Pauls Quiz 268

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1. What do coin collectors call each side of a coin. One point for each correct answer.

2. Which Caribbean island is also the name of the pirate ship in 'Treasure Island'?

3. Nessiteras rhombopteryx is the scientific name for what?

4. The long held Aristotelian belief that all colour was a product resulting from a mixture of black and white was disproved in 1666 with the prism experiments. Who conducted those famous experiments?

5. The 'Rockhampton Rocket' was a nickname given to which superstar of sport?

6. Quasi-stellar radio sources are better known as what?

7. Cartagena was once the main naval and merchant seaport for the Spanish in the 'New World'. In which country is it found today?

8. The 'Pudú', the smallest known deer in the world, lives on the west coast of which continent?

9. Which three 'isms' were the main philosphical or religious teachings in 13th century China? One point for each correct answer.

10. Name the four songs on the Beatles 'White Album' with an animal (or animals) in the song title. One point for each correct answer.


1. Two answers. 'Reverse' and 'Obverse'

2. HispaniolaHispaniola (Spanish: Española; French: Hispaniola; Taíno: Ayiti) is the 22nd-largest island in the world, located in the Caribbean island group, the Greater Antilles. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba, the tenth most populous island in the world, and the most populous in the Americas.

3. Nessie, the Loch Ness monster The Loch Ness Monster is a cryptid that reputedly inhabits Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next, with most describing it as large. Popular interest and belief in the creature's existence has varied since it was first brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

4. Sir Isaac Newton

5. Rod Laver Rodney George "Rod" Laver MBE (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in tennis history. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964–70, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era. He also was the No. 1 amateur in 1961–62 according to Lance Tingay. Laver's 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history, and he holds the all-time male singles records of 22 titles in a single season (1962) and seven consecutive years (1964–70) winning at least 10 titles per season. He excelled on all of the court surfaces of his time: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. Despite being barred from playing the Grand Slam tournaments for the five years prior to the Open Era, he still won 11 singles titles because he was the only player to twice achieve The Grand Slam, in 1962 and 1969, and remains the only man to do so during the Open Era. He also won eight Pro Slam titles, including winning the Pro "Grand Slam" in 1967, and contributed to five Davis Cup titles for Australia during an age when Davis Cup was deemed as significant as the Grand Slams

6. 'Quasars' Quasars or quasi-stellar radio sources are the most energetic and distant members of a class of objects called active galactic nuclei (AGN). Quasars are extremely luminous and were first identified as being high redshift sources of electromagnetic energy, including radio waves and visible light, that appeared to be similar to stars, rather than extended sources similar to galaxies. Their spectra contain very broad emission lines, unlike any known from stars, hence the name "quasi-stellar." Their luminosity can be 100 times greater than that of the Milky Way. Most quasars were formed approximately 12 billion years ago caused by collisions of galaxies and their central black holes merging to form either a supermassive black hole or a Binary black hole system.

7. Colombia

8. South America The pudús (Mapudungun püdü or püdu, Spanish: pudú) are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. The name is a loanword from Mapudungun, the language of the indigenous Mapuche people of southern Chile. The two species of pudús are the northern pudú (Pudu mephistophiles) from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the southern pudú (Pudu puda; sometimes incorrectly modified to Pudu pudu) from southern Chile and southwestern Argentina. Pudús range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. As of 2009, both species are classified as "Endangered" in the IUCN Red List.

9. Three answers. Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism

10. Four answers. 'Blackbird', 'Rocky Raccoon', 'Piggies' and 'Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey'

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