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416 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. On which river will you find the Sutherland Falls, in New Zealand?


  2. What is the alternative name for the grey langur, or hanuman monkey, which is sacred in India, which comes from the name of an aged Sicilian boxer in Virgil's Aeneid?


  3. What was the name of the king of Lapiths, the trickster and best friend of Theseus, who was imprisoned in Hades after his attempt to abduct Persephone? Heracles tried, but failed to free him.


  4. What is the literal meaning of the Japanese warrior, “Samurai”?


  5. In astronomy, the asteroid that passes closer to the sun than Mercury, was named for which mythological figure?


  6. Which American President had the middle name of Abram?


  7. Arline, daughter of Count Arnheim, is the title character of which 1844 opera, by the Irish composer, Michael William Balfe?


  8. Which association for Conservative propaganda, was formed in 1883?


  9. Which artist, born in 1903, in what is now Latvia, originally painted in surrealist style, but later changed to large abstracts, he called "multiforms"?


  10. Which is the nearest constellation to the South Pole in the night sky?

  11. Which geological period, that extends from the end of the Devonian to the beginning of the Permian is, in the USA, usually broken into Mississippian and Pennsylvanian epochs?



  12. If a dish was described as Saint-Germain, which vegetable would it be served with?


  13. Mpingo wood is an African blackwood, used chiefly in the making of which kind of musical instruments, because of its tonal qualities?


  14. Under which straits does the Seikan tunnel, the second longest in the world, (after the Gotthard Base Tunnel), run from Honshu to Hokkaido?




  15. What was the Christian name of Mrs Dalloway, the wife of an MP, in Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, published in 1925?


  16. What, in Russia, is a kibitka?


  17. What is the name given to a minor canon, who administers the musical life of a cathedral?


  18. Signed on the 26th April 1915, the Treaty of London was a secret pact between England, France and Russia, and which other country, which agreed to declare war on Germany?


  19. What two word term is used in engineering for an engine, or other device, by which a natural source of energy in converted into mechanical power?


  20. On wine labels, what is the meaning of the word recolte?


416 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. THE ARTHUR RIVER


  2. THE ENTELLUS


  3. PIRITHOUS


  4. THOSE WHO SERVE


  5. ICARUS


  6. JAMES A GARFIELD


  7. THE BOHEMIAN GIRL


  8. THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE


  9. MARK ROTHKO, WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN 1970


  10. THE SOUTHERN TRIANGLE


  11. CARBONIFEROUS


  12. GREEN PEAS


  13. WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS, PARTICULARLY CLARINETS AND OBOES


  14. THE TSUGARU STRAIT




  15. CLARISSA


  16. A COVERED WAGON, ON WHEELS OR RUNNERS. IN KYRGYZSTAN, IT IS A CIRCULAR TENT OF LATTICEWORK AND FELT


  17. A PRECENTOR


  18. ITALY


  19. PRIME MOVER, WHICH HAS COME TO BE USED FIGURATIVELY FOR A PERSON WHO INSTIGATES, OR ORIGINATES SOMETHING


  20. VINTAGE (CROP)


416 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS




  1. On which river will you find the Sutherland Falls, in New Zealand? THE ARTHUR RIVER




  2. What is the alternative name for the grey langur, or hanuman monkey, which is sacred in India, which comes from the name of an aged Sicilian boxer in Virgil's Aeneid? THE ENTELLUS




  3. What was the name of the king of Lapiths, the trickster and best friend of Theseus, who was imprisoned in Hades after his attempt to abduct Persephone? Heracles tried, but failed to free him. PIRITHOUS




  4. What is the literal meaning of the Japanese warrior “Samurai”? THOSE WHO SERVE




  5. In astronomy, the asteroid that passes closer to the sun than Mercury, was named for which mythological figure? ICARUS


  6. Which American President had the middle name of Abram? JAMES A GARFIELD




  7. Arline, daughter of Count Arnheim, is the title character of which 1844 opera, by the Irish composer, Michael William Balfe? THE BOHEMIAN GIRL




  8. Which association for Conservative propaganda, was formed in 1883? THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE




  9. Which artist, born in 1903, in what is now Latvia, originally painted in surrealist style, but later changed to large abstracts, he called "multiforms"? MARK ROTHKO WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN 1970




  10. Which is the nearest constellation to the South Pole, in the night sky? THE SOUTHERN TRIANGLE




  11. Which geological period, that extends from the end of the Devonian to the beginning of the Permian is, in the USA, usually broken into Mississippian and Pennsylvanian epochs?
    CARBONIFEROUS


  12. If a dish was described as Saint-Germain, which vegetable would it be served with?
    GREEN PEAS




  13. Mpingo wood is an African blackwood, used chiefly in the making of which kind of musical instruments, because of its tonal qualities? WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS, PARTICULARLY CLARINETS AND OBOES




  14. Under which straits does the Seikan tunnel, the second longest in the world, (after the Gotthard Base Tunnel), run from Honshu to Hokkaido? THE TSUGARU STRAIT




  15. What was the Christian name of Mrs Dalloway, the wife of an MP, in Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, published in 1925? CLARISSA




  16. What, in Russia, is a kibitka? A COVERED WAGON, ON WHEELS OR RUNNERS. IN KYRGYZSTAN, IT IS A CIRCULAR TENT OF LATTICEWORK AND FELT




  17. What is the name given to a minor canon, who administers the musical life of a cathedral?
    A PRECENTOR




  18. Signed on the 26th April 1915, the Treaty of London was a secret pact between England, France and Russia, and which other country, which agreed to declare war on Germany? ITALY




  19. What two word term is used in engineering, for an engine, or other device, by which a natural source of energy in converted into mechanical power? PRIME MOVER, WHICH HAS COME TO BE USED FIGURATIVELY FOR A PERSON WHO INSTIGATES OR ORIGINATES SOMETHING




  20. On wine labels, what is the meaning of the word recolte? VINTAGE (CROP)






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