Pauls Quiz 283

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1. What animal did Bart Simpson take to Australia?

2. Based on total tonnes per year, which three countries produce the most milk? One point for each correct answer.

3. For which two films did David Lean win the Oscar for Best Director? One point for each correct answer.

4. The names of three of the four busiest international airports in the world start with the letter 'H'. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer. (Please note, the answer must be the name of the airport, not the name of the city in which it is located)

5. The first UN peace keeping mission in 1948 was sent to keep the peace between which two countries?

6. A founding member of The United Nations, which island country lost its UN membership in 1971?

7. Which North American Indian word for a string of white beads, starting with the letter 'W', was used in many a Hollywood western?

8. If you're on a boat called "Maid of the Mist" you're looking at which of natural spectacle?

9. The flags of which three countries consist of a solid background with a single circle on it? One point for each correct answer.

10. Which two Germans have been voted Footballer of the year in England?


1. Bullfrog

2. Three answers
India, USA and China

3. Two answers
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Sir David Lean, CBE (1908 – 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965). He also directed adaptations of Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945). Lauded by directors Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors' Top Directors" poll in 2002. Nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Director, which he won twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, he has three films in the top five of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films and was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1990.

4. Three answers
Hartsfield (Atlanta), Heathrow (London) and Haneda (Tokyo)

5. Isreal and Palastine

6. Taiwan (Formosa or Republic of China) Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbors include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous non-UN state and the largest economy outside the UN. Diplomats around the world avoid mentioning the Republic of China's official name and instead use various other designations such as Chinese Taipei, Taiwan, China or simply "Taiwan" to refer to the ROC. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Taiwan changed from a military dictatorship with a one party system of governance dominated by the Kuomintang to a multi-party system with universal suffrage.

7. Wampum Wampum are traditional shell beads of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America. Wampum include the white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell; and the white and purple beads made from the quahog, or Western North Atlantic hard-shelled clam. Wampum were used by the northeastern Native Americans as a form of gift exchange. Early historians and colonists mistook wampum as a form of money. The colonists then adopted wampum as their own currency; however, the Europeans' more efficient production of wampum caused inflation and ultimately the obsolescence of wampum as currency.

8. Niagra Falls The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls, New York, USA. (The actual boats used are also named Maid of the Mist, followed by a different Roman numeral in each case.) The boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. The tour is available starting from the American side of the river, returning to the U.S. landing.

9. Three answers
Bangladesh, Japan and Palau

10. Bert Trautmann und Juergen Klinsmann

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