Pauls Quiz 249

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1. Which appropriately named animal, found in Central and South America, is the loudest land animal in the world?

2. Located in the Atlantic ocean and with a length of 1,676 miles, the longest maritime boundary in the world is between which two countries?

3. What is the name of the smallest constellation in the night sky?

4. What was the first song to reach number one in the UK charts that was sung in a foreign language?

5. What does the Greek root 'glot' or 'gloss' mean?

6. Measured in area, what are the four largest countries in Africa? One point for each correct answer

7. Louis, Hoisin, Albert, Brown, Mornay and Fish are all examples of what?

8. The following line is from which popular film?
"It's K K K Ken c c c coming to k k k kill me"

9. What is SETI (pronounced settee) an acronym for?

10. Which two ingredients are mixed to create a ganache?


1. The male 'Howler Monkey'Howler monkeys (genus Alouatta monotypic in subfamily Alouattinae) are among the largest of the New World monkeys. Fifteen species are currently recognised. Previously classified in the family Cebidae, they are now placed in the family Atelidae. These monkeys are native to South and Central American forests. Threats to howler monkeys include human predation, habitat destruction and being captured for captivity as pets or zoo animals. These monkeys are famous for their loud howls, which can travel three miles through dense forest.

2. Canada and Greenland

3. The Southern Cross or Crux AustralisCrux Australis, located in the deep southern sky, is the smallest yet one of the most distinctive of the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross. Although visible to the Ancient Greeks, it was seen as part of the constellation Centaurus, and not defined or accurately mapped till the 16th century. Known as Acrux, blue-white Alpha Crucis is the constellation's brightest star and the bottom star of the cross. Nearly as bright are Beta and Gamma, while Delta and Epsilon make up the asterism. Many of the constellation's brighter stars are members of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a loose group of hot blue-white stars that appear to share a common origin and motion across the Milky Way. Two star systems have been found to have planets. The constellation also contains four Cepheid variables visible to the naked eye under optimum conditions. Crux also contains the Jewel Box, a bright open cluster, and the Coalsack Nebula, the most prominent dark nebula in the sky.

4. Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus (Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birken)

5. Tongue

6. Algeria, DR Congo, Sudan, Libya

7. Sauce

8. A Fish Called Wanda A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Otto. Cleese and Palin won BAFTA Awards for Best Lead and Best Supporting for their acting. The plot involves members of the crew of a successful jewel heist who attempt to steal the jewels for themselves after finding that they have been moved. The actual location is known only to the gang leader, but he has been caught by the police. His lawyer becomes a central figure in the attempt to reveal their location.

9. Search (for) Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

10. Chocolate and Cream Ganache is normally made by heating cream, then pouring it over chopped chocolate of any kind. The mixture is stirred or blended until smooth, with liqueurs or extracts added if desired. Butter is traditionally added to give the ganache a shiny appearance and smooth texture. Depending on the kind of chocolate used, for what purpose the ganache is intended, and the temperature at which it will be served, the ratio of chocolate to cream is varied to obtain the desired consistency. Typically, two parts chocolate to one part cream are used for filling cakes or as a base for making chocolate truffles, while one to one is commonly used as a glaze.

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