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PostPosted: November 14th, 2015, 8:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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From what's left

1. Root
5. Trevi
6. A day
7. Shirley Conran
8. Nice with fava beans...Chianti
13 Wheat
14. Obesity
16. Potatoes?
19 Brazil
20 Emulsion

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I know every answer for these, well except for about 10

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 9:45 am 
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Just so that you can check that my answers are correct:


1. The Japanese condiment wasabi is produced from what part of the the wasabi plant? Root
2. How many 'eyes' does a coconut have at its base? Three
3. Sicilian, Spanish and Ruy Lopez are types of tactical moves in what game? Chess
4. What possession of 'wild west' star Annie Oakley sold at a 2012 auction for $143,000? Gun
5. The Italian words for 'three roads' provided the name for which famous Rome monument? Trevi Fountain (tre vie)
6. The term 'circadian rhythm' refers to a cycle of what length? Day
7. Who wrote the erotic women's rights novel Lace and originated the quote, "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"? Shirley Conran
8. Name the Italian red wine from Tuscany traditionally available in a squat bottle in a straw basket, called a fiasco? Chianti
9. The main feature of the human illness diabetes is the body's inability to produce what hormone? Insulin
10. Born George Jamieson in Liverpool 1935, name the 1960s model noted for her transgender equality campaigning? April Ashley
11. Storing and processing data on a remote unspecified computer server is known as '(what weather feature) computing'? Cloud
12. From the root Greek words 'against' and 'protection', what medical term refers to a serious human allergic reaction? Anaphylaxis (ana, against, and phylaxis, protection)
13. What is the main cereal constituent of macaroni? Wheat (Duram wheat)
14. The medical term bariatric refers to what human condition? Obesity
15. In copyright and trademark law the abbreviation IP stands for what? Intellectual Property (referring to the created work which is subject to protection)
16. What 'royal' crop accounts for 70% of the agricultural revenue of the island of Jersey? Potatoes (Jersey Royal Potatoes, incidentally a food name protected under EU legislation)
17. What chemical element is named from the French for charcoal? Carbon
18. Name the chemical process for toughening rubber/polymer typically by adding sulphur (US, sulfur) using heat and pressure? Vulcanization (named after Vulcan the Roman god of fire, invented by Charles Goodyear, claimed 1939)
19. Which country's flag comprises a round blue starry sky in a yellow rhombus, on a green background? Brazil
20. What, from Latin 'to milk', is the technical name for a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable? Emulsion

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 9:51 am 
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Just so that you can check that my answers are correct:


1. The Japanese condiment wasabi is produced from what part of the the wasabi plant? Root
2. How many 'eyes' does a coconut have at its base? Three
3. Sicilian, Spanish and Ruy Lopez are types of tactical moves in what game? Chess
4. What possession of 'wild west' star Annie Oakley sold at a 2012 auction for $143,000? Gun
5. The Italian words for 'three roads' provided the name for which famous Rome monument? Trevi Fountain (tre vie)
6. The term 'circadian rhythm' refers to a cycle of what length? Day
7. Who wrote the erotic women's rights novel Lace and originated the quote, "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"? Shirley Conran
8. Name the Italian red wine from Tuscany traditionally available in a squat bottle in a straw basket, called a fiasco? Chianti
9. The main feature of the human illness diabetes is the body's inability to produce what hormone? Insulin
10. Born George Jamieson in Liverpool 1935, name the 1960s model noted for her transgender equality campaigning? April Ashley
11. Storing and processing data on a remote unspecified computer server is known as '(what weather feature) computing'? Cloud
12. From the root Greek words 'against' and 'protection', what medical term refers to a serious human allergic reaction? Anaphylaxis (ana, against, and phylaxis, protection)
13. What is the main cereal constituent of macaroni? Wheat (Duram wheat)
14. The medical term bariatric refers to what human condition? Obesity
15. In copyright and trademark law the abbreviation IP stands for what? Intellectual Property (referring to the created work which is subject to protection)
16. What 'royal' crop accounts for 70% of the agricultural revenue of the island of Jersey? Potatoes (Jersey Royal Potatoes, incidentally a food name protected under EU legislation)
17. What chemical element is named from the French for charcoal? Carbon
18. Name the chemical process for toughening rubber/polymer typically by adding sulphur (US, sulfur) using heat and pressure? Vulcanization (named after Vulcan the Roman god of fire, invented by Charles Goodyear, claimed 1939)
19. Which country's flag comprises a round blue starry sky in a yellow rhombus, on a green background? Brazil
20. What, from Latin 'to milk', is the technical name for a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable? Emulsion


