Pauls Quiz 69

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1. In which Canadian harbour city did the biggest explosion (man made, actually it was human error) ever take place before the age of atom bombs?

2. Four players have scored two or more 'hat-tricks' in football world cups. Name three.

3. Before the year 1800, what was unusual about most shoes?

4.Kaixo means  'hello' in which European language ?   
  a. Polish
  b. Basque


5. What was the first sporting event to be televised?

6. In which palace did the first expo take place in 1851?

7. The Sirius was the first ship to win the Blue Ribbon in 1838. Plus or minus four days, how fast was the crossing?

8. Matthew Flinders gave which continent its name?

9. A North American deer. Six letters, the first letter is a 'W'.

10. Lapsang Souchong is an example of what?


1. Halifax in WW1

2. Gab Batistuta, Gerd M?ller, Just Fontaine, Sandor Kocsis

3. There was no left and right

4.  b: Basque

5. 1936 Olympics in Berlin The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin's bid was preferred over Barcelona by the IOC in April, 1931. Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their Nazi ideology. Film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, a favorite of Hitler, was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to film the Games. The film, titled Olympia, originated many of the techniques now commonplace to the filming of sports. The Berlin Olympics also saw the introduction to the ceremonies of the Olympic Torch bringing the Olympic Flame by relay from Olympia. Germany's domination of the games was the rule, although there were exceptions to their domination in the likes of persons such as Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals.

6. Crystal PalaceThe Crystal Palace was an iron and glass building originally erected in London's Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world were gathered inside to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,850 feet in length (560 m) and 110 feet (33 m) tall. After the exhibition the building was moved to what is now Upper Norwood where it was enlarged, and stood from 1854 until 1936. It attracted many thousands of visitors from all levels of society. The name Crystal Palace was coined by the satirical magazine Punch. The name was later used to denote this area of south London and the park that surrounds the site, home of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

7. Eighteen

8. Australia Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 - 19 July 1814) was one of the most accomplished navigators and cartographers of his age. In a career that spanned just over twenty years, he sailed with Captain William Bligh, circumnavigated Australia and encouraged the use of that name for the continent, survived shipwreck and disaster only to be imprisoned as a spy, identified and corrected the effect of iron components and equipment on board wooden ships upon compass readings, and wrote the seminal work on Australian exploration A Voyage To Terra Australis. Born in Donington, Lincolnshire, in England, the young Matthew Flinders had his hunger for exploration and knowledge whetted by the tale of Robinson Crusoe, and at the age of fifteen he joined the Royal Navy, serving under Captain Bligh on HMS Providence, transporting breadfruit from Tahiti to Jamaica.

9. WapitiMany biologists believe the name "wapiti" (WAA-pi-tea) is a Shawnee Indian word meaning "white rump," an appropriate description for the elk's large rump patch.

10. TeaLapsang souchong is a black tea originally from the Zheng Shan part of Mount Wuyi in the Fujian province of China. Real Lapsang Souchong is rare, as Wuyi is a small area and there is great demand for the tea. Many tea drinkers believe that there is a difference in quality between authentic lapsang souchong and that which is grown in other areas.


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