Pauls Quiz 116

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1.Although there were only a few in 1904, four years later there were more than 10,000 permanent film theatres in the US. What name was given to these early film theatres?

2. The most famous department store in Moscow. Three letters

3. Which well known maritime word stems from the old Norse word for "outstretched arms"?

4. In song, "the world's your oyster" after one what?

5. What is the well-known Sicilian word for "well dressed" or "tastefull"? Second letter "A"

6. Which Olympic gold medal winner threw his medal in a river as protest agianst racism in the US ?

7. In 1902, a rule was introduced in England which forbid the participation of what kind of people playing in a football match? 
    a: women 
    b: blacks 
    c: miners

8. Delmonicos, Rules and Maxims are all famous examples of what ?

9. Candy, sugar, syrup and marzipan all stem from which language?

10. Who's description of his son was "the miracle which God let be born in Salzburg" ?


1. Nickelodeons The Nickelodeon (Nickel = 5¢-coin, Greek: Odeion = roofed over theatre) was an early 20th century form of small, neighbourhood movie theaters in the United States. Nickelodeons in competitive markets had a piano or organ, playing whatever music the pianist or organist knew that seemed appropriate to a scene (e.g. classic ragtime for a chase sequence, or what was called at the time "Eliza-crossing-the-ice" music during the scary moments). The name "Nickelodeon" was coined by Harry Davis and John P. Harris, who opened their small, storefront theatre with that name on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in June 1905. Though theirs was not the first theatre in the world to specialize in presenting movies, Davis and Harris found such great success with their operation that their concept of a five cent theatre running movies continuously was soon imitated by hundreds of ambitious entrepreneurs, as was the name of the theatre itself.

2. GUMGUM, or State Universal Store, a large department store in Moscow ("GUM" being the Russian language abbreviation for "Gosudarstvennyj Universalnyj Magazin").

3. Fathom A fathom is a unit of length in the Imperial system (and the derived U.S. customary units). The name derives from the Old English and Norse word fæðm meaning 'a pair of outstretched arms'. In Middle English it was fathme. Its size can vary from system to system. The most commonly used fathom today is the international fathom. There are 2 yards (6 feet) in a fathom.

4. One night in Bangkok"One Night in Bangkok" is a song originally released in 1984 by Murray Head, and later remixed for release by Vinylshakerz in 2005. The original version was one of the main tracks in the 1984 concept album for the musical Chess, and was written by former ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, with lyrics by Tim Rice. The release was a hit across the globe, topping the charts in many countries, including West Germany, Switzerland and Australia.

  Lyrics: One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
  The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
  You'll find a god in every golden cloister
  And if you're lucky then the god's a she
  I can feel an angel sliding up to me.

5. Mafia

6. Mohammed Ali

7. a: women From its inception the establishment did not like the idea of women playing football. On 23 August 1902, the FA council banned 'Ladies' matches.It was not until World war one that women's football boomed. With men away at war, women were drawn into the factories and many formed works football teams.

8. Restaurants

9. Arabic

10. Mozart's father Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (1719–1787) was a composer, music teacher and violinist. He was born in the city of Augsburg (Germany), and was legally a citizen of the Diocese of Salzburg (now in Austria), but spent much of his time in Vienna, Austria, (all within the Holy Roman Empire). He is best known today for being the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as writing the well-known book, Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule, but in his time, Leopold Mozart was well-known for his own musical compositions. Leopold believed that Wolfgang was a miracle of God and that he was given the duty by God to educate him and show his talents to the whole world. Once he described his son as "The miracle which God let be born in Salzburg." After numerous arguments, there was a split between father and son. After that, their relations improved but they started to regard themselves as fellow musicians rather than father and son.


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