Pauls Quiz 417

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1. Which government agency is the largest electricity consumer in the US state of Maryland?

2. Although it has been mistaken for "I bury Paul", at the end of which Beatles song does John say "cranberry sauce"?

3. What is the subtitle to JRR Tolkien's novel 'The Hobbit'?

4. What are the three largest islands in the world with names beginning with the letter "N"?

5. The following are the IOC (Int Olympic Commitee) codes for which countries? One point for each correct answer.
a. KSA
b. ESA
c. CIV

6. Victor Emmanuel III was the king of which country between 1900-1946?

7. Until September 11, 2001; the largest single loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act occured on November 18th, 1978 when 918 people died. In which country did this tragedy take place and what was the name of the settlement?

8. Other than Walt Disney, which American actor is the only other person to have been nominated for an Oscar in six different categories?
a. Woody Allen  b. Tom Hanks  c. Robert Redford  d. George Clooney

9. What was the name of the controversial artist responsible for "The Wrapped Reichstag", "The Gates" and "The Pont Neuf Wrapped"?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Dance" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance well they are no friends of mine
b. Before this dance is through I think I'll love you too
c. Hot sun beating down, burning my feet just walking around
d. All we need is a drummer for people who only need a beat, I'm gonna add a little guitar and make it easy to move your feet

11. Which two men with the initials S. P. have won the Academy Award for Best Actor?

12. Which South American country is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan?

13. Which 1965 film comedy is dedicated to Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine? 

14. The final scene in the film 2010: The Year We Make Contact depicts a single Monolith standing on which Jupiter moon?

15. At which FIFA World Cup was a match decided with a penalty shootout for the first time?

16. The name of which popular cocktail with plenty of ice translated means "little country girl"? One word

17. What are the oldest texts in Sanskrit literature called?

18. Who was the only person or band to have held the top five positions in the US Billboard Hot 100 singles charts?

19. The following is the movie poster tag line for which film?
"Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail."

20. The following is the last line to which novel?
"He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back' he said."


1. National Security Agency (NSA)

2. Strawberry Fields Forever

3. There and Back Again

4. Three answers. In order: New Guinea, North Island, Newfoundland

5. Three answers.
a. Saudi Arabia
b. El Salvador
c. Ivory Coast

6. Italy

7. Guyana, Jonestown (The Jonestown massacre)

8. Answer d. George Clooney (nominations include: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay)

9. Christo (and Jeanne-Claude)

10. Four answers.
a. Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)
b. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Beatles)
c. I Can't Dance (Genesis)
d. Dance To The Music (Sly And The Family Stone)

11. Two answers. Sean Penn and Sidney Poiter

12. Brazil

13. Help!

14. Europa

15. Spain 1982 (semi-final between West Germany and France)

16. Caipirinha

17. Vedas

18. Beatles (April 1964)

19. The Big Lebowski

20. The Lord of the Rings

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