Pauls Quiz 297

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1. The name for which clever and playful mammal stems from the Greek word for womb?

2. Which film actress shares her name with a wife of Henry VIII?

3. In literature, who does Akela adopt?

4. What is the name of the radiation belt that surrounds the Earth?

5. Apollo 11. What was the name of
a. the launch vehicle or rocket
b. the command module
c. the lunar module

6. All the OPEC members except two are located on the African and Asian continents. Which two countries are the exceptions?

7. Plus or minus 5.6, what procentage of the Titanic's total crew and passengers were rescued?

8. In the films 2001 A Space Odyssey and 2010 The Year We Made Contact there are four monoliths. One on Earth, one on the Moon, one orbiting Jupiter. Where is the fourth monolith located?

9. Before the completion of the Washington Monument, which cathedral was the tallest building in the world between 1880 and 1884?

10. Which four men have won nine or more Olympic gold medals? One point for each correct answer.

11. Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha, is located in which country?

12. With 160 m, which English cathedral was the tallest building in the world between 1311 and 1549?
a. York  b. Canterbury  c. Winchester  d. Lincoln

13. Where are the Major and Minor Arcana found?

14. Name the six noble gasses in the periodic table. One point for each correct answer.

15. Which musician was a member of Thin Lizzy, Visage and Ultravox?

16. Which of the Seven Ancient Wonders was found at Halikarnassus?

17. Name one of the three football players who were given a record eight red cards during their English Premier League carreer.

18. All of the new names for the following countries start with the letter 'B'. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
a. Ober Volta
b. East Pakistan
c. British Honduras
d. Dahomey

19. A carnivorous mammal, a colour, a type of clothing and the name of an island. One word, 5 letters.

20. Who released each of the following UK chart topping albums in 1985? One point for each correct answer.
a. Hounds of Love
b. No Jacket Required
c. Brothers in Arms
d. Promise


1. Dolphin (from the Greek 'delphys')

2. Jane Seymour

3. Mowgli (from Kipling's 'The Jungle Book')

4. Van Allen Belt

5. Three answers.
a. Saturn (Saturn V)
b. Columbia
c. Eagle

6. Venezuela and Ecuador

7. 31.6 %

8. On the moon Europa

9. The Cologne Cathedral

10. Four answers. Michael Phelps (14), Paavo Nurmi (9), Mark Spitz (9) and Carl Lewis (9).

11. Nepal

12. Answer d. Lincoln cathedral

13. In a Tarot deck

14. Six answers. Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon.

15. Midge Ure

16. The Mausoleum (or Tomb of Mausolos)

17. One of the following: Patrick Vierra, Duncan Ferguson or Richard Dunne.

18. Four answers
a. Burkina Faso
b. Bangladesh
c. Belize
d. Benin

19. Sable

20. Four answers
a. Kate Bush
b. Phil Collins
c. Dire Straits
d. Sade

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