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1. Name the three oscar winning films with a city in the title.

2. In which cities would you find the following very expensive shopping miles or avenues:
    a. Bahnhofstrasse  
    b. Rodeo Drive  
    c. Ginza  
    d. Avinguda Diagonal?

3. A pot is a semordnilap. Explain.

4. Which two olympic gold winners in swimming were successful in Hollywood films in the 1930s?

5. Which character in Goldfinger was an olympic silver medal winner in weightlifting?

6. Using modern technology, how long would it take to reach the planet Mars:
    a. 259 days  
    b. 759 days  
    c. 59 months?

7. Name the ten countries with the most Muslims.

8. Which mega city's name translated means "Eastern Capital"?  One word

9. In which films would you find the following ships:
    a. Venture  
    b. HMS Surprise  
    c. Andrea Gail  
    d. Mjolnir  
    e. Icarus

10. Which boat passed through the following seas: 
    Sea of  Green, 
    Sea of Holes and 
    Sea of Time.

ANSWERS

1. Three Answers:
    Chicago, 
    An american in Paris, 
    Casablanca

2. Four Answers:
    a. Z?rich Bahnhofstrasse, Z?rich is one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Bahnhofstrasse (Station Street) starts at Bahnhofplatz by Z?rich Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and ends 1.4 km away at B?rkliplatz on the Lake Zurich (National Bank, Hotel Baur au Lac).     b. Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. It is known as one of the most expensive shopping districts in the world. The center divide on this street was a horse path until the early 1950s, thus the name, but the shopping district as presently constituted developed in the 1970s. The business district, which extends from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard, is at once an exclusive shopping district, but also a major tourist attraction. The "Rodeo Drive" business district also includes those businesses on the streets that lie for a few blocks in either direction.     c. Tokyo   Ginza is a district of Chūō Ward, Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyōbashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yūrakuchō and Uchisaiwaicho, and north of Shinbashi. It is known as an upmarket area of Tokyo with many department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses.     d. Barcelona Avinguda Diagonal is the name of one of Barcelona's most important avenues. It cuts the central district Eixample in two, diagonally, hence the name.

3. A word or phrase that spells a different word backwards Semordnilap is a name coined for a word or phrase that spells a different word or phrase backwards. "Semordnilap" is itself "palindromes" spelled backwards. Semordnilaps are also known as volvograms, heteropalindromes, semi-palindromes, half-palindromes, reversgrams, mynoretehs, reversible anagrams, word reversals, or anadromes. They have also sometimes been called antigrams, though this term now usually refers to anagrams with opposing meanings.

4. Two Answers:
    Johnny Weismuller and Johnny Weissmuller was an American swimmer and actor who was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller was by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.     Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe was an American athlete turned actor, who starred in a number of popular serials in the 1930s and 1940s. Raised in Hawaii, he graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu. He excelled as a swimmer and participated in two Olympic Games: 1928, where he won the bronze medal for the 1,500 meter freestyle, and 1932, where he won the gold medal for the 400 meter freestyle. Crabbe's role in the 1933 Tarzan serial Tarzan the Fearless (also issued as a full length movie) launched a successful career in which he starred in over one hundred movies. It would be the only movie in which Crabbe starred as Tarzan. (The serial was re-edited into a made-for-TV feature in 1964.) In the 1933's King of the Jungle, 1941's Jungle Man, and the 1952 serial King of the Congo he played generic "jungle man" roles in the Tarzan mode. He also starred in the first international film Search for Beauty (1934), and his next major role was in 1936 as Flash Gordon in the popular Flash Gordon serial, which he reprised in two sequels, released by Universal in 1938 and 1940). The three serials were later shown extensively on American television during the 1950s, then edited for release on home video. Other characters he portrayed included Western hero Billy the Kid, Buck Rogers, and a brother of his real-life fraternity in the movie musical The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. In some of his movies he is credited as Larry Crabbe. His sidekick in most of his westerns was the actor Al St. John.

5. Oddjob  (Harald Sakata, 1948) Toshiyuki "Harold" Sakata was a Japanese American professional wrestler and film actor most famous for his role as the villain "Oddjob" in the James Bond film Goldfinger. At the age of eighteen, he only weighed 113 lb (51 kg) at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m). Wanting to "look as good as the other guys", he started lifting weights. He spent his early life training as a weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, lifting a total of 410 kg in the Heavyweight division. He also did a stint as a professional wrestler under the name Tosh Togo from the early 1950s until the early 1960s, becoming Canadian Tag Team Champion. Bond producers Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli took notice of Sakata because his heavy build--he stood 5 ft 9 in and weighed 284 lb (129 kg)--which when coupled with his intimidating gaze, made him the perfect choice for the part of Oddjob. He had no acting background at all, but the film character was mute and required little theatrical skill. With time, Sakata, improved his acting skills. He co-starred opposite William Shatner in the movie Impulse, in which he played the character, Karate Pete.

6. a. 259 days

7. Ten Answers:
    Indonesia, 
    Pakistan, 
    India, 
    Bangladesh, 
    Turkey, 
    Egypt, 
    Iran, 
    Nigeria, 
    China and 
    Algeria.

8. Tokyo megacity now known as Tokyo was originally a small fishing village named Edo. In 1457, Ōta Dōkan built Edo Castle. In 1590, Tokugawa Ieyasu made Edo his base and when he became shogun in 1603, the town became the center of his nationwide military government. During the subsequent Edo period, Edo grew into one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million by the 18th century. It became the de facto capital of Japan even while the emperor lived in Kyoto, the imperial capital. After about 263 years, the shogunate was overthrown under the banner of restoring imperial rule. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, which was renamed "Tokyo" ("Eastern Capital") the year before. Tokyo was already the nation's political and cultural center, and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace. The city of Tokyo was established, and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943 and merged with the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo.

9. Five Answers
    a. King Kong  
    b. Master and Commander  
    c. The perfect storm  
    d. Matrix 
    e. Planet of the apes or Sunshine

10. The Yellow Submarine

 

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