Pauls Quiz 140

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1. Which all and everything musician was best known for his excesses?  Three letters

2. Brunelleschi is credited with which technique in the world of art?

3. What do Alexander Onassis, Rocky Marciano, Roald Amundsen, Audie Murphy and Aaliyah all have in common?

4. The white fur coats with black spots worn by royalty were made from which animal?  Six letters

5. What are the ten most common last names in the USA?

6. What is the most common last name in the world?

7. In Scotland, which creature are people trying to protect themselves from if they carry a small bottle of still water (tap, puddle or rain) about with them?

8. Amar Nath was the first Indian to do what against the English?

9. The Enfield cartridge sparked which bloodbath in 1857 and why?

10. Bi-planes or double deckers excluded, measured in numbers, name two of the three most produced airplanes in World War II.


1. Pan Pan- as a prefix is derived from the Greek παν which means 'of everything', 'all' or 'involving all members' of a group.

2. Perspective Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 ? 1446) was one of the foremost architects of the Italian Renaissance. All of his principal works are in Florence, Italy. As explained by Antonio Manetti, who knew Brunelleschi and who wrote his biography, Brunelleschi "was granted such honors as to be buried in Santa Maria del Fiore, and with a marble bust, which they say was carved from life, and placed there in perpetual memory with such a splendid epitaph." The first known perspective picture was made by Brunelleschi in about 1415. His biographer, Antonio Manetti, described this famous experiment, in which Brunelleschi painted the Baptistery in Florence from the front gate of the unfinished cathedral. The painted panel was constructed with a hole at the vanishing point. It was observed from the unpainted side and the reflection of the image was viewed in a mirror through the hole, giving the illusion of depth. Unfortunately, the painted panel has since been lost. Soon after, many Italian artists used linear perspective in their paintings.

3. They all perished in a plane crash

4. Ermine An alternative name for the stoat (outside Britain also called the short-tailed weasel) (Mustela erminea), when it goes white (except the end of its tail) in the winter. The white fur of this animal, which is historically worn by and associated with royalty and nobility, and is nowadays used for the bordering of judges' robes in France and the UK. The valuable ermine fur has the black tail-end, which is kept when the garment is made; the skin of an albino stoat is not the same.

5. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown, Davis, Miller, Wilson, Moore and Taylor.

6. Chang or Zhang

7. Kelpie or Each-uisg The kelpie is a supernatural shape-shifting water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. It generally has grayish black fur, and will appear to be a lost pony, but can be identified by its constantly dripping mane. its skin is like that of a seal but is deathly cold to the touch. In Orkney a similar creature was called the Nuggle, and in Shetland a similar creature was called the Shoopiltee, the Njogel, or the Tangi . It also appears in Scandinavian folklore where in Sweden it is known by the name B?ckah?sten, the brook horse. In Norway it is called n?kken, where the horse shape is often used, but is not its true form. Another similar Scottish water horse is the Each uisge.

8. Score a century in a test match

9. The Indian Mutiny.  The grease on the cartridge was said to be made from cow or pig fat. The cow is sacred to Hindus and the pig is unclean to Muslims

10. Ilyushin II-2 "Shturmovik", Messerschmitt BF 109, Supermarine Spitfire


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