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 Quiz 12a

1. Traditionally, the utterance of which syllable is banned in
Switzerland in the spring?

2. Which actress played Joe's mother in the film 'Lassie Come Home'
and the wife to be in the film 'The Bride of Frankenstein'?

3. On the 7th February 1984 Bruce McCandless became the first human
to do what untied?

4. Who coined the spying term 'mole'?

5. Which famous vessel constructed with balsa wood was named after
a sun god?

6. In book and film, the Paragon Panther, a three-time Grand Prix
winner, is better known as what?

7. Which part of the world is named after the goddess of winter and
the hunt?

8. Which Star Trek character plays the trombone?

9. The 'Turtle' was the first submarine used in battle. In which
war was it used?

10. Which Oscar winning actor played the reclusive Boo Radley in
the film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

11. The Horn of Amalthea is better known as what?

12. John Kay was the lead singer in which 'acid rock' 60s band?

13. Which book, published in 1086, did the Oxford History Of
England call the most famous document of the middle ages?

14. Which discount store was founded by Clemens and August
Brenninkmeijer back in 1841 in the Netherlands and still has
thousands of stores in over 20 countries worldwide?

15. In which countries are the following tasty cities located?
a. Cayenne
b. Tabasco
c. Gin Gin


16. In a very popular song written by Johnny Mercer, which words
precede "eliminate the negative"?

17. In Greek mythology, who was responsible for slaying the Amazon
queen Penthesilea?

18. When France decided to leave NATO French President Charles de
Gaulle phoned the US President and said he wanted all American
service personnel removed from French soil. The US President
replied "Does that include those buried in it?" Who was the US
President?

19. Of which winter sport did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle become and
early British exponent?

20. For each off the following one-liners from famous songs of
1965, name the song title and the responsible artist:
a: When I'm drivin' in my car, and the man comes on the radio
b: But every now and then I feel so insecure
c: When you're alone and life is making you lonely
d: And if I get scared, you're always around
e: Now there's no welcome look
f: Now I need a place to hide away
g: She's been married seven times before
h: But when I see you hanging about with anyone
i: It's your life, And you can do what you want
j: Just get away where your worries won't find you
k: It's the kiss of death from Mister
l: Lonely rivers flow to the sea

21. In archery, what is known as a perfect end?

22. What is the difference between men's lacrosse and women's
lacrosse?

23. The channel between Australia and Tasmania was named after a
British explorer, who was he (First and last name please)?


on to the answers...

1. Yo In order to prevent avalanches (According to the Oxford
English Dictionary yodel means "to utter the syllable yo".)

2. Elsa Lanchester

3. Float in space. With the aid of the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (Jet
Pack)

4. John Le Carre (from the novel 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy')

5. Kon-Tiki

6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

7. Scandinavia

8. Will Riker

9. American War of Independence

10. A very young Robert Duvall

11. Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty

12. Steppenwolf

13. Doomsday Book

14. C & A (From the initials of the two brothers)

15. Three answers
a. French Guyana
b. Mexico
c. Australia

16. "You've got to accentuate the positive"

17. Achilles

18. L B J

19. Skiing

20. Answers:
a: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
b: Help - The Beatles
c: Downtown - Petula Clark
d: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
e: You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
f: Yesterday - The Beatles
g: I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am - Herman's Hermits
h: It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
i: Tired Of Waiting For You - The Kinks
j: I Know A Place - Petula Clark
k: Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
l: Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

21. Six arrows landing in Gold

22. Two extra women on the women's team

23. George Bass

 

 

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