Pauls Quiz 2

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1. The Germanic goddess of the springtime Ostara was what kind animal?

2. In film, what was colonel Kilgore's favourite song?

3. The difference between a mans tears and a womans tears is: 
    a. The salt content is higher, or
    b. A mans tears are one half degree Celsius colder?

4. Which large river separates Laos and Burma?

5. How did the following people make headlines:
    a. Lorena Bobbitt 1993  
    b. Sirhan Sirhan 1968 
    c. Gottfried  Dienst 1966 
    d. Shoichi Yokoi 1972

6. The only food a cockroach won't eat - clue: 6 letters, second letter I (as in IGLOO), fifth letter L (as in LLAMA)

7. What did Captain William Mynors discover on the 25th December 1643?

8. What usually moves in a clockwise direction at 12m per second? - clue: first time was in June 1986

9. In which cities would you find the following ships? 
    a. Mayflower 
    b. Aurora 
    c. Queen Mary I 
    d. HMS Victory

10. True or false: 43% of all Italian married men live within 800m of their Mama  

ANSWERS

1. A rabbit/hare The name Ostara goes back to Jakob Grimm, who, in his Deutsche Mythologie, speculated about an ancient German goddess Ostara, after whom the Easter festival (German: Ostern) could have been named. Grimm's main source is De temporum ratione by the Venerable Bede. Bede had put forward the thesis that the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April: Eostur-monath was named after a goddess Eostre. Eostre is also worshipped by some neopagans, who associate her with various aspects related to the renewal of life: eggs (a common offering for fertility), spring, fertility and the hare (allegedly for its rapid and prolific reproduction).

2. The 'Ride of the Valkyries' (Der Ritt der Walk?ren) - Wagner - From the movie Apocalypse Now

3. B - a mans tears are one half degree Celsius colder

4. The Mekong river - a 150 mile long stretch

5. Four answers: 
    a. Cut off her husband's manhood, 
    b. Assassinated Bobby Kennedy, 
    c. Refreree in the1966 world cup final (Wembley goal), 
    d. Last Japanese soldier found fighting in the pacific

6. Pickle

7. Christmas Island For centuries, Christmas Island's isolation and rugged coasts provided natural barriers to settlement. British and Dutch navigators first included the island on their charts from the early seventeenth century, and Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary, named the island when he arrived on Christmas Day, 25 December 1643. The island first appears on a map produced by Pieter Goos and published in 1666. Goos had labelled the island Moni. The earliest recorded visit was in March 1688 by William Dampier of the British ship Cygnet, who found it uninhabited. An account of the visit can be found in Dampier's Voyages, which describes how, when trying to reach Cocos from New Holland, his ship was pulled off course in an easterly direction and after 28 days arrived at Christmas Island. Dampier landed at the Dales (on the West Coast) and two of his crewmen were the first recorded people to set foot on Christmas Island.

8. Mexican wave (La Ola)

9. Four Answers: 
    a. Cape Cod, 
    b. St. Petersburg, 
    c. Longbeach California, 
    d. Portsmouth,

10. True  

 

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