POP QUIZ: THE NOSE KNOWS
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The answers to this one are right in front of you…
1) What comedian, singer and actor with a career spanning five decades was affectionately known as “The Schnozzola”?
2) Which Russian composer wrote the opera “The Nose”, in which a man’s nose is detached from his face, and runs about the town causing mischief?
3) The phrase “Follow your nose! It always knows!” was used frequently in TV commercials for what food product (and I’m using the word ‘food’ loosely here)?
4) In the nursery rhyme ‘Sing A Song Of Sixpence’, whose nose is pecked off by a black bird (aren’t children’s rhymes sweet)?
5) Beginning with an argument over whether a certain mathematical formula was legitimate, who lost his nose in a sword fight in 1566?
6) Who wrote the original ‘Adventures Of Pinocchio’?
7) In Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, act 4 scene 1, the witches cast a spell which includes “Gall of goat, and slips of yew, Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse, Nose of…” what? Hint: it doesn’t rhyme.
8) During the black plague epidemics in Europe, ‘Plague Doctors’ often wore masks with long beak-like noses on them, and stuffed the noses full of what?
9) In ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, Cyrano believes that his large nose makes him ugly, and therefore unworthy of the love of which character?
10) According to various stories, Napoleon’s soldiers or British troops or Mamluk slave-soldiers may have but Muhammad Sa’im al-Dahr probably did destroy the nose of what famous monument?