Pauls Quiz 308

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1. The name for which weekday stems from a one handed Norse god of war?

2. What is the well known Latin term for 'bountiful mother'?

3. Who, in April 1961, became the first person to cross the Kármán line?

4. Edwin Starr and Bruce Springsteen have both recorded which song?

5. Which crime writer also wrote romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott?

6. Which country has a record 11 official languages?

7. Name the three Brazilian Formula One World Driver's Champions. One point for each correct answer.

8. The name of which of the following buildings stems from the Greek word for 'Royal'?
a. Embassy  b. Casino  c. Basilica  d. Pyramid

9. Collectively; Isaac, Taylor and Zac are known as what?

10. Which current European capital city was previously known as Reval?

11. The name of which nomadic tribe stems from the old French word for desert?

12. English singer songwriter Albert Hammond had hits with songs like 'It never rains in southern California' and 'The Free Electric Band'. His son, Albert Hammond Jr. is a member of which popular US band?

13. Name the film in which Tom Hanks played the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Paul Edgecomb
b. Josh Baskin
c. Sherman McCoy
d. Jim Lovell
e. Robert Langdon

14. Which deformed slave (c. 620-560 BC) is still one of the best known authors in the world?

15. In the first verse of The Cure's song 'Friday I'm in Love', what colour is?
a. Monday
b. Tuesday
c. Wednesday

16. Which of the following brands does not belong to the Volkswagen Group AG:
a: Bentley, b: Lamborghini, c: Bugatti or d: Ferrari?

17. At the end of which famous opera does the central character, an Ethiopian princess who is taken as a slave girl, die in her lover's arms?

18. In the Beatles song 'A Day in the Life', how many holes does it take to fill the Albert Hall?

19. What are the American followers of the Swiss Mennonite preacher Jacob Ammann called?

20. Named after a type of musician, which swan is the largest native North American bird?


1. Tuesday (from Tyr)

2. Alma Mater

3. Yuri Gargarin (The Kármán line lies 100km above sea level, and defines the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space)

4. War

5. Agatha Christie

6. South Africa

7. Three answers. Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Emerson Fittipaldi.

8. c. Basilica

9. Hanson, The Hanson Brothers

10. Tallinn, Estonia

11. Bedouin

12. The Strokes

13. Five answers.
a. The Green Mile
b. Big
c. The Bonfire of the Vanities
d. Apollo 13
e. The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons or Inferno

14. Aesop

15. Three answers.
a. Blue
b. Grey
c. Grey

"I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too"

16. d: Ferrari

17. Aida

18. 4,000 ("I read the news today oh boy, 4,000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire, and though the holes were rather small, they had to count them all, now I know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall")

19. The Amish

20. Trumpeter Swan

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