Pauls Quiz 343

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1. In which two novels by Jules Verne does Captain Nemo play a role?

2. Which article of clothing bears the name of the man who invented the flying trapeze in 1859?

3. What was the title of Charlie Chaplin's first feature-length film in 1921?

4. Which British band was banned from playing in the United States between 1965-69?
a. The Kinks  b. The Who  c. Pink Floyd  d. The Small Faces 

5. Which American woman won at least one Grand Slam singles title in tennis every year between 1974 and 1986?

6. The name of which heavily built mammal with a 30 centimetre-long tongue is the Afrikaan word for 'earth pig'?

7. The Palk Strait separates which two countries with a combined population of 1 billion 257 million?

8. With one word, complete the following movie poster tag line from the 1930 film 'Anna Christie'.
" Garbo ......" 

9. According to Forbes magazine, which five countries in the world have the most US dollar billionaires? One point for each correct answer.

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Street" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. This city desert makes me feel so cold, its got so many people but its got no soul
b. There'll be swingin, swayin and records playin
c. You need a yen to make a mark if you wanna make money 

11. Our sun excluded, what is the brightest star in the sky?

12. Which painter with the initials W. d. K. was one of the leading proponents of abstract expressionism and action painting?

13. What is the name of Spain's largest seaport on the Atlantic coast?

14. Which sport, a combination of western and Asian traditions, was invented by Kano Jigora in 1882 and became Olympic in 1964?

15. Name the films in which Glen Close plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. First Lady Marsha Dale
b. Alex Forrest
c. Vice President Kathryn Bennett
d. Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil 

16. Which acting method is named after a 19th century Russian director?

17. Who is the famous daughter of the man who had a 1992 hit song with 'Achy Breaky Heart'?

18. Josef Stalin was born in which imperial Russian colony?

19. The name of which polyphonic music style translated means "in the church style"?

20. Which insect was the nickname for the felon and fugitive Henri Charriere and the title of his bestselling 1969 novel?


1. Two answers. 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' and 'Mysterious Island'

2. Leotard (Jules Leotard)

3. The Kid

4. Answer a. The Kinks

5. Chris Evert

6. Aardvark

7. India and Sri Lanka

8. "Talks" (Garbo TALKS)

9. Five answers. USA (442), China (122), Russia (110), Germany (58), India (55)

10. Three answers.
a. Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
b. Dancing In The Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
c. Wall Street Shuffle (10cc) 

11. Sirius

12. Willem de Kooning

13. Cadiz

14. Judo

15. Four answers.
a. Mars Attacks
b. Fatal Attraction
c. Air Force One
d. Dangerous Liaisons 

16. Stanislavsky

17. Miley Cyrus

18. Georgia

19. A cappella

20. Papillon (butterfly)

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