Pauls Quiz 84

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1. Which fruit's name stems from the Greek word for "finger"?

2. Which European country's national orchestra is larger than it's army ?

3. Which football club has won a record 51 league titles since 1891 ?

4. Name the four 'valuable' coasts between Liberia and Nigeria ?

5. Eau de Cologne's original purpose was what?

6. In which language does "ooheboki "or "ooheboko" mean "I love you"?

7. What is the fastest animal in the world ?    (Clue:: Two words,  first letter is a P)

8. What is the coldest capital city in the world ?  (Clue: Two words,  last letter is an R)

9. What is a Cutty Sark? - and 'ship/boat' is not an acceptable answer.

10. Which Oscar-winning film from 1979 is since 1996 not shown in the USA because it is considered to be of a sexual nature, ralated to minors/children?   (Clue:  Foreign films also win an award for best film)

ANSWERS

1. The date

2. Monaco

3. Glasgow Rangers

4. Four Answers; 
    Gold Coast
    Slave Coast
    Ivory Coast 
    Pepper Coast

5. To ward off the pest

6. Arabic

7. Peregrine falcon The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on the planet in its hunting dive, the stoop, in which it soars to a great height, then dives steeply at speeds in excess of 200mph (320 km/h) into either wing of its prey, so as not to harm itself on impact. The top speed recorded is 242.3mph (390 km/h). The fledglings practice the roll and the pumping of the wings before they master the actual stoop.

8. Ulan Bator Ulan Bator, (or Ulaanbaatar) is the capital of Mongolia. Ulan Bator is located at about 1300 metres above sea level, slightly east of the center of Mongolia on the Tuul River, a subtributary of the Selenge, in a valley at the foot of the mountain Bogd Khan Uul. Ulan Bator is the coldest national capital in the world, with an average annual temperature of -1.3?C (29.7?F). The city lies in the zone of sporadic permafrost, which means that building is difficult in sheltered aspects that preclude thawing in the summer, but easier on more exposed ones where soils fully thaw. Suburban residents live in traditional gers that do not protrude into the soil

9. A short bodice or night shirt.  (Found in R. Burns "Tam O`Shanter") Tam o' Shanter was written by Robert Burns in 1790. It is known as one of Burns' finest poems:

  ?"Weel done, Cutty-sark!"
  And in an instant all was dark:?

m manages to watch silently until, the dancing witches having cast off most of their clothes, he is beguiled by one particularly comely female witch, Nannie, whose shirt (cutty-sark) is too small for her. He cannot help shouting out in passion.

10. The Tin Drum

 

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