Pauls Quiz 76

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1. When asked what he thought of western civilzation, which famous man replied I think it would be a great idea?

2. Which form of execution is also an eponym?

3. What kind of surgery did Emerson Lake and Palmer perform?

4. William von Baskerville was the main figure in which book and film?

5. Which famous American couple split up after 43 years of `dating`?

6. A Falabella is the smallest example of what in the world?

7. Which rings does one associate with de Coubertin?

8. In which film does the mountain Devils Tower play central role?

9. What is the commonly used Sanskrit word for cities of snow?

10. What were the two nicknames given to the sought after Senor Ramirez Sanchez?


1. (Mahatma) Mohandas Gandhi

2. GuillotineThe practice of naming things after people (real or mythical) who are associated with them is called eponymy. There are eponymous words, like "guillotine," "bowdlerize," and "sadism." There are eponymous place-names, like Pennsylvania and the Peloponnisos. And there are eponymous compound expressions, like "Copernican system" and "Halley's comet." When such expressions occur in the sciences, the presumption is that the thing designated was discovered by the scientist whose name is affixed to it. That presumption is nearly always false.

3. Brain SaladBrain Salad Surgery is the fifth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 and the first under their Manticore Records imprint. It features cover art by controversial artist H. R. Giger. According to the 1996 re-release notes, Manticore Records president Mario Medious "nicked the title from a slang lyric in Dr. John's 1973 hit, "Right Place, Wrong Time" (released January 26, 1973)": Just need a little brain salad surgery/Got to cure this insecurity to replace the working title, Whip Some Skull on Yer.

4. The name of the roseThe Name of the Rose, a novel by Umberto Eco, is a murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327. First published in Italian in 1980 under the title Il nome della rosa, it appeared in 1983 in an English translation by William Weaver. Brother William was an inquisitor, who presided at some trials in England and Italy, where he distinguished himself by his perspicacity along with great humility. In numerous cases he decided the accused was innocent. Later he left the job as an inquisitor. In the 1986 movie The Name of the Rose, Sean Connery played the role of Brother William of Baskerville.

5. Barbie and Ken But they are still good friends

6. HorseThe Falabella pony is a small horse bred from Shetland ponies and extremely small Thoroughbreds. It was originally bred in Argentina by a man named Julio C. Falabella. These small horses can get up to a height of 8 hands (32 in) tall. Compared to the tallest horse in the world, which was 19 hands tall, these horses are very small. The Falabella is the smallest horse although types of horses, usually based on the Shetland, are widely found throughout the world especially in the US.

7. OlympicThe Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. De Coubertin borrowed it from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who, amongst other things, was an athletics enthusiast. Pierre de Fr?dy, Baron de Coubertin (January 1, 1863 - September 2, 1937) was a French pedagogue and historian best known for being founder of the modern Olympic Games.

8. Close encounters of the 3rd kind Devils Tower is a monolith or volcanic neck located near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming. It rises dramatically 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain. The summit is 5112 feet (1558 m) above sea level. It is part of the first United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906 by President Roosevelt. 1347 acres (5.45 km²) are included within the Monument's boundaries. In recent years about 1% of the Monument's 400,000 annual visitors climb Devils Tower. The monolith is featured prominently in the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

9. Himalayas

10. Carlos and The Jackel

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