Pauls Quiz 313

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1. What were the names of the three White Star Line 'Olympic Class' ocean liners? One point for each correct answer.

2. In which film is there a US President Arnold Schwarzenegger?

3. Name the three American female singers, whose last name begins with the letter 'S', who have had four or more number one hit songs in the US charts. One point for each correct answer.

4. Which small edible fish is named after a large European island?

5. Coined by a nine year-old, what is the name for the digit 1 followed by 100 zeros?

6. Which woman, once married to Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, was the first British female singer to appear behind the 'Iron Curtain'?

7. What kind of tuna commands the highest prices at Tokyo's famous fish markets?

8. The King of Spades, Diamonds and Clubs has one, but the King of Hearts doesn't. What?

9. What is the Japanese word for 'way of the sword'?

10. In song, what are the names of Lil aka Nancy Magil's two boyfriends?

11. What, according to Egyptologist and Archaeologist T.M. Davies, is the only known food that keeps indefinitely in its raw form, having found a perfectly preserved 3,300 year-old entombed specimen?

12. What were the last names of each of the following Bond girls? One point for each correct answer.
a. Tiffany
b. Honey
c. Kissy

13. Seen on a prescription, which abbreviation means 'twice a day'?

14. Cog, Pram, Quinquireme, Knarr, Proa, Chebec and Bireme were all examples of what?

15. In 1995 a rule change was introduced making non-Europeans eligible for the European Footballer of the Year award. Name the first three non-European winners after this rule change. One point for each correct answer.

16. Who was the Norse goddess of the underworld? Three letters

17. Said to be worth more than its weight in gold in antiquity, the purple dye that was highly prized by the rich and royals, was obtained from which type of animal?

18. In which two films did Henry Fonda play a fictional US President? One point for each correct answer.

19. A highly venomous snake, a 19th century term for a foreign business man in China, and a novel from James Clavell.

20. Name the three men who have been awarded the most Golden Raspberries for worst actor. One point for each correct answer.


1. Three answers. Titanic, Olympic and Britannic (originally named 'Gigantic')

2. The Simpsons Movie (note: in the 1993 film Demolition Man, the film mentions Arnold Schwarzenegger as having served as President of The United States)

3. Three answers. Barbara Streisand (5), Britney Spears (5) and Donna Summer (4).

4. Sardine (after Sardinia)

5. Googol

6. Lulu

7. Bluefin

8. A moustache

9. Kendo

10. Rocky Raccoon and Dan (from the Beatles song 'Rocky Raccoon')

11. Honey

12. Three answers.
a. Case
b. Rider
c. Suzuki

13. b. i. d. or BID (bis in die)

14. Sailing vessels (ships, boats)

15. Three answers. George Weah (Liberia, 1995), Ronaldo (Brazil, 1997) and Rivaldo (Brazil, 1999).

16. Hel

17. Sea snails, sea shells. (the gastropod mollusc Murex)

18. Two answers. Fail-Safe (1964) and Meteor (1979)

19. Taipan

20. Three answers. Sylvester Stallone (4x) and Kevin Costner (3x), Adam Sandler (3x)

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