Pauls Quiz 248

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1. Name the four members of the pop group 'The Monkees'. One point for each correct answer.

2. Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, who was the second?

3. Edward Teach (1680-1718) was given which colourful nickname?

4. Name the units used to measure radiation that begin with the following letters. One point for each correct answer.
a. The letter 'S'
b. The letter 'C'
c. The letter 'B'
d. The letter 'G'

5. The name of which popular British television series is found in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18? "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day....."

6. The only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career undefeated was nicknamed 'The Brockton Blockbuster'. What was his real name?

7. The name of which overseas territory of the United Kingdom translated means 'eel'?

8. In the film 'Slumdog Millionare' there is a question about which cricketer recorded the most first class centuries. What were the four possible answers? One point for each correct answer.

9. The following are important harbour cities which border the Atlantic coast. Can you name the country in which each one is found? One point for each correct answer.
a. Belgrano
b. Accra
c. Hamilton
d. Recife

10. What was the name of the electrifying hand held invention from Lester Polfus?


1. Four answers: Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith

2. Alan Shepard Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr. (1923 – 1998) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age 47 and the oldest astronaut in the program, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, piloting the lander to the most accurate landing of the Apollo missions. He became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon, and the only astronaut of the Mercury Seven to walk on the Moon. During the mission, he hit two golf balls on the lunar surface.

3. Blackbeard Edward Teach (also Edward Thatch, c.1680—22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies. Although little is known about his early life, he was probably born in Bristol, England. He may have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne's War before settling on the Bahamian island of New Providence, a base for Captain Benjamin Hornigold, whose crew Teach joined sometime around 1716. Hornigold placed him in command of a sloop he had captured, and the two engaged in numerous acts of piracy. Their numbers were boosted by the addition to their fleet of two more ships, one of which was commanded by Stede Bonnet, but toward the end of 1717 Hornigold retired from piracy, taking two vessels with him.

4. Four answers
a. Sievert
b. Curie
c. Becquerel
d. Gray

5. The darling buds of May The Darling Buds of May is a British comedy drama first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of H. E. Bates' novel The Darling Buds of May, published in 1958, and its sequels. The novel by British writer H. E. Bates, first published in 1958. It was the first of a series of five novels about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. The plot involves Pop, Ma, and Mariette Larkin beguiling Charley, a timid and naïve tax inspector, into abandoning his investigations to take up residence on the family farm.

6. Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

7. Anguilla Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island's capital is The Valley. The name Anguilla derives from the word for "eel" in any of various Romance languages (modern Spanish: anguila; French: anguille; Italian: anguilla; Portuguese: enguia; Romanian anghila; Catalan: anguila; Galician: anguía), probably chosen because of the island's eel-like shape.

8. Four answers: Sachin Tendulka, Ricky Ponting, Michael Slater and Jack Hobbs

9. Four answers
a. Argentina
b. Ghana
c. Bermuda
d. Brazil

10. The Gibson Les Paul guitar or electric guitar. (Les Paul's real name was Lester Polfus)

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