Pauls Quiz 257

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1. Poona was one of the original names for which popular sport?

2. The first bombs dropped from a powered aircraft took the form of four grenades thrown by Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti from a Blériot XI aircraft back in 1911. In which country did they land?

3. Which intoxicating beverage is named after an old royal family? 7 letters

4. In film, Apollonia and Kay are the first names of the wives of which family man?

5. In 1929, Donald F Duncan became involved in the manufacture of a toy based on a weapon used by 16th century Filipino hunters. What was the toy called?

6. What is the three letter Greek root for 'bad'?

7. Name the song from each of the following that was also a film title. One point for each correct answer.
a. Duran Duran
b. Styx
c. Bobby Vinton
d. Gorillaz
e. Edgar Winter
f. Louis Jourdan

8. In the British TV series 'Only Fools & Horses', what make and model of vehicle do Delboy and Rodney drive?

9. The ancient Latin female name 'Helvetia' appears on all the postage stamps and coins of which European country?

10. Rabbit 31, cat 64, ferret 42, squirrel 44, hedgehog 35 and pigs 115. What number corresponds to humans?


1. Badminton (named after the Indian city Poona, now called Pune)

2. Libya (Ottoman military encampment at the Taguira oasis)

3. BourbonBourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey: a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name is ultimately derived from the French Bourbon dynasty, although it is disputed whether Bourbon County in Kentucky or Bourbon Street in New Orleans inspired the whiskey's name

4. Michael Corleone (The Godfather) Michael Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. He is also the main character of the Godfather film trilogy that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, in which he was portrayed by Al Pacino, who was twice nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal (Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather, and Best Actor for The Godfather Part II). Michael Corleone, as portrayed by Pacino, was recognized as the 11th most iconic villain in film history by the American Film Institute, although some critics consider him to be a tragic hero

5. The yo-yo

6. Cac (Cacophony)

7. Six answers
a. A View To A Kill
b. Babe
c. Blue Velvet
d. Dirty Harry
e. Frankenstein
f. Gigi

8. Reliant Regal Supervan (NOT a Reliant Robin as many will no-doubt suggest) The Reliant Regal was a small three-wheeled car manufactured from 1953 until 1973 by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, England, replacing the earlier Reliant Regent cyclecar van. As a three-wheeled vehicle having a lightweight (under 7 cwt, 355.6 kg) construction, under UK law it is considered a "tricycle" and can be driven on a full (class A) motorcycle licence. A light-commercial version with a side-hinged rear door was marketed as the Reliant Supervan

9. SwitzerlandHelvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confœderatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation. The allegory is typically pictured in a flowing gown, with a spear and a shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair, commonly with a wreath as a symbol of confederation. The name is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.

10. Accept between 259 and 294. It's the gestation period.

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