Pauls Quiz 271

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1. What were the three main ingredients in gunpowder or 'black powder'? One point for each correct answer.

2. The name of which 1971 album and song is also a World War II invention developed by Jacques Cousteau?

3. What are 'Monegasques'?

4. Which popular late 60s band with Neil Young, Stephan Stills, Jim Messina and Richie Furay was named after a tractor?

5. What was the name of the Earth's single continent 200 million years ago?

6. Which controversial Hollywood actress was nicknamed 'The statue of libido'?

7. What is a Hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica?

8. Which television character didn't look quite right in a 36B 'Miss Highrise' bra?

9. The white Kepi cap is the traditional headgear for which military force?

10. Which sea is the only sea without shores?


1. Three answers. Charcoal, Sulphur and Potassium nitrate (saltpetre)

2. Aqualung (Jethro Tull) Aqualung was the original English name of the first open-circuit, self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (or "SCUBA") to reach worldwide popularity and commercial success. This class of equipment is now commonly referred to as a diving regulator or demand valve. The Aqua-Lung was invented in Paris during the winter of 1942–1943 by two Frenchmen; the engineer Émile Gagnan and Naval Lieutenant ("lieutenant de vaisseau") Jacques Cousteau.

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1971, Aqualung, despite the band's disapproval, is regarded as a concept album featuring a central theme of "the distinction between religion and God". The album's "dour musings on faith and religion" have marked it as "one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners". Aqualung?'?s success marked a turning point in the band's career, who went on to become a major radio and touring act.

3. Inhabitants of Monaco

4. Buffalo Springfield

5. Pangaea

6. Mae West Mary Jane "Mae" West (1893 – 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry. For her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums. Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West replied: "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it."

7. Glass harmonica, bowl organ, armonica. The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica or harmonica (derived harmonia, the Greek word for harmony), is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as friction idiophones).

8. Maxwell Klinger (M*A*S*H) Corporal (later Sergeant) Maxwell Q. Klinger appears in the M*A*S*H television series played by American actor Jamie Farr. Klinger was the first main character introduced on M*A*S*H not to have appeared in either Richard Hooker's original M*A*S*H novel or the subsequent film. Despite the writers giving him a German/Jewish-sounding name, Klinger is an Arab-American of Lebanese descent hailing from Toledo, Ohio (like Farr himself). He serves as an orderly/corpsman (and later company clerk) assigned to the 4077th near Uijeongbu during the Korean War.

9. The French Foreign Legion

10. The Sargasso Sea, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean The Sargasso Sea is a region in the gyre in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the only sea on Earth which has no coastline. It is bounded on the west by the Gulf Stream; on the north, by the North Atlantic Current; on the east, by the Canary Current; and on the south, by the North Atlantic Equatorial Current. This system of ocean currents forms the North Atlantic Gyre. All the currents deposit the marine plants and refuse they carry into this sea.

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