Pauls Quiz 328

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1. Which hairstyle, popular in the 1950s, is named after a mistress of the French King Louis XV?

2. Measured in tonnage, which four countries had the largest navies at the start of World War II?

3. Recorded in Hamburg, who sang lead vocals on the Beatles first commercially released record in 1961?

4. With a net worth of more than 20 billion US dollars, Liliane Bettencourt was one of the wealthiest women in the world. Which family business did she have a controlling stake in?

5. Robert Prosinecki is the only player to have scored goals at the FIFA World Cup for two different countries. Can you name them?

6. The name for which science was first coined by Eratosthenes?

7. "A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood" is the movie poster tag line to which 1988 film?

8. Which UK number one hit single from the year 1986 had the word red in its song title?

9. The name of which temple is found in the official name of the Knights Templar?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Under" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Lying in a den in Bombay, with a slack jaw and not much to say
b. I've got you deep in the heart of me, so deep in my heart, that you're a part of me
c. A Siamese cat of a girl
d. It's the terror of knowing what this world is about
e. You can almost taste the hot dogs and french fries they sell

11. Who first said in a 1979 speech "Americans are the great Satan"?

12. What kind of "Spring" was a controversial 1962 book written by the environmentalist Rachel Carson?

13. Which UK number one hit single from the year 1986 had the word blue in its song title?

14. Lake Toba, the world's largest volcanic lake, is located in which country?

15. Where was Marie Bernarde Soubirous laid to rest?

16. Which primordial Greek god of the sky lends his name to one of the planets in our solar system?

17. Name the films in which Alec Guinness played each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Prince Faisal
b. King Charles I
c. Col Nicholson
d. Herbert Pocket
e. Professor Godbole

18. Korhonen is the most common surname in which European country?

19. Who is the only Frenchman to have played in four FIFA Football World Cups?

20. The following is a quote from which famous 1898 novel?
"....slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this Earth."


1. Pompadour

2. GB, USA, Japan and France

3. Tony Sheridan (My Bonnie)

4. L'Oreal

5. Two answers. Yugoslavia and Croatia

6. Geography

7. A Fish Called Wanda

8. Lady in Red (Chris De Burgh)

9. Solomon (The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon)

10. Five answers.
a. Down Under (Men At Work)
b. I've Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
c. Under My Thumb (Rolling Stones)
d. Under Pressure (Queen)
e. Under The Boardwalk (Drifters)

11. Ayatollah Khomeini

12. Silent Spring

13. True Blue (Madonna)

14. Indonesia

15. Lourdes

16. Uranus

17. Five answers.
a. Lawrence of Arabia
b. Cromwell
c. The Bridge on the River Kwai
d. Great Expectations
e. A Passage to India

18. Finland

19. Thierry Henry (98, 2002, 2006, 2010)

20. The War of the Worlds (HG Wells)

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