Pauls Quiz 290

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1. What is the name of the band that backs up Bobby 'Boris' Pickett in the song Monster Mash?

2. Which two tempermental and disagreeable old men, who appear to rise above the others, are named after two famous New York City hotels?

3. The name for which indispensable part of the Indian cuisine means "the fragrant one"?

4. The name of which music style is also that of a nymph in Greek mythology?

5. Which famous male actors last screen appearance was a role in the following films? One point for each correct answer.
a. Road To Perdition
b. The Shootist
c. The Misfits

6. 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 250, 6 and 7 are all hair raising examples of what?

7. Which two Cornelius Ryan novels were later made into Hollywood films with an 'all star' cast? One point for each correct answer.

8. In the late 19th century, the brothers William and Ernest Renshaw were the dominant figures in which sport?

9. Name the film in which actor James Caan plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Jonathan E.
b. Sonny Corleone
c. Paul Sheldon
d. Frank Vitale

10. Which European capital city was built on 14 islands?

11. From the Greek word for 'Kingfisher', what are these pleasant days called?

12. Which American rock star had a role in the 2000 film 'U-571'?

13. Which 'blank paper' allows someone complete freedom of action?

14. What nickname were each of the following underworld figures given? One point for each correct answer.
a. Salvatore Lucania
b. Al Capone
c. Benjamin Siegel
d. George Kelly

15. Which synonym for luxury and elegance is named after a Swiss hotel tycoon?

16. Over the course of four decades, Reg Park was a stand out in which 'athletic' discipline?

17. The Aare river runs through the capital city of which country?

18. The Oscar winning song in 1967 was sung by a famous English actor. One year later, in 1968, the Oscar winning song was sung by the actor's son. Name the father and son.

19. Steven Spielberg was one of the co-founders of which movie studio?

20. Amongst the tribesmen he worked with he was known as 'El Aurens'. We know him better as what?


1. The Crypt Kickers (or The Crypt Kicker Five)

2. Statler and Waldorf (Muppet Show)

3. Basmati

4. Calypso

5. Three answers.
a. Paul Newman
b. John Wayne
c. Clark Gable

6. Triumph sports cars

7. Two answers. The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far

8. Lawn tennis

9. Four answers
a. Rollerball
b. The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II
c. Misery
d. Mickey Blue Eyes

10. Stockholm

11. Halcyon days

12. Jon Bon Jovi

13. Carte blanche

14. Four answers.
a. 'Lucky'
b. 'Scarface'
c. 'Bugsy'
d. 'Machine Gun'

15. Ritz

16. Bodybuilding

17. Switzerland (Bern is the capital city)

18. Rex and Noel Harrison. ('Talk to the animals' 1967 and 'The Windmills of your mind' 1968)

19. DreamWorks

20. T. E. Lawrence or 'Lawrence of Arabia'

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