Pauls Quiz 68

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1. What was the name of the first passenger plane in the world with jet engines?

2. The Spanish word for which controversial island stems from .....`sailors from St. Malo`?

3. Greek Goddess and a part of the body. 4 letters

4. Which 1960's cult film is similiar to "The lord of the rings", in the sense that the ring bearer is in mortal peril ?   4 letters

5. AOL Travel has a list of the 10 most dangerous destinations for tourists. Name 5 of the 10 countries. Afghanistan is number one.

6. Who or what owns most of the property in New York City? 

7. In which large European country is incest legal and T.V ads for wine illegal?

8. What do each of the following oriental words mean:
    a: Mahatma 
    b: Mahout (Mahaut) 
    c: Mahdi 
    d: Maharani

9. What is the Japanese word for "Way"?

10. Which frog, named after a famous warrior, can reach a length of up to a foot?


1. CometThe British de Havilland Comet first flew in 1949 and is noted as the world's first commercial jet airliner. Early models suffered from catastrophic metal fatigue and the aircraft was redesigned. The Comet 4 series subsequently enjoyed a long and productive career of over 30 years. The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, the military derivative of the Comet airliner, is still in service. In 2007, the original decades-old airframes were being rebuilt with new wings and engines to produce the Nimrod MRA 4, expected to serve with Britain's Royal Air Force until the 2020s, more than 70 years after the Comet's first flight.

2. Malvinas


4. Help

5. In descending order...
    Democratic Republic of Congo 
    Ivory Coast 

6. Roman Catholic Church

7. France

8. Four answers; 
    a: Holy one or great soul 
    b: elephant driver 
    c: The chosen one in Islam 
    d: wife of the Maharadscha

9. Do (eg; Kendo - the way of the sword)

10. GoliathThe Goliath frog, an African frog of genus Conraua, can grow up to 13 inches in length from head to vent, and weighs up to 7 lb (3 kg). It is the largest frog on earth and is renowned for its incredible leaping ability, leaping up to 10 feet (3 m) in one bound. However, it is usually exhausted after two or three of these leaps. This animal has a relatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa. Its numbers are dwindling due to habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade. It is large enough to swallow a duck.


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