Pauls Quiz 103

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1. Which country has four cities in the list of the ten hottest cities in the world?

2. Six people or organisations have won more than one Nobel prize. Name four.

3. The following words are from which song:
    "Out of work, I`m out of my head, out of self respect, I`m out of bread"?

4. Which famous ship's name translated means "fast"? Four letters. (Clue: this ship is now in space but is not a spaceship)

5. The following are the names of superstars in the world of sport in the year 1925. Name the sport in which they excelled. 
    1 Babe Ruth 
    2 Big Bill Tilden 
    3 Paavo Nurmi 
    4 Joe Shoeless Jackson 
    5 Ricardo Zamora 
    6 Emanuel Lasker 
    7 Jack Dempsey

6. In which sports did the following people excell:
    1 Paul Newman 
    2 Julio Iglesias 
    3 Mickey Rourke 
    4 Gisele Bundchen

7. On which continents would you find the following animals:
    a: Bongo 
    b: Guanaco 
    c: Fuchskusu
    d: Oribi

8. What is the collective noun for:
    a: hippos 
    b: cockroaches?

9. Where in space might one find a white hole?

10. A part of the brain and a school for horses.


1. India The ten hottest cities in the world are (with temperature in Farenheit and Centigrade):
    1. Timbuktu, Mali 84.7 29.3 
    1. Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India 84.7 29.3 
    3. Khartoum, Sudan 84.6 29.2 
    3. Omdurman, Sudan 84.6 29.2 
    5. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India 84.0 28.9 
    5. Niamey, Niger 84.0 28.9 
    7. Aden, Southern Yemen 83.9 28.8 
    8. Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India 83.8 28.8 
    9. Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 83.5 28.6 
    10. Ouagadougou, Upper Volta 83.5 28.6

2. Six Answers, four are required
    Marie Curie, 
    Linus Pauling, 
    Fred Sanger, 
    John Bardeen, 
    United Nations, 
    Red cross

3. It never rains in southern California

4. Argo. Argo is a constellation In Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Argo was built by the shipwright Argos, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. The abbreviation was "Arg" and the genitive was "Argūs".

5. Seven Answers:
    1: baseball  George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 ? August 16, 1948), also known as "Babe", "The Great Bambino", "The Sultan of Swat", and "The Colossus of Clout", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914-1935. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players in history. Many polls place him as the number one player of all time
    2: tennis  William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 ? June 5, 1953), often called "Big Bill", was an American tennis player who was the World No. 1 player for 7 years, the last time when he was 38 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a wealthy family, he was a "Junior" at birth but changed his name to "II" when he was in his mid-20s.
    3: track Paavo Johannes Nurmi (June 13, 1897 ? October 2, 1973) was a Finnish runner. He was known as one of the "Flying Finns"; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records on distances between 1500 m and 20 km. Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events he competed in at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.
    4: baseball Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1888 ? December 5, 1951), nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball in the early part of the 20th century. He is remembered for his performance on the field, and for his association with the Black Sox Scandal, when members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series. As a result of Jackson's association with the scandal, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Major League Baseball's first commissioner banned Jackson from playing after the 1920 season.
    5: football Ricardo Zamora Mart?nez (born Barcelona, January 21, 1901; died Barcelona, September 15, 1978) was a Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. He played as a goalkeeper for, among others, RCD Espa?ol, FC Barcelona and Madrid CF. As an international he played for both the Catalan XI and Spain. As a manager he won two La Liga titles with Atl?tico Aviaci?n and briefly managed Spain.
    6: chess Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 ? January 11, 1941) was a German chess World Chess Champion and grandmaster, mathematician, and philosopher born at Berlinchen in Brandenburg (now Barlinek in Poland).
    7: boxing William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 ? May 31, 1983) was an American boxer who held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926. Known as "The Manassa Mauler," Dempsey was a tremendous puncher famous for his exciting fights, many of which set financial and attendance records, and is generally regarded as the best boxer from the sport's beginnings until the Great Depression. A fish is named after him, reputedly for its colorfulness and aggressiveness.

6. Four Answers: 
    1: auto racing 
    2: football 
    3: boxing 
    4: volleyball

7. Four Answers:
    a: Africa  The Western or Lowland Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus, is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate and among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Bongos are characterised by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiralled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only Tragelaphid in which both sexes have horns. Bongos have a complex social interaction & are found in African dense forest mosaics.
    b: South America The guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a camelid animal native to South America that stands approximately 1.06 m (3 ft 6 in) at the shoulder and weighs about 90 kg (200 lb). Like the llama, the guanaco is double coated with a coarse guard hair and soft undercoat, which is almost as fine as that of the alpaca, although they carry far less of it. The guanaco's soft wool is second only to that of the vicu?a, a close relative. The colour varies very little, ranging from a light brown to dark cinnamon and shading to white underneath. Guanacos have grey faces and small straight ears. They are extremely striking with their large, alert brown eyes, streamlined form, and energetic pace.
    c: Australia  The Fuchskusu, or Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for "furry tailed" and the Latin for "little fox") is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as well as a wide range of natural and human-modified environments. Despite its resemblance to a fox's brush, the characteristic tail is prehensile and is naked on its lower underside.
    d: AfricaOribi are graceful slender-legged, long-necked small antelope found in grassland almost throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. They grow to around 92?110 cm (36 to 43 inches) in length, with a shoulder height of 50?66 cm (20 to 26 inches) and weigh an average of 12?22 kg (26 to 49 lb). They can run at speeds of up to 40?50 km/h (25?31 mph). In captivity they have a lifespan of up to 14 years.

8. Two Answers:
    a: bloat 
    b: intrusion

9.  at the end of a black hole

10. Hippocampus !! The hippocampus is a part of the brain located in the medial temporal lobe (humans and other mammals have two hippocampi, one in each side of the brain). It forms a part of the limbic system and plays a part in memory and spatial navigation. The name derives from its curved shape in coronal sections of the brain, which resembles a seahorse (Greek: hippos = horse, kampi = curve).


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