Pauls Quiz 60

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1. According to Guinness, what was the biggest gift in the world?

2. What was the pirate word for death? Five letters.

3. How many tea spoons are there to a table spoon?

4. The following words stem from which European languages?
    a: Sauna
    b: Dock
    c: Tundra
    d: Marmalade
    e: Mosquito

5. In the early days of football, such as in the late 19th century, who would send the player from the pitch for unsportsmanlike behaviour?

6. A wall and a mathematical term, five letters.

7. In the second world war, who was known as the woman with the million dollar legs?

8. Which three letters preceeded TITANIC?

9. What do all of the following people have in common:
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
    Albert Einstein
    Mary Stewart
    Queen Victoria
    Saddam Hussein
    Catherine the Great
    Jerry Lee Lewis?

10. What does a SANGUIVORE eat?


1. The statue of LibertyLiberty Enlightening the World (French: La libert? ?clairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Libert?), is a colossal statue given to the United States by France in 1886, standing at Liberty Island, in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The copper statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship between the two nations. The sculptor was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, engineered the internal structure. The statue is 151 feet (46 meters) and one inch tall, with the foundation adding another 154 feet (46.9 meters).

2. ROGERInterestingly, the term Jolly Roger comes from the French term "joli rouge," ("beautiful red") which the English corrupted into "Jolly Roger".

3. Four

4. Five Answers:
    a: FinnishThe word sauna is an ancient Finnish word and its etymology is not clear but it may have originally meant a winter dwelling of this kind. The oldest known saunas were pits dug in a slope in the ground and primarily used as dwellings in winter.
    b: Dutch ('dok' in Dutch)
    c: RussianIn physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term "tundra" comes from Kildin Sami tūndâr 'uplands, tundra, treeless mountain tract'. Kildin Sami (also spelled S?mi or Saami; formerly Lappish) is a Sami language spoken by approximately 500 people in the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia. Kildin Sami has an official Cyrillic script.
    d: PortugueseAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English in 1480, borrowed from French marmelade which, in turn, came from the Portuguese marmelada. Originally, according to the root of the word, which is marmelo or quince, a preserve made from quinces was intended. According to Jos? Pedro Machado?s ?Dicion?rio Etimológico da Língua Portuguesa? (Etymological Dictionary of the Portuguese Language), the oldest known document where this word is to be be found is Gil Vicente?s play Com?dia de Rubena, written in 1521.
    e: Spanish ('Little fly')

5. The Captain

6. LIMESA limes (or the Limes Romanus) was a border defense system of Ancient Rome. It marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire. Lim, Limes or Limit in mathematics.

7. Betty GrableBetty Grable (December 18, 1916 - July 2, 1973) was an American dancer, singer, and actress. Her sensational bathing-suit photo, with her head looking over her right shoulder, became the number-one pin-up girl of the WWII era. It was later included in LIFE Magazine's 100 Photos that Changed the World. Grable was best-known for her shapely legs, which were showcased in all of her 20th Century Fox Technicolor musicals and were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 per leg at Lloyds of London.

8. RMS Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship, Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.

9. They all married their cousin

10. BloodTo put it is layman's terms, a vampire. These guys are the real kind, are mortal, have a reflextion, and are only SENSITIVE to light. They can go out in the sun and eat garlic and touch roses so get that fairytale crap out of your head. They need blood, though. They don't neccesarily LOOK like a vamp, thats a vampyre that looks like one, but need blood.


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