Pauls Quiz 101

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1. A book, a male singer and an Oscar winning film. Two words

2. What was the name of the largest sea battle in World War I ?

3. What is the first word to the song "Living next door to Alice"?

4. Which three seas surround the Koreas?

5. The song "Abide with me" has been sung at most F.A. Cup finals since 1927. It was also the last song played by which band?

6. What was the name of the revolution in Portugal in the last century?

7. German censors cut out one third of the scenes in which Oscar winning film from 1965?

8. Which of the following is banned in Utah: 
    a: guns 
    b: the lambada 
    c: Big Brother?

9. The "General Sherman " is apparently the largest example of what in the world?

10. What is the name of the protein that scientists believe could be responsible for mad cow disease?


1. Tom Jones

2. Jutland / Skagerrak The Battle of Jutland (German: Skagerrakschlacht) was the largest naval battle of World War I and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war. It was fought on 31 May?1 June 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, the northward-pointing peninsular mainland of Denmark. The combatants were the Kaiserliche Marine?s (Germany's) High Seas Fleet commanded by Vice Admiral Reinhard Scheer and the Royal Navy?s British Grand Fleet commanded by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. The intention of the German fleet was to lure out, trap and destroy a portion of the Grand Fleet, part of their larger strategy of breaking the British naval blockade of the North Sea and allowing German mercantile shipping to operate again. The Royal Navy, on the other hand, was pursuing a strategy seeking to engage and cripple the High Seas Fleet and keep the German force bottled up and away from their own shipping lanes. Fourteen British and eleven German ships were sunk with great loss of life.

3. Sally (Lyrics by Smokie) Sally called when she got the word
She said, "I suppose you've heard 'bout Alice"
Well, I rushed to the window and I looked outside
But I could hardly believe my eyes
As a big limousine rolled up into Alice's drive

4. Japan, Yellow and South China

5. The band on board the Titanic. "Abide With Me" is a Christian hymn composed by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847, though the lyrics are usually sung to William Henry Monk's melody Eventide rather than Lyte's original music. Lyte wrote the words to his poem while he lay dying from tuberculosis, and lived only three weeks after its completion. Since 1927 it has been sung before the kick-off at the FA Cup Final and Rugby League Challenge Cup final. A live recording of the hymn, performed by the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir at the memorial service for victims of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, was released as a B side for the "Ferry Cross the Mersey" charity single which topped the UK singles chart for three weeks in May, 1989.

6. Carnation The Carnation Revolution was an almost bloodless, leftist, military-led coup d'?tat, started on April 25, 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a liberal democracy after two years of a transitional period known as PREC (Processo Revolucion?rio Em Curso), characterized by social turmoil and power dispute between left and right wing political forces. Although government forces killed four people before surrendering, the revolution was unusual in that the revolutionaries did not use direct violence to achieve their goals. The population, holding red carnations, convinced the regime soldiers not to resist. The soldiers readily swapped their bullets for flowers. It was the end of the Estado Novo, the longest authoritarian regime in Western Europe (but not the last to end; Francisco Franco ruled Spain until his death in 1975). The revolution is often simply referred to, as its celebratory holiday, o dia vinte e cinco de Abril (the 25th of April).

7. The Sound of Music

8. b - The Lambada

9. Tree General Sherman is the name of a Giant Sequoia. It is the largest tree in the world, and generally considered the largest organism, as measured by the volume of its trunk (1487 cubic metres as of 2002). It is approximately 2,200 years old. The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. It was named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, American Civil War leader, by naturalist James Wolverton in 1879. Wolverton had served as a Lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman. Additionally, the utopian socialist community Kaweah Colony, who settled nearby in the 1880s, named it after Karl Marx.

10. Prion A prion ? short for proteinaceous infectious particle ? is a type of infectious agent composed only of protein. They cause a number of diseases in a variety of animals, including BSE in cattle and CJD in humans. All known prion diseases affect the structure of the brain or other neural tissue, and while all are often considered untreatable and fatal, it has been found that there is a possibility of cure if treated early enough.


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