Pauls Quiz 214

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1. Which millionare first introduced a free school milk program in Chicago to combat rickets?
    a. Al Capone
    b. Richard W. Sears
    c. Hugh Hefner

2. Perhaps a record that shall never be broken. Plus or minus 5, how many goals did 'Footballer, Gentleman, Evertonian' Dixie Dean score in 39 games during the 1927-1928 season?

3. Which chivalrous expression is closely associated with the sinking of the HMS Birkenhead in Febuary 1852?

4. There is a memorable Monty Python sketch about Greek philosophers playing football against German philosophers. Who is
    a. the only real footballer on the pitch (Socrates excluded) and
    b. the referee

5. Firefly, The Mole and Fab 2 are all examples of what?

6. The name of which form of literature stems from a Greek word meaning 'making'?

7. In which films does Alan Rickman play the following characters?
    a. Eamon DeValera
    b. Hans Gruber
    c. Antoine Richis
    d. Dr. Lazarus of Tev'Meck
    e. Col Christopher Brandon

8. In the British TV series The Goodies a martial art form known as Eckythump was sometimes practiced. Which one of the following delicacies was used as a weapon?
    a. Cheshire cheese
    b. Blackpool Rock
    c. Black pudding sausage
    d. Bakewell tart

9. Still used today, what is the very popular, though sometimes frightening Anglo Saxon word meaning pledge? Three letters

10. The following is a list of some of the songs banned by the BBC. Name the artist.
    a. Invisible Sun (1981)
    b. Hi Hi Hi (1972)
    c. Je t'aime moi non plus (1969)
    d. Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans (1942)
    e. Love To Love You Baby (1975)
    f. They're Coming To Take Me Away ha haaa (1966)

1. a. Al CaponeAl Capone was well-known among Chicago residents for his generosity. He opened several soup kitchens in poor suburbs, provided milk rations to children to help fight a rickets epidemic, and often helped impoverished Italian-Americans. He also owned the Cotton Club, a notable spot for celebrities and local entertainment.

2. 60 !! William Ralph Dean (22 January 1907 ? 1 March 1980), popularly known as Dixie Dean, was an English football player and the most prolific goal-scorer in English football history, best known for his legendary exploits at Everton, where he spent most of his career.

Dean's athletic skills, in particular dribbling, running, shooting and ability to create goals for others, were considered exceptional by sports writers of the time. According to his peers, however, his greatest ability was heading, a skill he practised often using a medicine ball with fellow player Tommy Lawton. About a third of the goals credited to him came from headers, and his skills are compared to Pel? and Alfredo Di St?fano. Outside football he was a scratch golfer and played both club cricket and British baseball, the latter for the Liverpool Caledonians club.

3. 'Women and children first' HMS Birkenhead, also referred to as HM Troopship Birkenhead or steam frigate Birkenhead, was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. She was designed as a frigate, but was converted to a troopship before being commissioned. On 26 February 1852, while transporting troops primarily of the 73rd Regiment of Foot to Algoa Bay, she was wrecked at Gansbaai near Cape Town, South Africa. There were not enough serviceable lifeboats for all the passengers, and the soldiers famously stood firm, thereby allowing the women and children to board the boats safely. Only 193 of the 643 people onboard survived, and the soldiers' chivalry gave rise to the "women and children first" protocol when abandoning ship, while the "Birkenhead Drill" of Rudyard Kipling's poem came to describe courage in face of hopeless circumstances. 

    To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about, 
    Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout; 
    But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew, 
    An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies -- soldier an' sailor too! 
    Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you; 
    Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps an' bein' mopped by the screw, 
    So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too 
                    Rudyard Kipling's tribute to the Royal Marines, "Soldier an' Sailor Too"

4. Two answers
    a. Franz Beckenbauer  
    b. Confucious

The Philosophers' Football Match is a Monty Python sketch depicting a football match in the Olympiastadion at the 1972 Munich Olympics between philosophers representing Greece and Germany. Starring in the sketch are Archimedes (John Cleese), Socrates (Eric Idle), Hegel (Graham Chapman), Nietzsche (Michael Palin), Marx (Terry Jones) and Kant (Terry Gilliam).

Confucius is the referee and Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine (sporting haloes) serve as linesmen. The German manager is Martin Luther. As play begins, the philosophers ponder their theories while walking on the pitch in circles.

Franz Beckenbauer, the sole genuine footballer on the pitch and a "surprise inclusion" in the German team, is left more than a little confused. The sketch originally featured in the second Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus episode and was later included in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982).

5. Vehicles in the TV series Thunderbirds.

6. Poetry

7. Five answers
    a. Michael Collins
    b. Die Hard
    c. Perfume
    d. Galaxy Quest
    e. Sense and Sensibility

8. c. Black pudding sausage

9. Wed

10. Six answers
    a. The Police
    b. Wings
    c. Jane Birken and Serge Gainsbourg
    d. Noel Coward
    e. Donna Summer
    f. Napoleon XIV

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