Pauls Quiz 410

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1. Which US state and which US city were number one hit singles in the UK music charts in 1967? (two answers)

2. Not long after the end of World War I, which newly formed European country became embroiled in the so called "Hyphen War"; a dispute over the correct spelling of the country's name ?

3. Santos is the most common surname in which large Asian country?

4. Which 1975 number one US hit single from David Bowie was co-written by John Lennon and featured Lennon on backing vocals and guitar?

5. The name for which month stems from the Latin word for "purification"?

6. Which 'Bay' is the second largest English speaking city in the Caribbean?

7. Which American husband and wife were executed in the US in 1953 for providing the Soviets with classified information about the atom bomb?

8. What is the name of the beautiful woman Cyrano de Bergerac loves from afar?

9. Which island country is the smallest republic in the world?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Years" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Freezing red deserts turn to dark, energy here in every part, it's so very lonely
b. There's my baby, lost that's all, once I'm begging you save her little soul
c. The things you think are useless I can't understand
d. I'm shouting all about love while they treated you like a dog

11. What are the three most populated cities in the USA that end with the letter "d"? One point for each correct answer.

12. The name for which important ingredient in the Indian cuisine stems from the Latin word meaning 'Greek hay'?

13. Who said "Houston, we've had a problem."?
a. Edgar Mitchell,  b. James Lovell,  c. Michael Collins,  d. Jack Swigert

14. What name did Marco Polo give to northern China?

15. What was the name given to the CIA trained militia that tried to over throw the Sandinistas in Nicaragua during the 1980s?

16. Based on annual sales, what are the two most popular flowers in the United States?

17. Name the films in which Richard Burton played each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Alec Leamus
b. Flying Officer David Campbell
c. Col Allen Faulkner
d. Father Philip Lamont

18. The Tonton Macoutes were the dreaded secret police in which country?

19. Who was Muhammad Ali's trainer and corner man between 1960-1981?

20. What is the name of the largest alpine lake in North America (which also borders the Ponderosa ranch in the TV series Bonanza)?


1. Two answers. San Francisco (Scott McKenzie) and Massachusetts (Bee Gees)

2. Czechoslovakia (the Slovaks wanted a hyphen between Czecho and Slovakia, the Czechs were opposed)

3. Philippines

4. Fame

5. February (from Februa)

6. Montego Bay

7. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

8. Roxane

9. Nauru

10. Four answers.
a. 2000 Light Years From Home (Rolling Stones)
b. Golden Years (David Bowie)
c. Reelin In The Years (Steely Dan)
d. All Those Years Ago (George Harrison)

11. Three answers. Portland, Oakland and Cleveland

12. Fenugreek

13. Answer d. Jack Swigert

14. Cathay

15. Contras

16. In order. Tulips and daisies

17. Four answers.
a. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
b. The Longest Day
c. The Wild Geese
d. The Exorcist II

18. Haiti

19. Angelo Dundee

20. Lake Tahoe

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