Well done Mister L.

It is really funny, once I see the answers it is so obvious. A bit like when I watch University Challenge. :fishhook:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 16th, 2015, 11:43 am 
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larss wrote:
Just so that you can check that my answers are correct:


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Well done Mister L.

It is really funny, once I see the answers it is so obvious. A bit like when I watch University Challenge. :fishhook:



I keep watching it, butt I never seem to see the tart er for 10 :fp:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 21st, 2015, 10:12 am 
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Here's this week's quiz.

1. Bees, Woozles, Jagulars, and the Backson are minor characters in which author's famous stories?
2. A falling object which ceases to accelerate due to equal forces of drag and gravity is said most commonly to have reached what rate of descent?
3. How did Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, writer Virginia Woolf, and newspaper mogul Robert Maxwell all die?
4. What American word, from French meaning lift, refers to an embankment preventing overflow of a river or other body of water?
5. What conifer shrub is known traditionally and offensively as 'bastard killer', because its berries were used to procure abortion?
6. What Shakespeare play contains the line "Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war..."?
7. The transparent crystalline form of corundum (aluminium oxide - Al2O3) is called what if red, and what if blue (two answers required)?
8. What are the three colours of Norway's flag, in order of its background, cross, and cross outline?
9. What, alternatively called milk acid, is produced in the human body in power exercises?
10. What does the word 'salubrious' mean?
11. What prestigious learning institution is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US?
12. The (commonly Greek/Turkish) foodstuff tzatziki (or tzadziki) comprises chiefly what two ingredients?
13. The conium plant genus is better known as what poison?
14. Tuber aestivum is better known as a type of what foodstuff delicacy?
15. Nexus is a brandname for a tablet computer belonging to which corporation?
16. The French word 'peloton' usually refers to a bunched group of competitors in what sport?
17. 'George' is a common nickname for what aviation system?
18. Racerback, Balconette, Bandeau, and Shelf are types of what?
19. What French phrase refers to the 'left bank' of the river Seine in Paris, and by extension to the artistic/creative/anti-establishment lifestyle which characterized the area and much of its population in the early 1900s?
20. From what is the J derived in the brand name 'J-cloth'?
21. What Latin word for 'straight' gave its name to a part of the human body?
22. What north-eastern state of India accounts for more than 50% of the nation's tea production, and is said to be the world's biggest tea-growing region?
23. Where in the human body is the sacrum bone?
24. The UK-founded communications technology company O2 started as joint venture between which two large corporations?
25. What area of achievement originally linked the US 'Ivy League' universities?
Bonus points, one for each - name the eight Ivy League universities?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 21st, 2015, 11:27 am 
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1. Winnie the Pooh
2. Maximum velocity
6. Henry 5th
7. Ruby and Saphire?
9. Lactic acid
14. If it's a tubor could it be potatoe?
19. Cycling
24. BT and :think:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 21st, 2015, 1:13 pm 
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1. A.A Milne
2. Terminal velocity
3. Drowning
4. Levee
5. Juniper
6. Et Tu? Julius Caesar
8. Red, Blue, White?
10 Fit
11. Harvard
13. Hemlock?
14. :oink: Truffles
17. Automatic pilot
19. Rive Gauche
23. Base of the spine
25. Sports?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 21st, 2015, 1:42 pm 
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1BestBoy wrote:
1. A.A Milne
2. Terminal velocity
3. Drowning
4. Levee
5. Juniper
6. Et Tu? Julius Caesar
8. Red, Blue, White?
10 Fit
11. Harvard
13. Hemlock?
14. :oink: Truffles
17. Automatic pilot
19. Rive Gauche
23. Base of the spine
25. Sports?


