinand Magellan

2. The Blue Riband (for fastest trans Atlantic crossing)

3. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds)

4. Bucharest (Romania)

5. Scarface

6. 1947

7. France

8. Four answers.
a. Escape From New York
b. The Great Escape
c. You Only Live Twice
d. The Eagle Has Landed 

9. Pink (the Maglia rosa)

10. Five answers.
a. Summer Wine (Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood)
b. Red Red Wine (Neil Diamond)
c. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (various)
d. Little Ole Wine Maker Me (Dean Martin)
e. Spill The Wine (Eric Burdon and War) 

11. Three answers. Leonid Brezhnev (64-82), Yuri Andropov (82-84), Konstantin Chernenko (84-85)

12. Five answers. In order: Algeria, Libya, Angola, South Africa and Ethiopia.

13. Men's singles winner of the Wimbledon Championship

14. The bird flu (avian flu)

15. Nissan

16. SALT

17. Bagheera

18. A pregnant Virgin Mary 

19. Two answers. USA and Venezuela 

20. Deep Blue Sea

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