Pauls Quiz 66

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1. What have Ireland and Nigeria in common?

2. On which countries flag would you find the following animals: 
    a: A parrot 
    b: An eagle on a cactus eating a snake 
    c: A vikuoja (wild lama ) 
    d: A golden lion holding a sword 
    e: Two cows (Clue: they are found on the coat of arms of a European country)?

3. What does it mean when a ship hoists the Blue Peter?

4. The following are the first words to which famous songs:  
    a: I heard it on the wireless 
    b: Here's my story its sad but true

5. What was the name of the organisation Napoleon Solo fought agianst?

6. What was the name of  "the Sodum of the new world", the infamous pirate port in Jamaica that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692 ?

7. Who's piano concerto number three is apparently the most difficult piece to play? (Clue: the film Shine)

8. The Netherlands were the 17th province of which country in 1566? (Clue: "nobody expects")

9. The Doberman gets its name from Ludwig Doberman. He trained these dogs to be extremely fierce. What did he do for a living, was he; 
    a: a policeman 
    b: a postman or
    c: a tax collector ?

10. Helen of Troy was hatched from an egg laid by her mother Leda after pairing with a swan. Who was her father?


1. Both have St. Patrick as their Patron Saint.

2. Five answers; 
    a: Dominica Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It should not be confused with the Dominican Republic, another Caribbean nation. The name is pronounced [ˌdɒmɪˈnikə]. In Latin the name means "Sunday", which was the day of its discovery by Columbus.
    b: Mexico
    c: Peru
    d: Sri Lanka
    e: Andorra

3. The ship is ready to leave harbour (although when hoisted at sea, it may be used by fishing vessels to mean: "My nets have come fast upon an obstruction".)

4. Two answers;
    a: Video killed the radio star - BugglesI heard you on the wireless back in Fifty Two, Lying awake intent at tuning in on you. If I was young it didn't stop you coming through. Oh-a oh...
    b: Runaround Sue - DionHere's my story sad but true, It's about a girl that I once knew, She took my love and ran around, With every single guy in town...

5. THRUSHThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series which centered on a two-man troubleshooting team for a covert espionage organization: American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum).  The show revolved around a fictional secret international law-enforcement agency, the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement; it was engaged in a constant struggle against a vast organization known as THRUSH. The meaning of the acronym was never revealed in the series, but in the U.N.C.L.E. novels written by David McDaniel and based upon the series stated it stood for the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.

6. Port RoyalPort Royal was the centre of shipping commerce in Jamaica in the 17th century. It was notorious for its gaudy displays of wealth and loose morals, and was a popular place for pirates to bring and spend their treasure. During the 17th century, the British actively encouraged and even paid buccaneers based at Port Royal to attack Spanish and French shipping. An earthquake, on June 7, 1692, largely destroyed Port Royal, causing two thirds of the city to sink into the Caribbean Sea such that today it is covered by a minimum of 25 ft (8 m) of water. Known today to 16th - 18th-century focused archaeologists as the City that sank, it is considered the most important underwater archaeological site in the western hemisphere, yielding 16th - 17th-century artifacts by the ton and many important treasures from indigenous peoples predating the 1588 founding from as far away as Guatemala.

7. Sergei RachmaninoffThe Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (colloquially known as the Rach 3) is famous for its technical and musical demands on the performer. It is one of the most difficult works for piano ever written and has the reputation of being the most difficult concerto in the entire piano repertoire (the Piano Concerto Op. 39 by Busoni is arguably even more taxing, but it has never entered the standard repertoire). In the movie 'Shine', David Helfgott plays Rachmaninoff

8. Spain "nobody expects the spanish inquistion"

9. c: A Tax Collector.

10. Zeus


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