Pauls Quiz 102

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1. In which city would you find the largest Japanese community outside of Japan ? 
    a: Toronto 
    b: Sao Paulo 
    c: Miami 
    d: Melbourne

2. A basic step in ballet. Three letters

3. The following are a list of captains. Choose five and name the ship.
    1. Captain Langsdorf,
    2. Captain Charlie Allnut,
    3. Captain John F. Kennedy,
    4. Old Fred,
    5. Captain Lindemann,
    6. Captain Queeg,
    7. Captain Ahab,
    8. Captain Jack Aubrey,
    9. Captain Janeway,
    10. Captain Flint.

4. Most of the German football clubs founded in the 19th century didnt play football even though they called themselves a football club. Which sport did they play?

5. The following words are from which song
    "I want to taste you but your lips are venomous"?

6. What was J. Swigert`s famous understatement on the 13th of April, 1970 at 9.04 am EST ?

7. The following are all short form for which Latin expressions:
    a: AD 
    b: a.m 
    c: MO 
    d: MA?

8. Over which two mega cities would you find the heaviest helicopter traffic? (Clue: in one city the rich use helicopters because it's too dangerous to commute on the ground.)

9. In Mary Shelley`s Frankenstein, what was Dr. Frankenstein`s first name ?

10. Plus or minus five seconds, what is the world record in 100m retro (Backwards) running ?


1. b: Sao Paulo More than 1 million people are direct or indirect descendants of Japanese. S?o Paulo has the largest number of Japanese outside Japan. The Japanese community's historical centre is the Liberdade neighborhood. S?o Paulo is home to the largest Jewish community in Brazil with about 130,000 people. 5,500,000 are direct or indirect descendants of Italians. The Edif?cio It?lia (Italy Building), the second highest skyscraper of the city (165 m), was named in honor of the Italians. 3,000,000 people are direct or indirect descendants of Portuguese. 2,000,000 are direct or indirect descendants of Spaniards. 1,500,000 people have direct or indirect African ancestry. 1,000,000 people are direct or indirect descendants of Germans. 850,000 people are direct or indirect descendants of Lebanese immigrants? by far the largest number of Lebanese outside Lebanon.

2. Pas (pah) Literally "step". In ballet, a combination of steps which make up a dance (similar to "routine" in other dance forms). Pas is used to refer to a particular suite of dances, i.e. Pas de deux, Grand Pas d'action, etc., and may also refer to a variation.

3. Ten Answers, remember only five required by players:
    1 Admiral Graf Spee 
    2 African Queen 
    3 PT 109 or PT 59 
    4 Yellow Submarine 
    5 Bismark 
    6 Caine 
    7 Pequod
    8 Sophie or Surprise 
    9 Voyager 
    10 Walrus

4. Rugby

5. Poison - (Alice Cooper)

6. "Houston, we've had a problem here." John Leonard 'Jack' Swigert, Jr., (August 30, 1931 ? December 27, 1982) was a NASA astronaut. Swigert was one of three astronauts aboard the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission, which was launched on April 11, 1970. Originally part of the backup crew for the mission, he was assigned to the mission just days before launch, replacing astronaut Ken Mattingly. The prime crew had been exposed to German Measles (the Rubella virus) and, as Mattingly alone had no immunity to the disease, NASA did not want to chance him falling ill during any critical phases of the flight.

7. Four Answers:
    a: Anno Domini 
    b: ante meridian 
    c: modus operendi 
    d: Magister Artium

8. New York and Sao Paulo

9. Victor

10. 15.3 seconds Backward running, also known as retro running or retro locomotion is the act of running in reverse, so that one travels in the direction one's back is facing rather than one's front. It is classed as a retro movement, the reverse of any normal movement. Non-english names are R?ckwartslaufen (german), Marcha Reversiva, Backward running is a less natural motion, but can be accomplished with some speed with practise. It is better to start out backward walking (also called retropedaling) which is relatively easy, and speeding up. Like normal running, running up and down hills backwards will add an additional degree of difficulty. Running backwards up a hill is not very dangerous. It will always be at a lower speed due to the enhanced difficulty, and if one trips there is less of a distance towards the ground and it is easier to absorb the impact with the arms and buttocks so that the head is not as likely to hit. Running backwards down a hill is more dangerous, and it is advised that someone learn how to drop into a backward roll before attempting it, to deal with any resulting tripping or loss of balance in the prone movement. Although the distance to the ground is greater running downhill backwards, the incline makes it much easier to perform rolls in downhill running, than when running level ground, so it can be done more instinctively. This applies to backward running and the backroll as it does to front running and the front roll.


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