QUIZ QUESTIONS

QUIZ QUESTIONS
1. The following are all examples of what:
The Dogs, Flag, Control, Smersh, Zep, Gag and The Owsla

2. From 1982-1996, who was the only woman tennis player to win Wimbledon other than Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf?

3. Which illustrious ship, named after a Roman province, held the Blue Riband from 1907 till 1929?

4. Put the following wars or conflicts in order of estimated casualties, starting with the highest number:
a: Vietnam War (1959 - 1975)
b: Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty (1616 - 1662)
c: Russian Civil War (1917 - 1921)
d: World War I (1914 - 1918)

5. According to BBC 2, which pallid hit single from the year 1967 has been the most played song in public places in the last 75 years?

6. NATO gave the ultra modern Russian MiG-29 which pivotal codename?

7. Gary Oldman plays the following unsavoury characters in which films?
a. Ivan Korshunov
b. Lee Harvey Oswald
c. DEA officer Norman Stansfield
d. Mason Verger
e. Jean Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg
f. Sid Vicious

8. Ilyena Vasilevna Mironov is better known as?

9. An appropriately named stern sail on the rear of an 18th century square rigged ship. 7 letters

10. The following are the national anthems of which countries:
a: In Plenty and In Time of Need
b: Mawtini (since 2004)
c: La Marcha Real
d: Kimi ga Yo
e: Schweizerpsalm

11. Plus or minus 20 years, when were the first time zones introduced?

12. How many countries border Switzerland?

13. The ramparts that surround which city are the only intact fortified city walls on the North American continent?

14. The following words are from songs with the word 'Moon' in the song title. Can you name them?
a. I see earthquakes and lightning
b. We're after the same rainbow's end
c. You saw Brigadoon, I saw the crescent
d. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars
e. And the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
f. Star was light in a silvery night far away on the other side
g. Eyes full of sorrow, never wet. Hands full of money, all in debt
h. Keep your electric eye on me babe, put your ray gun to my head

15. Which rust free automobiles were built in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland in the late 1970s?

16. In tennis, which six men have reached the finals of a Grand Slam singles tournament 15 or more times in the Open era? (since 1969)

17. What name did Hitler wish to give his proposed new World Capital?

18. A capital city and a kind of steel. 8 letters

19. Which astro-physicist's belt surrounds the Earth?

20. What is Britain's oldest colony?

21. Who came back from a ban to score a memorable hat-trick as Italy beat Brazil on the way to winning the 1982 World Cup?




And now the all important answers

1. All fictional secret police organisations (Dogs from Animal farm; FLAG from, Knight Rider; CONTROL from Get Smart; SMERSH from James Bond; ZEP from Tin Tin; GAG from Star Wars and The Owsla from Watership Down)

2. Conchita Martinez (in 1994)

3. Mauretania

4. Correct order: BDCA:
b: Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty - (at least 25,000,000)
d: World War I - (between 15,000,000 and 20,000,000)
c: Russian Civil War - (between 6,000,000 and 9,000,000)
a: Vietnam War - (between 3,000,000 and 5,000,000)

5. Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"

6. Fulcrum

7. six answers
a. Air Force One
b. JFK
c. Leon (or The Professional)
d. Hannibal
e. The Fifth Element
f. Sid and Nancy

8. Helen Mirren

9. Spanker

10. Answers:
a: Barbados
b: Iraq (My Homeland)
c: Spain (The Royal March)
d: Japan ("May Your Reign Last Forever")
e: Switzerland (Swiss Psalm)

11. 1883. By US and Canadian railways.

12. Five: France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein

13. Quebec City

14. Eight answers
a. Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
b. Moon River (Andy Williams)
c. The Whole Of The Moon (Waterboys)
d. Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
e. Moondance (Van Morrison)
f. Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)
g. Everyone's Gone To The Moon (Jonathan King)
h. Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)

15. De Lorean's

16. Roger Federer (21), Ivan Lendl (19), Pete Sampras (18), Bjorn Borg (16), Jimmy Connors (15) and Andre Agassi (15).

17. Germania

18. Damascus

19. Van Allen

20. Bermuda

21. Paolo Rossi

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