Pauls Quiz 118

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1. Who were the two most successful actors in motor sport?

2. The Lima syndrome is the opposite to which syndrome?

3. Which two mammals sleep twenty or more hours a day ?

4. Who was the Roman equivalent for each of the following Greek gods? 
    a: Ares 
    b: Hades 
    c: Kronus 
    d: Nike

5. The name for which group of islands stems from a mythical land that was said to be found somewhere in the Atlantic? Second letter is an "N"

6. Which two painters have each sold more than one hundred paintings, each worth more one milion dollars?

7. Blue Gene Solution, Red Storm Cray and NovaScale 5160 are all examples of what?

8. A large city, a river, a saint, a queen and a male first name. Eight letters, Third letter "E" and last letter "E".

9. If it wasnt salt, what was white gold in 18th century Europe?    last letter 'n'

10. Name the four countrys with the most McDonalds in the world.

ANSWERS

1. Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

2. Stockholm syndrome (With Lima Syndrome the hostage takers sympathise with the hostages whereas with Stockholm syndrome the hostages sympathise with the hostage takers)Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed. Stockholm syndrome is also sometimes discussed in reference to other situations with similar tensions, such as battered person syndrome, rape cases, child abuse cases and bride kidnapping. The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal. The term Stockholm Syndrome was coined by the criminologist and psychiatrist Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the robbery, and referred to the syndrome in a news broadcast.

3. Koala bear and sloth

4. Four Answers:
    a: Mars 
    b: Pluto 
    c: Saturn 
    d: Victoria

5. Antilles The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. The Antilles are divided into two major groups: the "Greater Antilles" to the north including the larger islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico; and the smaller "Lesser Antilles" on the southeast — comprising the northerly Leeward Islands, the southeasterly Windward Islands, and the Leeward Antilles just north of Venezuela. The Bahamas, though part of the West Indies, are generally not included among the Antillean islands. The word Antilles originated in the period before the European conquest of the New World — Antilia being one of those mysterious lands which figured on the medieval charts, sometimes as an archipelago, sometimes as continuous land of greater or lesser extent, its location fluctuating in mid-ocean between the Canary Islands and India.

6. Picasso and Claude Monet

7. Super computers Blue Gene is a computer architecture project designed to produce several next-generation supercomputers, designed to reach operating speeds in the petaflops range, and currently reaching sustained speeds over 360 teraflops. Red Storm is a supercomputer architecture designed for the ASCI Thor's Hammer supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratory by Cray, Inc. The architecture was later productized as the Cray XT3. NovaScale 5160 business-critical servers from Bull are based on the latest generation of the Intel Itanium 2 processors. They deliver outstanding price/performance ratio and scalability.

8. Adelaide Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.1 million in 2004 Adelaide River is a river in the Northern Territory of Australia. It starts in Litchfield National Park and flows generally northwards to Clarence Strait, being crossed by both the Stuart Highway (at the township of Adelaide River) and the Arnhem Highway (near Humpty Doo). Saint Adelaide (931 – 16 December 999) was perhaps the most prominent European woman of the 10th century. She was the daughter of Rudolf II of Burgundy and Bertha of Swabia. Her feast day, December 16, is still kept in many German dioceses. Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia; later Queen Adelaide; 13 August 1792–2 December 1849) was the queen consort of William IV. Prior to becoming queen consort, she was known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Clarence.

9. Porcelain Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating selected and refined materials, often including clay in the form of kaolinite, to high temperatures. Porcelain was named after its resemblance to the white, shiny cowry, called in old Italian porcella (little pig), because the curved shape of its upper surface resembles the curve of a pig's back. The earliest porcelains originated in China possibly during the late Eastern Han dynasty 25-220 AD).

10. Four Answers: 
    USA, 
    Japan, 
    Canada and 
    Germany

 

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