Pauls Quiz 424

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1. Which common everyday article of clothing was not worn in the Russian military until 2007?

2. The first war fought by the United States of America was against which Mediterranean city?

3. Which famous beer is named after the river that flows through the capital city in which it was originally brewed? (six letters)

4. Gustav Graves, Kamal Khan and Renard all met their demise at the hands of which man?

5. The worst disaster in association football history is known as the Estadio Nacional disaster. On 24, May 1964 more than 300 spectators died, although this figure does not include those who were later shot by the police outside the stadium. In which country did this tragedy take place?

6. Saaz, Hallertau, Spalt and Tettnanger are known as the four "Noble" what?

7. Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, John Candy, Keven Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones and Jack Lemmon all had minor roles in which famous film that was nominated for eight Oscars?

8. Which mega city was once the capital of Portugal between 1808 and 1815?

9. Leda, a Spartan Queen in Greek mythology, is often depicted with which kind of bird in Renaissance paintings?

10. The following lyrics are all from number one hit songs from the 1980s. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Lyin' in a den in Bombay with a slack jaw and not much to say
b. I've had other guys, I've looked in their eyes
c. Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you

11. Which of the following was the first Asian country to participate in the Olympic games?
a. Japan,  b. Korea,  c. India,  d. Mongolia

12. Which iconic landmark was the longest suspension bridge in the world from 1883 until 1903?

13. "On every street in every city there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody" was a movie poster tag line for which disturbing 1976 film set in New York City?

14. According to a 2021 estimate, what is the population of Gibraltar?
a. 2,669,  b. 8,669,  c. 16,669,  d. 32,669

15. Which US President did Capt. James Kirk once beam aboard the Enterprise?
a. John F Kennedy,  b. Abraham Lincoln,  c. Thomas Jefferson,  d. Franklin D Roosevelt

16. The 75 stone steps at the end of M Street, Georgetown play a deadly role in which film?

17. Cryobiology is the study of life under what kind of conditions?

18. What was the first animated series to have a prime time slot on US television?

19. Aldebaran, Rigel, Altair and Antares draw which fim hero to victory?

20. What kind of celestial body was a chart topping album for Deep Purple?


1. Socks

2. Tripoli

3. Amstel

4. James Bond

5. Peru (Lima)

6. The four noble hops (in beer brewing)

7. JFK

8. Rio de Janeiro

9. Swan

10. Three answers.
a. Down Under (Men At Work)
b. True Blue (Madonna)
c. Hello (Lionel Ritchie)

11. Answer a. Japan (Stockholm 1912)

12. Brooklyn Bridge

13. Taxi Driver

14. Answer d. 32,669

15. Answer b. Abraham Lincoln

16. The Exorcist

17. Low temperatures

18. The Flintstones

19. Ben Hur (the four white Arabian stallions)

20. Fireball

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