Pauls Quiz 444

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1. Which controversial English bassist was named after an aggressive pet hampster?

2. Demerara sugar. Demerara is a region in which South American country?

3. Which 1965 film; based on a 1949 autobiography, was the biggest box office hit of the 1960s?

4. Tisane is another word for which popular kind of beverage?

5. Which M.R. was a Spider from Mars?

6. The Admiral Benbow Inn is an important setting in which popular novel?

7. A well known southern US city and the most populated city in the world in 2,000 BC.

8. Mayday is an emergency call used in maritime and aeronautical radio communications to signal imminent danger. Which two words, repeated three times, is used to signal a state of urgency?

9. Who is the only person to have won the so called 'Golden Slam' in tennis? (all four Grand Slam singles and Olympic Gold in a calendar year)

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "City" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. 15 cars and 15 restless riders, 3 conductors and 25 sacks of mail
b. Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
c. This mellow thighed chick just put my spine out of place
d. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty

11. What is the only country in the world with five red crosses on its national flag?

12. Which 19th century painting technique used countless tiny distinct dots of pure colour?

13. Who did Joy and George Adamson raise?

14. Which dance is usually performed to an opera bouffon music piece titled 'The Infernal Galop'?

15. The following is the movie poster tag line from which Spaghetti Western?
"For three men the Civil War wasn't hell. It was practice!"

16. The Old French name given to the leader of a troop of demons on horseback and a kind of jester or clown. One word.

17. Name the films in which Ben Kingsley plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. US Vice President Gary Nance
b. Don Logan
c. Xavier Fitch

18. What is the name of the green tea used in a Japanese tea ceremony?

19. What was the title of Pink Floyd's memorable 1972 concert film?

20. Who was the first US billionaire?


1. Sid Vicious

2. Guyana

3. The Sound of Music

4. Herbal tea

5. Mick Ronson

6. Treasure Island

7. Memphis

8. Pan-pan

9. Stefi Graf (1988)

10. Four answers.
a. City Of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie)
b. Paradise City (Guns N'Roses)
c. Suffragette City (David Bowie)
d. Summer In The City (The Loving Spoonful)

11. Georgia

12. Pointillism

13. Elsa the lioness (Born Free)

14. Can-can

15. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

16. Harlequin

17. Three answers.
a. Dave
b. Sexy Beast
c. Species

18. Matcha

19. Live at Pompeii

20. J D Rockefeller

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