Pauls Quiz 93

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1. More than 50% of all the witches that died in Europe were tortured and executed where? 
    a: in German speaking countries 
    b: France 
    c: England and Scotland 
    d: the Iberian peninsula

2. How did Moby get his stage name?

3. In which book or film are the following rooms feared:
    a: room 101 
    b: room 237?

4. Which 20th century dictator ordered that all sparrows in the land should be killed? (with a great deal of success I might add)

5. What is Barbie? 
    a: a trained scientist 
    b: a horse whisperer 
    c: a headhunter 
    d: an escort girl

6. Which four Hollywood legends have played the role of Mr. Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty?

7. In World War II only six Americans lost their lives in continental USA due to an enemy attack. This took place at a picnic in Bly, Oregon. How did it happen?

8. Which two defensive footballers have scored the most goals in top league football? (Clue: one is Dutch,the other Argentinian)

9. What was Charles Foster Kane's last word?

10. What is unusual about John Cage's classical music piece titled 4`33" ?


1. a: in German-speaking countries

2. He is related to Herman MelvilleHerman Melville (August 1, 1819 ? September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His earliest novels were bestsellers, but his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature

3. Two answers:
    a: 1984 
    b: The Shining

4. Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

5. a: a trained scientist

6.  Four Answers: 
    Clark Gable, 
    Marlon Brando, 
    Mel Gibson and 
    "who do you think you are" Errol Flynn

7. Japanese balloon bombsFire balloons or balloon bombs (Japanese: fūsen bakudan, lit. "balloon bomb") were hydrogen balloons with a load varying from a 12 kg incendiary to one 15 kg antipersonnel bomb and four 5 kg incendiaries attached. They were launched by Japan during World War II, designed to wreak havoc on Canadian and American cities, forests, and farmlands. Japanese bomb-carrying balloons were 10 metres in diameter and when fully inflated, held about 540 m? (19,000 cu. ft) of hydrogen. Launch sites were located on the east coast of the main Japanese island of Honshū. Similar, but cruder, balloons were also used by the British to attack Germany between 1942 and 1944.

8. Two Answers:
    Ronald Koeman (1980-1997) 
    Daniel Alberto Passeralla (1974-1989)

9. RosebudCitizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. The story traces the life and career of Charles Foster Kane, a man whose career in the publishing world was born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolved into a ruthless pursuit of power and ego at any cost. Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is revealed through the research of a newspaper reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnate's dying word, "Rosebud."

10. It has no sound at all John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 ? August 12, 1992) was an American composer. He is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements are performed without playing a single note. He was a pioneer of chance music, non-standard use of musical instruments, and electronic music. Though he remains a controversial figure, he is generally regarded as one of the most important composers of his era. Cage was a long-term collaborator and romantic partner of choreographer Merce Cunningham. In addition to his composing, Cage was also a philosopher, writer, printmaker, and avid amateur mycologist and mushroom collector.


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