Trivia snake 37

From the quiz on 1/8/17.

  1. What term for a castrated man comes from the Greek for “bed” and “guard”, and originally referred to such a person employed to guard the women’s living quarters in an oriental court? Eunuch

  2. Which Englishman composed the themes to the TV programmes Blackadder, Mr. Bean, Red Dwarf, The Catherine Tate Show, The Vicar of Dibley and QI? Howard Goodall

  3. What alternative name for common heather can also refer to a cod-like fish and a suffix for forming English diminutives? Ling

  4. Which 2002 Martin Scorsese film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis as the respective leaders of the Dead Rabbits and the Natives? Gangs of New York

  5. Which human organ is composed of basic specialized units called nephrons? Kidney

  6. In which Japanese city was the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup held? Yokohama

  7. Disco Volante, Sportivo, Spider and Giulietta are car models manufactured by which Italian company? Alfa Romeo

  8. Which Hawaiian island is the third largest but the most populous? Oahu

  9. According to the popular advert, which soft drink was made “way down deep in the middle of the Congo” when “a hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango”, “stuck it with the others” and “danced a dainty tango”? Um Bongo

  10. Which American won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Midnight Express and Best Director Oscars for both Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon? Oliver Stone


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