Pauls Quiz 276

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1. Name the film in which each of the following characters are romantically involved? One point for each correct answer.
a. Butch Coolidge and Fabienne
b. Victor Laszlo and Ilsa
c. Jack Dawson and Rose
d. Christian and Satine

2. Which five letter Greek root means 'green' or 'pale green'?

3. The red dye Carmine, also known as E120 or Cochineal, is made from the cochineal. What is a cochineal?

4. Jean-Claude Killy was a dominant figure in which sport in the 1960s and early 1970s?

5. The name of which famous building in Rome translated means 'all god' or 'to every god'?

6. In which two cities did Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin meet for a conference during World War II? One point for each correct answer.

7. What kind of ground seeds are used to make the paste known as 'Tahini'?

8. Albert Finney, Brendon Gleeson and Simon Ward have all played the role of which famous person in film?

9. The Palk Strait separates which two Asian countries?

10. Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson played 2nd fiddle in which trio?


1. Four answers
a. Pulp Fiction
b. Casablanca
c. Titanic
d. Moulin Rouge

2. Chlor

3. An insect (a scale insect) The cochineal is a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the natural dye carmine is derived. A primarily sessile parasite native to tropical and subtropical South America as well as Mexico and Arizona, this insect lives on cacti in the genus Opuntia, feeding on plant moisture and nutrients. These insects are found on the pads of prickly pear cacti, then are brushed off and dried. Traditionally, cochineal was used for colouring fabrics. During the colonial period, with the introduction of sheep to Latin America, the use of cochineal increased, as it provided the most intense colour and it set more firmly on woolen garments than on clothes made of materials of pre-Hispanic origin such as cotton or agave and yucca fibers. In general, cochineal is more successful on protein-based animal fibres (including silk) than plant-based material. Once the European market discovered the qualities of this product, the demand for it increased dramatically. By the beginning of the 17th century, it was traded internationally.

4. Alpine skiing Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, he dominated the sport in the late 1960s. He was a triple Olympic champion, winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics, becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968.

5. Pantheon The Pantheon (Latin: Pantheon, from Greek meaning "[temple] of every god") is a building in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier building commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has confused its date of construction. It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs"

6. Two answers. Tehran and Yalta

7. Sesame seeds Tahini is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds, with a consistency similar to peanut butter. Tahini is used in Lebanese, Armenian, Greek, Cypriot, Iranian, Israeli, Turkish, Iraqi, Levantine, and North African cuisines. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva.

8. Winston Churchill

9. India and Sri Lanka The Palk Strait is a strait between the Tamil Nadu state of India and the Mannar district of the Northern Province of the island nation of Sri Lanka. It connects the Bay of Bengal in the northeast with the Palk Bay and thence with the Gulf of Mannar in the southwest. The strait is 33 to 50 miles (53 to 80 km) wide. Several rivers flow into it, including the Vaigai River of Tamil Nadu. The strait is named after Robert Palk, who was a governor of Madras Presidency (1755–1763) during the Company Raj period.

10. The Supremes Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio. During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong.

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