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1 1. Which ancestor of Noah is also the name of an oversized Champagne bottle that holds six litres? 2. Which Apollo 11 astronaut did not set foot on the moon? 3. FC Liverpool's signature song 'You'll Never Walk Alone' stems from which musical? 4. Which cocktail, named after a city, was invented by the Raffles Hotel barkeeper Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915? 5. Spats Columbo is the bad guy in which popular black and white film? 6. Which James Bond theme song that starts with the words "Meeting you" was the only 007 theme song to reach number one in the US charts? 7. Which national team introduced 'Total Football' at the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany? 8. According to legend, which man rode horses named Llamrei, Hengroen and Passelande? 9. What is the Greek word for fire? 10. The following are the last words to UK number one hit songs from the year 1986. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer. a. I know I'm keeping my baby b. You better get ready c. Buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes 11. What are the five boroughs in New York City? One point for each correct answer. 12. Which Dutch footballer earned the nickname 'Llama' after spitting on the West German striker Rudi Völler during a 1990 FIFA World Cup game? 13. Which anti-social television character does not like pickles? 14. The 1967 film 'Casino Royale' was an "absurd masterpiece" with an international all- star cast. With the aid of the following initials name some of those stars. One point for each correct answer. a. D N b. P S c. U A d. O W e. D K f. W H g. J P B h. C B i. R C j. B C k. P O l. W A

2 15. The rule of thumb or principle telling us that the simplest explanation is more likely the correct one is known as Occam's what? 16. In in which US state did the Battle of Little Big Horn take place? 17. Which British fashion designer does one associate with the invention of the mini skirt and hot pants? 18. The United States of America has formally declared war on five different occasions against ten countries. Can you name the first three countries? One point for each correct answer. 19. What kind of orange is used to flavour Earl Grey tea? 20. Which 2007 film, the third in a series, was the most expensive Hollywood film ever made? 21. Who had a top ten hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1972 with the song 'Back off Boogaloo'? 22. Which famous phrase stems from the doomed troops on board the sinking ship HMS Birkenhead? 23. What was the name of Sonny Crockett's pet alligator in the cult TV series Miami Vice? 24. Billy Bishop, Roland Garros, Mick Mannock and Eddie Rickenbacker are all examples of what? 25. The ghost town Pripyat is found in which country? 26. In which five cities are the busiest airports in Europe located? (based on the total number of passengers each year) One point for each correct answer. 27. Mariposa, Motyl, Farfalla, Borboleta, Papillon and Sommerfugl are all European words for what? 28. In which film does John Hurt play the following roles? One point for each correct answer. a. Kane b. John Merrick c. Winston Smith d. The Marquis of Montrose e. Quentin Crisp f. Mr Ollivander 29. Which Cameroonian footballer is the only African to have played in four FIFA World Cups? a. Nwankwo Kanu b. Roger Milla c. Aaron Mokoena d. Rigobert Song 30. The Andrea Gail is an ill-fated ship in which Hollywood film?

3 ANSWERS 1. Methuselah 2. Michael Collins 3. Rogers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel' 4. Singapore Sling 5. Some Like It Hot 6. A View To A Kill (Duran Duran) 7. Holland 8. King Arthur 9. Pyro 10. Three answers a. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna) b. Caravan Of Love (Housemartins) c. The Chicken Song (Spitting Image) 11. Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx 12. Frank Rijkaard 13. Dr Gregory House 14. Twelve answers a. David Niven b. Peter Sellers c. Ursula Andress d. Orson Welles e. Deborah Kerr f. William Holden g. Jean Paul Belmondo h. Charles Boyer i. Ronnie Corbett j. Bernard Cribbens k. Peter O'Toole l. Woody Allen 15. Occam's Razor 16. Montana 17. Mary Quant 18. Great Britain (1812), Mexico (1846) and Spain (1898) 19. Bergamot Orange 20. Pirates of the Caribbean, At the worlds end. 21. Ringo Starr 22. "Women and children first" 23. Elvis 24. World War One flying aces 25. Ukraine (Pripyat was built to house the Chernobyl nuclear power plant workers) 26. Five answers: London (Heathrow), Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Frankfurt, Madrid (Barajas) and Amsterdam (Schiphol) 27. Butterfly. Mariposa (Spanish), Motyl (Polish), Farfalla (Italian), Borboleta (Portugese), Papillon (French), Sommerfugl (Danish) 28. Six answers a. Alien (or Spaceballs) b. The Elephant Man c. 1984

4 d. Rob Roy e. The Naked Civil Servant or (the film 'An Englishman in New York') f. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 29. d. Rigobert Song 30. The Perfect Storm

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