Pauls Quiz 111

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1. A housewife in the western world walks on average how many kilometres a year doing housework ? 
    a: 538km 
    b: 1,538 km 
    c: 3,538 km

2. The "Pour le Merite", Germanys highest military medal in World War I was better known as what ? (Clue, if needed: a George Peppard film)

3. Which woman has won an Oscar for best actress and has personally accepted her Golden Rasberry award for worst actress ?

4. The following are a list of musicians who had songs which the BBC deemed unsuitable to play during the first Gulf war. Name the title. (Clue: concentrate on the song title)
    a: Pat Benatar  
    b: Arthur Brown 
    c: Phil Collins 
    d: Duran Duran 
    e: John Lennon 
    f: Bruce Springsteen 
    g: Tears for fears

5. What was the South American equivalent to the North American city (or cities) Cibola? Two words

6. Which famous computer's name means "heuristic and algorithmic" ? (Clue, if needed: "will I dream")

7. Which four players have scored two or more hattricks in football world cup matches ?

8. The name of which Swiss hotel owner from the late 19th century later became a synonym for good taste and elegance ? Four letters, (Clue, if really needed: he wasn`t crackers)

9. The following is a list of famous swords. Choose four and name the owner. 
    a: Arondight
    b: Glamdring 
    c: Balmung 
    d: Hrunting 
    e: Croncea Mors 
    f: Sikanda 
    g: Rhindon

10. Which animal has the largest single cell of any organism? (Clue: a land animal with an unfounded reputation for avoiding problems)


1. b: 1,538 km

2. Blue Max The Pour le Mérite, known informally during World War I as the Blue Max (German: Blauer Max), was the Kingdom of Prussia's highest military order until the end of World War I. The award was a blue-enameled Maltese Cross with eagles between the arms, the Prussian royal cypher, and the French legend Pour le Mérite ("for Merit") arranged on the arms of the cross. A civil version of the order, for accomplishments in the arts and sciences, still exists in the Federal Republic of Germany.

3. Halle Berry Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966[1]) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and received an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball. She is the only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. In 2004, Berry won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress in Catwoman.

4. Seven Answers
    a: Love is a battlefield 
    b: Fire 
    c: In the air tonight 
    d: View to a Kill 
    e: Give peace a chance 
    f: I`m on fire 
    g: Everybody wants to rule the world More information on songs banned by the BBC can be found HERE

5. El Dorado - city of gold El Dorado or Eldorado (Spanish for 'the gilded one') is a legend that began with the story of a South American tribal chief who covered himself with gold dust and would dive into a lake of pure mountain water. As the story was told and re-told, El Dorado came to be viewed as a city containing immense wealth, a legend that inspired many explorers from the 1500s on. Quivira and Cíbola are two of the fantastic Seven Cities of Gold existing only in a myth that originated around the year 1150 when the Moors conquered Mérida, Spain. According to the legend, seven bishops fled the city, not only to save their own lives but also to prevent the Muslims from obtaining sacred religious relics. Years later, a rumor circulated that in a far away land—a place unknown to the people of that time—the seven bishops had founded the cities of Cíbola and Quivira. The legend says that these cities grew very rich, mainly from gold and precious stones. This idea fueled many expeditions in search of the mythical cities during the following centuries. Eventually, the legend behind these cities grew to such an extent that no one spoke solely of Quivira and Cíbola, but instead of seven magnificent cities made of gold, one for each of the seven bishops who had left Mérida.

6. HAL in the film 2001 HAL 9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey saga. HAL is an artificial intelligence, the sentient on-board computer of the spaceship Discovery. HAL is usually represented only as his television camera "eyes" that can be seen throughout the Discovery spaceship. In the 2001 film, HAL is depicted as being capable not only of speech recognition, facial recognition, and natural language processing, but also lip reading, art appreciation, interpreting emotions, expressing emotions, and reasoning. HAL is never visualised as a single entity. He is, however, portrayed with a soft voice and a conversational manner. This is in contrast to the human astronauts, who speak in terse monotone, as do all other actors in the film. In translations from the original English, HAL might have another name: for example, in the French version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, his name is stated as being CARL, for Cerveau Analytique de Recherche et de Liaison ("Analytic Research and Communication Brain"). However, the famous camera plates still read "HAL 9000".

7. Sandor Kocsis, Just Fontaine, Gert Müller, Gabby Batistuta

8. Ritz

9. Seven Answers
    a: Lancelot 
    b: Gandalf 
    c: Siegfried 
    d: Beowulf 
    e: Julius Caesar 
    f: Bastian Baltasar Bux  The Neverending Story (German: Die Unendliche Geschichte) is a fantasy novel by Michael Ende, first published in Germany in 1979. The standard English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was first published in 1983. The novel was later adapted into several films. The book centres on a boy, Bastian Balthazar Bux, who meets a mysterious man who owns a small antique bookstore and steals a book called The Neverending Story. Bastian reads it.     g: Peter in the Chronicles of Narnia

10. Ostrich The largest living bird, as well as the largest member of the Struthioniformes, is the ostrich (Struthio camelus) reaching a height of over 2.7 m (9 ft) and weighing over 156 kg (345 lb). Eggs laid by the Ostrich can weigh 1.4 kg (3 lb) and are the largest eggs in the world today (and are also the largest single cell of any organism, although Caulerpa (a sea plant) could be considered the largest active cell).


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