Pauls Quiz 110

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1. The worst tropical storm in terms of the amount of people killed (300,000 +) occured in 1970. Which country did it devastate?

2. Which little woman has been all the following: dentist, doctor, firefighter, astronaut, paleontologist, and US Presidential candidate?

3. Egyptian word for 50 and a sand storm. Six letters, third letter is an "M"

4. According to the Aztecs, what did the sun need in order to rise agian?

5. Which sir has had more songs banned by the BBC ? 
    a: Sir Paul McCartney 
    b: Sir Elton John 
    c: Sir Cliff Richard

6. In which films do the following actors have their heads separated from the rest of their bodies? 
    a: Pierce Brosnan 
    b: Gwyneth Paltrow 
    c: Samuel L Jackson 
    d: Lance Henrikson 
    e: Robert Shaw

7. What happened on the following days ? 
    a: July 14 1789 
    b: June 18 1815 
    c: April 12 1961 
    d: August 16 1977

8. What are Vito and Michael Corleone both doing shortly before they die?

9. In which film would you find the head of Khartoum ?

10. Although formula one drivers need to trust this man, mothers tell their children not to. Who is it ?


1. East Pakistan (Now called Bangladesh ) East Pakistan (now independent Bangladesh) was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. East Pakistan was partitioned from Bengal based on plebiscite in then British India in 1947. In 1970, a massive cyclone devastated the coast of East Pakistan, and the central government responded poorly. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and was also the most powerful, reaching a strength equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane. The cyclone formed over the central Bay of Bengal on November 8 and traveled north, intensifying as it did so. It reached its peak with winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) on November 12, and made landfall on the coast of East Pakistan that night. The storm surge devastated many of the offshore islands, wiping out villages and destroying crops throughout the region. The city of Thana, Tazumuddin, was the most severely affected, with over 45% of the population of 167,000 killed by the storm.

2. Barbie Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. In a series of novels published by Random House in the 1960s, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. Barbie has been said to attend Willows High School and Manhattan International High School in New York City, based on the real-life Stuyvesant High School. She has an on-off romantic relationship with her beau Ken (Ken Carson), who first appeared in 1961. Like Barbie, Ken shares his name with one of Ruth Handler's children. A news release from Mattel in February 2004 announced that Barbie and Ken had decided to split up, but in February 2006 they were back together again. She also holds a pilot's license, and operates commercial airliners in addition to serving as a flight attendant. Barbie's careers are designed to show that women can take on a variety of roles in life, and the doll has been sold with a wide range of titles including Miss Astronaut Barbie (1965), Doctor Barbie (1988) and Nascar Barbie (1998).

3. Kamsin / Hamsin Hamsin (from Arabic: khamsīn or khamseen) is a Middle Eastern term for the dry, hot wind that blows in from the desert. It can refer to the wind that blows from the Sahara across Egypt in the spring, typically from March through May; or in Israel, for the easterly wind that brings dust from the Arabian desert to cities and oppressive pressure on the people. The hamsin is usually limited to two seasons, between March and May, and between September and November. Derives from the Arabic for "fifty". Some speculate that it blows around fifty days per year, but whether this is true or is the reason for the name is unsure. The Arabic term "yom al-khamsīn" means "the day of Pentecost"

4. Blood

5. a: Paul McCartney

6. Five Answers
    a: Mars Attacks 
    b: Seven 
    c: Deep Blue Sea 
    d: Aliens 
    e: Jaws

7. Four Answers
    a: storming of the Bastille 
    b: Battle of Waterloo 
    c: First man in space 
    d: Elvis dies

8. Eating an orange Michael Francis Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. He is also the main character of the film trilogy that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, in which he was portrayed by Al Pacino. Corleone, as portrayed by Pacino, was recognized as the 11th most iconic villain in film history by the American Film Institute.
Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 ? June 25, 1955), born Vito Andolini, aka 'The Godfather' or The Don, is also a character in The Godfather. In the first film, he was portrayed by Marlon Brando. He was portrayed as a younger man in The Godfather Part II by Robert De Niro. Both performances won Academy Awards. Brando and De Niro remain the only two actors to each win Oscars for playing the same character.

9. Godfather (the prize racehorse)

10. The lolly pop man


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