Pauls Quiz 131

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1. In 1988, how many Chinese lived in caves:
    a. 500,000 
    b. 5,000,000 or 
    c. 35,000,000?

2. Complete the following pairs. 
    a. Tristan and ... 
    b. Romulus and ... 
    c. Moet and ... 
    d. Black and ...

3. In film, where do 002 and 004 die ?

4. What is the more common name for a ship type called bireme?

5. The Irish woman Violet Albina Gibson was one of four people in 1925 and 1926 who attempted to assassinate which political leader, best known for getting the trains to run on time ?

6. What are the new names for the following cities
    a. Kristiana 
    b. Edo 
    c. Saigon 
    d. Stalingrad 
    e. Tenochtitlan

7. Famous race horse and Russian ballet dancer. Eight letters, fourth letter "I" (as in india)

8. Which 1971 film, known for its violence was the first to use Dolby sound ?

9. Four of the worst ten maritime disasters all took place in 1945. In which sea were all four ships sunk?

10. Many people believe Lord Nelson said "kiss me Hardy" shortly before his death. Some historians also think those near  by misunderstood those last words. What were perhaps Nelson's last fateful words?


1. c. 35,000,000

2. Four Answers
    a. Isolde 
    b. Remus 
    c. Chandon 
    d. Decker

3. Gibraltar (in 'The Living Daylights') The Living Daylights, released in 1987, is the fifteenth spy film of the James Bond series, and the first to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. The film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story "The Living Daylights." The pre-title sequence of the film resembles the short story almost completely. The film begins with Bond investigating the deaths of a number of MI6 agents. A Soviet defector, Georgi Koskov, informs him that General Pushkin, head of the KGB, is systematically killing Western operatives. When Koskov is seemingly snatched back by the Soviets, Bond follows him across Europe, Afghanistan and Morocco. In the prologue, Agents 002, 004, and James Bond (007) parachute onto the Rock of Gibraltar to test its defences. 002 is captured almost immediately by the SAS, while Bond and 004 begin scaling the cliffs to the base. As they ascend an assassin appears and sends a tag reading Smert' Shpionam down the rope before cutting it, killing Agent 004. Bond witnesses the incident and gives chase to the assassin, ending in an explosives-laden Land Rover careening down Gibraltar's narrow roads and then into the air. Bond escapes in mid-air from the falling jeep, landing on a boat, while the assassin is killed.

4. Galley A galley is an ancient ship which can be propelled entirely by human oarsmen, used for warfare and trade. Oars are known from at least the time of the Egyptian Old Kingdom. Many galleys had masts and sails for use when the winds were favourable. Around the 7th or 6th century BC the design of galleys changed. Shipbuilders, probably Phoenician (seafaring people who lived on the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean), added a second row of oars above the first, creating the biere or bireme (these terms were probably not used at the time). The idea was copied around the Mediterranean. Soon afterwards a third row of oars was added, by adding an outrigger to the hull of a bireme. These new galleys became known as trieres ("three-fitted";) in Greek; the Romans called this design the triremis (in English, "trireme"). The origin of these changes remains uncertain; Thucydides attributes the innovation to the boat-builder Aminocles of Corinth in about 700 BC, but some scholars distrust this and suggest that the design came from Phoenicia. Herodotus (484 BC - ca. 425 BC) provides the first mention of triremes in action: he mentions that Polycrates, tyrant of Samos from 535 BC to 515 BC, had triremes in his fleet in 539 BC.

5. Benito Mussolini Violet Gibson (1876-1956) the sister of Baron Ashbourne, is best known for shooting Benito Mussolini. She shot Italy's Fascist leader in the middle of the street on 7 April 1926. Gibson attacked Mussolini as he left an assembly of physicians, to whom he had delivered a speech on the wonders of modern medicine. The bullet passed through both of Mussolini's nostrils. Gibson was almost lynched on the spot by an angry mob, but police intervened and took her off for questioning. Mussolini was wounded only slightly and after his nose was bandaged he continued his parade. At the time of the assassination attempt Violet Gibson was 50 years old and did not explain her reason for trying to assassinate Mussolini. It has been theorised that Gibson was insane at the time of the attack and the idea of assassinating Mussolini was given to her by an unknown third party. Gibson was later deported to Britain after being released without charge at the request of Mussolini. She spent the last 30 years of her life in an upscale mental asylum near Nottingham, England.

6. Five Answers
    a. Oslo 
    b. Tokyo 
    c. Ho Chi Minh City 
    d. Volgograd 
    e. Mexico City

7. Nijinsky 1: Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950, ballet dancer and choreographer)
2: Nijinsky II, a race horse

8. A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 film adaptation of a 1962 novel of the same name, by Anthony Burgess. The adaptation was produced, written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It stars Malcolm McDowell as the charismatic and psychopathic delinquent Alex DeLarge. The film features a soundtrack comprising mostly classical music selections and Moog synthesizer compositions by Wendy Carlos.

9. Baltic sea

10. "Kismet Hardy" kismet=fate Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB (29 September 1758 ? 21 October 1805) was a British admiral famous for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, most notably in the Battle of Trafalgar, a decisive British victory in the war, during which he lost his life. Nelson went against the conventional tactics of the time by cutting through the enemy's lines. Nelson was noted for his considerable ability to inspire and bring out the best in his men, to the point that it gained a name: "The Nelson Touch". His actions during these wars meant that before and after his death he was revered like few military figures have been throughout British history. have speculated that Nelson actually said "Kismet, Hardy", but this is unlikely, since the word kismet did not enter the English language until much later, although he may have heard the word used by a Turk. In Nelson's time, the word "kiss" also meant "touch" in the sense of any physical contact (not exclusively oral contact). Nelson may therefore simply have wanted Hardy to shake his hand or make some other physical gesture. Shortly after "God bless you Hardy", Nelson said, "Thank God I have done my duty", and then finally, "Drink, drink. Fan, fan. Rub, rub." He lost consciousness, the surgeon was called, and Nelson was declared dead at 16:30.


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