Pauls Quiz 289

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1. What is Elton John's heroic middle name?

2. The name of which board game translated means "sparrow"?

3. Ackees, sapotas and soursops are all examples of what?

4. What was the last black and white film to win the Oscar for Best Picture?

5. The name for which form of transport stems from the Latin "for all"?

6. What did Chuck Yeager break on 14 October 1947?

7. Energy contains the Greek root 'erg'. What does 'erg' mean?

8. Name the three Oscar winners for Best Film in the 1990s with a single word film title. One point for each correct answer.

9. Sometimes called "the first great war of the 20th century", which two world powers were at war with each other between Feb 1904 and Sept 1905?

10. Eight tennis players have won the mens singles title in all four Grand Slam tournaments. (Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and US Open) Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.

11. What is the culinary term for cutting food into long thin strips?

12. Which two bands had a top 10 hit with the song 'Venus'? One point for each correct answer.

13. Measured in area, what are the five smallest landlocked countries in the world? One point for each correct answer.

14. Which royal title or term of courtesy stems from an Old English word meaning "one who kneads bread"?

15. What was the only country to have hosted the Summer Olympics and not win a single gold medal?

16. In which E.U. country does 'Wiehed' mean one? (as in the number 1)

17. What nickname was the horribly disfigured John Merrick given?

18. Which company built the Dr.l triplane flown by the Red Baron?

19. After leaving John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Peter Green became a founding member of which famous band?

20. When does one use the word 'Kanpai' in Japan?


1. Hercules

2. Mahjong

3. Fruit

4. The Artist

5. Bus (omnibus)

6. The sound barrier

7. Work

8. Three answers. Unforgiven, Braveheart and Titanic

9. Russia and Japan

10. Seven answers. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Don Budge, Fred Perry and Novak Djokovic

11. Julienne

12. Two answers. Shocking Blue and Bananarama

13. Five answers. Vatican City, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Andorra and Luxembourg

14. Lady

15. Canada (Montreal 1976)

16. Malta

17. the Elephant Man

18. Fokker

19. Fleetwood Mac

20. When making a toast. (as in Cheers, salute, to your health)

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