GENERAL QUIZ-1

1. The controversial Jubalani ball at this year's FIFA World cup is a Zulu word. What does it mean?

2. Who painted The Red Dragon found in the novel of the same name from Thomas Harris?

3. Which US entertainer, famous for her 'shimmy', was sentenced to ten days in the workhouse in 1927 for "corrupting the morals of youth"?

4. Which FIFA record did Josip Simunic unintentionally break on June 22 2006?

5. What is the English translation for the novel titled 'Voyna i Mir'?

6. The city of Ushuaia, located on the Beagle Channel, is often given which superlative?

7. Which unpopular financial term stems from the French word for purse?

8. Can you name the last eight Australian men who have won the mens' singles title at Wimbledon? One point for each correct answer.

9. Sarek is the father of which half breed?

10. Complete each of the following song titles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Be Bop a
b. Rama Lama
c. I. O.
d. Sha La La La
e. Da Doo Ron
f. Giddy Up A
g. In A Gadda
h. De Do Do Do De

11. What name has been given to the fans who support the US national soccer team?

12. Kriek beer, a Belgium brew, is flavoured with which fruit?
a. Strawberries
b. Plums
c. Cherries
d. Raspberries

13. Saltire, pall, chevron, fesses, pales and canton are examples of patterns found on what?

14. 'The British Invasion'. The Beatles excluded, name five of the ten performers who were the first to have number one hits in the US charts. One point for each correct answer.

15. The only captain to lose two FIFA World Cup finals was German. What was his name?

16. Which old Russian word meaning 'fast' is the other name for the Russian Wolfhound?

17. According to the UN, which continent is suffering deforestation at twice the world rate?

18. Name the seven most populated cities (including metro areas) in the world which end with the letter 'S'. One point for each correct answer.

19. Which strait separates Canada and Greenland?

20. Which spot of bother, originally a line, was first introduced in 1891 as a form of both punishment and reward?




And now the all important answers:

Answers:

1. 'To celebrate'

2. William Blake

3. Mae West

4. Most cautions in one match. He was shown 3 yellows by referee Graham Poll in the Croatia vs. Australia World Cup match.

5. War and Peace

6. The southernmost city in the world

7. Budget (from 'bougette')

8. Lleyton Hewitt (2002),
Pat Cash (1987),
John Newcombe (1967, 1970, 1971),
Rod Laver (1961, 1962, 1968, 1969),
Roy Emerson (1964, 1965),
Neale Fraser (1960),
Ashley Cooper (1958) and
Lew Hoad (1956, 1957)

9. Spock

10. Eight answers
a. Be Bop A Lu La (Gene Vincent)
b. Rama Lama Ding Dong (Edsels)
c. I.O. I. O. (Bee Gees)
d. Sha La La La Lee (Small Faces)
e. Da Doo Ron Ron (Crystals)
f. Giddy Up A Ding Dong (Equals)
g. In A Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly)
h. De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (Police)

11. Sam's Army

12. c. Cherries (Morello cherries)

13. Flags or heraldic symbols

14. In order, Mr. Acker Bilk (Stranger on the Shore), Tornadoes (Telstar), Peter and Gordon (World without Love), The Animals (House of the Rising Sun), Manfred Mann (Do Wah Diddy Diddy), Petula Clark (Downtown), Freddie and the Dreamers (I'm telling you now), Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders (Game of Love), Herman's Hermits (Mrs Brown you've got a lovely daughter), Rolling Stones ( I can't get no (Satisfaction))

15. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

16. Borzoi

17. Africa

18. Los Angeles, Lagos, Beunos Aires, Paris, Algiers, Dallas and Caracas.

19. Davis Strait

20. Penalty spot in football (soccer)

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