Sunday, December 18, 2016

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"Peter Smyth" <>: Dec 18 09:50AM

Mark Brader wrote:
> 1. The role that brought Irons fame was that of Charles Ryder,
> in a 1981 British television adaptation of an Evelyn Waugh novel.
> Name the novel.
Brideshead Revisited
> the TV series "The Borgias", playing the role of patriarch
> Rodrigo Borgia. By what title is Rodrigo Borgia better known
> in history?
Pope Gregory IX
> Simon Gruber (brother of the villainous Hans Gruber, who was
> played by Alan Rickman in the original film). Name the franchise
> or the specific movie.
Indiana Jones
> 8. In 1998, Irons played a musketeer alongside John Malkovich,
> Gérard Depardieu, and Gabriel Byrne in the movie "The Man in
> the Iron Mask". What was his character's name?
Aramis, Porthos
> 10. Irons has also done voice work in animated movies. He provided
> the voice of the villainous brother Scar in a 1994 Disney movie.
> Name the film.
Lion King
> A2. There is no standard way to measure waterfall height, but
> most experts agree that Angel Falls is the tallest in
> the world. In which country can you find it?
> B1. Who was "Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky,
> with hideous ruin and combustion down, to bottomless
> perdition"?
> B2. Which literary character seemed to have met his doom by
> being cast off a cliff into Reichenbach Falls, but was
> later revived by the author due to public pressure?
Sherlock Holmes
> about Germany.
> C2. Name Edward Gibbon's historical masterpiece, published in
> the late 18th century.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
> Earth's axis is not perpendicular to the plane of its
> orbit around the Sun, but is tilted -- by how much, plus
> or minus 1½°?
6 degrees, 9 degrees
> E2. At which point of the compass does the Sun set on the evening
> of the fall equinox, as seen from every point on the globe?
> runner Zola Budd may or may not have caused an American
> runner to fall during the women's 3,000 m event. Name the
> American runner.
Mary Decker
> F2. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, TV viewers in North
> America could see Yugoslavian Vinko Bogotaj ["BO-ga-tie"]
> fall horrifically every week. What show were they watching?
Peter Smyth
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