Pauls Quiz 244

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1. Oenology (or Onology) is the science of making what?

2. Gourde, Lempira, Rial, Won, Ringgit, Togrog and Cordoba are all examples of what?

3. Which creature was slain with a vorpal blade near the Tumtum tree?

4. The following quotes are from which films? One point for each correct answer.
a. "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
b. "Round up the usual suspects."
c. "I'll have what she's having."
d. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the war room."
e. "Is it safe?"

5. The Discovery is an ill fated space ship in which film?

6. As of 2014, who was the only player in the last 50 years to have won the golden boot in both top flight Scottish and English football?

7. True or false: putting a spoon handle into the neck of an opened bottle of sparkling wine will help the alcohol to retain its fizz.

8. The name of which controversial art form stems from a Latin word meaning 'stylus'?

9. Name the four members of the order known as Crocodilia. One point for each correct answer.

10. Which of the following is the unlucky number in Italy?
a. 3
b. 11
c. 17
d. 33


1. Wine Oenology, ee-NOL-o-jee. œnology, or enology is the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which is a subfield called viticulture. “Viticulture and oenology” is a common designation for training programmes and research centres that include both the “outdoors” and “indoors” aspects of wine production. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist. The word oenology is derived from the Greek - oinos, “wine”, and the suffix -logia, "study of".

2. Currency

3. Jabberwocky Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass. In an early scene in which she first encounters the chess piece characters White King and White Queen, Alice finds a book written in a seemingly unintelligible language. Realising that she is travelling through an inverted world, she recognises that the verse on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems, and reads the reflected verse of "Jabberwocky". She finds the nonsense verse as puzzling as the odd land she has passed into, later revealed as a dreamscape

4. Five answers
a. Cool Hand Luke
b. Casablanca
c. When Harry Met Sally
d. Dr. Strangelove
e. Marathon Man

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey

6. Andy Gray Andrew Mullen Gray (born in 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish retired footballer who played for several clubs in Scotland and England. He also represented his country. He was a primary football pundit for Sky Sports, as well as a presenter on Andy Gray's Last Word and Andy Gray's Boot Room, until his dismissal in January 2011 following multiple allegations of sexism. Gray, along with fellow former Sky pundit Richard Keys, signed with talkSPORT in February 2011.

7. False, it's an old wives tale

8. Graffiti

9. Crocodile, Alligator, Cayman (Caiman) and Gavial (Gharial). The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semiaquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the true crocodiles (family Crocodylidae), the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae), and the gharial and false gharial (family Gavialidae). Although the term 'crocodiles' is sometimes used to refer to all of these, a less ambiguous vernacular term for this group is crocodilians.

10. c. 17

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