1. The fictional detective Auguste C Dupin was created by which 19th century American writer?
2. What was the name of the 1783 treaty that formally ended the American Revolutionary War?
3. In the film 'Airplane', Leslie Nielson's line "don't call me Shirley" was a response to which question?
4. Grand Wizzard Theodore is credited with the invention of which vinyl technique?
5. The scientific name for which animal is 'Ursus arctos horribilis'?
a. Grizzly bear b. Great White shark c. Grey wolf d. Killer whale
6. Which film producer with a vegetable as a last name, was, until his death, involved in most of the James Bond films?
7. A noun for chorus and a verb meaning to cease. Seven letters
8. Who was the only heavyweight champion to finish his boxing career with a perfect record? (49 wins-0 defeats)
9. Which famous Hollywood actor was buried in his Dracula costume?
10. What was the capital city of Portugal between the years 1808 and 1821?
1. Edgar Allan Poe Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin is a fictional detective created by Edgar Allan Poe. Dupin made his first appearance in Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), widely considered the first detective fiction story. He reappears in "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" (1842) and "The Purloined Letter" (1844). Dupin is not a professional detective and his motivations for solving the mysteries throughout the three stories change. Using what Poe termed "ratiocination", Dupin combines his considerable intellect with creative imagination, even putting himself in the mind of the criminal. His talents are strong enough that he appears able to read the mind of his companion, the unnamed narrator of all three stories. Poe created the Dupin character before the word detective had been coined. The character laid the groundwork for fictitious detectives to come, including Sherlock Holmes, and established most of the common elements of the detective fiction genre.
2. The Treaty of Paris
3. "Surely you can't be serious?"
4. Scratching Though variants of the story exist, it is generally accepted that Grand Wizard Theodore was playing records at a high volume in his bedroom. Fed up with the noise his mother entered and ordered him to turn the music down. At this point he looked away from the turntable to face her. While his mother lectured him he continued slowly moving the record back and forth, which produced a sound all its own. When she left the room he was intrigued by the sound the vinyl made when manipulated in this fashion. After months of experimentation he introduced this technique at a party and thus the scratch was born. Every form of popular music has at one time or another used the scratching sound in a composition. It is not uncommon to hear the technique used to this day in a wide variety of genres.
5. a. Grizzly bear The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the silvertip bear, the grizzly, or the North American brown bear, is a subspecies of brown bear (Ursus arctos) that generally lives in the uplands of western North America. This subspecies is thought to descend from Ussuri brown bears which crossed to Alaska from eastern Russia 100,000 years ago, though they did not move south until 13,000 years ago. The word "grizzly" in its name refers to "grizzled" or gray hairs in its fur, but when naturalist George Ord formally named the bear in 1815, he misunderstood the word as "grisly", to produce its biological Latin specific or subspecific name "horribilis".
6. Albert R Broccoli Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE (Hon) (1909 – 1996), nicknamed "Cubby", was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career. Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and they were often filmed at Pinewood Studios. Co-founder of Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions, Broccoli is most notable as the producer of the James Bond films. He and Harry Saltzman saw the films from relatively low-budget origins to large-budget, high-grossing extravaganzas, and Broccoli's heirs continue to produce new Bond films.
8. Rocky Marciano
9. Bela Lugosi ela Lugosi was a Hungarian actor, who is best known for playing the character "Dracula" in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films. Lugosi was buried wearing one of the Dracula Cape costumes, per the request of his son and fourth wife, in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Contrary to popular belief, Lugosi never requested to be buried in his cloak; Bela G. Lugosi confirmed on numerous occasions that he and his mother, Lillian, actually made the decision but believed that it is what his father would have wanted
10. Rio de Janeiro The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era, 1815 to 1821 as the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves, and 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or "Marvelous City".