Pauls Quiz 61

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1. The first football international took place in 1872 between Scotland and England. The next game between these two 'auld enemies' was a bit rough to say the least. Plus or minus three, how many of the twenty-two players were injured?

2. The American historian Quincy Wright has made a list of the ten European countries that were involved in the most battles between 1480 and 1940 (a battle being defined as one with more than one-thousand casualties). Which three countries top the list?  ... the country may not necessarily exist today.

3. According to the same historian, since 1480 which five wars cost the most amount of lives? (Hint: four of the five were in the last century).

4. True or False: When you cut a worm in half it will continue to live?

5. What type of music is LAGRIMOSO?

6. What was the major change at Wimbledon in 1969?

7. Which book from the following writers was banned in the USA:
    a: Mark Twain
    b: D. H. Lawrence
    c: Daniel Dafoe ?

8. Dutch gin (Mother's ruin) - seven letters

9. OpArt is a modern art form. "Op" is the short form of what?

10. What are the only three countries that have taken part in every summer Olympics since 1896?


1. 15

2. France, Austria and Prussia.

3. The great war (aka World War I), World War II, the thirty years war, the Korean war and the Chinese civil war

4. False

5. Sad musicThe dictionary tells us that the Italian word Lagrimoso means "tearful, plaintive, lamenting, complaining"

6. The competition was open for professionals Wimbledon was contested by top-ranked amateur players until the advent of the open era in tennis in 1969. Britons are very proud of the tournament but it is a source of national anguish and humour - no British man has won the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, and no British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977.

7. 3 Answers in total;
    a: Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer 
    b: Lady Chatterley's Lover
    c: Moll Flanders

8. JENEVER Jenever (also known as genever or jeniever), is the juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Flanders, from which gin has evolved. Believed to have been invented by a Dutch chemist and alchemist named Sylvius de Bouve (in Latin: Franciscus Sylvius), it was first sold as a medicine in the late 16th century. In the 17th century it began to be popular for its flavor. Traditional jenever is still very popular in the Netherlands and Flanders. European Union regulations specify that only liquor made in these two areas can use the name jenever.

9. OPTIC / Optical Optical art is the term used to describe some paintings and other works of art which use optical illusions. Op art is also referred to as geometric abstraction and hard-edge abstraction, although the preferred term for it is perceptual abstraction. The term "Op" bears resemblance to the other popular movement of the 1960s, Pop Art though one can be certain such monikers were invoked for their catchiness and not for any stylistic similarities. (Plop art would be an example of another outgrowth from the term Pop art.) "Optical Art is a method of painting concerning the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing." Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in only black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.

10. Greece, GB and Australia


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