Pauls Quiz 149

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1. Which African mammal was once thought to have sweated blood because its skin secretes a pink fluid which protects against the sun and infections?

2. Coatis, Civets and Pottos are all examples of what?

3. What name did Sir Francis Drake give the land now known as California in 1579 ?  
    a. New Albion  
    b. Nova Columbia    
    c. New Queensland  
    d. Nova Scotia

4. Plus or minus 50, how many confirmed kills does Rambo have in all four Rambo films?

5. In film, what is Sir Charles Lytton's nickname ?

6. To pierce, and a colour.

7. What is the other common name for the dung beetle ?  Six letters

8. Which fictional bad guy's name means 'flight of death' or 'theft of death' ?

9. According to folklore, which animal became extinct because it was thrown off the ark and drowned ? (Clue, if needed: It can only find peace, it is said, in the lap of a virgin)

10. In 1945 , Hans van Meegeren was going to be charged with collaboration  for selling a Vermeer painting to the Nazis. How did he avoid the heavy penalty ?


1. Hippo

2. Mammals Coatis: The name coati is applied to any of three species of small neotropical mammals in the genus Nasua, family Procyonidae, ranging from southern Arizona to north of Argentina. They are largely insectivorous, but also eat fruit. A fourth animal, the dwarf Mountain Coati, is not a true coati, and belongs to the genus Nasuella. Genetic studies have shown that the closest relatives of the coatis are the olingos.
Civets: Civets are mammals, most of which are species in the family Viverridae. They are small, lithe-bodied, mostly arboreal members of the order Carnivora. General appearance is broadly cat-like, but the muzzle is extended and often pointed, rather like an otter or a mongoose. Civets range in length, excluding its long tail, from about 17 to 28 in (400 to 700 mm) and in weight from about 3 to 10 lb (1 to 5 kg).
Pottos: The Potto (Perodicticus potto) is a strepsirrhine primate from the Lorisidae family. It is the only species in genus Perodicticus. The name "Potto" possibly comes from the African word "pata", which means tailless ape. The Potto is also known as Bosman's Potto, after its supposed discoverer, and in some English-speaking parts of Africa it is called a Softly-softly.

3. a. New Albion New Albion was the name of the region of the Pacific Coast of North America explored by Sir Francis Drake and claimed by him for England in 1579. The name is also applied to the settlement Drake founded on the coast. The extent of New Albion and the location of Drake's landing has long been debated by historians, with the most prevailing theory that he landed on coast of northern California. Albion is an archaic name for the islands of Great Britain.

4. 220   
    Rambo First Blood     1.  
    Part II      58.  
    Part III     78.   
    Rambo 2008     83.

5. The  Phantom

6. Pink

7. Scarab Dung beetles are beetles which feed partly or exclusively on feces. All of these species belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on feces, that subfamily is often dubbed true dung beetles. There are dung-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (the earth-boring dung beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,000 species

8. Voldemort Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in the Harry Potter novel series written by British author J. K. Rowling. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997. Voldemort appeared either in person or in flashbacks in each book in the series, except the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Voldemort has also appeared in all the corresponding film adaptations as of present date, except the third. In the series, Voldemort is the main enemy of Harry Potter, who according to a prophecy has the power to defeat him. He aims to conquer the wizarding world. The wizarding community fears him so much that they refuse to refer to him by his name, instead saying "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." Even his followers only refer to him as "The Dark Lord". He was born as Tom Marvolo Riddle, and is the last descendant of the wizard named Salazar Slytherin, one of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

9. The unicorn.

10. He proved he had painted it himself (and 14 other Dutch masterpieces) and it was therefore a fake. Han van Meegeren (1889 ? 1947), born Henricus Antonius van Meegeren, was a Dutch painter and portraitist, and is considered to be one of the most ingenious art forgers of the 20th century. During World War II, wealthy Dutchmen, wanting to prevent a sellout of Dutch art to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, avidly bought Van Meegeren's forgeries. Nevertheless a falsified "Vermeer" ended up in the possession of Reichsmarschall Hermann G?ring. Following the war, the forgery was discovered in G?ring's possession, and Han van Meegeren was arrested 29 May 1945 as a Collaborator, as the officials believed that he had sold Dutch cultural property to the Nazis. These crimes threatened extensive prison time and so Van Meegeren fearfully confessed to the forgery. On 12 November 1947 Van Meegeren was convicted of falsification and fraud charges, and was sentenced to a modest punishment of one year in prison. He never served his sentence, however; before he could be incarcerated Van Meegeren suffered a heart attack and died on 30 December 1947. It is estimated that Van Meegeren duped buyers out of several million dollars.


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