Pauls Quiz 275

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1. In which 2009 Hollywood film does actor Bill Murray play himself?

2. Where, in song, do "they say the neon lights are bright"?

3. Which two NASA space shuttle orbiters were named after ships used by Capt. James Cook?

4. The Tosa Inu is illegal in countries such as Australia, Malta, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. What is a Tosa Inu?

5. The name of which childrens toy was originally a 16th century expression for a man considered to be a 'sharp' or a 'cheat'?

6. Which iconic brand of wooden racquet did tennis greats Rod Laver, John McEnroe and Virginia Wade all use?

7. The following African countries were a colony of which European country in 1914? One point for each correct answer.
a. Rwanda
b. Madagascar
c. Cameroon
d. Sierra Leone
e. Mozambique
f. Western Sahara
g. Libya

8. The mens champion in which competition is awarded the 'Coupe des Mousquetaires' (The Musketeer's Trophy)?

9. The original metre was defined as one 10-millionth of the distance from where to where?

10. The ancient Chicxulub (pronounced Cheek-sha-loob) impact crater is allegedly responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. On which peninsula is it located?


1. Zombieland Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The film follows geeky college kid Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) making his way through a variety of different scenarios through this new zombie apocalypse, meeting Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock, and together taking an extended road trip across the Southwestern United States in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies. Zombieland was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $60.8 million in 17 days and surpassing the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead as the top-grossing zombie film in the United States until World War Z in 2013.

2. On Broadway "On Broadway" is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The song was a hit for the Drifters in 1963, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been recorded by many artists such as the Coasters, the Dave Clark Five, the Chipettes, Bobby Darin, Percy Faith, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Neil Young. George Benson's version of "On Broadway" from his 1978 album Weekend in L.A., hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the soul chart. The George Benson version also has had substantial adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio airplay ever since. It won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance. The song appeared in the films Big Business (1988) and American Beauty (1999). George Benson's performance of the song was used in the 1979 film All That Jazz in a sequence that featured dancers on stage auditioning for a musical similar to Chicago. George Benson also performed "On Broadway" with Clifford and the Rhythm Rats for the 1994 Muppet album Kermit Unpigged.

3. Discovery and Endeavor

4. Dog breed The Tosa (also called the Tosa Inu or Japanese Mastiff) is a breed of dog of Japanese origin that is considered rare. It was originally bred in Tosa (present day Kochi) as a fighting dog and still is today. Ownership of Tosas is legally restricted in certain jurisdictions. In the United Kingdom ownership is regulated under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and in Trinidad & Tobago under the Dangerous Dogs Act 2000. A specific exemption of a British court is required to own and import Tosas legally in the UK. Some insurance companies will not insure homes with dog breeds deemed dangerous. The Australian Customs Service prohibits the import of Tosas, along with other dog breeds considered dangerous, into Australia. The Tosa is one of eleven breeds of dog banned in 2007 by the Dublin City Council from their properties, including council houses, flats and estates

5. Jack-in-the-box

6. Dunlop Maxply The Dunlop Maxply was first made in 1931 costing between £2 and £3 and was still being made 50 years later into the 1980s.

7. Seven answers
a. Belgium
b. France
c. Germany
d. United Kingdom
e. Portugal
f. Spain
g. Italy

8. French Open (named after the four French tennis greats Rene Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borata and Jacques Bragnan)

9. Equator to North Pole

10. Yucatán peninsula The Chicxulub crater is an impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is located near the town of Chicxulub, after which the crater is named. The date of the Chicxulub impactor, which created it, coincides precisely with the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–Pg boundary), around 66 million years ago. The crater is more than 180 kilometers (110 miles) in diameter and 20 km (12 mi) in depth, well into the continental crust of the region of about 10-30 km depth. It makes the feature the third of the largest confirmed impact structures on Earth; the impacting bolide that formed the crater was at least 10 km (6 mi) in diameter. The crater was discovered by Antonio Camargo and Glen Penfield, geophysicists who had been looking for petroleum in the Yucatán during the late 1970s.

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