Pauls Quiz 136

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1. Almost every mother in the Philippines has composed an "oyayi". What is an oyayi?

2. What percentage of all the marriages in the world are arranged:
    a. 10%  
    b. 30%  
    c. 60% ?

3. A colour, a town in northern Italy, a famous battle and a transvestite's servant.  Seven letters

4. What is:
    a. the progency between a female tiger and a male lion and 
    b. the progency  between a male tiger and a female lion called?

5. The following is a list of famous horses. Choose four and name the rider.  
    a. Arod  
    b. Black Bess  
    c. Tornado  
    d. Copenhagen  
    e. Haizum  
    f. Hippocampus  
    g. Kantaka  
    h. Rocinate  
    i. Arion

6. How many times has the USA made an "official" declaration of war:
    a. twice  
    b. 5 times  
    c. 25 times?

7. The Panthalassic ocean bordered which continent ?

8. James Bond's father Andrew was a Scotsman, his mother Monique Delacroix was born in which European country?

9. With present day technology how long would it take to reach one of our nearest stars Alpha Centauri:
    a. about 3,000 years  
    b. about 73,000 years  
    c. about 3,000,000 years?

10. According to the Penguin atlas of human sexual behavior, how many people have intercourse each day:
    a. about 240,000,000  
    b. about 640,000,000?


1. A lullaby A lullaby is a soothing song, usually sung to children before they go to sleep, but they can also be sung to insomniac teenagers and adults as well to help them sleep. They originated in England in the late 1300s. The idea is that the song sung by a familiar and beautiful voice will lull the child to sleep. Lullabies written by established classical composers are often given the form-name berceuse, which is French for lullaby, or cradle song. But most notably is the use of the oyayi in the Philippines, also called huluna in Batangas. In fact, the use of a song in putting a baby to sleep is so popular that every mother in the province is said to have composed at least one lullaby for her child.

2. c. 60% An arranged marriage is a marriage arranged by someone other than the persons getting married, curtailing or avoiding the process of courtship. Such marriages are numerous in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia. Other groups that practice this custom include the Unification Movement, royal families and Hindus. Note that the term "arranged marriage" is used even if the parents have no direct involvement in selecting the spouse. The match could be selected by a matchmaking agent, matrimonials site, or trusted third party. In many communities, priests or religious leaders as well as trusted relatives or family friends play a major role in matchmaking.

3. Magenta     ( the servant siblings Riff Raff and Magenta in The Rocky Horror Picture Show )

4. Two Answers 
    a. liger
    b. tigon The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger. It is denoted scientifically as Panthera tigris ? Panthera leo. A liger resembles a lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure sub-species. Like tigers, but unlike lions, ligers enjoy swimming. A similar hybrid, the offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon.

5. Nine Answers:
    a. Legolas - a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. He is an Elf from Mirkwood and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.
    b. Dick Turpin  
    c. Zorro  
    d. Wellington  
    e. Archangel Gabriel  
    f. Neptune  
    g. Buddha  
    h. Don Quixote  
    i. Hercules

6. b. 5 times

Map of Pangea7. Pangaea Pangaea was the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before each of the component continents were separated into their current configuration. The name was first used by the German originator of the continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener, in the 1920 edition of his book The Origin of Continents and Oceans (Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane), in which a postulated supercontinent Pangaea played a key role.

8. Switzerland James Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix of the Canton de Vaud. Bond spent many of his early years abroad and became proficient in German and French due to his father's work as a foreign representative of the Vickers armaments firm. When Bond was 11, both of his parents died in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix. During "Operation Corona" in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it is established that Bond's family motto may be Orbis non sufficit (Latin for "The world is not enough.") The coat of arms and motto are stated to have belonged to Sir Thomas Bond, although his relation with James Bond is unclear and neglected by the latter. Bond, in fact, shows no true interest or enthusiasm about his potential genealogical relationship to Sir Thomas Bond, as can be demonstrated by his abrupt response to Griffin Or after being told about the motto:

9. b. about 73,000 years  ( " And I think it`s going to be a long long time "  Rocket Man )

10. a. about 240,000,000


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