Pauls Quiz 120

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1. A guitar pick used by Kurt Cobain is found where:
    a: in the rock and roll hall of fame 
    b: in Neil Young's curio cabinet 
    c: on Mars?

2. What is the well known name for the cosmonaut training centre in Russia?

3. The old Romanian word Dracula or Dracul meant dragon or serpent. What does it mean today?

4. The Ukraine in the 1930s. "Holodomor" is often called the Ukrainian genocide. Millions died. How ?

5. Which words starting with the letters 'Ch' mean  
    a: Knight 9 letters 
    b: a herbal liquor  10 letters 
    c: armour for some insects  6 letters 
    d: a kind of lace  9 letters  
    e: Chinese dog  8 letters  
    f: yellow/brown  7 letters

6. Most of which language was created by a one armed man?

7. In which TV show does Paul McCartney claim that if you play his song 'Maybe I'm amazed' backwards you can hear a great recipe for lentil soup ?

8. Arlene, World war II and Bastet are all examples of what?

9. Which Charlie Chaplin film was banned in most of south america when first released ?

10. Which book is based upon the adventures of Alexander Selkirk ?


1. a: on Mars

2. Star City Star City (Russian: Zvyozdny Gorodok or Starry Town) is a highly restricted military facility northeast of Moscow, served by Chkalovskoye/Airport Chkalovskiy airfield, where cosmonauts have been trained at the Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre (GCTC) since the 1960s. In the Soviet era the town was a highly confidential and secured area, isolated from the rest of the world. Today, many Russian cosmonauts live in Star City with their families. The town has its own post office, shops, railway station and a museum of space travel. In the mid- to late 1990s, groups of select students from the high school in Star City participated in the Russian American Cultural Exchange Program (RACE). Students first hosted, then visited, American counterparts attending the 5 high schools in the Sewanhaka Central High School District on Long Island.

3. Devil

4. Starvation The Ukrainian famine (1932-1933), or Holodomor, was one of the largest national catastrophes of the Ukrainian nation in modern history with direct loss of human life in the range of millions (estimates vary). While the famine in Ukraine was a part of a wider famine that also affected some other regions of the USSR such as Kazakhstan and Volga German Republic, the name Holodomor is specifically applied to the events that took place in territories populated by ethnic Ukrainians. The word comes from the Ukrainian words holod, ‘hunger’, and mor, ‘plague’, possibly from the expression moryty holodom, ‘to inflict death by hunger’.

5. Six Answers:
    a: Chevalier 
    b: Chartreuse 
    c: Chitin 
    d: Chantilly 
    e: Chow Chow 
    f: Chamois

6. American sign language ( ASL ) American Sign Language (ASL; less commonly Ameslan) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico. Although the United Kingdom and the United States share English as a spoken and written language, British Sign Language (BSL) is quite different from ASL, and the two sign languages are not mutually intelligible.

7. The Simpsons

8. Cats - Arlene in Garfield, WWII in Peanuts and Bastet is an Eygptian goddess

9. The Great Dictator

10. Robinson Crusoe


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