Pauls Quiz 88

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1. What did Jupiter send the Titans Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus to punish them after they stole the fire from heaven? (Clue, if needed:  A John Lennon song title)

2. The Druids treasured a plant that translated meant "heal all". Under what name do we know this plant?

3. Who was the lonely father of Uncas?

4. Name the captains of the following ships:
    a: Calypso
    b: Heart of Gold
    c: The Yellow Submarine
    d: Red October

5. What are the only two grounds in England to have hosted an FA cup final, an England football international and an England cricket test?

6. Which nickname was given to the F-104 Starfighter?

7. Which stadium bears the name of the man who helped  invent  a method for machine guns to fire through revolving propellers in WW1 fighter planes ?

8. What were the names of Samantha's two children in the TV series Bewitched ?

9. Which scientist invented the eternal orgasm machine in Barbarella? (Clue, if needed:  An English band almost)

10. In the film Dr. Zhivago, what was:
    a: Dr. Zhivago's first name and
    b: Lara's last name ? 


1. Woman (in the form of Pandora)

2. Misteltoe

3. Chingachgook (in "The last of the Mohicans")Chingachgook was a fictional character in four of James Fenimore Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, a lone Mohican chief and companion of the series' hero Natty Bumppo. Chingachgook married Wah-ta-Wah who bore him a son, Uncas, but she died young. Uncas grew to manhood but was killed in a battle with renegade Magua, leaving Chingachgook as The Last of the Mohicans. Chingachgook is said to have been modeled after a real-life wandering Mohican basket maker and hunter named Captain John. The fictional character, occasionally called John Mohegan in the series, was an idealized caricature of the traditional noble savage. The French often refer to Chingachgook as ?Le Gros Serpent?, the Great Snake, because he understands the winding ways of men's nature and he can strike a sudden, deathly blow. Chingachgook, played by Gojko Mitic, was the main character of a popular East German Western, Chingachgook the Great Serpent (1967) based on Cooper's novels.

4. Four Answers:        
    a: Jacques Cousteau
    b: Zaphod Beeblebrox
    c: Old Fred
    d: Captain Marco Ramius

5. The Oval and Bramall Lane (Sheffield United )

6. The Widowmaker The Starfighter was commonly called the "missile with a man in it," a name swiftly trademarked by Lockheed for marketing purposes. In service, American pilots called it the "Zipper" or "Zip-104" because of its prodigious speed. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force called it Eiko ("Glory"), but other export pilots were less charitable, many dubbing it "The Flying Coffin". The German public called it Witwenmacher ("Widowmaker"), fliegender Sarg ("Flying coffin") or Erdnagel ("Ground nail," the official military term for a tent peg). The Pakistani AF name was Badmash ("Hooligan"), while among Italian pilots its spiky design earned it the nickname Spillone ("Hatpin"), along with Bara volante ("Flying coffin"). Canadian pilots sometimes referred to it as the Flying lawn dart (a nickname also sometimes given to the aircraft's successor in the lightweight dogfighter role, the F-16 Fighting Falcon).

7. Roland Garros Roland Garros (October 6, 1888 ? October 25, 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter aircraft pilot during World War I. On April 18, 1915, he was shot down and glided to a landing on the German side of the lines. After examining Garros's plane, he and aircraft engineers designed an improved system known as the interrupter gear. Soon the tables were reversed against the Allies due to Fokker's planes shooting down nearly every enemy plane they met, leading to what became known as the Fokker Scourge. In the 1920s, a tennis centre was named after the pilot, Stade de Roland Garros. The stadium accommodates the French Open, one of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments. Consequently, the tournament is officially called Roland Garros.

8. Tabatha and Adam

9. Durand DurandThe comic and film both feature Barbarella, a young woman who has numerous adventures, often involving sex, while journeying around the galaxy, c.A.D. 40,000. In the film she is dispatched by the President of the Galaxy on a special mission to track down Durand Durand after he is thought to have taken knowledge of weapons to a potentially primitive and dangerous culture. Along the way she has erotic encounters with various sundry characters while fulfilling her mission.

10. Two Answers:
    a: Yuri
    b: Antipova
Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. The film takes place for the most part during the tumultuous period of 1905-1922, the years of Bloody Sunday and the 1905 Revolution, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and Russian Civil War, as the regime of Emperor Nicholas II was overthrown and the Soviet Union established. A framing device, from which the film is narrated, takes place in the mid-to-late 1950s, though a specific date is not mentioned.


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