Pot Luck Quiz 3

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1. Napoleon used two living objects as symbols of his empires. The first was an eagle, what was the second (Clue: Used as a symbol of immortality and resurrection)?

2. The Society Islands are a group of islands in the south Pacific Ocean that consist of two smaller groups of islands. What are these two groups of islands called (Eight letters and Seven letters)?

3. How are the people who tried to save the world from the Chernobyl's disaster better known?

4. Which country is the largest and most populous country in the South Caucasus, located partially in Eastern Europe and partially in Western Asia? (Clue: It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Iran to the south, Armenia to the west, Georgia to the northwest, and Russia to the north)

5. Russia shares land borders with many countries, the smallest being less than 20km in length. With which country does Russia share it's smallest land border?

6. In order to cope with vast traffic problems in Rome, Julius Caesar introduced which still-used scheme:
   a: Roundabouts
   b: Traffic Lights
   c: Pedestrian Zones
   d: Underground Subways?

7. What is the SI unit of magnetic flux density (or magnetic inductivity)?

8. What eight-letter word means an act of mass impulse among herd animals or a crowd of people in which the herd (or crowd) collectively begins running with no clear direction or purpose?

9. As a child, Princess Dala received the Pink Panther as a gift from her father, the Shah of Lugash. The Pink Panther was the largest what in the world?

10. Until recently scientists believed the oldest tree in the world was found in California. Now however a tree in Sweden may take that honour. Carbon dating shows it to be anywhere between 4,500 and 8,000 years old. This dapper old specimen is what kind of tree?

11. Let's say you weigh 70 kg. How many kilos of that is water? Plus or minus 5 kg.

12. What are the first four words to the American Declaration Of Independence?

13. Some scientists believe that a mega tsunami resulting from the eruption of a volcano located in which country could wipe out the US eastern seaboard?

14. Who was the first German footballer to play for Real Madrid?

15. Prior to the adoption of the Euro, what was the currency in Portugal?

16. What is the name of the local hangout in TV's Friends?

17. What is the name of U2's 2009 studio album?

18. The following words are from which famous song:
   "Someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm. I know and it's been comin' for some time "

19. Spuds You Like:
  a. Who wrote the novel Goodbye Mr Chips?
  b. Who had a Top Ten hit in 1973 with Monster Mash?
  c. Which Channel Island is known for its potatoes?
  d. What nationality was the actor Chips Rafferty?
  e. Which explorer is supposed to have introduced the potato to Britain?
  f. In which decade was the Irish potato famine?
  g. Who wrote the play Chips With Everything?
  h. What name is given to the potato cakes that are a feature of Jewish cuisine?
  i. Which former leading politician was mocked for his public inability to spell 'potatoes"?
  j. Which Harry Enfield character had a daughter called Spudulika?

20. How was Rodrigo D?az de Vivar better known?

ANSWERS

1. The bee (Golden bees were discovered in 1653 in Tournai in the tomb of Childeric I, founder in 457 of the Merovingian dynasty and father of Clovis. They were considered as the oldest emblem of the sovereigns of France).

2. Windward and Leeward Islands

3. Chernobyl Terminators or Terminators (Russian: Likvidatory)

4. Azerbaijan.

5. North Korea

6. c: Pedestrian Zones

7. Tesla

8. STAMPEDE

9. Diamond

10. (Norway) Spruce tree

11. 50.4 kg

12. "When in the course ...."

13. Spain. The volcano Cumbre Vieja on the island La Palma.

14. G?nter Netzer

15. Escudo

16. Central Perk

17. No line on the horizon

18. Have you ever seen the rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

19. Ten Answers:
  a. James Hilton
  b. Bobby Boris Plckett and the Crypt Kickers
  c. Jersey
  d. Australian
  e. Sir Walter Raleigh
  f. 1840s
  g. Arnold Wesker
  h. Latkes
  i. Dan Quayle
  j. Wayne Slob

20. El Cid (Campeador)

 

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