Pauls Quiz 90

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1. The flying Dutchman has to eternally sail all the seas of the world until....?

2. In film, Minya is the son of which heavyweight?  (Clue: The film(s) are like a late autumn morning)

3. A member of an English band from the 1960's and a computer controlled by a hacker. Six letters

4. Which E.U. country didn't change over to the Gregorian calender until the last century?

5. Which enemy of the French was created by the immortal pen of James Fenimore Cooper?

6. What is the name of the 8mm film footage of JFK's assassination?

7. Satan (Lucifer) was what kind of six winged fallen angel?  (archangel is not the answer)

8. In a famous TV series, the "Heisenberg Condenser" was better known as what?

9. The name for which kind of very elderly person stems from the Persian word for wax? Five letters

10. Which neoimpressionistic painting technique did Georges Seurat develop in the late 19th century?

ANSWERS

1. He meets a virgin who will swear eternal allegiance According to folklore, the Flying Dutchman is a ghost ship that can never go home, doomed to sail the oceans forever. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted from afar, sometimes glowing with ghostly light. If she is hailed by another ship, her crew will often try to send messages to land, to people long since dead. The sight of this phantom ship is reckoned by seafarers to be a portent of doom.

2. Godzilla. (re clue.There is always a little ... in the air.)Minya, is a monster from the Godzilla series of films and is the first of several young Godzillas in the series. He first appeared in Son of Godzilla and also appeared in Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack (also known as Godzilla's Revenge), and Godzilla: Final Wars.

3. Zombie

4. Greece The last country of Eastern Orthodox Europe to adopt the Gregorian calendar was Greece on Thursday, 1 March 1923, following Wednesday, 15 February 1923. However, these were all civil adoptions?none of the national churches accepted it. Instead, a Revised Julian calendar was proposed in May 1923 which dropped 13 days in 1923 and adopted a different leap year rule that resulted in no difference between the two calendars until 2800.

5. Hawkeye (or his blood brother). Uncas is also acceptable. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 ? September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is particularly remembered as a novelist, who wrote numerous sea-stories as well as the historical romances known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, which many people consider his masterpiece.

6. Zapruder The Zapruder film is a silent, 8 mm color home movie, shot by a private citizen named Abraham Zapruder, of the presidential motorcade of John F. Kennedy through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The film is the most complete visual recording of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

7. Seraphim A seraph (plural: Seraphim) is one of a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament), in Isaiah. Later Jewish imagery perceived them as having human form, and in that way they passed into the ranks of Christian angels. In the Christian angelic hierarchy, seraphim represent the highest rank of angels.

8. Beamer or transporter in Star Trek

9. Mummy (as in the curse of) The English word mummy is derived from mediaeval Latin mumia, a borrowing of the Arabic word mūmiyyah, which means "bitumen". (Because of the blackened skin of unwrapped mummies, bitumen was once thought to be used extensively in ancient Egyptian embalming procedures. Asphalt and tar are forms of bitumen.) The Arabic word was itself borrowed from the Persian word mūmiya, meaning "bitumen"; this is related to another Persian word, mūm, which means "wax".

10. Pointillism. Pointillism is a style of painting in which small distinct points of primary colors create the impression of a wide selection of secondary colors. The technique relies on the perceptive ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones, and is related closely to Divisionism, a more technical variant of the method. It is a style with few serious practitioners, and is notably seen in the works of Seurat, Signac, and Cross. The term itself was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.

 

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