Pauls Quiz 332

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1. Emerald City is the capital of which fictional land?

2. Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Chuck Norris and George Lazenby were all pallbearers at which man's 1973 funeral?

3. The Recording Industry Association of America introduced the platinum certification in 1976 for the sale of one million units. Which band's collection of greatest hits was the first album to receive this award?

4. Which one of the following is a theory in particle physics?
a. string  b. thread  c. rope  d. twine

5. As of 2021, in which two films does Jude Law play alongside Matt Damon?

6. Which breathtaking sight is found in Sagarmatha National Park?

7. Which form of art or image is named after an 18th century French finance Minister? One word, 10 letters.

8. Which two North American cities or towns have hosted Olympic Games twice?

9. Harry Haller is the protaganist in which cult novel, first published in the English language in 1929?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word 'Magic' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Every day I get in the queue
b. Painted wings and giant's rings make way for other toys
c. Got me so blind I can't see

11. Plus or minus 2, what was the first year in which more passengers flew over the Atlantic than sailed over it?

12. What was the name of the Vietnamese village in which between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians were massacred by US Army soldiers on March 16, 1968?

13. One of the first classical albums to go 'gold' was Walter (Wendy) Carlos's interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach music using the Moog Synthesizer. What was the title of this Grammy Award winning 1968 album?

14. Meaning "fearsome" in Russian, what is the name of the capital city of the Chechen Republic?

15. What kind of revolutionary engine did the German automobile manufacturer NSU use in their cars between 1967 and 1977?

16. Who commandeered the life boat named James Caird on it's 1,500 km rescue mision in 1916?

17. "Five good reasons to stay single" was the movie poster tag line to which 1994 film?

18. "On a warm summer's eve on a train bound for nowhere" are the first words to which hit single from 1978?

19. What was the nickname given to the Pan Am Boeing B 314 flying boats that made trans-Atlantic passenger flights in the late 1930s?

20. With which scientific field does one associate the 13th century Italian Leonardo Fibonacci?


1. Oz

2. Bruce Lee

3. The Eagles (Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975)

4. Answer a. string

5. The Talented Mr Ripley and Contagion

6. Mount Everest

7. Silhouette

8. Two answers. Los Angeles (1932, 1984) and Lake Placid (1932, 1980)

9. Steppenwolf

10. Three answers.
a. Magic Bus (The Who)
b. Puff The Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul and Mary)
c. Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac)

11. 1957

12. My Lai

13. Switched-on Bach

14. Grozny

15. Wankel

16. Ernest Shackleton

17. Four Weddings And A Funeral

18. The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)

19. Yankee Clipper

20. Mathematics

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