Pauls Quiz 374

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1. The title of which very popular R&B instrumental hit single from 1962 is also something that can be found in a salad? (two words)

2. Since 1974, a USAF SR 71 Blackbird spy plane holds the transatlantic speed record from New York City to London. What was the elapsed time of this record flight?
a. 54 min  b. 1 hour 54 min  c. 2 hours 54 min  d. 3 hours 54 min 

3. After the Sahara, what is the second largest desert in Africa?

4. Which record label was EMI's American subsidiary in the 1960's? 

5. The name for which kind of tower takes its name from the Arabic word for "beacon"?

6. The following was the movie poster tag line from which 1990 Hollywood blockbuster?
"Invisible, Silent, Stolen." 

7. Which American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1919 -1926 was known as the 'Manassa Mauler'?

8. Kimp'o International airport serves which capital city?

9. The name of which large US city takes its name from a French word for "strait"?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Angel" or "Angels" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. It was a cold and wet December day when we touched down at JFK
b. Just touch my cheek before you leave me baby
c. And do they know the places where we go when we're grey and old
d. No-one on Earth could feel like this, I'm thrown and overblown with bliss 

11. Which 1889 Mark Twain novel deals with time travel?

12. Which famous 16th century Flemish cartographer introduced the term 'Atlas' for a collection of maps?

13. In which three films has Nicole Kidman appeared alongside her then boyfriend or husband Tom Cruise? One point for each correct answer.

14. The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo includes scenes from the Book of Genesis depicting, amongst others, 'Creation', 'Adam and Eve' and the 'Story of Noah'. What is the name of Michelangelo's famous fresco on the alter wall?

15. With 1 point in total, what is the current lowest ranked European country in the 'All-time FIFA World Cup Finals League Table'? (3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw in all group and knockout stages since 1930) Note: this table is for the finals tournament, not the matches played in order to qualify for the tournament.

16. Which 19th century Austrian is often referred to as the 'father' of genetics?

17. Which German actress and 1930's Hollywood icon is closely associated with women daring to wear trousers/pants? 

18. Plus or minus 10, in which year did the last prisoners leave the infamous French penal colony known as Devil's Island?

19. The name of which type of military musical performance stems from a Dutch expression meaning "no more beer to be served"?

20. Which backing band for Joe Strummer was also a North American Indian tribe?


1. Green Onions (Booker T and the M. G.'s)

2. Answer b. 1hour 54 min 56.4 sec (average speed of 2,908.026 km/hr)

3. Kalahari

4. Capitol

5. Minaret

6. The Hunt For Red October

7. Jack Dempsey

8. Seoul

9. Detroit

10. Four answers.
a. Angel Of Harlem (U2)
b. Angel Of The Morning (Juice Newton)
c. Angels (Robbie Williams)
d. There Must Be An Angel (Eurythmics) 

11. A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

12. Mercator

13. Three answers. Days of Thunder, Far and Away, Eyes Wide Shut

14. The Last Judgement

15. Iceland 

16. Gregor Mendel

17. Marlene Dietrich

18. 1953

19. Tattoo (from "tap toe", the tap is closed)

20. The Mescaleros

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