Pauls Quiz 197

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1. The name of which popular culinary dish for the brave probably stems from the Portugese words wine and garlic?

2. Who was 'The Once and Future King'?  
    a. Elvis
    b. Arthur
    c. Idi Amin
    d. Aragorn

3. Which worry prone film character is fluent in more than 6,000,000 forms of communication?

4. Which companies built the following classic automobiles?   
    a. 1962 250 GT Berlinetta Boxer
    b. Karmann-Ghia Typ 14
    c. 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe
    d. 1972 911 Carrera RS
    e. 1954 TF

5. What name did the Vikings give to Newfoundland?

6. Which letter does Hester Prynne have to wear in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter'?

7. The H-3 and the H-4, built in 1757 and 1759 were mechanical wonders.  Which man constructed them both and what were they used for?

8. In which films would you find the following robots and androids?  
    a. Gort
    b. Marvin
    c. Ash
    d. Box
    e. T-800
    f. Maria

9. The man who coined the term 'Renaissance',  Giorgio Vasaris, published a book in 1550 which is still popular today within artistic circles. What is the title of the book?

10. Four professional football keepers have scored more than 40 goals in top flight football. Can you name them?

ANSWERS

1. VindalooThe term Vindaloo, derivative of the Portuguese "vinha d'alhos", and also called Vindalho or Vindallo, refers to a popular Indian dish. It was first brought to Goa by the Portuguese and became a Goan meal often served during special occasions. The traditional Portuguese dish was made with pork preserved in red wine or red wine vinegar, chili pepper, and stewed with garlic. The later Vindaloo received the Goan treatment of adding plentiful amounts of spice. Restaurants often serve this dish with chicken or lamb sometimes mixed with potatoes. Traditional vindaloos do not include potatoes, the discrepancy arising because the word "aloo" means "potato" in Hindi.

2. b. Arthur

3. C3PO

4. Five Answers
    a. Ferrari
    b. VW
    c. Mercedes
    d. Porsche
    e. MG

5. Vinland

6. A The Scarlet Letter (1850) is the magnum opus of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

7. John Harrison.   H-3 and H-4 were the first successful maritime chronometers. John Harrison (24 March 1693 ? 24 March 1776) was an English clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought and critically-needed key piece in solving the problem of accurately establishing the East-West position, or longitude, of a ship at sea, thus revolutionising and extending the possibility of safe long distance sea travel in the Age of Sail. The problem was considered so intractable Parliament offered what was at the time a huge fortune for a solution, a prize of ?20,000 (about ?2.77 million / ?3.52 million / $4.56 million today)

8. Six Answers
    a. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    b. Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
    c. Alien
    d. Logans Run
    e. Terminator
    f. Metropolis

9. The Lives of the Artists.

10. Four Answers
    Rogerio Ceni 79  (FC Sao Paulo)  
    Jose Luis Chilavert  62  (Velez Sarsfield)
    Rene 'el loco' Higuita 41  (CD Aucas Quito)
    Jorge Campos  40  (FC Puebla)  

 

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