1. What were the names of the three largest ocean liners in the world in 1940? (passenger ships) One point for each correct answer.
2. What is the more common name for albumen?
3. In 1971 the highest paid television actor in the world was Roger Moore. He was paid one million pounds for a single season to appear in which TV series?
4. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has a list of the top 20 goalkeepers of the 20th century. Can you name the top four? One point for each correct answer.
5. The name of which Southeast Asian country means 'east east'?
6. In which 1968 film is there a thrilling car chase between a Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback and a Dodge Charger 440 Magnum?
7. Plus or minus two years, the CD first became commercially available in October of which year?
8. In Norse mythology there are nine worlds. In which world is Odin's hall Valhalla located?
9. Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia is an acronym. What do each of the letters stand for? One point for each correct letter.
10. With one word, complete the title of each of the following number one albums in the UK charts from the early 1970s. One point for each correct answer.
a. Billion Dollar ......
b. Machine .....
c. Concert for .....
d. Sticky .....
e. Cosmo's .....
1. Three answers. RMS Queen Elizabeth, RMS Queen Mary and the SS Normandie
2. Egg white Egg white is the common name for the clear liquid (also called the albumen or the glair/glaire) contained within an egg. In chickens it is formed from the layers of secretions of the anterior section of the hen's oviduct during the passage of the egg. It forms around either fertilized or unfertilized egg yolks. The primary natural purpose of egg white is to protect the yolk and provide additional nutrition for the growth of the embryo (when fertilized). Egg white consists primarily of about 90% water into which is dissolved 10% proteins (including albumins, mucoproteins, and globulins). Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg.
3. The Persuaders
4. Four answers. 1. Lev Yashin 2. Gordon Banks 3. Dino Zoff 4. Sepp Maier
5. East Timor (The Malay word 'timur' means east. In Indonesia the official name for East Timor is Timor Timur, or 'Eastern East')
6. Bullitt Bullitt is a 1968 American dramatic crime action thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan R. Trustman and Harry Kleiner was based on the 1963 novel Mute Witness by Robert L. Fish, writing under the pseudonym Robert L. Pike. Lalo Schifrin wrote the original jazz-inspired score, arranged for brass and percussion. Robert Duvall has a small part as a cab driver who provides information to McQueen. The film was made by McQueen's Solar Productions company, with his then-partner Robert E. Relyea as executive producer. Released by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts on October 17, 1968, the film was a critical and box office smash, later winning the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Frank P. Keller) and receiving a nomination for Best Sound. Writers Trustman and Kleiner won a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Bullitt is notable for its car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco, regarded as one of the most influential in movie history
7. October 1982
8. Asgard In Norse religion, Asgard is one of the Nine Worlds and home to the Æsir tribe of gods. It is surrounded by an incomplete wall attributed to a Hrimthurs riding the stallion Svaðilfari, according to Gylfaginning. Odin and his wife, Frigg, are the rulers of Asgard. One of Asgard's well known locations is Valhalla, in which Odin rules
9. Six answers. Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services Nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo", Qantas is Australia's largest airline and the second oldest in the world. Founded in November 1920, it began flying international services in May 1935. The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot with its main hub at Sydney Airport. Qantas has a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carries 18.7% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia
10. Five answers
a. Billion Dollar Babies (Alice Cooper)
b. Machine Head (Deep Purple)
c. Concert for Bangladesh (George Harrison and friends)
d. Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones)
e. Cosmo's Factory (CCR)