Pauls Quiz 153

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1. Based on its name, describe the structures known as flagella,  which help certain protozoa feed and move about.

2. Which very popular 20th century 'pirate' ship was named after the daughter of a US President?  

3. Musk, Leatherback, Painted and Green are all examples of what?

4. Which African country ranks fourth amongst the worlds tea producing nations?

5. Romain du Roi, Gothic, Caslon, Roman and Garamond are all 'types' of what?

6. Translated, the name for which feared unit of soldiers means cow protectors?   

7. Which one European capital city was or is all of the following  
    a. destroyed by an earthquake  
    b. built by Ulysses (legend has it) and 
    c. means 'friendly bay' when translated?

8. Quipa was a method used to record history in the Inca world. Quipa was which of the following,   
    a. knotted strings  
    b. engraved stones or  
    c. a combination of tatoos and body piercing .

9. Which extinct musicians stage name was a bit Bob Dylanish ?

10. Which famous English captain's 18th century map of Newfoundland was so accurate it was still used 200 years later ?


1. Whip-like    (Latin flagellum, "whip")A flagellum (plural: flagella) is a long, slender projection from the cell body, which can be directly seen (or rendered visible after appropriate treatment with the light or electron microscope. Its function is usually to propel a unicellular or small multicellular organism by beating with a whip-like motion. In larger animals, the flagella are often arranged en masse at the surface of a stationary cell anchored within an organ and serve to move fluids along mucous membranes, such as the lining of the trachea. Three quite distinct types of flagella have so far been distinguished; bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic.

2. Caroline.  Caroline was the ship from which pirate Radio Caroline broadcasted music the BBC dared not play.

3. Turtles

4. Kenya

Tea Production in tonnes. Figures for 2004-2005
Data from de FAOSTAT (FAO)

China 855 192,00 25 % 940 500,00 27 %
India 850 500,00 25 % 830 700,00 24 %
Sri Lanka 308 090,00 9 % 308 090,00 9 %
Kenya 295 000,00 9 % 295 000,00 9 %
Turkey 201 663,00 6 % 202 000,00 6 %
Indonesia 164 817,00 5 % 171 410,00 5 %
Vietnam 108 422,00 3 % 110 000,00 3 %
Japan 101 000,00 3 % 100 000,00 3 %
Argentina 64 000,00 2 % 64 000,00 2 %
Bangladesh 58 000,00 2 % 58 000,00 2 %
Iran 52 000,00 2 % 52 000,00 2 %
Malawi 50 090,00 1 % 50 000,00 1 %
Uganda 36 000,00 1 % 36 000,00 1 %
Other countries 208 948,70 6 % 215 939,70 6 %
Total 3 353 722,70 100 % 3 433 639,70 100 %

5. Face types used in printing

6. Gurkhas Gurkha, also spelled as Gorkha, are people from Nepal, who take their name from the eighth century Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath. His disciple Bappa Rawal, born Prince Kalbhoj/Prince Shailadhish, founded the house of Mewar, Rajasthan (Rajputana). Later descendants of Bappa Rawal moved further east to found the house of Gorkha, which in turn founded the Kingdom of Nepal. Gurkhas are best known for their history of bravery and strength in the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas and the Indian Army's Gorkha regiments. Gorkha is one of the 75 districts of modern Nepal. The Gurkhas were designated by British officials as a "Martial Race". "Martial Race" was a designation created by officials of British India to describe "races" (peoples) that were thought to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle, and to possess qualities like courage, loyalty, self sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness, the ability to work hard for long periods of time, fighting tenacity and military strategy. The British recruited heavily from these Martial Races for service in the colonial army.

7. Lisbon Prior to the 18th century, Lisbon had experienced several important earthquakes - eight in the 14th century, five in the 16th century (including the 1531 earthquake that destroyed 1,500 houses, and the 1597 earthquake when three streets vanished), and three in the 17th century. On 1 November 1755 the city was destroyed by another earthquake, which killed between 60,000 and 90,000 people and destroyed eighty-five percent of the city. The Greeks knew Lisbon as "Olissipo" and "Olissipona", a name they thought was derived from Ulysses, though this was a folk etymology. According to an Ancient Greek myth, the hero founded the city after he left Troy and departed to the Atlantic to escape the Greek coalition.

8. a. knotted strings

9. Marc Bolan.  (Bo)b  Dy(lan) Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 ? 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British music of the time. In early 1967 (after changing his name again to Marc Bolan), he joined the protopunk band John's Children, which achieved some success as a live band but sold few records. A John's Children single written by Marc Bolan called "Desdemona" was banned by the BBC for its line "lift up your skirt and fly". When the band dissolved, Bolan claimed to have spent time with a wizard in Paris who allegedly gave him secret knowledge and could levitate. The time spent with him was often alluded to but remained "mythical"; in reality the wizard was probably U.S. actor Riggs O'Hara with whom Bolan made a trip to Paris in 1965. His songwriting took off and he began writing many of the neo-romantic songs that would appear on his first albums with Tyrannosaurus Rex. Besides Chuck Berry, Bolan's influences included Bob Dylan, Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley. Later influences included the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and the Beach Boys.

10. Captain Cook


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