Pauls Quiz 115

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1. Which Greek god's weapon is found on the flag of Barbados?

2. Every Englishman knows the French word for a large, covered metal or stoneware pot. What is it ?

3. Which two words were used to label gangsters in the depression years like Dillinger, machine gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby face Nelson, Pretty boy Floyd and the Ma Barker gang?

4. What didn't priests in ancient Eygpt have that almost every human has?

5. True or False: In Japan you can buy live sea horses with little tiny saddles attached?

6. The skin excluded, which organ when removed can survive the longest outside the body?

7. Angel stems from the Greek word Angeloi. What does it mean:
    a: messenger 
    b: guardian or
    c: light bringer?

8. Strange but true! In the Victorian era two Richard Parker's were the victims of maritime cannibalism in a lifeboat (lets eat the cabin boy). In which recent best selling book is a main character a Richard Parker in a lifeboat?

9. On which country's flag would you find the blue chakra?

10. Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Dominations and Thrones are five of the nine what?


1. Poseidon (his trident) Flag of barbadosThe national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on November 30, 1966, the island's first Independence Day. It consists of a triband of two bands of ultramarine separated by a golden middle band. A black trident head is centred within the golden band. Irvin Burgie was the creator of the flag. The trident head - also known as the 'broken trident' - symbolizes Barbados' independence from the United Kingdom (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident), and each point represents a point of democracy. The ultramarine bands symbolise the ocean and the sky, and the golden band symbolises the sand of Barbados.

2. Marmite Marmite is a British spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. The British version is sticky, dark brown paste with a distinctive, powerful taste. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it". It is similar to the Australian Vegemite and Swiss Cenovis, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, while Bovril is not. The image on the front of the British jar shows a marmite (French, "large covered earthenware or metal cooking pot"). The British Marmite was originally supplied in earthenware pots, but has long been sold in glass jars that approximate the shape of such pots. A thinner version in squeezable plastic jars was introduced in March 2006.

3. Public enemies Public enemy is a term which was first widely used in the United States in the 1930s to describe individuals whose activities were seen as criminal and extremely damaging to society. The term was first popularised in April 1930 by Frank J. Loesch, then chairman of the Chicago Crime Commission, in an attempt to publicly denounce Al Capone and other Chicago gangsters. It was later appropriated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI who used it to describe various notorious fugitives that they were pursuing throughout the 1930s. Among the criminals whom the FBI called "Public Enemies" were John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker and Alvin Karpis. The term was used so extensively during the 1930s that some writers call that period of the FBI's early history the "Public Enemy Era".

4. Body hair (they even plucked their eyebrows and eye lashes)

5. True

6. The lungs

7. a: Messenger An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. In Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism, angels, as attendants or guardians to man, typically act as messengers from God. Angelology is a branch of theology that deals with a hierarchical system of angels, messengers, celestial powers or emanations, and the study of these systems. It primarily relates to Kabbalistic Judaism and Christianity, where it is one of the ten major branches of theology, albeit an often neglected one.

8. Life of Pi Life of Pi is a novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. The protagonist Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores the issues of religion and spirituality from an early age and survives 227 days shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean. First published by Knopf Canada in September 2001, the novel won the prestigious Man Booker Prize the following year. Richard Parker is the Bengal Tiger who is stranded on a lifeboat with Pi Patel. In the allegory, Richard Parker is the animalistic characteristics of humanity. The journey centers on being able to control Richard Parker and thus human suppression of their animalistic characteristics, though it is really the tiger that helps Pi stay alive because it is these primal animalistic instincts that allowed him to get food and water over other needs. Pi realizes that it is with coexistence with Richard Parker that he will be able to survive. He comments that “We would live—or we would die—together”. Richard Parker is a part of Piscine Molitor Patel and thus it is through the coexistence of the both of them that allows the survival of both.

9. India (24 spoked wheel) Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning wheel. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during an ad hoc meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on the 22 July 1947, a few days before India's independence from the British on 15 August, 1947. It has served as the national flag of the Dominion of India between 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950 and that of the Republic of India thereafter. The flag is a horizontal tricolour of "deep saffron" at the top, white in the middle, and green at the bottom. In the centre, there is a navy blue wheel with twenty-four spokes, known as the Ashoka Chakra, taken from the Lion Capital of Asoka erected atop Ashoka pillar at Sarnath.The Ashoka Chakra is a depiction of the Dharmacakra, the Wheel of Dharma. The wheel has 24 spokes.

10. Order of angels. The other four are angels, archangels, cherubim and seraphim From the comparative study of the Old Testament and New Testament passages, including their ethymology and semantics, the above mentioned theological works (which contain variations), and esoteric Christian teachings, the descending order of rank can be inferred as following:
First Sphere (Old Testament sources) 
    Ophanim (Thrones/Wheels)
Second Sphere (New Testament sources) 
    Thrones (Gr. thronos) 
    Dominions (Gr. kuriotes) 
    Principalities (Gr. arche)
Third Sphere 
    Powers (Gr. exousia) 


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