Pauls Quiz 250

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1. Which singer, later a US congressman, had a number one hit song in both the US and UK charts?

2. According to Winston Churchill, which potent concoction saved "more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire"?

3. Name the Stanley Kubrick film in which the following characters play a role.
a. Alex DeLarge
b. The Chevalier de Balibari
c. Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
d. Humbert Humbert
e. Animal Mother
f. Crassus
g. Bat Guano
h. Jack Torrance

4. Which ship, named after a Roman province on the northwest African coast, held the Blue Riband title for 20 years between 1909 and 1929?

5. According to the book title, the covert character named Alec Leamas came from where?

6. Since 1975, which two players have scored the most runs at the Cricket World Cup?

7. On March 4th 1918, the first known case of which pandemic was observed at Fort Riley, Kansas, USA?

8. Which island country has the highest number of snake bite fatalities each year?

9. Which Academy Award winner for best actress is the only Oscar winner with an Oscar winning mother and father?

10. Scottish keyboardist Ian Andrew Robert Stewart was a cofounder of which very famous band?


1. Sonny Bono (I Got You Babe)Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (1935 – 1998) was an American recording artist and producer, who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was also mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992, and congressman for California's 44th district from 1994 until his death in a skiing accident while still in office.

2. Gin And Tonic

3. Eight answers
a. A Clockwork Orange
b. Barry Lyndon
c. 2001 A Space Odyssey
d. Lolita
e. Full Metal Jacket
f. Spartacus
g. Dr. Strangelove
h. The Shining

4. RMS Mauretania RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the British Cunard Line, and launched on 20 September 1906. She was the world's largest ship until the launch of the RMS Olympic in 1911 as well as the fastest until the launch of the Bremen in 1929. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. After capturing the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing during her 1909 inaugural season, Mauretania held the speed record for twenty years.

5. In from the cold. (From the novel 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold')

6. Sachin Tendulka and Ricky Ponting

7. Spanish fluThe 1918 flu pandemic (1918 – 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them—three to five percent of the world's population making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Most influenza outbreaks disproportionately kill juvenile, elderly, or already weakened patients; in contrast the 1918 pandemic predominantly killed previously healthy young adults. Modern research, using virus taken from the bodies of frozen victims, has concluded that the virus kills through a cytokine storm (overreaction of the body's immune system). The strong immune reactions of young adults ravaged the body, whereas the weaker immune systems of children and middle-aged adults resulted in fewer deaths among those groups

8. Sri Lanka

9. Liza Minnelli (her parents were Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland)

10. The Rolling Stones Ian Andrew Robert Stewart (1938 – 1985) was a Scottish keyboardist, co-founder of The Rolling Stones and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was dismissed from the line-up in May 1963 but he remained as road manager and pianist. In his 2010 autobiography Life, Keith Richards says: "Ian Stewart. I'm still working for him. To me the Rolling Stones is his band. Without his knowledge and organisation ... we'd be nowhere."

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