Pauls Quiz 1

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1. The crown of the empire state building was originally built for what purpose?

2. In England in the 1700's, which events attracted the most spectators ? (the record being over 80,000 in attendance)

3. Name the four Asian countries that start with the letter M

4. The Roman Catholic church condemned which of the following until the 16th century: 
    a: Spoon 
    b: fork 
    c: knife

5. Draw a half moon at the tropics

6. What took place for the first time in ALAMOGORDO?

7. What is the missing city or country in the following song titles 
    a. Big in _______ 
    b. Lost in ________ 
    c. Voodoo ________ 
    d. Nightboat to ________ 
    e. The city of _______ 
    f. Midnight in ________

8. Who met whom on the tenth of November 1871 in UJIJI?

9. Who was the last man to win the grand slam in tennis?

10. What would you be eating if you ordered LENGUA in Spain ?  


1. An airship dock

2. Public Hangings

3. Four Answers: 
    Myanmar (ex Burma), 
    The Maldives, 

4. B. Fork

5. A bowl shaped moon, similar to a smile

6. The first atom bomb test Alamogordo is a city in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America. The population was 35,582 at the 2000 census. The city name is a Spanish word meaning "fat cottonwood". The very first atomic bomb in history was detonated at the Alamogordo Test Range on July 16, 1945. The site of the explosion, called Trinity Site, is located on property owned by the present-day White Sands Missile Range. This was the only nuclear test that took place at this location. Trinity Site is actually located over a hundred miles away from Alamogordo, and is only open twice a year for visitors.

7. Six answers: 
    a. Japan, 
    b. France, 
    c. Chilli, 
    d. Cairo, 
    e. New Orleans, 
    f. Moscow

8. Stanley and Livingstone (I presume) Ujiji is the oldest town in western Tanzania almost due west from Zanzibar. It is about 10 km south of Kigoma. Current population data are not available. In 1900, the population was estimated at 10,000 and in 1967 about 4,100. Part of the Kigma/Ujiji urban area, the regional population was about 50,000 in 1978. Ujiji is the place where Burton and Speke first reached the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1858. It is also the site of the famous meeting on November 10, 1871 when Stanley found Dr. David Livingstone, with the words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". Livingstone, whom many thought dead as no news had been heard of him for several years and who had only arrived back in Ujiji the day before, wrote "When my spirits were at their lowest ebb, the good Samaritan was close at hand, for one morning [my servant] Susi came running at the top of his speed and gasped out, 'An Englishman! I see him!' and off he darted to meet him. The American flag at the head of the caravan told of the nationality of the stranger. Bales of goods, baths of tin, huge kettles, cooking pots, tents, etc., made me think, 'This must be a luxurious traveller, and not one at his wits' end like me.'"

9. Rod Laver in 1969 (the rocket)

10. TongueTongue is widely used in Mexican cuisine, and often seen in tacos and burritos. Boiled tongue or boiled brisket is traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a harvest festival also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. Also, beef tongue is a part of German cuisine.  


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