1. Which of the following has the largest taxi fleet in the world?
a. Mexico City b. New York c. Mumbai d. Sao Paulo
2. Which tiny country controlled two thirds of the world's trade between 1600 and 1650?
3. Which actor once came in second place at the 24 Hours Of Le Mans?
a. James Garner b. Steve McQueen c. Paul Newman d. Robert Redford
4. Who was the second last Mohican?
5. Which 20th century US President, with a last name that is an eponym, could speak fluent Mandarin Chinese?
6. Which two songs with the word brown in the song title reached number one in the US charts in the 1970s?
7. Who was the only man to have had a Pope arrested in the last 300 years?
8. What does the Greek root 'cin', as in cinema, mean?
9. Canada and Indonesia have the longest coastlines in the world. Greenland excluded, name the next five. One point for each correct answer.
10. The 'Nostromo' is a doomed space ship in which sci-fi film?
1. a. Mexico City
2. Holland From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire as a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic.
3. c. Paul Newman (1979) Paul Newman (1925 – 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, six Golden Globe Awards (including three honorary ones), a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.
5. Hoover Herbert Hoover had two sons, Herbert Clark Hoover Jr. (1903–1969) and Allan Henry Hoover (1907–1993). The family subsequently went to China. Hoover worked as chief engineer for the Chinese Bureau of Mines, and as general manager for the Chinese Engineering and Mining Corporation. Later he worked for Bewick, Moreing & Co. as the company's lead engineer. Hoover and his wife learned Mandarin Chinese while he worked in China and used it during his tenure at the White House when they wanted to foil eavesdroppers. Hoover made recommendations to improve the lot of the Chinese worker, seeking to end the practice of imposing long term servitude contracts and to institute reforms for workers based on merit.
6. Brown Sugar and Bad Bad Leroy Brown
9. In order: Russia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Norway.