Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|For a short time in the series, Remo was actually married to a maiden of the village...weighing 300 lbs with a temper that made Roseanne look like Mother Theresa. What was her name?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Poo. As with Poo, most of the maidens of Sinanju matched in beauty and temperament, as there was hardly any. 'The Beast' was the nickname of Mah Li, so named by the villagers because she was very beautiful, but looked caucasian. Ruby Gonzales was a former C.I.A. operative approached by Chiun to bear Remo's children.
|Amoung the rogue's gallery of criminals Remo and Chiun have faced over the years, one of the more unusual is Mr. Gordons. What is unusual about him?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
He is an android. Created by Dr. Vanessa Carleton, an alcoholic genius who named her creations after brands of liquor, Mr. Gordons survives by assimilating into any form. His trademark greeting is, 'Hello is all right'.
Nuihc. 'Chiun' spelled backwards. This was Chiun's true name, but he reversed it in disgust over his nephew's 'killing for money and keeping it' instead of supporting the village. Nuihc was killed by Chiun to save Remo.
|In several stories, as Remo is pushed to the limit of his training and endurance, he undergoes a mysterious change to become like an ancient god of destruction. What is the god's name?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Shiva. 'I am created, Shiva, the Destroyer...Death, the Shatterer of worlds...the Dead White Tiger made whole by the Master of Sinanju. Who is this dog meat that stands before me?'
|As a paid assasin, Chiun is the sole breadwinner for his village. If he does not get paid, he tearfully claims to have to 'send the babies home to the sea' or drown them for lack of support. What is the only 'currency' he will accept?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Gold bars. Gold bars, delivered by submarine at midnight into the armpit of North Korea where a vast fortune has been amassed for centuries.
Emperor. Chiun says that Masters of Sinanju work only for kings and emperors, not elected officials who perform menial tasks. Smith doesn't like it, but takes it in stride.
|Remo was placed under the tututelage of a wizened Korean assasin named Chiun, who was to train him in what Chiun called the sun source of all the martial arts. What is it called?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Sinanju. Named after the village where he comes from, Chiun is the latest in a long line of assasins paid out to the highest bidder. Remo is the first white ever to be trained in Sunanju.
|In need of an enforcement arm, a young rookie cop name Remo Williams was framed for murder and executed, only to be revived and trained to be an assassin. What was the primary deciding factor to choose him?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Lack of any living relatives. No relatives meant no one would miss him.
|In the early 60's, a young soon-to-be-assasinated president selected this man as head of the organization for his loyalty to his country as well as his total lack of imagination. Who is the head of the organization?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
Harold Smith. Despite a stellar service record in the O.S.S. and C.I.A., Smith is a grey man in a grey suit and a grey tie and a grey life. The only physical difference between now and when he was first selected is his lack of hair.
|This organization is an invisible arm of the U.S. constitution, insuring it is upheld without actually breaking it. It is based in a sanitarium in Rye, NY. What is the name of this secret organization?||'The Destroyer' Novel Series
CURE. 'CURE' is not an acronym for anything...it is simple the 'cure' for those who bypass the constitution for their own ends.
|At the age of 8, Sor Juana locked herself in her Grandfather's library. What did she do to herself in order to concentrate?||Sor Juana and Poetry
|Which Mythic figure was Sor Juana fascinated with? St. Augustine called him the 'Great God of Silence'?||Sor Juana and Poetry
|In the poem 'Divine Narcissus', Sor Juana is referring to which person in history?||Sor Juana and Poetry
|Which Greek philosopher does Sor Juana suggest in this verse: 'I, like air filling vacuum, like fire feeding on matter, like rocks plummeting earthward...'?||Sor Juana and Poetry
|Sor Juana wrote during the Baroque time of verse. Who was the leading exponent of this rigid style?||Sor Juana and Poetry
Santa Paula of the Hieronymite Order.
Ulrich von Liechtenstein. Pretty gross, isn't it? I wonder what the young lady thought of his gift?
wine. At a siege (he was one of the attackers), he became very thirsty. When the defenders gave way, he was sweating heavily. Instead of drinking water, he drank wine, which brought on a fever which was the cause of his death.
Jaufre Rudel. THe story goes that he loved her even though they had never met. He sent her tons of poems until she finally invited him over. He took one look at her and keeled over in her arms, dead from love. Unfortunately, this did not happen. He did not die in the arms of the Countess and lived on until old age.
Bavaria. He got in big trouble for that (unlike King Henry VIII, who executed TWO of his six wives and got away with it).
False . In fact, most knights could do somersaults and vault back on to their horses in the blink of an eye in their armor!
A lion . A tame one, of course.
crush you into a ball. Penny-winks would squeeze your thumbs, 'The Boot' would crush your leg with wedges, and the infamous rack would pull you apart.
a golden lion and a velvet cap. The bear was given out in London.
Finch. Alayne persuades Renny to pay for piano lessons. It certainly pays off, as in later books he becomes a professional concert pianist.