Pauls Quiz 312

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1. What is Bond villian Goldfinger's first name?

2. What is the well known four letter French word for 'sword'?

3. The teenage singing idol James Darren played a role in which big budget 1961 war film?

4. A plant, a colour, a small sailing vessel, and a verb meaning 'to stab'.

5. Complete the following song text with it's song title.
"New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talks about ..... ......"

6. The term 'left in the lurch' is derived from which card game?

7. Which US President has been awarded the Golden Raspberry for worst actor?

8. Dating back to the sixth century, in which country can one find the longest continuously operating school in the world?

9. At which Summer Olympic Games did 28 African countries refuse to participate?

10. What news shocked teenage music fans on June 17, 1995?

11. The following are the first words to which famous book?
"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's ......"

12. Which name is given to the war in which the United States gained Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines?

13. With a population of more than 800,000, what is the largest port city on the Gulf of Lion?

14. What time are the clocks striking in the first line of George Orwell's novel 1984?

15. According to most sources, which European country has the tallest male humans on average in the world, averaging out at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)?

16. Found today in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, what was the name of the famous World War Two B-17 Flying Fortress that was one of the first to complete 25 combat missions (with all the crew intact) over occupied Europe?

17. Which tiny country is sandwiched between Eritrea and Somalia?

18. What are each of the following composers first names? One point for each correct answer.
a. Rimsky-Korsokov (1844-1908)
b. Mendelsohn (1809-1847)
c. Haydn (1732-1809)
d. Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
e. Debussy (1862-1918)
f. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

19. Which old Nordic word desribes someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response, five letters?

20. In film, what do all of the following fictional villians have in common?
Scar, Hans Gruber, Charles Muntz, Professor Moriarty and Saruman the White.


1. Auric

2. Epee

3. The Guns of Navarone

4. Pink

5. Pop Muzik (M)

6. Cribbage (crib)

7. George W. Bush (2004, Fahrenheit 9/11)

8. United Kingdom (England, The King's School, Canterbury dates back to the year 597)

9. 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal

10. Robbie Williams leaves Take That.

11. War of the Worlds (H G Wells)

12. The Spanish-American War

13. Marseille

14. Thirteen

15. The Netherlands

16. Memphis Belle

17. Djibouti

18. Six answers
a. Nickolay
b. Felix
c. Joseph
d. Modeste
e. Claude
f. Sergei

19. Troll

20. They all fell to their death. Scar (The Lion King), Hans Gruber (Die Hard), Charles Muntz (Up), Professor Moriarty (The Final Problem), Saruman (Lord of the Rings film version)

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