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610 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. What name is given to a hydroxide of sodium or potassium, capable of neutralising acids?


  2. Mount Waddington is the highest point in which Canadian range?


  3. What is the name of the Celtic feast, which took place on 1st May, which was celebrated by the lighting of bonfires and possibly, maypole dancing?


  4. The author of "The Thief’s Journal", was a convict, a poet, a revolutionary and a dandy. Who was he?


  5. What were the three American aircraft carriers, from which aircraft engaged the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Midway, in 1942?


  6. Which German composer, who died in 2007, and was noted for his experimental electronic music, wrote "Momente", "Telemusik", and "Prozession"?


  7. What kind of a creature is a gar?


  8. The resort of Santa Severa, which is part of the municipality of Santa Marinella, is the beach for which capital city?


  9. What is the name of the sea passage between South Korea and Japan, which links the East China Sea to the Sea of Japan?


  10. According to Italian superstition, what is jettatura?


  11. What is the collective noun for a group of redwings?


  12. Which English playwright was formerly a secret agent for Charles II, whilst in Antwerp, and wrote such plays as "The City Heiress", and "The Rover"?


  13. What term is used for a gas, which is at a temperature below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by a suitable increase in pressure?


  14. Blackpool lies at the southern end, and Fleetwood at the northern end, of which peninsula?


  15. Which of Sir Walter Scott's novels tells the story of Robert Paterson, a Scotsman of the 18th century, who, late in life, decides to travel around Scotland, re-engraving the tombs of 17th century Covenanters?


  16. What was the surname of the 19th century American acting dynasty founded by the English born Junius Brutus, which included his sons, Junius Brutus Junior, Edwin and John?


  17. In which field was the Italian Giovanni Gentile, (1875-1944), associated?


  18. Which 19th century American author wrote such “rags to riches” adventure stories for boys as, "The Progress of Walter Conrad", and "The Fortunes of Robert Rushton"?


  19. What was the former name of the island Bioko, which is part of Equatorial Guinea?


  20. Which American President said “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt”?


610 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. AN ALKALI


  2. THE COAST MOUNTAINS


  3. BELTANE, WHICH WAS A FESTIVAL HELD IN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND AND CELEBRATED THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER AND OPEN PASTURING


  4. JEAN GENET. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL GIVES A COMPLETE AND UNINHIBITED ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AS A TRAMP, PICKPOCKET AND MALE PROSTITUTE IN BARCELONA, ANTWERP AND VARIOUS OTHER CITIES


  5. THE ENTERPRISE, THE HORNET AND THE YORKTOWN


  6. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN


  7. IT’S A SPECIES OF FISH, FOUND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, KNOWN AS THE NEEDLEFISH


  8. ROME


  9. THE KOREA STRAIT


  10. THE EVIL EYE


  11. A CROWD


  12. APHRA BEHN


  13. A VAPOUR


  14. THE FYLDE PENINSULA


  15. OLD MORTALITY


  16. BOOTH. JOHN (WILKES) BOOTH WAS THE ASSASSIN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN


  17. HE WAS A PHILOSOPHER, DESCRIBED BY BOTH HIMSELF AND MUSSOLINI, AS THE PHILOSOPHER OF FASCISM


  18. HORATIO ALGER


  19. FERNANDO PO


  20. HERBERT HOOVER


610 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS




  1. What name is given to a hydroxide of sodium or potassium, capable of neutralising acids?
    AN ALKALI




  2. Mount Waddington is the highest point in which Canadian range? THE COAST MOUNTAINS




  3. What is the name of the Celtic feast, which took place on 1st May, which was celebrated by the lighting of bonfires and possibly, maypole dancing? BELTANE, WHICH WAS A FESTIVAL HELD IN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND AND CELEBRATED THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER AND OPEN PASTURING




  4. The author of "The Thief’s Journal", was a convict, a poet, a revolutionary and a dandy. Who was he? JEAN GENET. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL GIVES A COMPLETE AND UNINHIBITED ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AS A TRAMP, PICKPOCKET AND MALE PROSTITUTE IN BARCELONA, ANTWERP AND VARIOUS OTHER CITIES




  5. What were the three American aircraft carriers, from which aircraft engaged the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Midway, in 1942? THE ENTERPRISE, THE HORNET AND THE YORKTOWN




  6. Which German composer, who died in 2007, and was noted for his experimental electronic music, wrote "Momente", "Telemusik", and "Prozession"? KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN




  7. What kind of a creature is a gar? IT’S A SPECIES OF FISH, FOUND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, KNOWN AS THE NEEDLEFISH




  8. The resort of Santa Severa, which is part of the municipality of Santa Marinella, is the beach for which capital city? ROME




  9. What is the name of the sea passage between South Korea and Japan, which links the East China Sea to the Sea of Japan? THE KOREA STRAIT




  10. According to Italian superstition, what is jettatura? THE EVIL EYE




  11. What is the collective noun for a group of redwings? A CROWD




  12. Which English playwright was formerly a secret agent for Charles II, whilst in Antwerp, and wrote such plays as "The City Heiress", and "The Rover"? APHRA BEHN




  13. What term is used for a gas, which is at a temperature below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by a suitable increase in pressure? A VAPOUR




  14. Blackpool lies at the southern end, and Fleetwood at the northern end of which peninsula?
    THE FYLDE PENINSULA




  15. Which of Sir Walter Scott's novels tells the story of Robert Paterson, a Scotsman of the 18th century, who, late in life, decides to travel around Scotland, re-engraving the tombs of 17th century Covenanters? OLD MORTALITY




  16. What was the surname of the 19th century American acting dynasty founded by the English born Junius Brutus, which included his sons, Junius Brutus Junior, Edwin and John? BOOTH. JOHN (WILKES) BOOTH WAS THE ASSASSIN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN




  17. In which field was the Italian Giovanni Gentile, (1875-1944), associated? HE WAS A PHILOSOPHER, DESCRIBED BY BOTH HIMSELF AND MUSSOLINI AS THE PHILOSOPHER OF FASCISM




  18. Which 19th century American author wrote such “rags to riches” adventure stories for boys as "The Progress of Walter Conrad", and "The Fortunes of Robert Rushton"? HORATIO ALGER




  19. What was the former name of the island Bioko, which is part of Equatorial Guinea? FERNANDO PO




  20. Which American President said “Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt”? HERBERT HOOVER


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