Pauls Quiz 412

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1. Although it failed to reach any noteworthy position in the US Billboard Hot 100, what kind of eyes spent six weeks at the top of the UK music charts and was Britain's best selling single of 1979?
a. Lyin Eyes  b. Hungry Eyes  c. Bright Eyes  d. Bette Davis Eyes

2. Messua is the biological mother of which fictional central character?

3. The last public execution in the United States drew a crowd of 20,000 spectators. In which year did it take place?
a. 1906  b. 1956  c. 1916  d. 1936

4. Kimchi is a national dish in which country?

5. The folowing words are found on which man's headstone?
Quoth the Raven,

6. Until she saw the light when she was nine years old, Liv Tyler grew up believing which musician was her biological father?

7. In which film does Helen Mirren play the captain of a Soviet spaceship named Leonov?

8. Between 1154 and 1159 AD Nicolas Breakspear held a title no other Englishman had ever held before or since. Name the title.

9. With units from I (one) to VII (seven), Phil Collins is a VI on the Hamilton-Norwood Scale. What does this scale measure?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "She" or "She's" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Have you seen her dressed in blue
b. It's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet
c. I wash my hair and kid myself I look real smooth
d. She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner

11. With 85 years of age, which actress was the oldest person to appear on the cover of the British Vogue?

12. Measuring only 1/300th of an inch (85 micrometres) in length, which of the following plants produces the smallest seeds in the world?
a. poppy  b. orchid  c. dill  d. mustard

13. The following is the movie poster tag line to which 1995 film?
"Men cannot resist her. Mankind may not survive her."

14. The omasum is one of the four what?

15. TSOP was a 1974 number one hit single in the US charts from MFSB and The Three Degrees. What do the letters T S O P stand for?

16. Following in his father's footsteps, Minilla is the son of who?

17. Until 1979, Mohammad Reza Pahlevi was better known as what?

18. The name for which French spread (or dip) made with various pureed ingredients stems from the Provencal word for capers?

19. What is the largest island country in the western hemisphere?

20. Measured in area, name the three largest lakes in the world that end with the letter "a"? One point for each correct answer.


1. Answer c. Bright Eyes (Art Garfunkel)

2. Mowgli (The Jungle Book)

3. Answer d. 1936

4. North or South Korea

5. Edgar Allan Poe

6. Todd Rundgren

7. 2010: The Year We Make Contact

8. Pope (Adrian IV)

9. Male pattern baldness

10. Four answers.
a. She's a Rainbow (Rolling Stones)
b. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Police)
c. Is She Really Going Out With Him (Joe Jackson)
d. She's A Lady (Tom Jones

11. Judi Dench

12. Answer d. orchid

13. Species

14. Compartments of a cow's (ruminant's) stomach

15. The Sound Of Philadelphia

16. Godzilla

17. Shah of Iran

18. Tapenade

19. Cuba

20. Three answers. Victoria, Tanganyika, Ladoga

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