Pauls Quiz 239

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1. Where in September 1942 did Australia forces halt a Japanese land advance in the South-West Pacific?

2. Some claim the first international in which sport was played between Canada and the USA in 1844?

3. What was the title of the 'coffee' song from each of the following?
a. Mike and the Mechanics
b. Bob Dylan
c. Cream
d. Squeeze
e. Duke Ellington
f. Pointer Sisters
g. Kate Bush

4. In history, what were Chelmno and Treblinka?

5. What is the common French term used to describe someone's bugbear or pet-hate?

6. Where can one find Tysse, Ormeli and Vestre Mardola, and what are they?

7. In 1985 three acts had hits in the British top 20 with a song entitled "The Power of Love". Name the three acts for three points.

8. A character in Shakespeare's play Othello, the name of a moon of Uranus, a BBC-banned song by English cult band John's Children and a former Texan oil boomtown. Nine letters, second is an 'E'.

9. Who is Jessica's father in 'The Merchant of Venice'?

10. "Now as through this world I ramble I see lots of funny men, some will rob you with a Six gun and some with a fountain pen" is a verse in the outlaw song 'Pretty Boy Floyd'. Which prolific US song writer wrote the song?


1. New GuineaThe Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign consisted of a series of battles fought between July and November 1942 between Japanese and Allied—primarily Australian—forces in what was then the Australian territory of Papua. Following a landing near Gona, on the north coast of New Guinea, on the night of 21/22 July, Japanese forces attempted to advance south overland through the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range to seize Port Moresby as part of a strategy of isolating Australia from the United States.

2. Cricket

3. Seven Answers
a. Another cup of coffee
b. One more cup of coffee
c. Coffee song
d. Black coffee in bed
e. Coffee and Kisses
f. Black coffee
g. Coffee homeground

4. Death (or concentration) camps Chelmno is a town in northern Poland near the Vistula river and Treblinka was located near the village of Treblinka in the modern-day Masovian Voivodeship north-east of Warsaw, Poland.

5. Bête noire Bête noire = Black beast in English

6. Norway, and they are waterfalls

7. Frankie Goes to Hollywood (#1), Jennifer Rush (#1) and Huey Lewis and the News (#11)

8. Desdemona

9. Shylock In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is a Jewish moneylender who lends money to his Christian rival, Antonio, setting the security at a pound of Antonio's flesh. When a bankrupt Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock demands the pound of flesh, as revenge for Antonio having previously insulted and spat on him. Meanwhile, his daughter, Jessica, falls in love with Antonio's friend Lorenzo and becomes a Christian, further fuelling Shylock's rage. Jessica also states that her life with her father is like hell.

10. Woody Guthrie Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (1912 – 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour."

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