Pauls Quiz 161

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1. A tiny, large, old fashioned word for factory.

2. According to Transparency International, which two European countries have close to no corruption at all ? (the Vatican excluded)

3. Zuben-el-genubi, Sirrah, Achernar, Rigal and Pollux are all examples of what ?

4. What part of the body is the currency in Costa Rica ?

5. Which sport contributed to the death of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, son of George II and father of George III ?

6. 42% of Africans are under the age of 15.  What percentage is it in North America ?   
    a.15%       
    b. 21%      
    c. 33%

7. Where on the body are the most sweat glands found? (number of glands per square centimetre)

8. What is the largest desert in Asia ?

9. W. H. Smith, an outside left for England, was the first British footballer to score a goal in which manner during a game between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal in 1924?

10. According to UNICEF, 89% of Britons live in urban areas. This places the UK at number two on the list of urbanised European countries. Which European country tops this list with 97% ?  
    a. Belgium  
    b. Germany  
    c. Spain  
    d. Greece

ANSWERS

1. Mill The term mill was once in common use for a factory because many factories in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution were powered by a watermill

2. Iceland and Finland

3. Stars

4. Colon The col?n (named after Christopher Columbus, known as Crist?bal Col?n in Spanish) is the currency of Costa Rica. The plural is colones in Spanish, but English-speakers often say colons instead. The ISO 4217 code is CRC. The symbol for the col?n is a c with two slashes. The symbol looks like "₡". The col?n was introduced in 1896, replacing the peso at par. The col?n is divided into 100 centimos, although, between 1917 and 1919, coins were issued using the name centavo for the 1/100 subunit of the peso.

5. Cricket. He received a severe blow during practice in 1750 and died some months later due to the abscess caused by the blow. The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707 ? 1751) was a member of the Hanoverian and British Royal Family, the eldest son of George II and father of George III. He was born into the House of Hanover and, under the Act of Settlement passed by the English Parliament in 1701, Frederick was in the direct line of succession to the British throne. He moved to Great Britain following the accession of his father, and became the Prince of Wales. In the years following 1733, there are frequent references to the Prince of Wales as a patron of cricket and as an occasional player, though it is doubtful if he was actually any good as a player. The cause of death has been commonly attributed to an abscess created by a blow by a cricket ball or a tennis ball, but a burst abscess in the lung was given as the cause of death.

6. b. 21%

7. The palm of the hand

8. Gobi It covers area in China and southern Mongolia. The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southeast. The Gobi is made up of several distinct ecological and geographic regions based on variations in climate and topography. This desert is the fourth largest in the world. The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road. The Gobi is a rain shadow desert formed by the Himalaya range blocking rain-carrying clouds from reaching the Gobi.

9. Direct from a corner kick. The rule allowing this was introduced the previous June.

10. a. Belgium

 

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