Pauls Quiz 447

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1. The town of Walnut Grove, a setting in the popular TV series 'Little House on the Prairie', is found in which US state?
a. Kansas,  b. South Dakota,  c. Missouri,  d. Minnesota

2. Which four words spoken by Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now were used as the movie poster tag line?

3. Which tiny country withdrew from their qualification for the 1986 FIFA World Cup because their only stadium was occupied by invading US troops?

4. What is the most populated city in the Americas (North, South and Central America)?

5. Which of the following was the name given to a 9 year long 18th century conflict between Britain and Spain?
a. War of Jenkin's Ear,  b. War of Jenkin's Foot,  c. War of Jenkin's Nose,  d. War of Jenkin's Knee

6. Like the popular cognac, what is the most common surname in France?

7. The Oedipus complex and Oedipism are both named after the mythical Greek king. Unlike the Oedipus complex, Oedipism is a severe mental illness. What does someone suffering from Oedipism try to do to themself?

8. Orion is a cat in which popular film?

9. The HALO parachute jump. What does the acronym stand for? 

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Waiting" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Got 26 dollars in my hand, up to Lexington 125
b. This is my only escape from it all, watching a film or a face on the wall
c. I was a lonely soul  I had nobody till I met you
d. Won't you tell me if I'm coming on too strong, this heart of mine has been hurt before, this time I wanna be sure
e. From the very first time I rest my eyes on you girl my heart says follow through, but I know now that I'm way down on your line

11. Who was the first black World Heavyweight Boxing Champion?

12. Barcarolles are songs traditionally sung by men in which profession?

13. What does "Chow mein" mean translated?

14. The Vatican excluded, what is the only country in the world without divorce laws?
a. Philippines  b. China  c. Andorra d. Bangladesh

15. Who was the first rapper to win an Oscar?

16. The world's longest suspension bridge spans which famous strait?

17. The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in New York City are both examples of which architectural style?

18. "Major Tom's a junkie" in which David Bowie song?

19. Which country, despite only being a two-time winner of the FIFA World Cup, has four stars on their shirt?

20. Which epic film and winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture begins with the words "He was the most extrordinary man I ever knew."?


1. Answer d. Minnesota

2. "The horror....the horror"

3. Grenada

4. Sao Paulo

5. Answer a. War of Jenkin's Ear

6. Martin

7. Gouge their eyes out

8. MIB

9. High Altitude Low Opening

10. Five answers.
a. I'm Waiting For The (My) Man (Lou Reed)
b. Robert De Niro's Waiting (Bananarama)
c. Tired Of Waiting For You (Kinks)
d. Waiting For A Girl Like You (Foreigner)
e Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)

11. Jack Johnson

12. Gondoliers in Venice

13. Fried noodles (or Stir fried noodles)

14. Answer a. Philippines

15. Eminem (Best Original Song "Lose Yourself")

16. The Dardanelles (Strait of Gallipoli, or Hellespont) The 1915 Canakkale Bridge in Turkey

17. Art Deco

18. Ashes to Ashes

19. Uruguay (two stars for the World Cup plus two stars for Olympic gold)

20. Lawrence of Arabia

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