Pauls Quiz 360

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1. The Greek word for a herb fennel lends its name to which popular sporting event?

2. Which fruit is the main ingredient in Calvados, the world famous brandy from Normandy?

3. Stalin, Tito, Freud, Hitler and Trotsky all lived in which city in the year 1913?
a. Berlin  b. The Free City of Danzig  c. Vienna  d. Zurich 

4. Which song was the national anthem of the Soviet Union between the years 1917 and 1944?

5. Which US President is enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame?
a. George W Bush  b. Abraham Lincoln  c. Gerald Ford  d. Teddy Roosevelt 

6. Completed in 1965, the Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. In which city is it located?

7. Who replaced Keith Moon as the drummer for the Who after his untimely death in 1979?

8. Until 1975, East Timor was a colony of which European country?
a. Portugal  b. France  c. Holland  d. Great Britain 

9. What is the only major city in the southern hemisphere to be named after a 19th century scientist?

10. All of the following lyrics are from songs with the word "Street" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Baltimore and DC now, yeah don't forget the Motor City
b. Hey think the time is right for a palace revolution, but where I live the game to play is compromise solution
c. You need a Yen to make a Mark if you wanna make money
d. Hello lamppost what cha knowing
e. What are we living for? two roomed apartment on the 2nd floor
f. He's got a dream about buying some land, he's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands 

11. The name for which popular Italian dumpling (sometimes referred to as pasta) translated means 'knot in wood' or 'knuckle?

12. What name was given to the terrifying incendiary weapon used by the Byzantine navy in ancient times? Two words.

13. Name the film in which each of the following disturbing questions are posed. One point for each correct answer.
a. "Does he look like a bitch?"
b. "What's the most you have ever lost on a coin toss?" 

14. In a popular Doors song; the woman with a monkey and lazy diamond studded flunkies lives on which street?

15. Which philosophical theory does one associate with Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre?

16. Which Boney M song was banned in the Soviet Union?

17. In film, Major Boothroyd is better known as what?

18. Fevernova, Tango, Telstar, Etrusco Unico and Tricolore were all examples of what?

19. Which six bands or singers have had a record 13 or more number one hit singles in the UK charts? One point for each correct answer.

20. Which 1972 movie was the first animated feature film to be rated X in the United States?

ANSWERS

1. Marathon

2. Apple

3. Answer c. Vienna 

4. The Internationale

5. Answer b. Abraham Lincoln

6. St Louis

7. Kenny Jones

8. Answer a. Portugal

9. Darwin, Australia 

10. Six answers.
a. Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
b. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
c. The Wall Street Shuffle (10 cc)
d. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel)
e. Dead End Street (Kinks)
f. Baker Street (Jerry Rafferty) 

11. Gnocchi

12. Greek Fire

13. Two answers.
a. Pulp Fiction
b. No Country For Old Men 

14. Love Street

15. Existentialism

16. Rasputin

17. Q (the quartermaster in Bond films)

18. Official FIFA World Cup footballs

19. Elvis (21), The Beatles (17), Cliff Richard (14), Westlife (14), Madonna (13) Ed Sheeran (13)

20. Fritz the Cat