Pauls Quiz 409

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1. What kind of soup was a number one selling album on both sides of the Atlantic in 1973?

2. In which 1976 film are humans vaporised when they reach the age of 30 in a ritual called 'Carrousel'?

3. Which artist was responsible for the very well known drawing titled "Vitruvian Man"?

4. In which Olympic sport is a red card shown for the violation known as "Lifting"?
a. bobsleigh,  b. weightlifting,  c. water polo,  d. racewalking

5. What are the only three remaining countries that still don't officially use the metric system? One point for each correct answer.

6. "Small Town, Big Crime, Dead Cold" was a movie poster tag line for which film?

7. Plus or minus two million, what was the population of the UK in 1851?

8. Which artist is famous for his many paintings of water lilies?

9. What was the alliance between the United Kingdom, the French Third Republic and the Russian Empire called in 1914?

10. The following lyrics are all from songs with a body part somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. It must have been something you said
b. If I swallow anything evil, put your finger down my throat
c. She never begs, she knows how to choose them
d. There've been so many girls that I've known, I've made so many cry and still I wonder why

11. Which tennis player, a winner of one Wimbledon singles title, holds the record for the most aces in a season?

12. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation is a powerful and unprincipled conglomerate in the Alien films. In the fourth Alien film, Alien Resurrection, Ripley is told the corporation has been bought out by?
a. Wal-Mart,  b. Vodaphone, c. MacDonalds,  d. Starbucks

13. What is the well known Indonesian and Malay word for rice?

14. Something to eat and the Egyptian goddess of the sky. 3 letters

15. 'Chairman of the Board' was one of many nicknames given to which singer?

16. Each of the following are central characters in which classic novels? One point for each correct answer.
a. David Balfour
b. Hester Prynne
c. Kimball O'Hara
d. Philip Pirrip

17. The name for which type of cloud is the Latin word for cloud?

18. Who was the bass guitarist for each of the following bands? One point for each correct answer.
a. Cream
b. Led Zeppelin
c. Queen
d. Steely Dan

19. Which Russian writer's last name translated means "bitter"?

20. Which US state was a number one selling album in the UK charts (number 3 in the US) in 2001?


1. Goat's Head Soup (Rolling Stones)

2. Logan's Run

3. Leonardo Da Vinci

4. Answer d. racewalking

5. Three answers. USA, Liberia, Myanmar (Burma)

6. Fargo

7. 21 million

8. Claude Monet

9. Triple Entente

10. Four answers.
a. I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight (Cutting Crew)
b. Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)
c. Legs (ZZ Top)
d. Heart Of Stone (Rolling Stones)

11. Goran Ivanisevic

12. Answer a. Wal-Mart

13. Nasi

14. Nut

15. Frank Sinatra

16. Four answers.
a. Kidnapped
b. The Scarlet Letter
c. Kim
d. Great Expectations

17. Nimbus

18. Four answers.
a. Jack Bruce
b. John Paul Jones
c. John Deacon
d. Walter Becker

19. Gorky (Maxim Gorky)

20. Iowa (Slipknot)

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