Pauls Quiz 430

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1. The name of which tragic King translated means "son of life"?

2. The profanity and or expression of surprise "Shazbot" stems from which planet?

3. Which sturdy breed of cat is considered to be the 'national cat of France'?

4. Oscar winning Best Director James Cameron was once married to which Oscar winning Best Director?

5. What did President George H. W. Bush ban from the White House in the spring of 1990?

6. Die Hard 4 (Live Free or Die Hard) takes place over which holiday?
a. Independance Day,  b. New Years Eve,  c. Christmas Eve,  d. Thanksgiving

7. In the event of the death of a US president, the vice president is the first person in the line of succession. Who is the second?

8. Rudie van Vuuren has represented Namibia at World Cups in two different sports. Can you name the two sports?

9. Which song did Michael Jackson originally remove then later add to to the setlist at his July 16, 1988 Wembley concert?

10. Each of the following are the English language titles of national anthems. Can you name the country? One point for each correct answer.
a. Up Above The Young Rhine
b. The Thunder Dragon Kingdom
c. Hymn Of The Isthmus
d. God Bless The Sultan

11. What is the name of the 'ghost town' beside the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant?

12. "There is no force more powerful than the will to live" was a 2010 movie poster tag line for which Hollywood survival film based on a true story?

13. Who said "My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon 53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit"?

14. Mount Everest is officially the highest point in which two countries?

15. Which 'rock n roll history' song begins with the words "In the beginning back in 1955"?

16. Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight. What is his adopted middle name today?
a. Samson,  b. Hercules,  c. Apollo,  d. Hector

17. What were the two tallest buildings in the world in 1950?

18. On which island is the oldest European settlement in the Americas?

19. Who won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a Canadian captain named Charlie Allnut?

20. Built from the oak timbers of the 19th century ship HMS Resolute; the 1,300 lbs 'Resolute Desk' is the centrepiece in which room?


1. Macbeth

2. Ork

3. Chartreux

4. Kathryn Bigelow

5. Broccoli

6. Answer a. Independance Day

7. The Speaker of the House (of Representatives)

8. Rugby and cricket

9. Dirty Diana (he feared he would offend the princess who was in attendance)

10. Four answers.
a. Liechtenstein
b. Bhutan
c. Panama
d. Brunei

11. Pripyat

12. 127 Hours

13. James Bond

14. Nepal and The Peoples Republic of China

15. Let There Be Rock (ACDC)

16. Answer b. Hercules

17. The Empire State Building and The Chrysler Building

18. Newfoundland (the Norse settlement known today as L'Anse aux Meadows)

19. Humphrey Bogart (African Queen)

20. Oval Office

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