Pauls Quiz 253

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1. Where is the world famous rooster named Cornelius found?

2. Which game, now a popular sport, was originally called whiff-whaff in the late 19th century?

3. Which Oscar winning film holds the record with more than 300,000 people used as extras?

4. Name the five most populous cities in India, as confirmed by the 2010 population estimation. One point for each city on the list and the order in which the answers are provided is not important.

5. Which very popular tv character has the E-mail address "chunkylover53 @"?

6. Which country was the only undefeated team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

7. What is the Japanese word for:
a: Plantings in tray
b: Divine wind
c: Bean curd
d: Harbour wave
e: Empty orchestra

8. Formerly known as British Honduras, what is the only country in the world that depicts human beings on its national flag?

9. The trio with the names Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru don't do what?

10. Plus or minus 10,000, how many U.S personnel lost their lives as a direct result of conflict in the Vietnam War?


1. On the Kellogg's Cornflakes package

2. Table tennis The sport originated in England during the 19th century, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. It had several different names including 'whiff-whaff' and has been suggested that the game was first developed by British military officers in India or South Africa who brought it back with them. A row of books was stood up along the center of the table as a net, two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf-ball. The name "ping-pong" was in wide use before British manufacturer J. Jaques & Son Ltd trademarked it in 1901. The name "ping-pong" then came to be used for the game played by the rather expensive Jaques's equipment, with other manufacturers calling it table tennis. A similar situation arose in the United States, where Jaques sold the rights to the "ping-pong" name to Parker Brothers. Parker Brothers then enforced their trademark for the term in the 1920s making the various associations change their names to "table tennis" instead of the more common, but trademarked, term

3. Gandhi This film had been Richard Attenborough's dream project, although two previous attempts at filming had failed. In 1952, Gabriel Pascal secured an agreement with the Prime Minister of India (Pandit Nehru) to produce a film of Gandhi's life. However, Pascal died in 1954 before preparations were completed. Shooting began on 26 November 1980 and ended on 10 May 1981. Over 300,000 extras were used in the funeral scene, the most for any film according to Guinness World Records.

4. #1. Mumbai (formerly Bombay) (13,830,884), #2. Delhi (12,565,901), #3. Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) (5,438,065), #4. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) (5,138,208), #5. Chennai (formerly Madras) (4,616,639)

5. Homer Simpson

6. New Zealand

7. Five Answers
a: Bonsai
b: Kamikaze
c: Tofu
d: Tsunami
e: Karaoke

8. Belize The flag of Belize is a continued version of the earlier flag of British Honduras (the name of Belize during the British colonial period). British Honduras obtained a coat of arms on January 28, 1907, which formed the basis of the badge used on British ensigns. The coat of arms recalls the logging industry that first led to British settlement there. The figures, tools, and mahogany tree represent this industry. From 1950 onward an unofficial national flag was in use. It was blue, with a modified version of the arms on a white disc in the centre (sometimes a blank white circle was used as the coat of arms was difficult to draw). The national motto, Sub Umbra Floreo, meaning “I Flourish in the Shade”, is written in the lower part of the coat of arms. The flag is royal blue, with a white disc at the centre containing the national coat of arms held by a mestizo and a black man surrounded by fifty mahogany leaves. The flag is bordered at top and bottom by two red stripes.

9. "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" (The three wise monkeys) The three wise monkeys, sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action. In the Western world the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye. Outside of Japan the monkeys' names are sometimes given as Mizaru, Mikazaru, and Mazaru, as the last two names were corrupted from the Japanese originals

10. 58,220 US Service members officially declared KIA (Killed in action)

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