Pauls Quiz 148

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1. When are swedes inhuman?  Answer: When they are....   (one word)  First letter "R"

2. One of the greatest English land and seascape artists is often coined as 'the first impressionist'. Who is he ?

3. In which science fiction book (or film) is 'water of life' a narcotic which alters the awareness ?

4. In which cities would you find the following parks ?  
    a. Tiergarten  
    b. Bei hai  
    c. Princess street gardens  
    d. Green point common  
    e. St. Stephans green  
    f. Kowloon  
    g. Fort Canning

5. Which park would you find over bridge of sighs ?

6. What time do all the following 'writers' have in common ?  
    Cervantes, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, O. Henry, A. Hitler and A. Solzhenitsyn .

7. Traditionally, the dough needed  for a hot cross bun is also the dough kneaded for a what ?  Four letters

8. William de Tracy played a part in the murder of which 'chief overseer' ?

9. Which magnet for fans and spectators alike stems from the Latin word for sand?

10. The most highly-prized, and the most perishable caviars have the Russian term "Malossol" on the label. What does it mean ?

ANSWERS

1. ... Rutabagas The swede, or (yellow) turnip (Brassica napobrassica, or Brassica napus var. napobrassica) is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. Its leaves can also be eaten as a leaf vegetable. "Rutabaga" (from dialectal Swedish "rotabagge", root ram) is the common American English term for the plant, while "swede" (Swede) is the preferred term used in much of England, Wales, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. In the U.S., the plant is also known as "Swedish turnip" or "yellow turnip", while in Atlantic Canada, where turnips are relatively unknown, it is called turnip.

2. J.M.W. Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 ? 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. Although Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, he is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting.

3. Dune Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. A joint winner of the 1966 Hugo Award and the winner of the first Nebula Award for Best Novel, Dune is popularly considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction novel in history, and was the first bestselling hardcover science fiction novel ever. Found on the planet Arrakis, the Water of Life is categorized as an illuminating poison, or an awareness spectrum narcotic. Specifically, it is the bilious liquid exhalation of a sandworm produced at the moment of its death from drowning. In its raw state it is toxic to anyone but a Reverend Mother. A Reverend Mother can metabolize the Water within her body, then expel it to transform the raw Water into a form consumable by others. The "changed" Water is the narcotic used in the Fremen Sietch orgy.

4. Seven Answers
    a. Berlin  
    b. Beijing  
    c. Edinburgh  
    d. Cape Town  
    e. Dublin  
    f. Hong Kong  
    g. Singapore

5. Itchycoo "Itchycoo Park" is a psychedelic pop song written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane of the group Small Faces. The song reached number three in the UK Singles Chart, 1967. It was also the first British record to feature the special effect of phasing.

Lyrics: Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreamin' spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been
What did you do there?
I got high
What did you feel there?
Well I cried
But why the tears then?
I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful

6. Time in prison

7. Host In many historically Christian countries, the buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the crucifixion. They are believed by some to pre-date Christianity, although the first recorded use of the term "hot cross bun" is not until 1733. According to food historian Elizabeth David, Protestant English monarchs saw the buns as a dangerous hold over of Catholic belief in England, being baked from the consecrated dough used in making the Communion wafer. Protestant England attempted to ban the sale of the buns by bakers but they were too popular, and instead Elizabeth I passed a law permitting bakeries to sell them, but only at Easter and Christmas.

8. Archbishop (chief overseer) Thomas Becket Sir William de Tracy, Knt., (died c1189) was Lord of the Manor of Toddington, Gloucestershire, feudal Baron of Bradninch, near Exeter, and Lord of Moretonhampstead, Devon. He is notorious as one of the four knights who assassinated the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in December 1170.

9. Arena  (Harena = sand) The Latin word (h)arena means "sand", which was useful as the primary surface when gladiators battled wild animals or each other, to absorb the blood. In Spanish, the word carries both meanings. A bullfight is held in an arena (or plaza de toros, literally "circus/square of bulls") and its floor is also covered with arena. There are small calcifications located in the pineal gland called corpora arenacea, or "brain sand" in English.

10. Little salt.

 

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