Pauls Quiz 104

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1. Which word is never mentioned in the film "The Godfather" ?

2. The Mississippi Missouri excluded, name the two longest rivers in the world that begin with the letter M .

3. Which famous work of music commerates the battle of Borodino?

4. Name seven football world cup winning captains between 1966 and 2006 .

5. How are the "Chinamen" described in the song Kung Fu Fighting? One word, five letters

6. What was used for the first time in Ypres? The last letter is an 'S'

7. What is the name of the protien found in the skin that keeps it from sagging ?

8. What was the last thing Mr. Creosote ate before exploding all over the restuarant in Monty Pythons' "The meaning of life"?

9. Which nickname did World War I pilots give the Red Baron's fighter squadron?

10. Name the TV series in which the following children appear. 
    a: Mary, Laura and Carrie 
    b: Jackie Jr and Meadow 
    c: Eddy and Marilyn


1. Mafia Don Vito's line, "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" was voted as the second most memorable line in cinema history in a 2005 poll. Reports from Mafia trials and confessions suggest that Mafia families began a "real life" tradition of paying respect to the family don by kissing his ring, in imitation of the ending scene of the movie. There is no evidence of this custom being mentioned prior to the movie. An indication of the continuing influence of The Godfather and its sequels can be gleaned from the many references to it which have appeared in every medium of popular culture in the decades since the film's initial release. That these homages, quotations, visual references, satires and parodies continue to pop up even now shows clearly the film's enduring impact. In the television show The Sopranos, Tony Soprano's topless bar is named Bada Bing after the line in the Godfather when Sonny says "You've gotta get up close like this and bada-bing! You blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit." Grand Theft Auto III is loosely based on the film The Godfather.

2. Mackenzie and Mekong

3. 1812 Overture The Battle of Borodino (September 7, 1812, or August 26 in the Julian calendar then used in Russia), was the largest and bloodiest single-day battle of the Napoleonic Wars, involving more than a quarter of a million soldiers and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties. It was fought by the French Grande Arm?e under Napoleon I and the Imperial Russian army of General Mikhail Kutusov near the village of Borodino, west from the town of Mozhaysk. The battle ended with frustrated tactical results, although the French captured the main positions on the battlefield. Strategic considerations and the poor condition of the army forced the Russians to withdraw. The clash at Borodino was a pivotal point in the campaign as it was the last offensive battle fought by Napoleon in Russia.

4. Choose Seven answers from the following:
    Bobby Moore,
    Carlos Alberto,
    Franz Beckenbauer,
    Daniel Passarella, 
    Dino Zoff, 
    Diego Maradona, 
    Lothar Matthaus, 
    Didier Deschamps, 
    Fabio Cannavaro

5. Funky Lyrics: "They were funky China men from funky Chinatown"
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chineese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

6. Poison gas / Mustard gas Ypres or Ieper (official name in Dutch) is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. During World War I, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between the German and the Allied forces. Ypres was a key position during World War I because it stood in the path of Germany's planned sweep across the rest of Belgium and into France from the North (the Schlieffen Plan). In the First Battle of Ypres (31 October to 22 November 1914) the British captured the town from the Germans. In the Second Battle of Ypres (22 April to 25 May 1915) the Germans used poison gas for the first time on the Western Front and captured high ground east of the town. The first gas attack occurred against Canadian, British, and French soldiers; including both metropolitan French soldiers as well as Senegalese and Algerian tirailleurs (light infantry) from French Africa. The gas used was chlorine gas. Mustard gas, also called Yperite from the name of this city, was also used for the first time near Ypres in the autumn of 1917.

7. Collagen Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue in animals and the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% of the total protein content. It is one of the long, fibrous structural proteins whose functions are quite different from those of globular proteins such as enzymes; tough bundles of collagen called collagen fibers are a major component of the extracellular matrix that supports most tissues and gives cells structure from the outside, but collagen is also found inside certain cells. Collagen has great tensile strength, and is the main component of fascia, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and teeth. Along with soft keratin, it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging. It strengthens blood vessels and plays a role in tissue development. It is present in the cornea and lens of the eye in crystalline form. It is also used in cosmetic surgery and burns surgery.

8. A wafer thin mint (I personally think the crates of brown ale were responsible) Mr Creosote is a fictional character in Monty Python's Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, played by Terry Jones. In the sketch, Mr Creosote dines at a French restaurant. Facts: In Stranger than Fiction, Harold Crick is seen watching the Mr Creosote scene in a movie theater. In Sourcery by Terry Pratchett, the ruler of Al Khali is named Creosote. In the computer game Sim Theme Park, in the "Halloween World" scenario, there is a fountain called the "Creosote Kid", which is a person in straight jacket with a rotating head that vomits. This is likely a tribute to the character.

9. Flying circus Barnstorming was a popular form of entertainment in the early 20th century in which stunt pilots would perform tricks with airplanes, often in groups as a flying circus. Although many barnstormers worked on their own, or in very small teams, there were several that put together large "flying circuses" with several planes and stunt people. These types of acts had their own promoters who would book the show into a town ahead of time. They were the largest and most organized of all of the barnstorming acts.

10. Three Answers:
    a: Little house on the prarie 
    b: Sopranos 
    c: The Munsters


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