Pauls Quiz 143

Posted in general knowledge

1. What were baseball superstar Joe Dimaggio's two nicknames?  (Clue "What's that you say Mrs.. Robinson")

2. The words to which very well known moving hymn were written in 1772 by the Anglican clergyman and ex slave ship captain John Newton?

3. Which special administrative region now earns more money through gambling than Las Vegas? Five letters

4. What is the country of origin for each of the following dog breeds: 
    a. Puli  
    b. Lhasa apso  
    c. Schnauzer  
    d. Pug  
    e. Mastiff  
    f. Greyhound  
    g. Borzoi  
    h. Samoyed  
    i. Pomeranian?

5. What kind of 'ist' was William Wilberforce ?  Twelve letters

6. A master key, a fictional French valet and a method of framing a picture.  Twelve letters

7. Which massacre does one associate with the 13th of February 1692 ?

8. Name the curse:
    a. The nine of diamonds  
    b. a person who is always on the move and with no abode  
    c. Legend that arose after the strange death of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his dog  
    d. the necessity to work for a living

9. The following are descriptions of which kind of floral arrangements:   
    a. a single flower (or small bunch) wired together and worn at the shoulder, wrist or waist.  
    b. Bands of flowers or plants which are woven together. (a circular ex. is a wreath) 
    c. flat bouquets of long stemmed plants or flowers which are often placed upon caskets?

10. Which jovial nickname did Royal Navy sailors have for a marine ?


1. Joltin Joe "has left and gone away"   / Yankee Clipper Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. (November 25, 1914 ? March 8, 1999), nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire MLB career (1936?1951) for the New York Yankees. He was the brother of Vince DiMaggio and Dom DiMaggio. He was born in Martinez, California, and moved to San Francisco at one year old. The family name was often spoken in the media as "di-MA-gee-oh" (with a short-a) but was more properly pronounced "di-MAH-zhee-oh".

2. Amazing Grace John Newton (July 24, 1725 ? December 21, 1807) was an Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship captain. He was the author of many hymns, including Amazing Grace. In 1767 William Cowper, the poet, moved to Olney. He worshipped in the church, and collaborated with Newton on producing a volume of hymns, which was eventually published as Olney Hymns in 1779. This work was to have a great influence on English hymnology. The volume included Newton's well -known hymns "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken", "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds!", "Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare", "Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-seat", and "Amazing Grace".

3. Macau The Macau Special Administrative Region, commonly known as Macau or Macao, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. The territory lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east and south. Macau has thriving industries such as textiles, electronics and toys, as well as a notable tourist industry, which boasts a wide range of hotels, resorts, stadiums, restaurants and casinos

4. Ten Answers:
    a. Hungary  
    b. Tibet  
    c. Germany  
    d. China  
    e. England  
    f. Egypt  
    g. Russia  
    h. Siberia (Russia) 
    i. Iceland or Lapland

5. Abolitionist Abolitionism is a political movement that seeks to end the practice of slavery and the worldwide slave trade. It began during the period of the second Enlightenment and grew to large proportions in Europe and United States during the 19th century, eventually succeeding in some of its goals, although child and adult slavery and forced labour continue to be widespread to this day. After 1880, the movement against prostitution was also called abolitionism, as prostitution was seen as slavery by feminists such as Josephine Butler.As Dissenters, Quakers were not eligible to become British MPs in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, so the Anglican evangelist William Wilberforce was persuaded to become the leader of the parliamentary campaign.

6. Passepartout Passepartout is a skeleton key or master key that opens any lock.
Passepartout is a paper or, more usually, cardboard sheet with a cutout, which is placed under the glass in a frame.
Passepartout is a character in Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in Eighty Days and in the Sci Fi Channel (United States) television series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. He is the manservant of the book's hero, Phileas Fogg. In French, the word literally means "passes everywhere" or "passes through everything", and is the name given to a master key that opens any lock.
Passepartout is the name of an important character in the French and later international television series Fort Boyard, played by the same midget actor since the beginning. He notably collects the keys that the contestants acquire along the game.

7. Massacre of Glencoe

8. Four Answers
    a. Curse of Scotland  
    b. Curse of Cain  
    c. Curse of Tutankhamun or (the mummy) 
    d. Curse of Adam

9. Three Answers
    a. corsage  
    b. garlands  
    c. sprays

10. Jolly.  "But to stand and be still to the Birken'ead drill is a damn' tough bullet to chew, An they done it, the jollies - er Majesty's Jollies - soldier an' sailor too ! "   Rudyard Kipling  Soldier and Sailor too


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