Pauls Quiz 141

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1. According to Ronnie Wood, which band was the first to be banned from all Holiday Inn motels ?  
    a. Rolling Stones  
    b. Jeff Beck group  
    c. The Faces  
    d. The Monkees

2. Who is the only person with a last name begining with the letter X to appear on a US postage stamp ?

3. What is the name of the phenomenon when a person can, for example, hear colours or see sound ?

4. Name the three song titles used in the film An American Werewolf in London.

5. What can a lycanthrope do ?

6. Which crop rescued the Virginia settlement in the early 1600s and contributed to Britains expanding wealth and power ?

7. What do all of the following songs have in common ? (two tasty words and or a naval expression)   
    Two out of three aint bad (Meat Loaf),  
    Muhammed my friend (Tori Amos),  
    On the good ship lollipop (Shirley Temple),  
    All about Pentiums (Weird Al),  
    Take me out to the ball game.

8. Which two countries signed the treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 (endorsed by the Pope) which divided the entire world between them ?

9. Plus or minus one year, when where substitutes first used in English football ?

10. The most decorated American in WWII later went on to become a Hollywood film star and a country music composer. What was his name ?


1. c. The Faces

2. Malcolm X

3. Synesthesia Synesthesia ? from the Ancient Greek syn meaning "with," and aisthēsis meaning "sensation" ? is a neurologically-based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. In one common form of synesthesia, known as grapheme → color synesthesia, letters or numbers are perceived as inherently colored, while in ordinal linguistic personification, numbers, days of the week and months of the year evoke personalities. In spatial-sequence, or number form synesthesia, numbers, months of the year, and/or days of the week elicit precise locations in space (for example, 1980 may be "farther away" than 1990), or may have a three-dimensional view of a year as a map (clockwise or counterclockwise).

4. Blue Moon, Moondance and Bad Moon Rising

5. Change into an animal, usually a wolf. Lycanthropy is the ability or power of a human being to undergo transformation into an animal. The term comes from Greek lyk?nthropos, l?kos ("wolf") + ?nthrōpos ("man"). The word can also be used transitively, referring to the act of transforming someone else into an animal, or Lycanthrope. The word lycanthropy is often used generically for any transformation of a human into animal form, though the precise term for that is technically "therianthropy". Sometimes, "zoanthropy" is used instead of "therianthropy". Folk-etymology also links the word to Lycaon, a king of Arcadia who, according to Ovid's Metamorphoses, was turned into a ravenous wolf in retribution for attempting to serve human flesh (his own son) to visiting Zeus in an attempt to disprove the god's divinity. There is also a mental illness called lycanthropy in which a patient believes he or she is, or has transformed into, an animal and behaves accordingly. This is sometimes referred to as clinical lycanthropy to distinguish it from its use in legends.

6. Tobacco ( and curse Sir Walter ..... he was such a silly git )

7. Cracker Jack - The sailor who fired the gun was once known as a cracker Jack.  In song:
    (Meat Loaf) "no coupe de ville hiding at the bottom of a cracker jack box". 
    (Tori Amos) "and if I lose my cracker jacks at the tidal wave". 
    (Shirley Temple) "cracker jack bands fill the air" . 
    (Weird Al) "Where'd you get your CPU in a box of cracker jacks" . 
    (Take me out...) "buy me some peanuts and cracker jack"

8. Spain and Portugal The Treaty of Tordesillas (Portuguese: Tratado de Tordesilhas, Spanish: Tratado de Tordesillas), signed at Tordesillas (now in Valladolid province, Spain), June 7, 1494, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe into an exclusive duopoly between the Spanish and the Portuguese along a north-south meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands (off the west coast of Africa). This was about halfway between the Cape Verde Islands (already Portuguese) and the islands discovered by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage (claimed for Spain), named in the treaty as Cipangu and Antilia (Cuba and Hispaniola). The lands to the east would belong to Portugal and the lands to the west to Spain. The treaty was ratified by Spain (at the time, the Crowns of Castile and Aragon), July 2, 1494 and by Portugal, September 5, 1494. The other side of the world would be divided a few decades later by the Treaty of Saragossa or Treaty of Zaragoza, signed on April 22, 1529, which specified the anti-meridian to the line of demarcation specified in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Originals of both treaties are kept at the Archivo General de Indias in Spain and at the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Portugal

9. 1965/1966

10. Audie Murphy Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 ? May 28, 1971) was an American soldier in World War II, who later became an actor, appearing in 44 American films. He also found success as a country music composer. In 27 months of combat action, Murphy became the most decorated United States combat soldier of World War II, and United States military history. He received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. medals, five from France, and one from Belgium. Murphy had a successful movie career, including the extremely popular To Hell and Back (1955), based on his memoir of the same name (1949), and starred in 33 Hollywood Westerns. He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery (his is the second most-visited gravesite, after that of President John F. Kennedy).


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