Pauls Quiz 56

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1. Which Oscar-winning actor was related to Princess Diana?

2. According to the Guardian, which two animals kill the most people in Zimbabwe (excluding mosquitos and Robert Mugabe)?

3. Which kind of animal did Mao Tse Tung compare the imperialistic west to?

4. In which famous game was the football brown and white?  (dependent on ones bias)

5. According to Forbes Magazine, who were the five best paid footballers in 2006?

6. The following words are the first words to which famous song:
    "Just a cast away"?

7. Which animal kills the most people in Mexico each year?

8. General Cornwallis lost which war?

9. What are the seven longest rivers in Africa?

10. In which Oscar-winning films would you find the following characters:
    a: Major Strasse
    b: Messala
    c: Popeye Doyle
    d: Terry Malloy
    e: Antonio Salieri
    f: Pu Yi
    g: Jamie Gumb
    h: Mr. Bruce Ismay?


1. Humphrey Bogart was the oscar winning actorDiana was also a cousin of one of her favourite actresses, Audrey Hepburn. Her other notable cousins include Oliver Platt.

2. Crocodiles and elephantsSince 2005 crocodiles took a narrow lead over elephants as the most dangerous animal to humans, according to statistics released by a Zimbabwean conservation group. Crocodiles dragged away and ate 13 people in the first 10 months of 2005, according to the annual report of the Campfire group. Elephants charged and trampled to death 12 people. One person was killed by a buffalo and one by a hippopotamus making a total of 27 Zimbabweans killed by wildlife. Many of those killed by elephants were subsistence farmers trying to protect crops from the voracious appetites of the animals who eat about 300kg of vegetation a day.

3. A paper TigerThe phrase is an ancient one in Chinese, but sources differ as to when it entered the English vocabulary. Although some sources may claim it dates back as far as 1850, it seems the Chinese phrase was first translated when it was applied to describe the United States. In 1956, Mao Tse Tung said of the United States: ?In appearance it is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of; it is a paper tiger. Outwardly a tiger, it is made of paper, unable to withstand the wind and the rain. I believe the United States is nothing but a paper tiger.? In Mao Tse Tung's view, the term could be applied to all allegedly imperialist nations, particularly the United States and the Soviet Union (following the Sino-Soviet split): Mao argued that they appeared to be superficially powerful but would have a tendency to overextend themselves in the international arena, at which point pressure could be brought upon them by other states to cause their sudden collapse. Khruschev at some point may have remarked that although the "U.S. is a paper tiger, it has atomic teeth".

4. The 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany.

5. David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Michael Ballack1. Ronaldinho (BRA) 23.5 million euros
2. David Beckham (ENG) 23.2
3. Ronaldo (BRA) 18.6
4. Wayne Rooney (ENG) 13.7
5. Michael Ballack (GER) 13.4
6. Thierry Henry (FRA) 12.6
7. Zinedine Zidane (FRA) 12.4
8. Fabio Cannavaro (ITA) 11.6
9. John Terry (ENG) 11.4
10. Steven Gerrard (ENG) 11.3

6. Message in a bottle - (The Police)Just a castaway, An island lost at sea.
Another lonely day, With no one here but me.
More loneliness than any man could bear.
Rescue me before I fall into despair.
I'll send an SOS to the world, I'll send an SOS to the world,
I hope that someone gets my... I hope that someone gets my...
I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle.

7. The scorpionScorpion stings are a major public health problem in many underdeveloped tropical countries. For every person killed by a poisonous snake, 10 are killed by a poisonous scorpion. In Mexico, 1000 deaths from scorpion stings occur per year.

8. The American war of independence Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, 2nd Earl Cornwallis (31 December 1738 ? 5 October 1805, in Ghazipur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) was a British military commander and colonial governor, In the United States, he is best remembered as a British general in the American War of Independence. His 1781 defeat by a combined American-French force at the Siege of Yorktown is generally considered the end of the War, as the bulk of British troops had surrendered with Cornwallis, although minor skirmishes continued for another two years. In India, where he served two terms as Governor-General, he is remembered for promulgating the Permanent Settlement. As Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, he argued for Catholic emancipation.

9. Seven answers:
    1: Nile (6,690 km)
    2: Congo (4,371 km)
    3: Niger (4,167 km)
    4: Zambezi (2,693 km)
    5: Ubangi - Uele (2,300 km)
    6: Kasai (2,153 km)
    7: Orange (2,092 km)

10. Eight answers:
    a: Casablanca
    b: Ben Hur
    c: French Connection
    d: On the waterfront
    e: Amadeus
    f: The Lost Emperor
    g: Silence of the Lambs
    h: Titanic


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