Pauls Quiz 286

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1. Literally translated, the name for which kind of street means 'the arse of a bag'?

2. Udon and soba are both tasty examples of what?

3. Which nickname was given to enormous Hughes H-4 Hercules aeroplane?

4. There is a village in France near the Somme which has a one letter name. Which letter is it?

5. Name the seven Brad Pitt movies with a number in the film title.
One point for each correct answer.
(Please note, the following non credited roles, voice parts and television series are excluded: Less than Zero, Happy Feet Two, Sinbad:Legend of the Seven Seas, 21 Jump Street)

6. What is a Pademelon?
a. an Italian musical instrument
b. an exotic fruit
c. a small marsupial
d. a straw hat worn by gauchos

7. The name of which troubled country in the Horn of Africa is the Greek word for the Red Sea?

8. Name the five Germans who have won the 'European Footballer of the Year' award. One point for each correct answer.

9. How many candles does the The Hanukkah menorah have?

10. What do both Vito and Michael Corleone have in their hands moments before they die?


1. Cul-de-sac Dead ends existed in towns and cities long before the automotive 20th century, particularly in Arab and Moorish towns. The earliest example was unearthed in the El-Lahun workers' village in Egypt, which was built circa 1885 BC. It was in the UK that the cul-de-sac street type was first legislated into use, with The Hampstead Garden Suburb Act 1906. The proponents of the Act, Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker, thus gained permission to introduce culs-de-sac in their subsequent site plans, and they promoted it as a suitable street type for Garden Suburbs. Unwin's applications of the cul-de-sac and the related crescent always included pedestrian paths independent of the road network. This design feature reflects the predominance of pedestrian movement for local trips at the turn of the 20th century, and presages the current planning priority for increased pedestrian accessibility. The 1906 Act defined the nature of the cul-de-sac as a non-through road and restricted its length to 500 feet (150 m). Garden cities in the UK that followed Hampstead, such as Welwyn Garden City all included culs-de-sac. The expression cul-de-sac comes from French, where it originally meant "bottom of the sack". It was first used in English in anatomy (since 1738). It was used for dead-end streets since 1800 in English (since the 14th century in French).

2. Japanese noodles

3. Spruce Goose The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"; registration NX37602) is a prototype strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be used in the war. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminium and concerns about weight, it was nicknamed by critics the "Spruce Goose", although it was made almost entirely of birch

4. Y

5. Seven answers
Seven, 12 Monkeys, Seven Years in Tibet, Oceans 11, Oceans 12 and Oceans 13. 12 Years A Slave.

6. c. a small marsupial Pademelons are small marsupials of the genus Thylogale. They are usually found in forests. Pademelons are one of the smallest of the macropods. The name is a corruption of badimaliyan, from the Dharuk Aboriginal language of Port Jackson (Sydney region). Pademelons, wallabies, and kangaroos are very alike in body structure, and the three names refer to the three different size groups. Originally wallabies were divided into small and large wallabies, but a more suitable name was needed to differentiate between them, hence "pademelon." Besides their smaller size, pademelons can be distinguished from wallabies by their shorter, thicker, and sparsely haired tails. Like wallabies, they ambulate by hopping

7. Eritrea During the Middle Ages, the Eritrea region was known as Medri Bahri ("sea-land"). The name Eritrea is derived from the ancient Greek name for the Red Sea. It was first formally adopted in 1890, with the formation of Italian Eritrea (Colonia Eritrea). The territory became the Eritrea Governorate within Italian East Africa in 1936. Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia in 1953 (nominally within a federation until 1962) and an Eritrean Liberation Front formed in 1960. Eritrea gained independence following the 1993 referendum, and the name of the new state was defined as State of Eritrea in the 1997 constitution

8. Five answers
Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, Matthais Sammer.

9. Nine (Four on each side and one in the centre)

10. An orange

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