Pauls Quiz 334

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1. The name for which very popular article of clothing stems from the French word for an Italian coastal city?

2. Which large record company turned down the Beatles after a recording session on January 1, 1962?

3. Which computer hacking goth girl with the initials L. S. is found on Forbes magazine's 2012 list of the 15 richest fictional characters?

4. Which (two time) FIFA World Cup winner withdrew from the 1938 and 1950 World Cup's and did not enter the 1954 competition?

5. Which 1980 mega hit single (number 1 in the UK charts, number 1 in the US dance charts) was about stage spot lights? (clue, the title is a registered trademark for a brand of spotlight) 

6. What are the two most populated cities in Africa that end with the letter 's'? One point for each correct answer.

7. Whch isolated volcanic island is named after a Christian feast day that is always celebrated on a Thursday?

8. Which tennis superstar was given the nickname 'can't miss Swiss'?

9. The national sport Buzkashi was banned in which country between 1996 and 2001?

10. The following lyrics are from songs with the word 'Storm' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song?
a. Into this world we're thrown, like a dog without a bone
b. T'was in another lifetime, one of toil and blood, when blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud

11. In which film does George Harrison have a small role as Mr Papadopolous?

12. A fictional computer in a best selling 1979 book and the winner at the 1989 World Computer Chess Championship. Two words.

13. With which profession does one associate the Hungarian Robert Capa (1913-1954)?

14. Ian Paice and Ian Gillan were both members of which heavy metal rock band?

15. The movie poster tag line to which 1998 film was "On the air. Unaware."?

16. How many members were in the band Village People when they had their 1979 hit YMCA?

17. Name the films in which Tim Roth plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Archibald Cunningham
b. Mr Orange
c. Vincent van Gogh
d. 'Pumkin'

18. Which country (who achieved third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup) have a lion and the the letters KNVB on their football association crest?

19. The name of which fundamentalist movement translated means "students"?

20. Which "father of film" with the initials D. W. G. directed the early cinema masterpiece's 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance'?


1. Jeans (Genes for Genoa)

2. Decca

3. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo)

4. Argentina

5. Super Trouper (ABBA)

6. Two answers. Lagos and Algiers

7. Ascension

8. Martina Hingis

9. Afghanistan

10. Two answers.
a. Riders On The Storm (The Doors)
b. Shelter From The Storm (Bob Dylan)

11. Monty Python's Life of Brian

12. Deep Thought (from 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy')

13. Photographer (photo journalist)

14. Deep Purple

15. The Truman Show

16. Six (cowboy, biker, GI/sailor, cop, construction worker, native American)

17. Four answers.
a. Rob Roy
b. Reservoir Dogs
c. Vincent and Theo
d. Pulp Fiction

18. Holland (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bund)

19. Taliban

20. D. W. Griffith (David Wark Griffith)

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