Pauls Quiz 171

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1. French, Tulip, Velvet, Sexual, February, No.9, Mexican and Digital are all examples of what ?

2. Which popular stew or sauce's name stems from the French for revive the taste, taste again or to have seconds ?    6 letters

3. The following are a list of incomplete collective nouns. Choose five and complete them. 
    a. a stench of .... 
    b. a hand of ....        (cards is not the answer)
    c. an intrusion of .... 
    d. a punnet of .... 
    e. an unkindness or conspiracy of .... 
    f. a nosegay of .... 
    g. a communion of .... 
    h. a pool of ....

4. Awkward. What does awk mean ? 
    a. wind 
    b. left hand 
    c. dizzy

5. In Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, Robin Hood is bled to death at the treacherous hand of none other than what kind of woman ?

6. Which popular household herb's name stems from the words meaning sea dew or dew of the sea ?

7. Hellespont is the old name for which famous strait ?

8.Who was the famous beautiful woman whose father disguised himself as a swan while pairing with her mother ? 

9. St. Adrian, a martyr who had his arms, legs and head cut off is the patron saint of 
    a. Flemish brewers or 
    b. Flemish surgeons

10. Even if you are awkward with Greek mythology, this question shouldnt pose too much difficulty. Who was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite ? 


1. Revolutions

2. Ragout The term ragout (French rago?t) can refer either to a main-dish stew or to a sauce for noodles or other starchy foods

3. Eight Answers:
    a. skunks 
    b. bananas 
    c. cockroaches 
    d. strawberries 
    e. ravens 
    f. flowers 
    g. saints 
    h. typists

4. b. left hand

5. A Nun Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819 and set in 12th century England, an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes given credit for helping to increase popular interest in the middle ages in 19th century Europe and America

6. Rosemary (Ros-marinus) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which also includes many other herbs. The name rosemary has nothing to do with the rose or the name Mary, but derives from the Latin name rosmarinus, which literally means "dew of the sea", though some think this too may be derived from an earlier name.

7. DardanellesHellespont (Greek: "Sea of Helle", variously named in classical literature Hellesponium Pelagus, Rectum Hellesponticum, and Fretum Hellesponticum) was the ancient name of a narrow strait, now known by the modern European term 'the Dardanelles'. It was so called from Helle, the daughter of Athamas, who was drowned here in the mythology of the Golden Fleece.

8. Helen of Troy. The swan was Zeus.

9. a. Flemish brewers (a legless patron saint for brewers)

10. Hermaphroditus  In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. Born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the nymph Salmacis. His name is the basis for the word hermaphrodite. He was raised by nymphs on Mount Ida, a sacred mountain in Phrygia (present day Turkey).


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