Pauls Quiz 156

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1. What kind of tool or instrument does a dowser use ?

2. Which mega city is situated on an inlet named The Golden Horn ?

3. Spell that long word in Mary Poppins.

4. Will, Much and Tuck are all examples of what ?

5. When is no theatre theatre ?

6. Complete the following titles of songs that were popular in the U.K. in 1939.   
   a. Heaven.....  
   b. Wish me luck....  
   c. I'll be....   
   d. We're gonna hang out our washing.....  
   e. Somewhere in France....  
   f. Run....

7. The name of which housepet from a popular TV series means translated "terrible" or "fearfully great" ?

8. Where might one find a Keynesian depression ?  
   a. the ocean floor  
   b. a capitalistic economy  
   c. a trauma victim

9. A sign and a large formation. Eight letters

10. Complete the following line from the play Julius Caesar with Shakespeare's words for the horrors of war.    
   Cry 'Havoc !' and let slip..... (four words)


1. Divining rod or Aarons rod or wand of Mercury. Virgula divina is a forked branch of willow or hazel. Dowsing, sometimes called divining or water witching, refers to the practice of detecting hidden or buried water, metals, gemstones, or other such objects without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsers generally make use of a Y- or L-shaped twig or rod to assist with detection, however some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all. A divining rod (also known as dowsing rod) is an apparatus used in dowsing. There are many types of divining rods. Virgula divina, or Baculus divinatorius, was a form of divining rod created from the forked branch of a hazel tree, used in the discovery of underground mines, springs, etc. The claimed method of using this Y-shaped branch involved the following: the user walks very slowly over the places where he suspects mines or springs may be; effluvia would then exhale from the metals or the water, impregnating the branch's wood, making it dip or incline. Such motion was supposed to indicate a discovery.

2. Istanbul The Golden Horn (Turkish: Hali? or Altın Boynuz, Greek: Chrys?n K?ras) is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming a natural harbor. According to Greek legend, the Golden Horn derives its name from Keroessa, the mother of Byzas the Megarian, who named it after her. It forms a deep natural harbor for the pensinsula it encloses together with the Sea of Marmara. The Byzantine Empire had its naval headquarters there, and walls were built along the shoreline to protect the city of Constantinople from naval attacks. At the entrance to the Horn, there was a large chain pulled across from Constantinople to the old Tower of Galata (which was known as the Megalos Pyrgos (Great Tower) among the Byzantines) on the northern side, preventing unwanted ships from entering. This tower was largely destroyed by the Latin Crusaders during the Fourth Crusade (1204), but the Geneose built a new tower nearby, the famous Galata Tower (1348) which they called Christea Turris (Tower of Christ).

3.  S U P E R C A L I F R A G I L I S T I C E X P I A L I D O C I O U S Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is an English word in the song with the same title in the musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers. Since Mary Poppins was a period piece, set in 1910, period sounding songs were wanted. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sounds like popular folk songs "Boiled Beef and Carrots" and "Any Old Iron".

4. Robin Hoods companions.  Will Scarlet, Much the millers son and Friar Tuck.

5. When its Japanese "n?h theatre". Noh or Nōgakuk is a major form of classic Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Together with the closely-related kyogen farce, it evolved from various popular, folk and aristocratic art forms, including Dengaku, Shirabyoshi, and Gagaku. Although Noh has been slow and stylised for several centuries, its roots can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty's Nuo, Sarugaku (derived from "Wu musical" traditions in various Chinese dynasties), and folk theatricals.

6. Six Answers
   a. ... can wait  
   b. ... as you wave me goodbye  
   c. ... seeing you  
   d. ... on the Siegfried Line  
   e. ... with you  
   f. ... Rabbit Run

7. Dino in The Flintstones. Dino (pronounced dee-no) is a fictional character featured in the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones, and its spinoffs. He is a pet dinosaur of the series' main characters, Fred and Wilma Flintstone. In the show, he was a metaphorical pet dog, and exhibited the characteristics of a typical domesticated canine. According to canon, his species is snorkasaurus He frequently leapt upon Fred Flintstone, yapping happily, and energetically licked his face. Dino could also be moved to anger, at which point he would snarl and snap. He also loves to play with Pebbles and Bamm-BammDino comes from the Greek word deinos, meaning "terrible", "fearsome", or "formidable".

8. b. a capitalistic economyKeynesian Theory, is an economic theory based on the ideas of twentieth-century British economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynesian economics promotes a mixed economy where both the state and the private sector have important roles. Keynesian economics seeks to provide solutions to what some consider failures of laissez-faire economic liberalism, which advocates that markets and the private sector operate best without state intervention.

9. Division

10. the dogs of war.


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