Pauls Quiz 247

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1. Which popular 1960s clothing fashion was named after a Prime Minister?

2. In which US state is 'Area 51' located?

3. Name the films in which each of the following ships play a role. One point for each correct answer.
a. Pequod
b. Hispaniola
c. Orca
d. Andrea Gail

4. Russia excluded, name the three Asian countries with the most nuclear reactors. One point for each correct answer.

5. Latika is a central character in which popular film?

6. Name the five most populated cities in the world that end with the letter 'a'. One point for each correct answer.

7. In a Steven King book, what are the creatures who eat time called?

8. Who was the only Austrian (not Australian) player to have been ranked number one in the world in mens tennis?

9. Which moody police inspector has H.O.N.K. (hyper osmotic non-ketotic acidosis)?

10. Founded in 1585, what was the name of the ill-fated British colony in present day North Carolina that was later given the nickname 'The Lost Colony'?


1. The Nehru jacket. (after Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru)

2. Nevada Area 51 is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The base's current primary purpose is publicly unknown; however, based on historical evidence, it most likely supports development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore. Although the base has never been declared a secret base, all research and occurrings in Area 51 are Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). In July 2013, following a FOIA request filed in 2005, the Central Intelligence Agency publicly acknowledged the existence of the base for the first time by declassifying documents detailing the history and purpose of Area 51.

3. Four answers
a. Moby Dick
b. Treasure Island
c. Jaws
d. The Perfect Storm

4. Three answers: Japan, South Korea and India

5. Slumdog Millionare Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. Set and filmed in India, the film tells the story of Jamal Malik, a young man from the Juhu slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Kaun Banega Crorepati in the Hindi version) and exceeds people's expectations, thereby arousing the suspicions of cheating; Jamal recounts in flashback how he knows the answer to each question, each one linked to a key event in his life.

6. Five answers: Jakarta, Kinshasa, Lima, Bogata and Dhaka

7. Langoliers "The Langoliers" is a novella, one of four works published in the Stephen King book Four Past Midnight in 1990. The Langoliers was adapted for a two-part TV movie in 1995. The TV movie starred Kate Maberly, Kimber Riddle, Patricia Wettig, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Frankie Faison, Baxter Harris, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Christopher Collet, and Bronson Pinchot. The movie version of The Langoliers, produced for broadcast on ABC-TV, was filmed almost exclusively in and around the Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine (author Stephen King's hometown) during the summer of 1995. King himself, echoing Alfred Hitchcock's famous numerous cameos, made a cameo appearance in the film as Craig Toomey's boss during Toomey's hallucination.

8. Thomas Muster

9. Kurt Wallander

10. Roanoke Colony The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in Dare County, present-day North Carolina, United States, was a late 16th-century attempt by Queen Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement. The enterprise was financed and organized originally by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who drowned in 1583 during an aborted attempt to colonize St. John's, Newfoundland. Sir Humphrey Gilbert's half brother Sir Walter Raleigh later gained his brother's charter from Queen Elizabeth I and subsequently executed the details of the charter through his delegates Ralph Lane and Richard Grenville, Raleigh's distant cousin. The final group of colonists disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England. Their disappearance gave rise to the nickname "the Lost Colony". To this day there has been no conclusive evidence as to what happened to the colonists.

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