Pauls Quiz 162

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1. What was the old name for Hawaii?
    a: Spice Islands
    b: Pineapple Islands
    c: Sandwich Islands
    d: Dessert Islands

2. Which "former" royal recorded at Paisley Park?

3. The Boxer rebellion took place in which country?
    a: China
    b: United Kingdom
    c: USA
    d: South Africa

4. In which sport did 'Gentleman Jim Corbett' excell?

5. The Majority of the US immigrants between 1820 and 1987 came from which country?
    a: Ireland
    b: Russia
    c: Germany
    d: Italy

6. In which year did women get the right to vote in the USA?
    a: 1900
    b: 1910
    c: 1920
    d: 1930

7. The owner of the Standard Oil Company was probably the richest man in the USA (if not the world) in 1900. What was his name?

8. True or false: in 19th century  England, people who botched a suicide attempt and survived were charged and sentenced to be hanged?

9. Which popular facial fashion accessory amongst the rich in the 18th century was made from mouse hair?

10. Plus or minus 15, how many cups of coffee did the French philosopher Voltaire supposedly drink each day?

ANSWERS 

1. c: Sandwich Islands The Sandwich Islands was the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook on his discovery of the islands on January 18, 1778. The name was made in honor of one of his sponsors, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was at the time the First Lord of the Admiralty and Cook's superior officer. During the late 19th century, the name fell into disuse. The Sandwich Islands should not be confused with the South Sandwich Islands, a mostly uninhabited British dependency in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

2. Prince - The Artist formerly known as Prince Paisley Park Records was Prince's record label, associated with and funded in part by Warner Bros. Records. It was started in 1985, following the success of the film and album Purple Rain. The label shares its name with Prince's recording complex Paisley Park Studios and the song "Paisley Park" on his 1985 Around the World in a Day album

3. a: China The Boxer Rebellion, or Boxer Movement, was an uprising by members of the Chinese Society of Right and Harmonious Fists against foreign influence in areas such as trade, politics, religion and technology. It took place in China from November 1899 to 7 September 1901, during the final years of the Manchu rule (Qing Dynasty).

4. Boxing James John Corbett (1866 in San Francisco, California ? 1933 in Bayside, Queens) was a heavyweight boxing champion. He was best known as "Gentleman Jim", the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He stood at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), with a reach of 73 inches (190 cm). Dubbed by the media as "Gentleman Jim Corbett," he was college educated and in addition to boxing, pursued a career in acting, performing at a variety of theaters. He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his scientific approach and innovations in technique. Some think that he changed prizefighting from a brawl to an art form.

5. c: Germany

6. c: 1920

7. John D Rockerfeller John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (1839 ? 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company and ran it until he retired in the late 1890s. Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by John Davison Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner Stephen V. Harkness. Rockefeller kept his stock and as gasoline grew in importance, his wealth soared and he became the world's richest man and first U.S. dollar billionaire, and is often regarded as the richest person in history

8. True

9. False eyebrows

10. 70

 

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