Pauls Quiz 274

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1. The Olympic motto is 'Citius Altius Fortius'. What does each word mean? One point for each correct answer.

2. Which American statesman and inventor was once thought to be the first person to propose the use of daylight saving time?

3. What is the generic name for the various thick sauces used in Mexican cuisine? 4 letters

4. Graham Nash was a member of which popular English band before joining Crosby Stills and Nash?

5. In film, which central character was 57 years late for her daughter's 11th birthday?

6. Where in the human body is the scapula bone located?

7. The name of which well known dinosaur translated means 'quick thief', 'swift seizer' or 'quick plunderer'?

8. In which game does one use a 'squidger'?

9. Which war started on the 25th of June 1950?

10. Messala is the bad guy in which epic Oscar winning film?


1. Three answers. Faster (citius), Higher (altius) and Stronger (fortius) The Olympic motto is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." is the olympic motto. It was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin upon the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. Coubertin borrowed it from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who was an athletics enthusiast. Coubertin said "These three words represent a programme of moral beauty. The aesthetics of sport are intangible." The motto was introduced in 1924 at the Olympic Games in Paris. A more informal but well known motto, also introduced by Coubertin, is "The most important thing is not to win but to take part!" Coubertin got this motto from a sermon by the Bishop of Pennsylvania during the 1908 London Games

2. Benjamin Franklin During his time as an American envoy to France, Benjamin Franklin, publisher of the old English proverb, "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise", anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. This 1784 satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise. Despite common misconception, Franklin did not actually propose DST; 18th-century Europe did not even keep precise schedules. However, this soon changed as rail and communication networks came to require a standardization of time unknown in Franklin's day

3. Mole Mole (from Nahuatl molli, "sauce") is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. Outside Mexico, it often refers specifically to mole poblano. In contemporary Mexico, the term is used for a number of sauces, some quite dissimilar, including black, red, yellow, colorado (another name for red), green, almendrado, de olla, huaxmole and pipián.

4. The Hollies

5. Ellen Ripley (in Aliens, 1986) Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver. The character earned Weaver world recognition, and the role remains her most famous to date.

6. Shoulder

7. Velociraptor Velociraptor (literally meaning "swift seizer" in Latin) is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

8. Tiddlywinks Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs. Players use a "squidger" (nowadays made of plastic) to shoot a wink into flight by flicking the squidger across the top of a wink and then over its edge, thereby propelling it into the air. The offensive objective of the game is to score points by sending your own winks into the pot. The game began as an adult parlour game in Victorian England. Joseph Assheton Fincher filed the original patent application for the game in 1888 and applied for the trademark Tiddledy-Winks in 1889.

9. Korean War

10. Ben Hur

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