Pauls Quiz 92

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1. Which two Englishmen arrived in the americas (Montreal) in September 1910 on the ship Cairnrona and would later go on to be two of the most recognizable faces in the world?

2. In which state would you find the most westerly (western most) settlement in the USA?

3. Which actor played the POTUS (President of the United States) in the following films?    
    a: Air Force One
    b: Mars Attacks
    c: Deep Impact
    d: Nixon
    e: Dr. Strangelove
    f: Fail Safe
    g: The American President 
    h: Independence Day
    An extra point for; In which film did Nigel Hawthorne play the POTUS?

4. Made in Germany. Which new invention did the German national football team have at the football world cup in 1954? No other team had it and some say it gave the Germans an unfair advantage.

5. Until it was legalised in New York state in 1896, which major sport was agianst the law?

6. Which best supporting Oscar winner once said she had a choice, either to earn 7,000 dollars a week playing a black maid, or 7 dollars a week being a black maid ?

7. Off the coast of which continent would you find the Skeleton coast? Extra point for the country.

8. Which band was the first to release a song with music recorded backwards?  Extra point for the song title

9. What did Napoleons' soldiers find in 1799 that would later prove invaluable to certain scientists?

10. Who's Fender Stratocaster was sold for the most money at a Sothebys auction?



1. Charlie Chaplin and Stan Jefferson (Laurel). They even shared the same cabin

2. Alaska!

3. Eight Answers:
    a: Harrison Ford
    b: Jack Nicholson
    c: Morgan Freeman
    d: Anthony Hopkins
    e: Peter Sellars
    f: Henry Fonda
    g: Michael Douglas
Bill Pullman
    extra point: Amistad

4. Removable studs on Adidas boots When West Germany won the 1954 FIFA World Cup, their footwear was supplied by Adidas. These shoes introduced a technological breakthrough: studs with screws. When the weather was good and the pitch was hard, the shoes were equipped with short studs; when it rained, longer studs were screwed on the bottom of the shoes. As the final game against the highly-favoured team from Hungary was played in heavy rain, this gave the German players a firmer hold on the slippery pitch. This anecdote was a plot device used in the successful German film, The Miracle of Bern, which was a movie version of the 1954 World Cup.

5. Boxing

6. Hattie McDaniel (Mammie in "Gone with the wind") Hattie McDaniel (1895 ? 1952) was an African-American actress. She was the first performer of African descent to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). McDaniel was also a professional singer, stage actress, radio performer and television star. Often criticized for playing stereotypical roles, McDaniel responded "I'd rather play a maid than be one." She was one of the most respected and highly paid performers in the African-American show business community.

7. Africa,  Namibia

8. Beatles,   Rain"Rain" is a song by The Beatles, first released in 1966 . The song was released as a B-Side to Paperback Writer as a single on 30 May 1966 in the United States and 10 June 1966 in the United Kingdom (see 1966 in music). "Rain" is not featured on an original album and was not released as part of a compilation album until Hey Jude in the US and Rarities in the UK. The two songs were recorded during the sessions for Revolver. "Paperback Writer" was sung live in concert during The Beatles' last tour in 1966, but "Rain" was only performed in the studio. It is notable for being the first song to contain backwards vocals.

9. Rosetta stoneThe Rosetta Stone is a Ptolemaic era stele written with the same passage of writing in two Egyptian language scripts (hieroglyphic and demotic) and in classical Greek. It was created in 196 BC, discovered by the French in 1799 at Rosetta, a harbor on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt, and translated in 1822 by Frenchman Jean-Fran?ois Champollion. Comparative translation of the stone assisted in understanding many previously undecipherable examples of hieroglyphic writing. The text of the Rosetta Stone is a decree from Ptolemy V, describing the repealing of various taxes and instructions to erect statues in temples.

10. Jimi Hendrix  In 1993, Jimi Hendrix's 1969 "Woodstock Strat" with serial number 240981 was sold for ?1,275,000 to the Italian television host Red Ronnie. It is now in Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen's possession and is the main attraction for his Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington


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