Pauls Quiz 226

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1. Which Strait separates Sumatra and the Malay peninsula?

2. What name has been given to the figure eight dance performed by the honey bee?

3. Which super group were originally called the 'New Yardbirds'?

4. What did American POW's call the Hoa Lo prison camp in North Vietnam?

5. Name the film in which Michael Caine plays the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
a. Milo Tindle
b. Col Kurt Steiner
c. Alfred Pennyworth
d. Lt Gonville Bromhead
e. Peachy Carnehan

6. What was designed by Childe Harold Wills and was colloquially known as the "Tin Lizzie" and the "Flivver"?

7. What is the English translation for Feng shui? (two words)

8. A Roman philosopher and the name of an eastern North American Indian tribe. One word.

9. Which two countries signed the so called 'Pact of Steel' on May 22, 1939?

10. What kind of Christmas present is 'oil of Lebanon'?


1. Strait of Malacca It is named after the Malacca Sultanate that ruled over the archipelago between 1400 and 1511. From an economic and strategic perspective, the Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. The strait is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, linking major Asian economies such as India, China, Japan and South Korea. Over 50,000 vessels pass through the strait per year, carrying about one-quarter of the world's traded goods including oil, Chinese manufactures, and Indonesian coffee

2. Waggle dance

3. Led Zeppelin

4. The Hanoi Hilton The Hoa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton". The prison was demolished during the 1990s, though the gatehouse remains as a museum. The name Hoa Lo, commonly translated as "fiery furnace" or even "Hell's hole", also means "stove". The name originated from the street name pho Hoa Lò, due to the concentration of stores selling wood stoves and coal-fire stoves along the street from pre-colonial times. There is some disagreement among the first group of POWs who coined the name but F8D pilot Bob Shumaker was the first to write it down, carving "Welcome to the Hanoi Hilton" on the handle of a pail to greet the arrival of Air Force Lieutenant Robert Peel

5. Five answers
a. Sleuth
b. The Eagle has Landed
c. Batman Begins
d. Zulu
e. The Man Who Would Be King

6. The Ford Model-T automobile

7. Wind-Water The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu's commentary: Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water. Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass. Feng shui was suppressed in China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but since then has increased in popularity.

8. Seneca

9. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy The Pact of Steel (German: Stahlpakt; Italian: Patto d'Acciaio), known formally as the Pact of Friendship and Alliance between Germany and Italy, was originally intended to be a tripartite military alliance between Japan, Italy, and Germany. However, Japan wanted the focus of the pact to be aimed at the potential adversary Russia, while Italy and Germany wanted it aimed at Britain and France. Due to this disagreement, the pact was signed without Japan and became an agreement between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany signed on May 22, 1939, by the foreign ministers of each country and witnessed by Count Galeazzo Ciano for Italy and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany.

10. Frankincense Lebanon was the place where Frankincense resin was sold and traded with Europeans.

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