Pauls Quiz 155

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1. In what kind of film might lemures play a role ?  
    a. comedy  
    b. ghost story  
    c. documentary  
    d. 'who done it'

2. True Cashmere is a product of which kind of animal?

3. An English city and the colour green Robin Hood wore.  Seven letters

4. In 1938, Don Budge was the first man to win what? (The last time it was accomplished was 1969)

5. A Welsh goddess and in a very popular 70's hit song 
    She "rings like a bell through the night" and "she is like a cat in the dark and then she is the darkness".  
    Eight letters

6. Between 1787 and 1868, how many convicted men and women were transported to Australia ?  Plus or minus 50,000

7. Which scary man and Oscar winner was the voice of Robin Masters in Magnum P.I.?

8. Another word for the state of being at war or being engaged in a war like conflict.  Twelve letters, second letter is an "E"     A term used in international law.

9. Since the 1950's, what is the more common name for the method also known as 'coercive persuasion' ?

10. What is the name of the type of flat topped hill found in the arid regions of the western United States and in Roadrunner cartoons ?  Four or five letters, last letter is an 'E'.


1. b. ghost story - Lemures are the evil spirits of the dead In Roman mythology, the larvae or lemures (singular lemur) were the spectres or spirits of the dead; they were the malignant version of the lares. Some Roman writers describe lemures as the common name for all the spirits of the dead, and divide them into two classes: the lares, or the benevolent souls of the family, which haunted and guarded the domus or household, and the larvae, or the restless and fearful souls of wicked men. But the more common idea was that the Lemures and Larvae were the same. They were said to wander about at night and to torment and frighten the living. On May 9, 11, and 13, the Lemuralia or Lemuria, the feast of the Lemures, occurred, when black beans were offered to the Larvae in the hopes of propitiating them; loud noises were also used to frighten them away. Lemurs were so named by Linnaeus for their big eyes, nocturnal habits and unearthly noises they make at night. Some species of lemur were identified by their calls before scientists had seen individuals.

2. A Cashmere goat Cashmere wool is a type of yarn made from fibers obtained from the Cashmere goat, or Pashmina. The name derives from an archaic spelling of Kashmir. Cashmere is characterized by its soft fibers. For a natural goat fiber to be considered Cashmere, it must be under 18.5 micrometers in diameter and at least 3.175 centimeters long. It is noted as providing a natural light-weight insulation without bulk. Fibers are highly adaptable and are easily constructed into fine or thick yarns, and light to heavy-weight fabrics. Appropriate for all climates, a high moisture content allows insulation properties to change with the relative humidity in the air. The finest fibers are gathered from the saddle of the Cashmere goat; most of the cashmere comes off of the sides and back, from the shoulder to the rump. It is a misconception that the finest fibers come from the neck and belly, as these parts most collect debris. If the goat is shorn, the fiber must be "de-haired" to remove the coarse, unusable guard hair. Sometimes the fine fibers are collected by combing the goat; either method is time consuming and tedious, thus the high cost of cashmere.

3. Lincoln

4. The Grand Slam in tennis John Donald ("Don" or "Donnie") Budge (June 13, 1915 ? January 26, 2000) was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for 5 years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that compose the Grand Slam of tennis. Budge was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the emergence of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s and '60s. In 1938 Budge dominated amateur tennis, defeating John Bromwich in the Australian Open final, Roderick Menzel in the French Open, Henry "Bunny" Austin at Wimbledon, where he never lost a set, and Gene Mako in the U.S. Open, to become the first person ever to win the Grand Slam in tennis.

5. Rhiannon  (Fleetwood Mac)

6. 162,000

7. Orson Welles George Orson Welles (1915 ? 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. Welles first gained wide notoriety for his October 30, 1938 radio broadcast of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Adapted to sound like a contemporary news broadcast, it caused a number of listeners to panic. In the mid-1930s, his New York theatre adaptations of an all-black voodoo Macbeth and a contemporary allegorical Julius Caesar became legendary. Welles was also an accomplished magician, starring in troop variety spectacles in the war years. During this period he became a serious political activist and commentator through journalism, radio and public appearances closely associated with F.D. Roosevelt. In 1941, he co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Citizen Kane, often chosen in polls of film critics as the greatest film ever made. The rest of his career was often obstructed by lack of funds, incompetent studio interference, and bad luck, both during exile in Europe and brief returns to Hollywood.

8. Belligerency Belligerency is a term used in international law to indicate the status of two or more entities, generally sovereign states, being engaged in a war. A state of belligerency may also exist between one or more sovereign states on one side, and insurgent forces on the other side, if such insurgent forces are treated as if they are a sovereign power. International law and practices usually require that belligerency between sovereign states should be preceded by a formal declaration of war prior to such warring states being treated as belligerent states under International law.

9. Brainwashing Coercive persuasion comprises social influences capable of producing substantial behavior, attitude and ideology change through the use of coercive tactics and persuasion, via interpersonal and group-based influences. The term was coined by Edgar Schein in 1961 in relation to his study of Chinese POWs' indoctrination. According to Schein, the essence of coercive persuasion, ..., is to produce ideological and behavioral changes in a fully conscious, mentally intact individual. Schein notes that elements of coercive persuasion exist in many areas of human endeavor such as college fraternities, established religion, social rehabilitation programmes, the armed forces, and other conventional institutions. Schein also suggests that the popular image of brainwashing as entailing "extensive self-delusion and excessive [mental] distortion [...] is a false one."

10. Bute or Butte A butte is an isolated hill with steep sides and a small flat top, smaller than mesas and plateaus. Buttes are prevalent in the western United States and on the Hawaiian Islands, especially around Honolulu. The word "butte" comes from a French word meaning "small hill". Buttes are formed by erosion when a cap of hard rock, usually of volcanic origin, is covered by a layer of softer rock that is easily worn away. The hard rock avoids erosion while the soft rock around it wears down. One example of a noted butte is Chimney Rock. "Butte" often is accidentally mispronounced to sound like the English word "butt," leading to embarrassment in some situations. "Butte" rhymes with "mute."


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