1. Which three Empires had the largest armies in the world in 1840? One point for each correct answer.
2. Which seemingly indestructible musician's autobiography is titled 'Life'?
3. Louis Daguerre is known as 'the father of' what?
4. 'Wild Honey Pie' excluded; there are six tracks on the Beatles White album with a male or female first name in the song titles. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer.
5. What was the last European country to grant women the right to vote in 1984?
a. Greece b. Portugal c. Andorra d. Liechtenstein
6. Name the films in which Ralph Fiennes played each the following characters. One point for each correct answer.
a. Francis Dolarhyde
b. Amon Goth
c. Count Laszlo de Almassy
7. Which Grand Slam winning male tennis player and his Wilson T2000 made the steel tennis racquet popular in the early 1970s?
8. Santana had a hit with his cover version of 'Black Magic Woman'. Which member of the band Fleetwood Mac wrote the song?
9. Which European country was recently given the title "The world's happiest nation" by a UN organisation?
10. All of the following lyrics are from songs with the word 'Wind' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
b. She's out of my life, just a fool to believe I'm anything she needs
c. And I've got such a long way to go to make it to the border of Mexico
d. From the man in the 22nd row who sees you as something more than sexual
11. Plus or minus 2 min 33 sec, what is the world record time in climbing the 1576 steps of the Empire State Building?
12. in which movie with an animal in the film title was Paul Newman first nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor?
13. On the 18th of March 1965 Aleksei Leonov became the first person in history to do what?
14. Which monstrous literary character slips away with the "girl so fair" in the Led Zeppelin song 'Ramble On'?
15. Who is the only British film star to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay?
16. In 1778, what name did Captain James Cook give to the islands known today as Hawaii?
17. Due to the Covid pandemic, the list of the busiest airports in Europe changed quite dramatically in 2021. Can you name the cities in which the four busiest airports in Europe are now located? One point for each correct answer. (Note: One of the four borders Europe and Asia)
18. With 1,674 km, what is the longest river in the United States which is named after an animal?
19. Which singer-songwriter played the role of the very insane Renfield in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film Bram Stocker's Dracula?
20. The following was a movie poster tag line for which 1968 film?
"They look like Nazis but ... The Major is British ...The Lieutenant is American ... The Beautiful Frauleins are Allied Agents"
1. Three answers. In order: Russia, Austria-Hungary, France
2. Keith Richards
3. Photography (the camera)
4. Six answers. 'Dear Prudence', 'The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill', 'Martha My Dear', 'Rocky Racoon', 'Julia', 'Sexy Sadie'.
5. Answer d. Liechtenstein
6. Four answers.
a. Red Dragon
b. Schindler's List
c. The English Patient
7. Jimmy Connors
8. Peter Green
10. Four answers.
a. Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra)
b. She's Like The Wind (Patrick Swayze)
c. Ride Like The Wind (Christopher Cross)
d. Candle In The Wind (Elton John)
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12. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)
13. Walk in space
15. Kenneth Branagh
16. Sandwich Islands
17. Four answers. In order: Istanbul, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Moscow
18. Snake River
19. Tom Waits
20. Where Eagles Dare