Pauls Quiz 273

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1. What is sulphur called in the Bible?

2. In a Beatles song, who is "the kind of girl thats makes the News of the World"?

3. In which five cities does the Jim Jarmusch film 'Night on Earth' take place? One point for each correct answer.

4. Until its independence, which country was the 'home' of the French Foreign Legion for 130 years?

5. When a club wins the European Cup or UEFA Champions league title three years in a row or five times overall they are allowed to keep the cup and a new one is commissioned. As of 2012, which three clubs have won the cup three or more times in a row? One point for each correct answer.

6. Which instrumental was the first song by a British band to reach number one in the US charts?

7. What is the name of the dark volcanic glass that has been used as a scalpel for thousands of years?

8. Mexico City excluded, what are the six most populated cities in South America? One point for each correct answer.

9. Which life saving bridge was established between June 1948 and May 1949?

10. Who does Alfred Pennyworth work for?


1. BrimstoneFire and brimstone (or, alternatively, brimstone and fire) is an idiomatic expression of signs of God's wrath in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament. In the Bible, they often appear in reference to the fate of the unfaithful. "Brimstone", the archaic name for sulphur,evokes the acrid odor of volcanic activity. The term is also used, sometimes pejoratively, to describe a style of Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of judgment and eternal damnation to encourage repentance.

2. Polythene Pam "Polythene Pam" is a song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon–McCartney, and performed by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road. The song is the part of the B-side medley. The song was originally introduced during The Beatles sessions; a demo from the Esher Sessions can be found on Anthology 3. Lennon would describe this song, along with "Mean Mr. Mustard", in The Beatles Anthology as "a bit of crap I wrote in India". In 1980, John Lennon said about "Polythene Pam": "That was me, remembering a little event with a woman in Jersey, and a man who was England's answer to Allen Ginsberg...I met him when we were on tour and he took me back to his apartment and I had a girl and he had one he wanted me to meet. He said she dressed up in polythene, which she did. She didn't wear jack boots and kilts, I just sort of elaborated. Perverted sex in a polythene bag. Just looking for something to write about." The name 'Polythene Pam' came from the nickname of an early Beatles' fan from the Cavern Club days, named Pat Hodgett (now Dawson), who would often eat polythene. She became known as 'Polythene Pat'. She said in an interview, "I used to eat polythene all the time. I'd tie it in knots and then eat it. Sometimes I even used to burn it and then eat it when it got cold."

3. Five answers. Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome and Helsinki

4. AlgeriaThe French Foreign Legion (French: Légion Étrangère) is a military service branch of the French Army established in 1831, unique because it was created for foreign nationals willing to serve in the French Armed Forces. The Foreign Legion was primarily used to protect and expand the French colonial empire during the 19th century. The Foreign Legion was initially stationed only in Algeria, where it took part in the pacification and development of the colony. Subsequently the French Foreign Legion (FFL) was deployed in a number of conflicts, including the First Carlist War in 1835, the Crimean War in 1854, the Second Italian War of Independence in 1859, the French intervention in Mexico in 1863, the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, the Tonkin Campaign and Sino–French War in 1883, supporting growth of the French colonial empire in Sub-Saharan Africa and pacifying Algeria, the Second Franco-Dahomean War in 1892, the Second Madagascar expedition in 1895, and the Mandingo Wars in 1894.

5. Three answers. Real Madrid (5 x's in a row), Bayern Munich (4 x's in a row) and Ajax Amsterdam (3 x's in a row)

6. Telstar (The Tornadoes)

7. Obsidian Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimum crystal growth. Obsidian is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows, where the chemical composition (high silica content) induces a high viscosity and polymerization degree of the lava. The inhibition of atomic diffusion through this highly viscous and polymerized lava explains the lack of crystal growth. Obsidian is hard and brittle; it therefore fractures with very sharp edges, which were used in the past in cutting and piercing tools, and it has been used experimentally as surgical scalpel blades

8. Six answers. In order of most populated to the least: São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bogato and Santiago (followed by Caracas, Belo Horizonte, Recife and Porto Alegre)

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9. The Berlin airbridge

10. Batman (Bruce Wayne)

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