Pauls Quiz 127

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1. Which seldom seen album spent a record 741 weeks in the US charts?

2. Magic spells are kept in which kind of book? Eight letters, third letter "I", sixth letter "I".

3. Which song title follows.... 
    a: try once more like you did before sing a new song.... 
    b: Now I don't hardly know her, but I think I could love her...

4. A small religious community in modern hinduism. Six letters

5. What does Zorro mean ?

6. Name the two largest lakes in the world that start with the letter G .

7. Four men have won nine or more gold medals at the summer olympic games. Name them.

8. What did SS soldiers have tatooed on their armpits ?

9. In which films would you find the following characters:
    a: Frank Farmer 
    b: Mina Murray 
    c: Randal Patrick McMurphy?

10. What is the scientific name for 
    a: the northern lights 
    b: the southern lights


1. Dark side of the moonThe far (often mistaken for the Dark side) side of the Moon is the lunar hemisphere that is permanently turned away from the Earth. The far hemisphere was first photographed by the Soviet Luna 3 probe in 1959, and was first directly observed by human eyes when the Apollo 8 mission orbited the Moon in 1968. The rugged terrain is distinguished by a multitude of crater impacts, as well as relatively few lunar maria. It includes the largest known impact feature in the Solar System: the South Pole-Aitken basin. The far side has been suggested as a potential location for a large radio telescope, as it would be shielded from possible radio interference from Earth.

2. Grimoire A grimoire is a textbook of magic. Books of this genre, typically giving instructions for invoking angels or demons, performing divination and gaining magical powers, have circulated throughout Europe since the Middle Ages. Magicians were frequently prosecuted by the Christian church, so their journals were kept hidden to prevent them from being burned. Such books contain astrological correspondences, lists of angels and demons, directions on casting charms and spells, on mixing medicines, summoning unearthly entities, and making talismans. "Magical" books in almost any context, especially books of magical spells, are also called grimoires.

3. Two Answers:
    a: Chiqiuitita (Abba)  Lyrics: Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they’re leaving
You’ll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

    b: Crimson and clover (Originally by Tommy James And The Shondells, later performed by Dolly Parton) Lyrics: Now I don't hardly know her
But I think I could love her Crimson and clover
Ah , Well if she come walkin' over
Now I been waitin' to show her
Crimson and clover Over and over

4. Ashram An Ashram in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. Today, the term ashram is usually used to refer to an intentional community formed primarily for spiritual upliftment of its members, often headed by a religious leader or mystic. Traditionally, ashrams were usually located far from human habitation, in forests or mountainous regions, amidst refreshing natural surroundings conducive to spiritual instruction and meditation. Spiritual and physical exercises, such as the various forms of Yoga, were regularly performed by the residents of an ashram. Other sacrifices and penances, such as Yajnas were also performed. Many Ashrams also served as Gurukuls or residential schools for children. The word ashram is derived from the Sanskrit term "aashraya", which means protection. Ashrams have been a powerful symbol throughout Hindu history and theology. Most Hindu kings until the medieval ages are known to have had a sage who would advise the royal family in spiritual matters, or in times of crisis, who was called the rajguru which literally translates to royal teacher. A world-weary emperor going to this guru's ashram, and finding solace and tranquility, is a recurring motif in many folktales and legends of ancient India.

5. Fox Zorro (Spanish for Fox, and a by-word for cunning or devious) is the superhero secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega (originally Don Diego Vega), a fictional nobleman and master swordsman living in Spanish and Mexican-era California. He defends the people of the land against tyrannical governors and other villains; not only is he much too cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but he delights in publicly humiliating those same foes while riding on his horse Tornado. Zorro (often called "El Zorro" in early stories) was created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and first made his appearance in The Curse of Capistrano, serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. The character's visual motif is, typically, a black costume with a flowing Spanish cape, a flat-brimmed Andalusian-style hat, more appropriate to a California caballero than the wide sombrero the character wore in the original, and a black cowl mask that covers the top of the head from eye level upwards. (The mask covered his whole face in the original.) In addition, his favored weapon is a rapier which he often uses to leave his distinctive mark, a large 'Z' made with three quick cuts. He also uses a bullwhip, like the later Indiana Jones. In the original story, he used a pistol, but this has rarely been seen since.

6. "Great Slave" and "Great Bear"

7. Four Answers:
    Ray  Ewry (USA) 10 gold,
    Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 9 gold,
    Mark Spitz (USA) 9 gold,
    Carl Lewis (USA) 9 gold

8. Their blood group

9. Two Answers:
    a: The Bodyguard 
    b: Bram Stokers Dracula
    c: One flew over the cuckoos nest

10. Two Answers:    
    a: aurora borealis 
    b: aurora australis
Auroras (or aurorae) [singlular: aurora] are natural colored light displays, which are usually observed in the night sky, particularly in the polar zone. Some scientists therefore call them "polar auroras" (or "aurorae polaris").

In northern latitudes, it is known as the aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas. It often appears as a greenish glow (or sometimes a faint red), as if the sun were rising from an unusual direction. The aurora borealis is also called the northern lights, as it is only visible in the North sky from the Northern Hemisphere. The aurora borealis most often occurs from September to October and from March to April.

Its southern counterpart, aurora australis, has similar properties. Australis is the Latin word for "of the South".


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