Pauls Quiz 142

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1. Which manor of word is the unit of classification for Bordeaux wines ?

2. In which songs are the following words dealt:
    a. "the queen of hearts is always your best friend"  
    b. "the joker ain't the only fool who'll do anything for you"  
    c. "I can see youre out of aces"  
    d. "read em and weep, the deadmans hand again"  
    e. "dont draw the queen of diamonds boy"?

3. Once upon a time, 'which' crime was known as maleficium ?

4. What are the two most visited graves in Arlington national cemetary ? (both were World War II veterans)

5. What do Manchester United and the Dymoke family both have in common ? Three words

6. With 17 kilos or more, which musical bird has perhaps the greatest weight amongst birds capable of flight?

7. Which iron-containing protein gives blood its colour?

8. Clearly, what is the only word one can associate with all of the following:
    Bristol, Lithyalin, Val St. Lambert, Hyalith, Mary Gregory, Lalique and Favrille.

9. Which entertaining word stems from the Greek for village festival + to sing ?  Six letters

10. Although it was no where near the water, the name of which extremely popular US TV series from the 1960s meant "calm sea"? Jackpot answer !! extra 20 points.


1. Ch?teau 1. ch?teau (French for castle; plural ch?teaux) - a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of gentry, usually French, with or without fortifications
2. Bordeaux wine is made in 9,000 wineries usually called ch?teaux from the grapes of 13,000 grape growers. There are 57 appellations of Bordeaux wine.

2. Five Answers:
    a. Desperado (Eagles) 
    b. Queen of hearts (Dave Edmunds) 
    c. The gambler (Kenny Rogers) 
    d. Ace of spades (Motorhead) 
    e. Desperado (Eagles)

3. Malevolent sorcery (witchcraft)

4. JFK and Audie Murphy

5. Champions of England. The family Dymoke has held the office Champion of England (or King's or Queen's champion) since the coronation of Richard II in 1377. (May 2008)

6. Trumpeter Swan The Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator is the largest native North American bird, if measured in terms of weight and length, and is (on average) the largest waterfowl species on earth. Males typically measure from 145?163 cm (57?64 inches) and weigh 11.8 kg (26 lb); females typically range from 139?150 cm (55?60 inches) and weigh 10 kg (22 lb). It is rivaled in size among waterfowl only by the introduced Mute Swan, which is native to Eurasia, but the Trumpeter usually is longer-bodied. Exceptionally large male Trumpeters can reach a length of 183 cm (72 inches), a wingspan of 3 meters (almost 10 ft) and a weight of 17.4 kg (38 lb). The Trumpeter Swan is closely related to the Whooper Swan of Eurasia, and even has been considered the same species by some authorities.

7. Haemoglobin Haemoglobin (British spelling, the Americans drop the 'A') is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of the blood in vertebrates and other animals. In mammals the protein makes up about 97% of the red cell?s dry content, and around 35% of the total content (including water).

8. Glass

9. Comedy. Komos = village festival, aeidein = to sing In ancient Greece, comedy seems to have originated in bawdy and ribald songs or recitations apropos of fertility festivals or gatherings, or also in making fun at other people or stereotypes. Aristotle, in his Poetics, states that comedy originated in Phallic songs and the light treatment of the otherwise base and ugly. He also adds that the origins of comedy are obscure because it was not treated seriously from its inception. The word came into modern usage through the Latin comoedia and Italian commedia and has, over time, passed through various shades of meaning. In the middle ages it simply defined a story with a happy ending; thus some of Chaucer's tales are called comedies, and in this sense Dante used the term in the title of his poem, La Divina Commedia.

10. Bonanza Americanisation of the Spanish Bonacia, from Medieval Latin bonacia, calm sea, blend of Latin bonus, good, and Medieval Latin malacia, calm sea (from Greek malakiā, soft) Bonanza was an American western/cowboy television series starring Pernell Roberts, Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, which aired on the NBC television network from September 12, 1959 until January 16, 1973. From 1964 through 1967, the show was #1 in the yearly Nielsen ratings. In terms of longevity, the show remains NBC's second longest-running series, after Law & Order. Bonanza was also the first hour-long network television series filmed in color. Bonanza got its name from the Comstock Lode which was "an exceptionally large and rich mineral deposit" of silver. Virginia City was founded directly over the lode and was mined for 19 years.


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