Pauls Quiz 14

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1. What is the most commonly used word in English conversation?

2. Pegasus, the flying horse, stemmed from which slain woman?
 
3. RHINOTILLEXOMANIA (and as a clue, in German: MUKOPHAGIE) is the medical name of which bad habit?

4. In which Sci-Fi films can one find the following characters:
    a: An angel named Pygar?
    b: A robot named Gort?
    c: Intelligent man-eating plants called Triffids?
    d: A Drac named Jeriba Shigan
 
5. There are four Germans on the cover of the Beatles "Seargent Pepper" album, name three of them.

6. The following lyrics come from which song:
    "And when I touch you I feel happy inside. It's such a feeling that my love, I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide."?

7. Which of the following is not a known surname in the USA:
    F, J, Q or W?

8. What is the name of the belief that animals, plants and even a glass of beer has a soul?

9. Three letters, a type of cat and a derrivation of a car.

10. Which four countries in the world have the highest population of Jewish people today?

ANSWERS

1. I

2. Medusa

3. Picking one's nose Compulsive nose-picking is known as rhinotillexomania (etymology: Greek, rhino "nose" + tillexis "habit of picking" + mania). Because the mucus membranes constantly produce mucus, and because the nostrils are exposed to air, sometimes the mucus dries and causes irritation and most people try to dislodge the itch. Although a very common habit, it is a mildly taboo subject in most cultures. Children's literature often makes reference to it, to amuse readers (for example Jacques Charpentreau's poem "De l'Education!" and Gordon Korman's Nose Pickers series). John Allen Paulos's imaginary novel, Rucker: a life fractal has a section where "proboscis probing is discussed at length.

4. Four answers
    a: Barbarella, 
    b: The Day the Earth Stood Still, 
    c: The Day of the Triffids, 
    d: Enemy Mine

5. Four Answers
    Marlene Dietrich, 
    Albert Einstein, 
    Karlheinz Stockhausen, 
    Karl Marx

6. The Beatles - I want to hold your hand

7. Q

8. Animism

9. VAN

10. USA, Russia, Israel and France

 

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