Pauls Quiz 55

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1. The following words are from which famous song:
    "With your carefully designed topless swimsuit you get an even suntan"?

2. French and Italian word for a Knight's escort - seven letters and the fourth is an 'A'.

3. What was the codename for the D-Day invasion?

4. What are members of the lowest caste in India called? (Hint: 5 letters)

5. and 6. The following islands belong to which country:
    a: Aruba
    b: Cape Breton
    c: Nicobar
    d: Tristan da Cunha
    e: South Georgia?

7. What colour is Vermilion?

8. In the 1960's, this disease killed millions of people, as it did throughout history. The last human died from this in 1978. What is the disease that the World Health Organisation declared as world free in 1980?

9. Name the three ports in which the Titanic picked up passengers.

10. What was the first internal organ that was successfully transplanted?


1. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) - Peter Sarstedt When you go on your summer vacation
You go to Juan-les-Pins
With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
You get an even suntan on your back and on your legs
And when the snow falls you're found in Saint Moritz
With the others of the jet-set
And you sip your Napoleon brandy
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't
But where do you go to my lovely
When you're alone in your bed
Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes I do

2. PALADIN In medieval literature, the paladins or Twelve Peers were known in the Matter of France as the retainers of Charlemagne. Based on this usage, the term can also refer to an honorable knight, which has been used in contemporary fantasy literature.

3. Operation Overlord

4. PARIA(sometimes written PARIAH) - The caste system of India has deemed parias, also known as Untouchables, very low in the society. The word pariah came into English from the Tamil word paṛaiyar, the plural of paṛaiyan, which literally means "hereditary drummer" and comes from the word paṛai, the name of a drum used at certain festivals.

5. and 6. Five answers:
    a: The Netherlands
    b: Canada
    c: India
    d: Britain
    e: Britain

7. RedVermilion, also spelled vermillion, when found naturally-occurring, is an opaque reddish orange pigment, used since antiquity, originally derived from the powdered mineral cinnabar.

8. Smallpox(also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera)

9. Southhampton, Cherbourg and Queenstown

10. KidneyThe first successful kidney transplantations were done in 1954 in Boston and Paris. The transplantation was done between identical twins, to eliminate any problems of an immune reaction.


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