Pauls Quiz 261

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1. The film title of which 2002 Hollywood horror thriller takes its name from a series of water colour paintings by William Blake?

2. The name for which sport stems from the French words meaning 'hooked sticks'?

3. Which musician, who has sold 72 million albums world wide, including five number one singles, is the 'A' in "A&M Records"?

4. Other than nationality, what connection do Homer Simpson, Mary Blige and Elmer Fudd have?

5. Which Belfast shipyard built the RMS Titanic?

6. War films in the 60s and 70s often had an all star cast. With the aid of the following actors who appeared in the movie, name the war film. One point for each correct answer.
a. Curd Jurgens, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Kenneth More, Edward Fox and Robert Shaw
b. Maximilian Schell, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Edward Fox, Sean Connery and James Caan
c. Curd Jurgens, Kenneth More, Sean Connery, Richard Todd and Henry Fonda

7. Outside of the USA, F, B, H, and 2H are some examples of what?

8. 'Defenestration' is the act of doing what?
a: Showing the existence of truth by giving proof or evidence
b: Throwing someone or something out of the window
c: To treat as non-existent
d: To hate or loathe intensely

9. Between the years 1960 and 1989 there were three number one UK hits with one of the four seasons in the song title. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.

10. Which two football clubs did Edison Arantes do Nascimento play for in his career? One point for each correct answer.


1. Red Dragon (William Blake's series of paintings were titled 'The Great Red Dragon')

2. Lacrosse (jeu de la crosse, 'game of the hooked sticks')

3. Herb Alpert Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has also created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and wife Lani Hall are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation. Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).

4. The middle initial 'J'

5. Harland and Wolff Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries is a heavy industrial company, specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Harland & Wolff is most famous for having built RMS Titanic. Other best remembered ships built by Harland & Wolff include the Titanic??'?s White Star sister ships RMS Olympic and RMS Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail Line's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross, Union-Castle's RMS Pendennis Castle, and P&O's Canberra. Harland and Wolff's official history, Shipbuilders to the World, was published in 1986. As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry has taken centre stage, and 75% of the company's work is based on offshore renewable energy

6. Three answers
a. Battle of Britain
b. A Bridge Too Far
c. The Longest Day

7. Pencils (classification and grading of pencils)

8. b: Throwing someone (or something) out of the window (a: is demonstration, c: is abrogation and d: is abomination)

9. Three answers. Summer Holiday (Cliff Richard & The Shadows), In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry) and Summer Nights (John Travolta & Olivia Newton John)

10. Two answers. Santos and New York Cosmos (Edison Arantes do Nascimento is better known as 'Pelé') Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The same year, France Football asked their former Ballon d'Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé. In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal scorer in the world, with 541 league goals. In total Pelé scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games, for which he was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in football. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world. In his native Brazil, he is hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in football and for his vocal support of policies to improve the social conditions of the poor. In 1961, Brazil President Jânio Quadros had Pelé declared a national treasure. During his career, he became known as "The Black Pearl" (A Pérola Negra), "The King of Football" (O Rei do Futebol), "The King Pelé" (O Rei Pelé) or simply "The King" (O Rei).

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