Pauls Quiz 85

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1. The majority of the natural fertilizer (500 million tons a year) for the Amazon rain forest originates from which part of the world?

2. What is metabation? 
    a: gene mutation 
    b: when a virus jumps from one species to another 
    c: masturbation as meditation

3. Name the three largest pandemics in the last century.

4. In the last century which man had an estimated 10,000 statues built in his image?

5. Measured in kilometers, which two capital cities are closest to each other?

6. Who banned trousers at the start of the 19th century:
    a: The Pope 
    b: The Tsar of Russia or
    c: The Emperor of Japan?

7. Who was the last Reichskanzler in 1945?

8. Shiguli and Zil are both examples of what?

9. In Africa,what is a Bidonville?

10. The following buildings are examples of which architectural styles:
    a: St. Paul's cathedral in London
    b: Notre Dame in Paris 
    c: Chrysler building in New York 
    d: Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona?


1. the Sahara desert - 500 million tonnes of sand a year gets swept up from the desert and is rained down over the Amazon, which acts as a fertilizer.

2. c - Masturbation as a meditation

3. Three answers;
    Spanish flu, 
    Hong-Kong flu and 
    Asian flu

4. Stalin

5. Brazzaville and Kinshasa. They are across the Congo river from each other. Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. Kinshasa (formerly L?opoldville or Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

6. b:  Alexander I. Probably because they were worn by anarchists

7. Admiral Karl D?nitz He was a German naval leader, who was in command of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and was President of Germany for 23 days after Adolf Hitler's suicide. After the war he was charged and convicted of "crimes against peace" and "war crimes" and served ten years. By ordering the unrestricted submarine warfare conducted by Germany in the North Atlantic, he caused Germany to be in breach of the Second London Naval Treaty of 1936. However as evidence of similar conduct by the Allies was presented at his trial, his sentence was not assessed on the grounds of this breach of the international law. On his repatriation he moved to a small village near Hamburg. During his later years, he wrote two autobiographies covering different periods in his life. He died of a heart attack on Christmas Eve, 1980.

8. Russian cars

9. A Slum Quarter or Shanty Town - in the French-speaking areas of Africa.

10. Four Answers:
    a: Baroque 
    b: Gothic 
    c: Art Deco 
    d: Art No?veau


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