Pauls Quiz 378

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1. Although Ringo said he detested drum solos, he was once convinced to perform one on a Beatles studio album. Can you name the song?

2. The album cover photo of the number one best selling album in the UK in 1977 depicted the four band members standing in the front of (or sitting inside) a helicopter. Can you name the album?

3. The Bee hummingbird, which is the smallest living bird in the world, is native to which island?

4. What is the iron-containing protein which gives our blood its red colour?

5. Landlocked Bolivia is surrounded by which five countries? One point for each correct answer.

6. Which sporting rules are named after the 19th century marquess John Sholto Douglas?

7. The world renowned opera house in Milan is called La Scala? What does "scala" mean?

8. Which 17th century French mathematician, scientist and philosopher is regarded as 'the father of modern philosophy'?

9. Which famous city lies between False Bay and Table Bay?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Go" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. It is the evening of the day, I sit and watch the children play
b. Babe, I love you so, I want you to know
c. One day is fine the next is black, so if you want me off your back
d. Inside my heart is breaking, my make-up may be flaking 

11. Name the four chambers of a mammalian heart. 

12. Mechanical 'Jaegers' (pronounced 'yeh-gers') do battle in an attempt to save the Earth in which Hollywood science fiction film?

13. When dropped on its end from a height equal to its length, which battery will bounce:
a: a dead battery or
b: a fully charged battery?

14. Plus or minus 1,891 km, how long is the border shared between Canada and the USA?

15. King Idris was the first and only king of which African country between 1951 and 1969?
a. Libya  b. Kenya  c. Nigeria  d. Lesotho 

16. "Whoever wins ... we lose." was the movie poster tag line to which 2004 science fiction horror film?

17. The unofficial 'Triple Crown of Motorsport' is winning which three prestigious events? One point for each correct answer.

18. Hollywood stars Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover and Sidney Poitier have all played which man in film or television?
a. US President  b. Martin Luther King  c. God  d. Nelson Mandela 

19. What kind of Gators supported Neil Young on his hit album Harvest?

20. Who is the only player to have scored five goals in a single match at the FIFA Football World Cup?
a. Ronaldo  b. Just Fontaine  c. Miroslav Klose  d. Oleg Salenko 


1. The End (Abbey Road)

2. Arrival (ABBA)

3. Cuba

4. Hemoglobin

5. Five answers. Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

6. Boxing's Queensberry rules (Douglas was the marquess of Queensberry)

7. Stairs

8. Rene Descartes

9. Cape Town

10. Four answers.
a. As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones)
b. Please Don't Go (KC and the Sunshine Band)
c. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
d. The Show Must Go On (Queen) 

11. Four answers. Right atrium, left atrium, right ventricle, left ventricle.

12. Pacific Rim

13. Answer b. a fully charged battery (and nobody really knows why)

14. 8,891 km

15. Answer a. Libya

16. Alien vs Predator

17. Three answers. Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and The Grand Prix of Monaco

18. Answer d. Nelson Mandela

19. Stray Gators

20. Answer d. Oleg Salenko (1994 Russia vs Cameroon)

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