Pauls Quiz 112

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1.Queen Elizabeth I was the first British monarch to use what at the dinner table?

2. Which palace was the former residence of the Dalai Lama ?

3. The following are the national airlines of which countries ? 
    a: Varig 
    b: Royal Khmer 
    c: Avianca 
    d: LOT

4. Which part of his body did Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin loose in the device? 
    a: head 
    b: left hand 
    c: right foot

5. After the tragedy of september 11 2001, many songs were (one can understand why) banned or deemed to be lyrically questionable. I'll give you the artist, name the song. 
    a: Peter, Paul and Mary 
    b: The Doors 
    c: Louis Armstrong 
    d: Jerry Lee Lewis 
    e: Steve Miller 
    f: Foo Fighters 
    g: Van Halen 
    h: Kansas

6. In Star Trek, who invented (for humans) warp drive ?

7. What do Stalin, George Armstrong Custer, Dan Aykroyd, Ashton Kutcher and Marge Simpson all have in common?

8. In which TV series was the cone of silence used with varying degrees of success?

9. Panama used to be a part of which country?

10. In Norse mythology, the only access to what is gained by crossing the bridge named Bifrost (the rainbow)?

ANSWERS

1. A fork The humble and often overlooked dining fork first started to be introduced to European dining etiquette when it began to grace the fine dining tables of Italy and Venice. However, significant church opposition may have slowed its spread to other areas of Europe. Many people would not have risked the wrath of god being brought upon them as the result of such an act. However, the wealthy seemed to feel somewhat immune to such heavenly matters. Written evidence of dining forks having reached further a field than Italy may also be found in an account of Queen Elizabeth I owning three dining forks. "Forks, garnished with gold slightly wiith lyttle perles pendant’, but they were considered curiosities and never often used. Indeed, in Elizabethan England, it was considered ill mannered and the use of forks was seen as an insult to God as fingers performed that function.

2. Potala The Potala Palace located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India after a failed uprising in 1959. Today the Potala Palace is a state museum of China. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara

3. Four Answers: 
    a: Brazil 
    b: Cambodia 
    c: Colombia 
    d: Poland

4. b: left hand Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (May 28, 1738 – March 26, 1814) proposed on October 10, 1789 the use of a mechanical device to carry out death penalties in France . While he did not invent the guillotine, his name became an eponym for it.

5. Eight Answers:
    a: Leaving on a jet plane 
    b: The end 
    c: What a wonderful world 
    d: Great balls of fire 
    e: Jet airliner 
    f: Learn to fly 
    g: Jump 
    h: Dust in the wind

6. Zefram Cochrane Zefram Cochrane is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Portrayed by Glenn Corbett on television and James Cromwell in a motion picture, Cochrane is the first human to travel at warp speed. Cochrane's flight in 2063 garners the Vulcans' attention, leading to humanity's first contact with aliens.

7. Webbed feet

8. Get Smart The Cone of Silence is one of many recurring joke devices from Get Smart, an American comedy television series of the 1960s. In the series, whenever Maxwell Smart ("Agent 86") wanted to speak to his boss ("Chief") about a top secret matter, he would insist on the use of a comically defective technology called "the Cone of Silence." The Chief, usually with annoyed skepticism, would press a switch, causing the device to descend from above the Chief's desk, surrounding the heads of the two would-be conversers. The awkwardly impractical device was clear plastic in the shape of two interconnected inverted bowls. Part of the humor was in the irony that Agent 86 and Chief could never hear each other clearly, while bystanders in the room could hear everything they said. Often at the end of the labored conversation, the Chief would be terribly frustrated and upset.

9. Colombia Panama was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century. In 1821, under the leadership of the then-colonel in command, José de Fábrega, it declared its independence from Spain. It then joined Simón Bolívar's Republic of Gran Colombia (1819-1831), a federation made up of Venezuela, New Granada and Ecuador. When this dissolved in 1830 (formally in 1831), Panama became a province of New Granada (later to be renamed Colombia). This was an unstable relationship that lasted seventy three years. On 3 November 1903, Panama broke off from Colombia. The US gunboat Nashville prevented the Colombian military from sailing to Panama. An assault through the dense Panamanian jungle was impossible. The President of the Municipal Council, Demetrio H. Brid, the highest authority at the time, became its de facto president, appointing a Provisional Government on 4 November to run the affairs of the new republic. The United States, as the first country to recognize the new Republic of Panama, sent troops to protect its economic interests. The 1904 Constituent Assembly elected Dr. Manuel Amador Guerrero, a prominent member of the Conservative political party, as the first constitutional President of the Republic of Panama.

10. Asgard In Norse religion and Norse mythology, Asgard is the country or capital city of the Æsir. In the most ancient view, the Æsir were the gods. Etymologically, Asgard means the yard or enclosure of the spirits and is not an earthly place. In the works of Snorri Sturluson, the major source, the Æsir are the proto-Germanic people and Asgard is their homeland. Bifröst is in Norse mythology the bridge leading from the realm of mortals, Midgard, to the realm of the gods, Asgard, which the gods travel daily to hold their councils and pass judgements at Urdarbrunn (Well of Urd) under the shade of the tree Yggdrasill. The bridge itself is the rainbow and its guardian is the god Heimdallr, whose hall of Himinbjorg is located at the upper end of the bridge. The red color was the flaming fire, which served as a defense against the giants. The bridge is destroyed at the end of the world, Ragnarök. It was built by the Æsir.

 

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