Pauls Quiz 437

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1. Which band that outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in 1967 has inexplicably not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

2. What are the two biggest opium producing countries in the world today?

3. The name for which Indian curry translated means "bucket"?

4. A ghoulish looking octopus is the symbol (or logo) for which fictional crime syndicate?

5. Which three men have captained the USS Enterprise NCC-1701?

6. Lionel Messi's No 10 World Cup shirt recently sold at an auction for 7.8 million dollars. Which American superstar's jersey sold for a record 10.1 million last year?

7. Langos are a deep fried flat bread speciality from which European country?
a. Poland,  b. Italy,  c. Portugal,  d. Hungary

8. The following was the tagline for which TV movie?
"It's 1964. What if Hitler had won the war?"

9. The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Ethiopia claims to be the home of which religious artifact?

10. What was the middle name of 19th century novelist William Thackeray?

11. Who won a record four Academy Awards for Best Director?

12. Who was the first person to break the sound barrier as a human projectile?
a. Geoffrey de Havilland jr,  b. Chuck Yeager,  c. Malcolm Campbell,  d. Felix Baumgartner

13. Brenda Lee recently became the oldest person to have a No 1 hit single in the US charts. In which 1973 hit song does she get the following mention?
"The radio is playin' some forgotten song
 Brenda Lee's 'Coming On Strong'"

14. What is the only South American country in which English is the official language?

15. Which title did William Harrison hold for a record 30 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes?

16. Which country singer and member of The Highwaymen gave up his seat to the Big Bopper on the ill fated flight that killed the 'Bopper', Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly?

17. Which city in India is nicknamed "City of Joy"?

18. Which other character was Peter Sellers supposed to play in the film Dr Strangelove?

19. An exhausting event and the Ancient Greek name for fennel. One word.

20. Which member of The Animals managed both Slade and Jimi Hendrix?


1. The Monkees

2. Myanmar and Afghanistan

3. Balti

4. Spectre

5. Three answers. Christopher Pike, James T Kirk and Spock

6. Michael Jordan

7. Answer d. Hungary

8. Fatherland

9. The Ark of the Covenant

10. Makepeace

11. John Ford

12. Answer d. Felix Baumgartner (Oct 14, 2012)

13. Radar Love (Golden Earring)

14. Guyana

15. President of the United States (shortest term in office)

16. Waylon Jennings

17. Calcutta

18. Major Kong

19. Marathon

20. Chas Chandler

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