Pauls Quiz 72

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1. In which games would you find the following terms? 
    a: pagat 
    b: knob

2. More kings have died in the last 800 years while playing which sport and which game?

3. Measured in tonnage, what were the five largest navies in the world at the start of WWII ?

4. Probably the fastest computer in the world . Four letters

5. Who would rule in a cacistocracy ?

6. What is the name of the famous Shakespearean Theatre in England?

7. All of the following were superstars in which sport ? 
    a: Emil Z?topek 
    b: Gordie Howe 
    c: Big Bill Tilden 
    d: Gentleman Jim Corbett 
    e: Sunil Gavaskar

8. Ask and Embla are the Nordic equivalent to what?

9. Bombay, O and A are all examples of what?

10. True or false: A Frenchman has swam across the Atlantic.

ANSWERS

1. Two Answers
    a: tarot / tarok Tarok (Danish style) is a game for three persons played with a tarot deck of 78 cards. It is a trick taking game, where the primary emphasis is on winning the last trick with one of five designated cards (known as winning Ultimo), and there is secondary emphasis on winning many tricks and winning counting cards in the tricks. The Beer Card tradition originated in Copenhagen in the 1950's or 1960's. It was inspired by the large reward for winning the last trick with a King or the Pagat (lowest trump) in the game of Danish Tarok
    b:cribA Jack of the same suit as the starter card scores 1 point for "Knobs" or some times called "His Heels".

2. Polo and Chess

3. The Royal Navy , USA , Japan , Italy , France

4. CRAY

5. The worst kind of people. (like most of the countries in the world)The word "cacistocracy" which had been forgotten long ago, means "the government of the worst citizens" and is often used when the worst and least qualified people are running 'the show'.

6. Globe The Globe Theatre normally refers to one of three theatres in London associated with William Shakespeare. These are: The original Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by the playing company to which Shakespeare belonged, and destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.[1] The Globe Theatre was rebuilt by June, 1614 and closed in 1642.[2] A modern reconstruction of the original Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe Theatre" or the "New Globe Theatre," opened in 1997.

7. Five answers; 
    a: running Emil Z?topek (September 19, 1922 - November 22, 2000) was a Czech athlete and Olympic gold medalist in long distance running. Z?topek was the first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10km run (in 1954). Three years earlier, in 1951, he had broken the hour for running 20 km. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest runners of the 20th century and was also known for his brutal training methods.
    b: ice hockey Gordon "Gordie" Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred to as Mr. Hockey, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, being most famous for his scoring prowess, physical strength, and longevity.
    c: tennis William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 - June 5, 1953), often called "Big Bill", was an American tennis player who was the World No. 1 player for 7 years, the last time when he was 38 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a wealthy family, he was a "Junior" at birth but changed his name to "II" when he was in his mid-20s.
    d: boxing James John Corbett, born September 1, 1866 in San Francisco, California, United States - died February 18, 1933 in Bayside, New York, was a heavyweight boxing champion. He was best known as "Gentleman Jim", the man who defeated the great John L Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He stood at 6`1, with a reach of 73 inches. Dubbed by the media as "Gentleman Jim Corbett," he was college educated and in addition to boxing, pursued a career in acting, performing at a variety of theaters. He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his scientific approach and innovations in technique. Some think that he changed prizefighting from a brawl to an art form.
    e: cricket Sunil Manohar Gavaskar (born July 10, 1949 at Bombay, Maharashtra), nicknamed Sunny, was a cricket player during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in the Indian Test history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most runs and most centuries scored by any batsman. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.

8. Adam and Eve In Norse Mythology, Ask and Embla were the first two humans created by the gods. Odin and his brothers, Ve and Vili, were the creators of the first man and woman. They took two pieces of driftwood from a beach and gave them human shapes. Odin then gave them the breath of life, Vili gave them wit and emotions, and Ve gave them senses and speech. These two people, Ask ("ash"), the male, and Embla ("elm"), became the progenitors of all humanity; they lived in Midgard.

9. Blood types - Bombay is one of the rarestIndividuals with Bombay phenotype blood group can only be transfused with blood from other Bombay phenotype individuals. Given that this condition is very rare to begin with, any person with this blood group who needs an urgent blood transfusion will probably be unable to get it, as no blood bank would have any in stock. The blood phenotype was first discovered in Bombay, now known as Mumbai, in India.

10. TrueFar-fetched as it may seem, when Benoit Lecomte swam across the Atlantic in 1998 he introduced a new global sports challenge: the first person to swim around the world. On 16 July 1998 he set out from Cape Cod with 8 wet suits, a snorkel and some flippers into turning weather. Navigated through the 40th and 50th latitude by two French sailors on a 12m (40 foot) sailboat and protected by an electronic force field, Lecomte swam 6 to 8 hours a day at two-hour intervals. He mainly used the crawl stroke, switching occasionally to a mono fin and using an undulating dolphin kick to carry him over the 5 600km (3 736 nautical miles) of relentless waves. 72 days later, on 28 September, he swam ashore exhausted but heroic at Quiberon, France.

 

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