Weekly Song Challenge — Geography Lesson

E0991E6D-778C-4B4C-93B3-ACA5BAFA8848For this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to post videos of States, cities/towns, and countries or continents.

Her rules are:

  • Copy the rules and add them to our own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
  • Post music videos for our answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people anyone who wants to participate!

So here goes.

1. Post a song that has either in title or lyrics the name of a state in the US.

2. Post a song that either in the title or lyrics the name of a town.

3. Post a song that either in title or lyrics has the name of a country or continent.

Okay, your turn.

Rory’s Friday Questions

856D667F-1861-4E8E-BC2C-04A2E298A688Rory, a Guy Called Bloke, is at it again. He’s asking more questions and it’s Friday, so why the hell not?

Sports

Before 2005, who was the last English captain to win the Ashes?

Um, what are “The Ashes”? Does it have anything to do with Arthur Ashe?

In which Year was the FA Cup Final described as the Matthews’ Final”

Um, what is the FA Cup Final?

With which sport do you connect William Webb Ellis?

Um, who is William Webb Ellis?

Which race did Red Rum win three times?

Um, the Race for the Red Rum?

What was boxer Muhammad Ali’s former name?

Ooh, ooh, I know this. Cassius Clay.DD00C927-49CF-49B1-89AF-04DB3B753779

How many Olympic gold medals did Sir Steve Redgrave win?

Um, Sir Steve Redgrave? Is he related to Vanessa Redgrave?

Who captained England in the 1966 World Cup Final?

Captain Morgan?759258B7-379A-48B0-BA96-8028EB3D9980

At which weight in boxing was John L Sullivam the world champion?

I don’t know what weight class John L. Sullivam was in, but John L. Sullivan was in the heavyweight class.

In which sport was Rachel Heyhoe-Flint a star?

Wasn’t she the one on “Friends” who dated Ross?

Which year were the Olympics last held in London?

1215. Oh no, that was the date of the Magna Carta. Sorry.

GEOGRAPHY

What is the capital of Australia?

Um, New Zealand?

Which three countries have a land border with European Spain?

Portugal, France, and …. Wait, is this a trick question?

What is the major chain of mountains in South America called?

The Andes.

In which continent is Equatorial Guinea?

Africa.

What is the former name of Sri Lanka?

Ceylon.

Wellington is the capital city of which country?

New Zealand, which, as I established earlier, is the capital of Australia. Amiright, or what?

In feet, to the nearest 1000 feet, what is the height of Mount Everest?

29,000.

Into which ocean does the River Congo flow?

Atlantic.

Antarctica is a continent. True or false?

You bet your bippy it is.

Of which country is Ulam Bator the capital?

Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia.

FILM

Who was the female star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Audrey Hepburn.B2CC6830-2FA1-413F-9B73-C96EDC1849BB

Who played the male lead opposite Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind”?

Clark Gable.4A056D3D-6F19-44E6-A4A7-0C976392B20E

Who received an Oscar as best supporting actor in “From Here to Eternity”?

Frank Sinatra.

Which film actor did Elizabeth Taylor marry twice?

Richard Burton.

Name the two main actors in the “Rainman.”

Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

What kind of animal was Alex in Madagascar?

I have no idea. A giraffe?

Who starred opposite Humphery Bogart in “The African Queen”?

Katherine Hepburn.89DDB21A-0B17-4ED2-9DBA-D36B3DC80237

Who played the female lead opposite Hugh Grant in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”?

Julia Roberts, maybe?

 Who played Henry V on film nearly fifty years after Olivier?

Hmm. Would that have been Kenneth Branagh?

Which American singer played in the 80’s remake of “The Jazz Singer”?

Neil Diamond, I think.