Pauls Quiz 255

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1. Which European capital was once called Lutetia by the Romans?

2. Festfolk, which translated means 'party people' or 'engaged couples', was the original name of which band?

3. What is the very well-known Spanish word for 'fox'?

4. Name the three countries in the world that are completely surrounded by one country. One point for each correct answer.

5. Everyone in the UK knows the French word for a large covered earthenware pot. What is the word?

6. What is an oenophile (or enophile)?

7. Six of the 10 best-selling albums of all time were first released between the years 1973 and 1980. Can you name the six albums? One point for each correct answer.

8. What is used when performing cryosurgery?

9. What is the Greek root for 'Greek'? (Six letters)

10. The beautiful 'Blue Fairy' grants wishes in which popular film?


1. ParisLutetia (also Lutetia Parisiorum in Latin, Lukotekia before, in French Lutèce) was a town in pre-Roman and Roman Gaul. The Gallo-Roman city was a forerunner of the re-established Merovingian town that is the ancestor of present-day Paris.


3. ZorroZorro is a character created in 1919 by New York–based pulp writer Johnston McCulley. The character has been featured in numerous books, films, television series, and other media. Zorro (Spanish for "fox") is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega, a California nobleman living in Los Angeles during the era of Spanish rule.

4. Vatican, San Marino and Lesotho

5. MarmiteMarmite is the brand name for two similar food spreads: the original British version, since 2000 a Unilever product; and a modified version produced in New Zealand by Sanitarium Health Food Company and distributed in Australia and the Pacific. Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. A marmite (pronounced mar-meet) is a traditional crockery casserole dish found in France. It is famed for its "pot-belly" shape

6. A wine lover or wine connoisseur

7. Six answers: Back in Black (AC/DC), The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd), Bat out of Hell (Meatloaf), Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Eagles), Saturday Night Fever (various artists), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac).

8. Extreme coldCryosurgery (cryotherapy) is the use of extreme cold in surgery to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. The term comes from the Greek words cryo ("icy cold") and surgery (cheirourgiki) meaning "hand work" or "handiwork". Cryosurgery has been historically used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially a variety of benign and malignant skin conditions

9. Hellen

10. Pinocchio

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