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532 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. What was the first name of gangster, "Lucky" Luciano?


  2. Which terrorist group was founded in August 1970, by Renato Curcio, a student at the University of Trento, his girlfriend Margherita Cagol and Alberto Franceschini?


  3. Which Johannesburg suburb, the location of Liliesleaf Farm where African National Congress leaders were arrested in 1963, lent its name to the trial of Nelson Mandela and others, who were charged with 221 acts of sabotage?


  4. In architecture, what is an exedra?


  5. Which popular children's picture book, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, depicts a young boy's dream journey through a surreal baker's kitchen, where he assists in the creation of a cake, to be ready by the morning?


  6. Species of which insect, related to moths and butterflies, build an underwater case of silk bound gravel, sand and twigs in which an individual will remain as a pupa, before hatching out as a fly?


  7. What is the name given to the component in a computer's hard drive, that performs the mathematical, or real number functions?


  8. To which English dramatist and poet, was the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, mistress?




  9. Who was the Egyptian goddess of the rain?


  10. At which battle, in Italy in 216 BC, did the Carthaginians under Hannibal, defeat the Romans under Varro?


  11. So called because it is attractive to insects, which is the classic fairytale toadstool, consisting of a white stem, and a red cap with white dots?


  12. As a consequence of the belief that it was brought to Europe by the Crusaders, Syrah, the red wine grape of the Rhone valley, shares its English name with which city in Iran?


  13. The name of which ancient city, means “new city”, in the Phoenician language?


  14. Shahjalal International Airport serves which Asian capital?


  15. Which Mozart opera is based on the story of Lulu, which was written by Jakob August Liebeskind?


  16. The Swiss astrophysicist, Fritz Zwicky, is believed to have provided the first evidence in 1933, for what phenomenon, which is undetectable by its emitted radiation?


  17. What was a spur royal?


  18. In which sphere of industry or commerce, is the name of Arthur Maiden famous?


  19. Which word for a tomboy comes from the Dutch word for a heathen, or gypsy?


  20. Jane, Melissa and Sophie Wackles are characters in which Dickens' novel?


532 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. CHARLES


  2. THE RED BRIGADE


  3. RIVONIA


  4. IT'S A SEMI CIRCULAR RECESS OR PLINTH, OFTEN CROWNED BY A SEMI-DOME, WHICH IS SOMETIMES SET INTO A BUILDING'S FACADE, OR IS FREE-STANDING


  5. IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN


  6. THE CADDISFLY, WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS A SEDGE FLY


  7. FPU - FLOATING POINT UNIT


  8. WILLIAM CONGREVE (1670-1729)




  9. TEFNUT


  10. CANNAE


  11. FLY AGARIC


  12. SHIRAZ


  13. CARTHAGE


  14. DHAKA (CAPITAL OF BANGLADESH)


  15. THE MAGIC FLUTE


  16. DARK MATTER


  17. AN EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH GOLD COIN ISSUED IN THE REIGN OF JAMES I. IT WAS A DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROSE NOBLE WHICH WAS WORTH 15 SHILLINGS IN THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH I. THE COIN BORE A STAR, LIKE A SPUR ROWEL


  18. (OUTDOOR) ADVERTISING


  19. A HOYDEN


  20. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (THE SISTERS RAN A SMALL DAY-SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, WITH THEIR MOTHER)


532 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS




  1. What was the first name of gangster, "Lucky" Luciano? CHARLES




  2. Which terrorist group was founded in August 1970, by Renato Curcio, a student at the University of Trento, his girlfriend Margherita Cagol and Alberto Franceschini? THE RED BRIGADE




  3. Which Johannesburg suburb, the location of Liliesleaf Farm where African National Congress leaders were arrested in 1963, lent its name to the trial of Nelson Mandela and others, who were charged with 221 acts of sabotage? RIVONIA




  4. In architecture, what is an exedra? IT'S A SEMI CIRCULAR RECESS OR PLINTH, OFTEN CROWNED BY A SEMI-DOME, WHICH IS SOMETIMES SET INTO A BUILDING'S FACADE, OR IS FREE-STANDING




  5. Which popular children's picture book, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, depicts a young boy's dream journey through a surreal baker's kitchen, where he assists in the creation of a cake, to be ready by the morning? IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN




  6. Species of which insect, related to moths and butterflies, build an underwater case of silk bound gravel, sand and twigs in which an individual will remain as a pupa, before hatching out as a fly? THE CADDISFLY WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS A SEDGE FLY




  7. What is the name given to the component in a computer's hard drive, that performs the mathematical or real number functions? FPU - FLOATING POINT UNIT




  8. To which English dramatist and poet, was the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, mistress? WILLIAM CONGREVE (1670-1729)




  9. Who was the Egyptian goddess of the rain? TEFNUT




  10. At which battle, in Italy in 216 BC, did the Carthaginians under Hannibal, defeat the Romans under Varro? CANNAE




  11. So called because it is attractive to insects, which is the classic fairytale toadstool, consisting of a white stem and a red cap with white dots? FLY AGARIC




  12. As a consequence of the belief that it was brought to Europe by the Crusaders, Syrah, the red wine grape of the Rhone valley, shares its English name with which city in Iran? SHIRAZ




  13. The name of which ancient city, means “new city”, in the Phoenician language? CARTHAGE




  14. Shahjalal International Airport serves which Asian capital? DHAKA (CAPITAL OF BANGLADESH)


  15. Which Mozart opera is based on the story of Lulu, which was written by Jakob August Liebeskind? THE MAGIC FLUTE


  16. The Swiss astrophysicist, Fritz Zwicky, is believed to have provided the first evidence in 1933, for what phenomenon, which is undetectable by its emitted radiation? DARK MATTER


  17. What was a spur royal? AN EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH GOLD COIN ISSUED IN THE REIGN OF JAMES I. IT WAS A DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROSE NOBLE WHICH WAS WORTH 15 SHILLINGS IN THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH I. THE COIN BORE A STAR, LIKE A SPUR ROWEL


  18. In which sphere of industry or commerce, is the name of Arthur Maiden famous? (OUTDOOR) ADVERTISING


  19. Which word for a tomboy comes from the Dutch word for a heathen, or gypsy? A HOYDEN


  20. Jane, Melissa and Sophie Wackles are characters in which Dickens' novel? THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (THE SISTERS RAN A SMALL DAY-SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, WITH THEIR MOTHER)





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