Pauls Quiz 294

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1. Measured in metric tonnes per year, what are the six biggest wine producing countries outside of Europe? One point for each correct answer.

2. What is the national flower of India?

3. Which city is home to Michelangelo's masterpiece 'David'?

4. Which writer was responsible for 'The Three Laws of Robotics'?

5. What was the name of the official residence of Russian monarchs between 1732 and 1917? (the English name)

6. Which American singer songwriter played Dracula's servant Renfield in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film Bram Stocker's Dracula?

7. Which country with a population of 29,000,000 people is named after a famous city of roughly 270,000 people?
* 2010 population estimates

8. Name the four semi-finalists at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. One point for each correct answer.

9. The following lines are from which popular 1989 Hollywood film?
"Is this heaven?" "No, it's Iowa."

10. The Dutch woman Margaretha Zelle was better known as what?

11. Plus or minus three years, when did Alexander Flemming discover penicillin?

12. Name the film in which each of the following horses play a role? One point for each correct answer.
a. Pilgrim
b. Brego
c. Cisco
d. Aldebaran, Antares and Altair
e. Boxer

13. Which event signaled the end of the Antidiluvian period?

14. Ka-Bar, Dirk, Puukko and Khukuri are all examples of what?

15. In which famous film does Dave 'kill' Hal?

16. Jimmy Donal Wales is best known as being the co-Founder and promoter of which internet presence?

17. What are the four most populated cities in India? One point for each correct answer.

18. Which French impressionist is famous for his paintings of ballet subjects?

19. Which actor, famous for playing the bad guy in many films, played Lee Harvey Oswald in the film JFK?

20. What was the last thing Mr. Creosote ate?

ANSWERS

1. Six answers. USA, China, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and Chile.

2. Lotus

3. Florence

4. Isaac Asimov

5. The Winter Palace

6. Tom Waits

7. Venezuela (stilt houses at Lake Maracaibo reminded the 15th century navigator Amerigo Vespucci of Venice, so he named the region "Veneziola", little Venice)

8. Four answers. Argentina, West Germany, France and Belgium.

9. Field of Dreams

10. Mata Hari

11. 1928

12. Five answers
a. The Horse Whisperer
b. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
c. Dances with Wolves
d. Ben Hur
e. Animal Farm

13. The flood. (antidiluvian means 'before the deluge', and is, according to the Bible, the period between Earth's creation and the great flood)

14. Knives

15. 2001 A Space Odyssey

16. Wikipedia

17. Four answers. Mumbai (Bombay), Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras).

18. Edgar Degas

19. Gary Oldman

20. A mint. ("wafer thin mint". From the Monty Python film 'The Meaning of Life')

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