Pauls Quiz 240

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1. Which artist(s) performed the following flower power hits?
1. Dandelion
2. Carnation
3. Roses are Red (My Love)
4. Spanish Rose
5. Dead Flowers
6. Blue Orchid
7. Orchid
8. Tip Toe Thru the Tulips
9. Only the Black Rose
10. Hyacinth House
11. Scarlet Begonias

2. The following are nicknames for which cities?
a. La La Land
b. The City of 100 Spires
c. Lost Wages
d. The Athens of the North
e. Shaky Town
f. The Mini Apple
g. The Pearl of the Orient

3. Which Lisbon-based football club was one of the founding members of the Portuguese Liga in 1933, and, together with Porto and Sporting, have never been relegated from the First Division (Portuguese: Primeira Divisão) of Portuguese football?

4. Which British government Advisor died back in July 2003? For an extra point, who was the BBC journalist with whom he held an ill-advised briefing?

5. What was the name of the young, disaffected German terrorist group whose activities peaked in the late 60s and 70s?

6. Which sometimes three-legged man performed the very first concert in the Concert Hall of the newly completed Sydney Opera House in 1973, to huge acclaim?

7. Dr Giorgio Fischer, a 'larger than life' Gynaecologist from Rome, invented what procedure in 1974?

8. The music for which heartbreaking hit song from 1975 about living alone was based on a Piano Concerto composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff?

9. Which one of the following was NEVER a modern olympic discipline?
a. tumbling
b. running deer shooting
c. horseshoes (throwing)
d. club swinging
e. tug of war
f. under water swimming
g. 200m obstacle swimming

10. What did the B & O railroad's initials stand for?

Tie Breaker: Name all eleven competitors in Wacky Races for a point each and eleven bonus points for their cars.

ANSWERS

1. Eleven Answers
1. Rolling Stones
2. The Jam
3. Bobby Vinton
4. Van Morrison
5. Rolling Stones
6. White Stripes
7. Black Sabbath
8. Tiny Tim
9. Yardbirds
10. Doors
11. Grateful Dead

2. Seven Answers:
a. L.A.
b. Prague
c. Las Vegas
d. Edinburgh
e. San Francisco
f. Minneapolis
g. Manila

3. Benfica (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica or SLB, is a Portuguese multi-sport club based in Lisbon, Portugal. The club is mostly known for its professional football team. Founded on 28 February 1904, Benfica is one of the "Três Grandes" (Big Three) football clubs in Portugal. Benfica is the most widely supported football club and the twenty-six richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €109.2 million. The motto of the club is "E pluribus unum" and the official anthem is "Ser Benfiquista". Benfica team is referred to as "Águias" (Eagles) or "Encarnados" (Reds), while the supporters are called "Benfiquistas".

4. David Kelly and the BBC's Andrew Gilligan David Christopher Kelly, CMG (1944 – 2003) was a British scientist and expert on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defence, and formerly a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. He came to public attention in July 2003 when an unauthorised discussion he had off the record with BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan about the British government's dossier on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was cited by Gilligan and led to a major controversy. Kelly's name became known to the media as Gilligan's source and he was called to appear on 15 July before the parliamentary foreign affairs select committee investigating the issues Gilligan had reported. Kelly was questioned aggressively about his actions. Sadly he was found dead two days later.

5. Baader Meinhof Gang (or Red Army Faction)

6. Rolf Harris, (three legs as 'Jake the Peg') Rolf Harris, AO, CBE (born 1930) is an Australian-born, British-based entertainer. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter, and television personality. He has lived in the UK for more than five decades, residing in Bray, Berkshire. Harris, who was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, was a champion swimmer before studying art. In 1952, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he started to draw animations for television programmes. Harris soon afterwards began a musical career, initially singing and playing the piano accordion. In 1957, he wrote "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", which later became a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK and the United States. While performing in Canada he introduced a longstanding, popular routine around his song "Jake the Peg". Harris often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the didgeridoo, is credited with the invention of a rhythmic percussion instrument, the wobble board, and is associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument

7. Liposuction

8. All by myself "All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18. The chorus borrows from the song "Let's Pretend" that Carmen had recorded with the Raspberries in 1972

9. c. horseshoes (throwing)

10. Baltimore and Ohio The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting mark BO) was the first common carrier and Class I railroad in the U.S. as well as one of the oldest. During its peak years, the railroad extended as far east as Staten Island New York and as far west as Illinois. Most surviving trackage is operated by CSX Transportation; trackage on Staten Island is operated by the Staten Island Railway as a branch of the New York City Transit Authority. The B&O is one of four railroad properties players can own in the Parker Brothers game Monopoly. Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) rides a train labeled "B&O R.R." in the musical Funny Girl.

Tie Breaker:
Dick Dastardly And Muttley (Mean Machine),
Slag Brothers (Boulder Brothers),
Gruesome Two (Creepy Coupe),
Professor Pat Pending (Convert-a-Car),
Red Max (Crimson Haybailer),
Penelope Pitstop (Compact Pussycat),
Gen Sgt and Private Pinkley (Army Surplus Special),
Anthill Mob (Bulletproof Bomb),
Luke and Blubber Bear (Arkansas Chugabug),
Peter Perfect (Turbo Terrific),
Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth (Buzz Wagon)

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