Pauls Quiz 270

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1. What was the largest sea battle of World War I called?

2. E = mc2. 'c' represents what?

3. Forbes magazine recently published its 2011 list of Hollywood's highest earning male actors. Who were the top three? One point for each correct answer.

4. Name the five countries that border Kenya. One point for each correct answer.

5. Since 1950, name the four circuits in the UK that have hosted Formula 1 Grand Prix races. One point for each correct answer.

6. Louisiana, Robert, Pan, Wow-Wow, Romesco, Croque-monsieur, Brown and Hoisin are all examples of what?

7. Complete the name of the following bands with an animal (or animals) in the band name. One point for each correct answer.
a. Counting
b. The Lounge
c. Arctic
d. The High
e. Sick
f. Country Joe and the

8. Name the three women who have won the Grand Slam in tennis. One point for each correct answer.

9. In which French city did the Popes reside during the 14th century?

10. Name the film from the following list in which there is no scene of a Statue of Liberty that has been damaged or destroyed. (for an extra point, which famous statue is destroyed in the correct answer)
a. Cloverfield
b. Planet of the Apes
c. The Day after Tomorrow
d. Batman Forever
e. Artificial Intelligence
f. 2012
g. Deep Impact
h. Independence Day


1. The Battle of Jutland (or Skagerrak) The Battle of Jutland (German: Skagerrakschlacht, the Battle of Skagerrak) was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer during the First World War. The battle was fought from 31 May to 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. It was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the war. It was the third fleet action between steel battleships, following the smaller but more decisive battles of the Yellow Sea (1904) and Tsushima (1905) during the Russo-Japanese War.

2. The speed of light The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its precise value is 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately 3.00×10^8 m/s), since the length of the metre is defined from this constant and the international standard for time. According to special relativity, c is the maximum speed at which all matter and information in the universe can travel. It is the speed at which all massless particles and changes of the associated fields (including electromagnetic radiation such as light and gravitational waves) travel in vacuum. Such particles and waves travel at c regardless of the motion of the source or the inertial reference frame of the observer. In the theory of relativity, c interrelates space and time, and also appears in the famous equation of mass–energy equivalence E = mc^2.

3. Three answers. In order, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Adam Sandler

4. Five answers. Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia

5. Four answers. Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Aintree and Donington Park

6. Sauce

7. Six answers
a. Counting Crows
b. The Lounge Lizards
c. Arctic Monkeys
d. The High Llamas
e. Sick Puppies
f. Country Joe and the Fish

8. Three answers. Maureen 'Little Mo' Connolly, Margret Smith Court, Steffi Graf

9. Avignon (The Palace of the Popes) The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1377, during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon (then in the Kingdom of Arles, part of the Holy Roman Empire, and now in today's France) rather than in Rome. This situation arose from the conflict between the Papacy and the French crown. Following the strife between Philip IV of France and Pope Boniface VIII, and the death of his successor Benedict XI after only eight months in office, a deadlocked conclave finally elected Clement V, a Frenchman, as Pope in 1305. Clement declined to move to Rome, remaining in France, and in 1309 moved his court to the papal enclave at Avignon, where it remained for the next 67 years. This absence from Rome is sometimes referred to as the "Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy". A total of seven popes reigned at Avignon; all were French, and they increasingly fell under the influence of the French Crown. Finally, on September 13, 1376, Gregory XI abandoned Avignon and moved his court to Rome (arriving on January 17, 1377), officially ending the Avignon Papacy.

10. f. 2012
(the statue destoyed in 2012 is the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue in Rio de Janeiro)

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