Pauls Quiz 130

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1. What is the name of the famous art-deco skyscraper in New York city ?

2.With the aid of the initials in brackets, name one of  the early films for each of the following persons. 
    a: Michael Caine  (Z)
    b: Liz Taylor   (LCH)
    c: Arnold Schwarzenegger  (HINY)
    d: Sting  (Q)
    e: Steve McQueen  (TB)
    f: Peter Sellers  (LK)

3. What kind of people would hook themselves up to a thanatron device ?

4. In which Brian de Palma film is the word f*** spoken a record 206 times ?

5. Which general at the battle of Waterloo was a loony and claimed he was pregnant and would give birth to an elephant ?

6. Mole is a popular paste in Mexico. Mole is a mixture of chillis and what ?

7. Which competion took place between Bishops Rock and Ambrose fire ship ?

8. Which E.U. country drove on the left hand side of the road until the  the late 1960`s ?

9. Which four footballers have played the most minutes in football world cup matches?

10. Greek word for dominating woman. Six letters, third letter "A"


1. Chrysler building The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at 319 m (1,047 ft) high, it was briefly the world's tallest building before it was overtaken by the Empire State Building in 1931. However, the Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick building. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it is again the second tallest building in New York City. This classic example of Art Deco architecture is considered by many, at least among contemporary architects, to be the finest building in New York City.

2. Six Answers
    a: Zulu 
    b: Lassie come home 
    c: Hercules in New York 
    d: Quadrophenia 
    e: The Blob 
    f: Lady Killers

3. People wishing to die The Thanatron, or death machine, was a device created by Dr. Jack Kevorkian to aid in the euthanasia of his patients. The device functioned through an intravenous injection. First a drip of saline solution would be started, then the patient would trigger the delivery of sodium thiopental to initiate a coma. After 60 seconds the device would automatically deliver a dose of potassium chloride, capable of stopping the heart within minutes. After the first two deaths Kevorkian stopped use of the Thanatron, as his medical license had been revoked and he could no longer obtain the necessary drugs for its use.

4. Scarface Scarface is a 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Antonio "Tony" Montana. A loose remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks gangster film of the same title, it tells the story of a fictional Cuban refugee who comes to Florida in 1980 as a result of the Mariel Boatlift. Tony becomes a gangster against the backdrop of the 1980s cocaine boom. The film chronicles his rise to the top of Miami's criminal underworld and subsequent downfall in Greek tragedy fashion. The film is dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, who were the writers of the original Scarface.

5. Gebhard Leberecht von Bl?cher (that Prussian is also acceptable) Gebhard Leberecht von Bl?cher (; December 16, 1742 - September 12, 1819), Graf (Count), later elevated to F?rst (Prince) von Wahlstatt, was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in 1813 and at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Honorary citizen of Rostock and Berlin bore the nickname "Marschall Vorw?rts" ("Marshal Forwards!") because of his approach to warfare. There is a German idiom to this day, "ran wie Bl?cher" ("on it like Bl?cher"), meaning that someone is taking a very direct and aggressive action, in war or otherwise. In his later life, Bl?cher became slightly mad, and was said to be under the impression, among other things, that he had been impregnated with an elephant at the hands of a French infantryman. He retained to the end of his life that wildness of character and proneness to excesses which had caused his dismissal from the army in his youth, but however they may be regarded, these faults sprang always from the ardent and vivid temperament which made Bl?cher a dashing leader of people.

6. Chocolate Mole (MOH-leh) is the generic name for several sauces used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. In English, it often refers to a specific sauce which is known in Spanish by the more specific name mole poblano. The word is also widely known in the combined form guacamole (avocado mole). Mole poblano is prepared with dried chile peppers (commonly ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle), ground nuts and/or seeds (almonds, indigenous peanuts, and/or sesame seeds), spices, Mexican chocolate (cacao ground with sugar and cinnamon and occasionally nuts), salt, and a variety of other ingredients including charred avocado leaves.

7. Blue Band or ribbon

8. Sweden

9. Lothar Matthaus, Paolo Maldini, Uwe Seeler and Diego Maradona

10. Amazon The Amazons were a mythical ancient nation of all-female warriors. Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia. Speculation based on archaeological evidence that some Sarmatian women may have participated in battle has led scholars to suggest that the Amazonian legend in Greek mythology could have been inspired by real warrior women, though this remains a minority opinion among classical historians. This word is probably derived from the Iranian ethnonym *ha-mazan-, originally meaning "warriors". The Greek variant of the name was connected by popular etymology to a- (privative) + mazos, "without breast", connected with an aetiological tradition that Amazons had their right breast cut off or burnt out, so they would be able to use a bow more freely and throw spears without the physical limitation and obstruction; there is no indication of this practice in works of art, in which the Amazons are always represented with both breasts, although the right is frequently covered.


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