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- By Trivia Tom John F. Kennedy · Roy Lichtenstein · Agatha Christie · Tennessee Williams · Tennessee · Beijing · Lethal Weapon (TV series) · Rome · Volkswagen · Costa Rica · Belize · Aston Martin Lagonda · Rolls-Royce Motor Cars · Maserati S.p.A · Kylie Minogue · National Basketball Association · Houston · Hiroshima · Roxy Music · Roxy Music · Richard Nixon · Forbidden · Ian Fleming · Roald Dahl · Nagasaki

This week’s quiz has a mode of trans­port in ev­ery an­swer.

1. In what ve­hi­cle was John F Kennedy trav­el­ling when he was as­sas­si­nated? A) Air­craft, B) Limou­sine, C) He­li­copter, D) Tram

2. What mode of trans­port is fea­tured in the Roy Licht­en­stein pop art paint­ing “Whaam!”?

3. What “S” is a term which de­scribes a “smooth tran­si­tion from one topic to the next”? It’s de­rived from the Ital­ian “to fol­low”.

4. Which mode of trans­port com­pletes the ti­tle of the fa­mous Agatha Christie novel: “Mur­der on the …”?

5. In the Ten­nessee Wil­liams play, what ve­hi­cle was named “De­sire”?

6. Who was the lead singer of Roxy Mu­sic?

7. I was born in Bei­jing and be­came a wushu mar­tial arts cham­pion. Richard Nixon once asked me to be­come his body­guard. I took up act­ing and starred in “Lethal Weapon 4”, “Rome Must Die” and “The For­bid­den King­dom”. Who am I?

8. What “T” is both an eth­nic group of Sa­ha­ran no­mads of­ten called

“the blue peo­ple” (due to their in­digo cloth­ing) and a model of Volk­swa­gen SUV?

9. What mode of trans­port is fea­tured on the flags of Costa Rica and Belize? A) Wagon, B) Galleon, C) Char­iot, D) Raft

10. What car’s first model was the “Sil­ver Ghost”? A) As­ton Martin, B) Rolls-Royce, C) Bent­ley, D) Maserati

11. A wain­wright was orig­i­nally a man­u­fac­turer and re­storer of what? 12. Which song was taken to num­ber one in var­i­ous coun­tries by Lit­tle Eva (1962) and Kylie Minogue (1988)? It be­gins, “Ev­ery­body’s do­ing a brand new dance now.”

13. With what type of ma­chine would one as­so­ci­ate the de­signer Ge­of­frey de Hav­il­land?

14. Which NBA bas­ket­ball team play their home games in Hous­ton? 15. In rugby union, a maul that is deemed il­le­gal due to ob­struc­tion is known as “truck and …”.

16. What ve­hi­cle was “Street Hawk” in the ’80s TV se­ries of the same name?

17. Name the ac­tress who starred in “Good Will Hunt­ing”, “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “Gold­enEye”.

18. Two Ian Flem­ing nov­els were adapted into screen­plays by Roald Dahl, one was the Bond film “You Only Live Twice”. What was the other?

19. The Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Name the B-29 bomber that dropped the bomb on Na­gasaki?

20. With what ve­hi­cle would you as­so­ci­ate the “Je­sus nut”?

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