Pauls Quiz 440

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1. Based on the number of records sold, who are the two best selling female Canadian artists of all time?

2. Tanzanite, one of the rarest gemstones in the world, is only found at the foot of which famous mountain?

3. Which one of the following is a species of frog?
a. Baptist frog,  b. Protestant frog,  c. Buddhist frog,  d. Catholic frog

4. Where are the oblique muscles located?
a. arms,  b. legs,  c. waist,  d. shoulders

5. Who resides in the Gracie Mansion?

6. Destroying angel, Fly agaric and Devils bolete are all examples of what?

7. What are the names of the two largest fish in the world? One point for each correct answer.

8. A World War II British Commando raid on which port city in France has since been called 'The Greatest Raid Of All'?

9. What was the three letter acronym for the famous film studio that made the classic films Citizen Kane and the original King Kong?

10. According to data released in 2011, in which South East Asian country is John Paul the most popular name given to boys?

11. Which singer plays himself in the 2000 film High Fidelity?

12. The name of which country, host to a Formula One race, translated means "The Two Seas"?

13. Until its abolition in the late 1950s, what was for more than one and a half centuries the principal device used for execution in Spain?

14. Which number, or its reverse or multiples, appears in almost every episode of the Star Trek spinoffs?
a. 39,  b. 53,  c. 71,  d. 47

15. Who once said that "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."?
a. Martha Washington,  b. Mike Tyson,  c. Ludwig van Beethoven,  d. Mahatma Gandhi

16. Fleetwood Mac's 'Don't Stop' was which US president's campaign song?

17. Which 1967 album was the first rock LP to have lyrics printed on the cover?

18. What is a straw covered Chianti wine flask called?

19. Plus or minus 25,000 dollars, what is the annual salary for a US President?

20. Which major league baseball team is the oldest sports club in North America?


1. Two answers. Celine Dion and Shania Twain

2. Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzanite takes its name from Tanzania)

3. Answer d. Catholic frog

4. Answer c. waist

5. The Mayor of New York City

6. Poisonous mushrooms

7. Two answers. Whale shark and Basking shark

8. Saint Nazaire

9. RKO (Radio Keith Orpheum)

10. Philippines

11. Bruce Springsteen

12. Bahrain

13. Garrote

14. Answer d. 47

15. Answer c. Ludwig van Beethoven

16. Bill Clinton

17. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

18. Fiasco

19. 400,000 dollars

20. Chicago Cubs (est 1870)

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