Pauls Quiz 113

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1.Which leader's name means "ocean" or "ocean of wisdom" ?

2. Which two very popular best selling toys were the brainchild of Frank Hornby ?
     (his wind-up and electric trains of the same name excluded)

3. In Star Trek, where is "New Berlin" ?

4. Some record stores in the US put a warning sticker with the words "explicit lyrics" on Frank Zappa`s 1986 album "Jazz from hell". Why was this unusual?

5. Who said "at least I can wear high heels now" after breaking up with her boyfriend?

6.  P & O shipping, what do P and O stand for ?        

7. Which two precious relics did Joseph of Arimathea and his descendants guard ?

8. Which battleship survived an encounter with the Bismark and was later the first battleship to be sunk by airplanes ?

9. Which noble man did Roger Moore play in a 1958 TV series before becoming a "saint"?

10. This is a real pub quiz question. What does a cerevisaphile love ?

ANSWERS

1. Dalai Lama "Dalai" means "Ocean" in Mongolian, and "Lama" (bla ma) is the Tibetan equivalent of the Sanskrit word "guru", and is commonly translated to mean "spiritual teacher". The actual title was first bestowed by the Mongolian ruler Altan Khan upon Sonam Gyatso in 1578. Gyatso was an abbot at the Drepung monastery who was widely considered the most eminent lama of his time. Although Sonam Gyatso became the first lama to hold the title "Dalai Lama", due to the fact that he was the third member of his lineage, he became known as the "3rd Dalai Lama". The previous two titles were conferred posthumously upon his earlier incarnations. Five Dalai Lamas were murdered by their Buddhist courtiers within 170 years

2. Meccano and Dinky Toys.

3. On the moon In Star Trek, New Berlin colony was a Federation colony that maintained a population during the late 24th century. In the 2350s, Benjamin Sisko and his friend Calvin Hudson were posted here. The colony is famous for its annual Mazurka Festival, which Benjamin and Jennifer Sisko, together with their friends Cal and Gretchen Hudson, attended in 2354. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I") In early 2370, the colony had falsely reported a renegade Borg attack in its star system. However, it turned out to be merely a Ferengi trader.

4. It was an instrumental without words Jazz from Hell is a jazz-rock instrumental album from Frank Zappa. It was released in 1986 by Barking Pumpkin Records (vinyl) and by Rykodisc (CD). All compositions were executed by Frank Zappa on the Synclavier DMS with the exception of "St. Etienne." "While You Were Art II" is a Synclavier performance based on a transcription of Zappa's improvised guitar solo on the track "While You Were Out" from the Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar album. The unreleased original Synclavier performance was done using only the unit's FM synthesis, while the recording found here was Zappa's "deluxe" arrangement featuring newer samples and timbres. In the initial Europe CD release, the album was featured as the second album on a "two for the price of one compilation," with nine tracks from Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention on the same disc. Zappa won a 1988 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for this album.

5. Nicole Kidman

6. Peninsular and Oriental

7. The Sangreal (holy grail) and the spear that pierced the side of Jesus Joseph of Arimathea was, according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus was crucified. A native of Arimathea, he was apparently a man of wealth, and probably a member of the Sanhedrin (which is the way bouleutēs, literally "counsellor", is often interpreted in Matthew 27:57 and Luke 23:50). Joseph was an "honourable counsellor, who waited (or "was searching") for the kingdom of God" (Mark 15:43), according to John 19:38 he was secretly a disciple of Jesus. As soon as he heard the news of Jesus' death, he "went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus." The Scholars Version notes this as "unexpected… Is Joseph in effect bringing Jesus into his family?" During the late 12th century, Joseph became connected with the Arthurian cycle as the first keeper of the Holy Grail. This idea first appears in Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie, in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Britain. This is elaborated upon in Boron's sequels and in later Arthurian works. Later retellings of the story contend that Joseph of Arimathea himself travelled to Britain and became the first (or at least an early) bishop of Christianity

8. HMS Prince of Wales HMS Prince of Wales (pennant number 53) was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, built at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, England. The Prince of Wales had a brief but active career, helping to stop the Bismarck and carrying Churchill to the Newfoundland Conference; however her loss to Japanese bombers in the Far East in 1941 is one of the events that led to the end of the battleship being considered the predominant class in naval warfare.

9. Wilfred van Ivanhoe Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819 and set in 12th century England, an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes given credit for helping to increase popular interest in the middle ages in 19th century Europe and America. Aside from the movie classice, there have also been many television adaptations of the novel, such as in the late 1950s, A television series based on the character of Ivanhoe starred Roger Moore as Ivanhoe.

10. Beer

 

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