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1. In regard to money, the pound is used by a lot of different countries as their primary currency. Which of the following countries is most closely associated with the pound as its main monetary unit?
2. In many countries, food items are sold by the pound. Before the introduction of the metric system in some countries, one pound (lb.) was equal to sixteen ounces (oz.). Under the metric system which is based on grams (gm) and kilograms (kg), what exact weight is equal to the 16-ounce pound?
3. 'Pound', like so many other words, has different grammatical uses and meanings. On what common household item will you usually find a 'pound' key?
4. A common phrase used in the English language refers to when a person gets up early and goes walking for hours in search of a job. It is said that this person has to "pound" something. Which phrase about job-hunting am I referring to?
5. One unpleasant definition of "pound" is to "strike vigorously, with repeated blows". This definition certainly alludes to how heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson pounded most of his opponents. With that in mind, which unbeaten fighter and IBF champion did Mike Tyson pound in 1988 in all of 91 seconds? (This fighter's brother, Leon, gave Muhammad Ali one of his few career defeats).
6. The movie "Seven Pounds" (2008) starred Will Smith. In November 2008, it opened in five cities with all proceeds from the screening going to those regions' food banks. With "pound" being the theme of this quiz, what Shakespearean play was being referred to in the title of this movie? (Shylock, a character in the play, demanded his "pound of equal flesh").
7. The poet Ezra Loomis Pound was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey Idaho. When WWII happened, Pound became enamored with Italy's fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Pound made anti-American radio broadcasts and was arrested as a traitor. Although deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, he still received punishment. Which of the following punishments did he receive?
8. "Pound" can also refer to one of my favourite desserts! Mix together flour, eggs, butter, fine sugar, some baking powder, a little salt, and some vanilla. Put it in a cooking container and place it the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees. What delicious dessert are you taking out of the oven sixty minutes later?
9. Which of the following public service employees might have to utilize a certain type of "pound" for temporary keeping?
10. There's an ancient proverb, which is over 760 years old, that says "___ is worth a 'pound' of cure". What four words am I looking for that are worth a 'pound' of cure?
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