Pauls Quiz 227

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1. Monique Delacroix was the mother of which debonair hero?

2. Uri, Glarus, Ticino, Jura and Neuchatel are some examples of what?

3. Who was the first Hollywood actress to appear on a postage stamp?

4. Which English rock band appeared a record 106 times on the BBC's Top Of The Pops? (clue if needed; their name is not English)

5. Varig is the national airline in which country?

6. What was unusual about the Roman Senator Incitatus?

7. In the film Casablanca, what were the last names for each of the following characters? One point for each correct answer.
a. Rick
b. Ilsa
c. Victor

8. Campanology is very popular on festive occasions. What is campanology?

9. On the flag of which European country are two cows depicted?

10. What does the Greek root 'hipp' mean?


1. James Bond It was not until the penultimate novel, You Only Live Twice, that Fleming gave Bond a sense of family background. The book was the first to be written after the release of Dr. No in cinemas and Sean Connery's depiction of Bond affected Fleming's interpretation of the character, to give Bond both a sense of humour and Scottish antecedents that were not present in the previous stories. In a fictional obituary, purportedly published in The Times, Bond's parents were given as Andrew Bond, from the village of Glencoe, Scotland, and Monique Delacroix, from the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Fleming did not provide Bond's date of birth, but John Pearson's fictional biography of Bond, James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, gives Bond a birth date on 11 November 1920, while a study by John Griswold puts the date at 11 November 1921.

2. Swiss Cantons The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own border controls, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848. The most recently created canton is the Canton of Jura, which separated from the Canton of Bern in 1979. The name is derived from the French language word canton meaning corner or district (from which the term Cantonment is also derived).

3. Grace Kelly Grace Patricia Kelly (1929 – 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.

4. Status Quo

5. Brazil

6. Incitatus was a horse. Incitatus was the favoured horse of Roman emperor Caligula (reigned 37–41 AD). Its name is a Latin adjective meaning "swift" or "at full gallop". According to Suetonius's Lives of the Twelve Caesars (121 AD), Incitatus had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets, and a collar of precious stones. Dio Cassius has indicated that the horse was attended to by servants, and was fed oats mixed with gold flake. Suetonius also wrote that it was said that Caligula planned to make Incitatus a consul, and that the horse would "invite" dignitaries to dine with him in a house outfitted with servants there to entertain such events.

7. Three answers
a. Blaine
b. Lund
c. Laszlo

8. Bell ringing Campanology (from Late Latin campana, "bell"; and Greek, -logia) is the study of bells. It encompasses the technology of bells — how they are cast, tuned and sounded — as well as the history, methods, and traditions of bell-ringing as an art. In this sense, however, the word "campanology" is most often used in reference to relatively large bells, often hung in a tower. It is not usually applied to assemblages of smaller bells, such as a glockenspiel, a collection of tubular bells, or an Indonesian gamelan.

9. Andorra The national flag of the Principality of Andorra was adopted in 1866. The flag is a vertical tricolour of blue, yellow, and red with the coat of arms of Andorra in the centre. This coat of arms has been the national coat of arms of Andorra since 1969. Below the shield arms stands Andorra's national motto Virtus Unita Fortior (Latin for United virtue is stronger). The coat of arms also appears on the flag of Andorra. The arms are: Quarterly: I Gules a bishop's mitre Or lined Argent (for La Seu d'Urgell), II Or three pales Gules (for Foix), III Or four pallets Gules (for Catalonia), IV two cows passant per pale Gules (for Béarn)

10. Horse

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