Pauls Quiz 46

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1. Which three countries in the world start with "Saint"? (Excluding French overseas collectivities and English territories)

2. The name for a slum in Brazil - six letters. (Brazilian equivalent of a shanty town)

3. What is the world's longest forest?

4. The following are the first words to which famous songs: 
    a: I work all night, I work all day
    b: Star shining bright above you
    c: The Taxman's taken all my dough
    d: You keep saying you've got something for me

5. How is Morocco called - in Morocco? (Moroccan Dialect, not strictly a language, rather a distinct Arabic dialect)

6. What were the names of the sun gods of a: Greek, b: Roman and c: Egyptian  mythology?

7. El Escorial, Monte Cassino, Melk and Buckfast are all examples of what?

8. What is the Hebrew word for a box or chest? First letter is an 'A'

9. Who composed the following: 
    a: Swan Lake, 
    b: Bol?ro, 
    c: Water Music

10. The following words are the first words from which famous song:
    "If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man"?


1. Three Answers:
    a: Saint Lucia, 
    b: Saint Kitts and Nevis, 
    c: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
The following are French overseas collectivities and do not count as countries: 
    Saint-Barth?lemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 
The following are UK overseas territories and also no not count and countries: 
    Saint Helena

2. Favela

3. The North America Taiga forest The longest forest is the North America taiga at 6,200 kilometers, but it varies in width from 500 - 1,000 kilometers. The North America taiga Stretches from Alaska to Newfoundland.

The Siberian taiga is the world's largest forest stretching 5,700 kilometers from west to east and 1,000 kilometers from north to south through northern Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden, covering some 2.7 billion acres. Together, the taiga forests accounts for over 25% of the world's forested area.

4. Four Answers:
    a: Money money Money (Abba), 
    b: Dream a little dream of me (Mamas & Papas), 
    c: Sunny afternoon (The Kinks), 
    d: These boots are made for walking (Nancy Sinatra)

5. Al Maghrib - which literally translates to "The West". The name Morocco originates from the name of the former capital, Marrakech

6. Three Answers
    a: Helios, 
    b: Apollo, 
    c: Ra

7. Christian Monastries

8. Ark

9. Three Answers
    a: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 
    b: Maurice Ravel, 
    c: George Frideric Handel

10. Ace of Spades (Motorhead)


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