Pauls Quiz 57

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1. Complete the following words with the song title:
    "Hands touching hands reaching out touching me touching you"

2. What was unusual about the Roman Senator Incitatus?

3. What do very massive stars release after their explosive detonation in a few seconds that is equivalent to what our sun releases in its entire 10 billion year life-span?

4. Which European country has the highest tax rate?

5. A functional fusion reactor has yet to be built. Fusion plasma is thirty times hotter than in the centre of our sun. What is used to contain the plasma in test reactors?

6. Who composed FINLANDIA?

7. Plus or minus two million soldiers, how many soldiers lost their lives in the first world war?

8. Medusa, the Mary Celeste, Anson, Pamia and Edmund Fitzgerald are all examples of what?

9. Inspector Aberline is famous for hunting / chasing which criminal?

10. Who started "The Factory" - a magnet for alternative artists?


1. Sweet Caroline - (Neil Diamond) Where it began I can't begin to knowin' but then I know it's growin' strong. Was in the spring then spring became the summer. Who'da believed you'd come along ? Hands touchin' hands reachin' out touchin' me touchin' you. Sweet Caroline 

2. He was a horseIncitatus was the name of Roman emperor Caligula's favored horse. Some have indicated that the horse was attended to by eighteen servants, and was fed oats mixed with gold flake; according to Suetonius, Incitatus had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets and a collar of precious stones. Suetonius wrote also that Caligula planned to make Incitatus a Consul. Caligula even procured him a wife, a mare named Penelope. It has also been said Caligula claimed his horse to be a 'combination of all the gods' and to be worshipped as such.

3. Gamma rays

4. Denmark

5. Magnets

6. Jean SibeliusThe first version was written in 1899, and it was revised in 1900. The piece was composed for a patriotic pageant performed to mobilise popular opposition to the revocation of Finnish autonomy by the government of the Russian Empire (see Grand Duchy of Finland for further historical context). Most of the piece is taken up with rousing and turbulent music, evoking the national struggle of the Finnish people. But towards the end, a calm comes over the orchestra, and the serenely melodic Finlandia Hymn is heard. Often incorrectly cited as a traditional folk melody, the Hymn section is of Sibelius' own creation.[

7. 9,906,000 (9.9 million)Allied dead: 5,520,000 and Central dead: 4,386,000

8. Ships

9. Jack the RipperFrederick George Abberline (January 8, 1843 Blandford Forum, Dorset - December 10, 1929) was an inspector for the London Metropolitan Police and was a prominent police figure in the investigation into the Jack the Ripper murders. Abberline began his police career in Whitechapel, transferred to Stepney for a long period, then to Westminster and finally to Scotland Yard by1887. Following the murder of Mary Ann Nichols, Abberline was assigned to Whitechapel due to his extensive experience in the area. He was placed in charge of the various detectives investigating the Ripper crimes.

10. Andy WarholThe Factory was Andy Warhol's original New York City studio from 1963 to 1968, although his later studios were known as The Factory as well. The Factory was located on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The rent was "only about one hundred dollars a year."


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