Pauls Quiz 107

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1. What was the name of the old wolf in Jungle Book?

2. Which city suffered the most casualties in World War II due to aerial bombardment?

3. In which countries would you find the following cultural sites protected by UNESCO? 
    a: Ruins of Carthage 
    b: Abu Simbel temple 
    c: Timbuktu 
    d: the fortress Cartagena 
    e: Potosi,the richest city in South America in the 16th and 17th centuries

4. Define the phenomenon known as "Dermo Optic".

5. Plus or minus twenty, how many litres of saliva does a cow produce each day?

6. Picasso went through two periods named after colours. Name them

7. The oldest Christian country in the world is a little country that lies between Europe and Asia. Name the country.

8. What does a gluon do:
    a: holds quarks together or
    b: generates light in the deepest parts of the ocean?

9. "Childhood living is easy to do" are the first words to which Stones song?

10. Name the two longest poisonous snakes in the world.

ANSWERS

1. Akela Akela (occasionally called The Lone Wolf or Big Fox) is a fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories collected in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. He is a wolf, chief of the Seeonee wolf pack and presides over the pack's council meetings. It is at such a meeting that the pack adopts the human cub Mowgli as one of its own and Akela becomes one of Mowgli's mentors. Akela means "alone" in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.

2. Tokyo

3. Five Answers
    a: Tunisia 
    b: Eygpt 
    c: Mali 
    d: Columbia 
    e: Bolivia

4. When one can see without eyes. For example reading with the finger tips. Dermo-optical perception (DOP) refers to the supposed ability to see without using the eyes (as distinct from blindsight). Typically, people who claim to have dermo-optical perception claim to be able to see using the skin of their fingers or hands. People who claim to have DOP often demonstrate it by reading while blindfolded. Dermo-optical perception is sometimes referred to as bio-introscopy. Although in the past, particularly in the 1960's and 1970's, DOP had been discredited as pseudoscience, and explainable by the use of magicians' tricks, recent research on synaesthesia in the blind has revived interest in the phenomenon.

5. 54

6. Blue and Pink

7. Armenia Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, located in the Southern Caucasus. It shares borders with Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. A transcontinental country located at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Armenia has extensive sociopolitical and cultural connections to Europe. Historically, Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion, Armenia is constitutionally a secular state today, although the Christian faith plays a major role in the history and identification of the Armenian people. Armenia has been populated since prehistoric times, and has been proposed as the site of the Biblical Garden of Eden. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which, as Judeo-Christian theology states, Noah's Ark came to rest after the flood. There had been various pagan communities before Christianity, but they were converted by an influx of Christian missionaries. Tiridates III (238-314 CE) was the first ruler to officially Christianise his people, his conversion ten years before the Roman Empire granted Christianity official toleration under Galerius, and 36 years before Constantine was baptised.

8. a: holds quarks together In particle physics, gluons (from glue + -on) are elementary particles that cause quarks to interact, and are indirectly responsible for the binding of protons and neutrons together in atomic nuclei. In technical terms, they are vector gauge bosons that mediate strong color charge interactions of quarks in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Unlike the neutral photon of quantum electrodynamics (QED), gluons themselves participate in strong interactions. The gluon has the ability to do this as it carries the color charge and so interacts with itself, making QCD significantly harder to analyse than QED.

9. Wild Horses

10. King Cobra and Black Mamba

 

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