Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #53
Set by Ali  |  43 pts     (2018-03-18)

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1) Harvard graduates Doug Kenney, Henry Beard and Robert Hoffman started which American humor magazine which ran from 1970 to 1998, spawning films, radio, live theatre, various sound recordings, and print products including books. (1 pt)  Ali:  2018-03-18

2) Swedish cross-country skier Bjørn Dæhlie previously held the world record score for rate of oxygen consumption during exercise (VO2max). What was this score (in ml/kg/min)? It is also the number of tears in the title of the song my Question Mark and the Mysterians, and the atomic number of Curium. (1 pt)  Ali:  2018-03-18

3) Girl With A Pearl Earring: a) Who painted 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' b) Who wrote the novel 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' c) Who played the titular girl in the film adaptaion of 'Girl With A Pearl Earring'? (3 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

4) Name the 4 letters of the Greek alphabet whose English spellings contain none of the letters of the word ALPHABET (4 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

5) Name the 4 feature-length Wes Anderson films with a double letter in the title (4 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

6) Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat has 29 colours according to the song. Name the three beginning with O and the three beginning with P (6 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

7) The following clues lead to two word palindromic phrases - more specifically, each word is the reverse of the other. For example, if the clue is "Famous informants", then the answer would be STAR RATS: a) Anxious puddings b) Schoolboys' error c) Security officer's identifying badge d) Made concrete worshipper e) Potato counter f) Note: needed to make cheese (6 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

8) It is possible, but extraordinarily inconvenient, to travel between the Russian cities of Sevastopol and St Petersburg exclusively by water. Name the marginal seas you would pass through in doing so, if you take the route that passes through the smallest possible number of such bodies, according to the International Maritime Organization defined boundaries. Clues here are in order from Sevastopol to St Petersburg: a) _____ Sea b) Sea of ______ (usually, although sometimes _____ Sea) c) _____ Sea d) _____ Sea e) _____ Sea f) Strait of _____ g) _____ Ocean h) _____ Sea i) A strait ending in rak, which is Swedish for 'straight' j) A sea ending in gat, which is Dutch for 'gate' or 'passage' k) _____ Sea l) Gulf of _____ (12 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18

9) Music round - 0.5 for artist 0.5 for title. Bonus point for naming the theme: (6 pts)  Ali:  2018-03-18






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