Pauls Quiz 300

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1. Who was the star in the 1926 silent film 'The General'?

2. Which American singer who had a recording career spanning 59 years was nicknamed the 'First Lady of Song'?

3. Which well known Russian word can mean 'advice' and 'council'?

4. Name the three tennis legends involved in the so called 'Battle of the Sexes' during the early 1970s. One point for each correct answer.

5. Name the film in which Richard Harris played each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. English Bob
b. Marcus Aurelius
c. Seaman John Mills
d. King Arthur

6. Which cheap, plain woven cotton fabric takes its name from a city in India?

7. Which US President was the first to visit another country while still in office?

8. Which two countries have each produced a record seven winners of the European Footballer of the Year award? One point for each correct answer.

9. In which city are both The International Court of Justice and The International Criminal Court based?

10. In sport, which 1970s bad boy had the nickname 'Nasty'?

11. The line "Love means never having to say you're sorry" is from which successful 1970 film?

12. What was St. Petersburg called during WWI?

13. Bat Guano, Jack D. Ripper, Merkin Muffley and Major Kong are all characters in which cult film?

14. Which Norwegian adventurer does one associate with the ships 'Kon-Tiki', 'Ra' and 'Ra II'?

15. In film, what name do the native North American Indians give to Lord John Morgan?

16. What was the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar on Thursday, 1 March 1923?
a. Greece  b. The Vatican  c. Andorra  d. The Soviet Union

17. Built between the two World Wars, what was the name of the imposing French line of fortifications along the French German border?

18. With eight Academy Awards, Edith Head (1897-1981) holds the record for the most Oscars won by a woman. In which category did she win all eight Academy Awards?

19. Although war was never officially declared, 10,000 US soldiers took part in the invasion which country between March 1916 and Febuary 1917?

20. The title of which 1957 number one hit song on both sides of the Atlantic, considered by some Christians as blasphemous, was a famous line from Scarlett in Gone With The Wind? (four words)


1. Buster Keaton

2. Ella Fitzgerald

3. Soviet

4. Bobby Riggs, Margret Smith Court and Billie Jean King.

5. Four answers.
a. Unforgiven
b. Gladiator
c. Mutiny on the Bounty
d. Camelot

6. Calico (from Calicut, later Calcutta)

7. Woodrow Wilson (League of Nations talks in France after the First World War)

8. Germany and Holland

9. The Hague

10. Ilie Nastase

11. Love Story

12. Petrograd

13. Dr. Strangelove (or How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb)

14. Thor Heyerdahl

15. Horse (A Man Called Horse)

16. a. Greece

17. Maginot Line

18. Best Costume Design

19. Mexico

20. Great Balls Of Fire (Scarlett: "Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar.")

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