Pauls Quiz 82

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1. The name of which band stems from the Greek word for stepping out of oneself ?

2. In which country do most of the major roads have an extra lane reserved solely for the private use of the leader of the country ?

3. Immaculate Conception. True or false: Before this explanation, the early Roman Catholic Church claimed Mary was impregnated through the ear.

4. What kind of mint is used in After Eight ?

5. Which famous actress's voice is used in France for the Jodie Foster syncronisation?

6. What is the well known French word (often used in the summer ) which stems from "From beard to tail"?

7. What does the company Mikoyan-Gurevich build?

8. There is an official FIFA rule on the Faroe islands that does not exist any where else. This applies when taking penalties and the reason for this exceptional rule is due to the strong sea breezes. What can be done that isn't allowed elsewhere?

9. Who is the oldest woman to have a number one hit single in the USA?

10. Which traditional good luck symbol is banned in Germany?


1. XTC XTC is an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. First coming together in 1972, the core duo of Andy Partridge (guitars & vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass & vocals) went through many band names (including The Helium Kidz and Star Park) over the next five years.

2. North Korea

3. True

4. Mitchum

5. Jodie Foster. Her French is "tres bien"!

6. Barbeque

7. MIG fighter planesMikoyan, formerly Mikoyan-Gurevich (Russian: Микоян-Гуревич, МиГ), is a Russian military aircraft design bureau, primarily for fighter aircraft. It was formerly a Soviet design bureau, and was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan-Gurevich" and its bureau prefix is "MiG." Some sources also point out that MIG stands for Military Industrial Group, but this is most probably an English backronym since the Russian word for "Military" does not start with "M". Upon Mikoyan's death in 1970, Gurevich's name was dropped from the name of the bureau, although the bureau prefix remains MiG. Mikoyan was privatized following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

8. Another player can hold the ball in place like in the NFL

9. Cher

10. SwastikaThe swastika (from Sanskrit sv?stika स्वास्तिक ) is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing (卐) or left-facing (卍) forms. The term is derived from Sanskrit svasti, meaning well-being. The Thai greeting sawasdee is from the same root, carrying the same implication. It is a widely-used symbol in Dharmic religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism). Hindus often decorate the swastika with a dot in each quadrant. In India, it is common enough to be a part of several Devanagari fonts. It is also a symbol in the modern unicode. It is often imprinted on religious texts, marriage invitations, decorations etc. It is used to mark religious flags in Jainism and to mark Buddhist temples in Asia. Archaeological evidence of swastika shaped ornaments goes back to the Neolithic period. In 1920 the swastika was appropriated as a Nazi symbol, and has since then become a controversial motif as a consequence. In the Western world, it is this usage as a symbol of Nazism that is most familiar, and this political association has largely eclipsed its historical status in the East.


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