Pauls Quiz 405

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1. In which popular film is one of the central characters a regal tang?

2. A currency which derives its value from government regulation and is not backed by a commodity is called what?
a. Audi,  b. Lexus,  c. Kia,  d. Fiat

3. In Western alchemy, what name was once given to the sought after substance that some believed could turn base metals into gold or silver? 

4. Who cooked using "nose of Turk" and "Tartar's lips"?

5. Which small town in North Carolina reached the height of fame on the 17th of December 1903?

6. Which five women have had the most No 1 hit singles in the US charts? (as solo performers)

7. Plus or minus 10, in which year were women first granted to right to vote in each of the following countries?
a. Germany
b. India
c. France
d. China
e. Monaco

8. Which of the following kitchen tools is also a collective noun for hawks in flight?
a. kettle,  b. grill,  c. whisk,  d. skillet

9. The following are the first words to which film?
"People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden."

10. Which British musician wrote or co-wrote a record seven US number one hit singles in 1978?
a. Freddie Mercury,  b. Paul McCartney,  c. Elton John,  d. Barry Gibb

11. Which US detective agency was the largest private law enforcement organisation in the world in the late 19th century?

12. Who led the NFL in rushing a record 8 times in his 9 season career before retiring and becoming an actor?

13. The dystopian novel Brave New World takes place in the year 632 A.F. . What does A.F. stand for?

14. "You are 124 years old Mr Cooper" is a line from which film?

15. The novel and the film Das Boot both begin in which seaport?

16. Which famous painting depicts the carnage inflicted by the German Condor Legion?

17. Ceylon tea, Bikini, Yorkshire pudding, Frankfurter and Salisbury steak are all examples of what?
a. eponyms,  b. metonyms,  c. paronyms,  d. toponyms

18. Name the city or town in which each of the following novels is set?
a. The Bonfire of the Vanities
b. A Room With A View
c. The Big Sleep
d. Jaws

19. Which Canadian province was the last to switch to Right Hand Drive in 1947?

20. The soundtrack to which movie spent a total of 70 weeks at the top of the UK album charts between 1965 and 1968?


1. Finding Nemo (Dory is a regal tang, Marlin is a clownfish)

2. Answer d. Fiat (Latin for "let it be done")

3. Philosopher's stone

4. The three witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth

5. Kitty Hawk (thanks to the first controlled powered airplane flight by the Wright brothers)

6. Five answers. In order: Mariah Carey (19), Rihanna (14), Madonna (12), Whitney Houston (11), Janet Jackson (10)

7. Six answers.
a. 1918
b. 1947
c. 1944
d. 1947
e. 1963

8. Answer a. kettle

9. Fight Club

10. Answer d. Barry Gibb (How Deep is Your Love, Stayin Alive, Love is Thicker Than Water, Night Fever, If I Can't Have You, Shadow Dancing, Grease)

11. Pinkerton's

12. Jim Brown

13. After Ford

14. Interstellar

15. La Rochelle

16. Guernica

17. Answer d. toponyms

18. Five answers.
a. New York City
b. Florence
c. Los Angeles
d. Amity

19. Newfoundland

20. The Sound Of Music

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