2. terminal velocity, where did I get maximum from? :fp: :)

And my 19 should be 16. :chess:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 21st, 2015, 3:16 pm 
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1BB gets all his answered questions correct, so PK has 6 and 14 wrong, but is half way there on 24.

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the ivy league schools are Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth

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2 terminal velocity
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18. Bra?

22. Assam

24. I think the other half was Securicor.


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Bugger , I never saw 18...Paul, you are correct, ggggrrrrrr

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2015, 3:30 pm 
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2 terminal velocity
9 lactic
21 bummer
23 spine



rectum? nearly split him in half :Baboom: :fp:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2015, 9:49 am 
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2 terminal velocity
9 lactic
21 bummer
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rectum? nearly split him in half :Baboom: :fp:


Their, there Too BB, youll get threw it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2015, 11:09 am 
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Good effort from everyone.
1. Bees, Woozles, Jagulars, and the Backson are minor characters in which author's famous stories? A A Milne (Alan Alexander Milne - creator of Winnie-the-Pooh)
2. A falling object which ceases to accelerate due to equal forces of drag and gravity is said most commonly to have reached what rate of descent? Terminal Velocity
3. How did Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, writer Virginia Woolf, and newspaper mogul Robert Maxwell all die? Drowning
4. What American word, from French meaning lift, refers to an embankment preventing overflow of a river or other body of water? Levee (French lever, pronounced 'levay', to lift, hence the English word lever)
5. What conifer shrub is known traditionally and offensively as 'bastard killer', because its berries were used to procure abortion? Juniper
6. What Shakespeare play contains the line "Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war..."? Julius Caesar (Said by Anthony after Caesar's death, predicting war)
7. The transparent crystalline form of corundum (aluminium oxide - Al2O3) is called what if red, and what if blue (two answers required)? Ruby and Sapphire
8. What are the three colours of Norway's flag, in order of its background, cross, and cross outline? Red, Blue, White
9. What, alternatively called milk acid, is produced in the human body in power exercises? Lactic acid (or lactate)
10. What does the word 'salubrious' mean? Healthy (or health-giving, or commonly in referring to a place it means well-kept and in good condition - from Latin salus, health)
11. What prestigious learning institution is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US? Harvard University
12. The (commonly Greek/Turkish) foodstuff tzatziki (or tzadziki) comprises chiefly what two ingredients? Yoghurt and cucumber
13. The conium plant genus is better known as what poison? Hemlock
14. Tuber aestivum is better known as a type of what foodstuff delicacy? Truffle (specifically the summer or Burgundy truffle)
15. Nexus is a brandname for a tablet computer belonging to which corporation? Google
16. The French word 'peloton' usually refers to a bunched group of competitors in what sport? Cycling (peloton means 'little ball' in French)
17. 'George' is a common nickname for what aviation system? Autopilot (probably named after George DeBeeson, an American inventor/innovator and aviation engineer, who developed and patented a version of the technology)
18. Racerback, Balconette, Bandeau, and Shelf are types of what? Bra (or brassiere)
19. What French phrase refers to the 'left bank' of the river Seine in Paris, and by extension to the artistic/creative/anti-establishment lifestyle which characterized the area and much of its population in the early 1900s? Rive Gauche
20. From what is the J derived in the brand name 'J-cloth'? Johnson and Johnson (the company which first made it)
21. What Latin word for 'straight' gave its name to a part of the human body? Rectum
22. What north-eastern state of India accounts for more than 50% of the nation's tea production, and is said to be the world's biggest tea-growing region? Assam
23. Where in the human body is the sacrum bone? Pelvis (at base of spine)
24. The UK-founded communications technology company O2 started as joint venture between which two large corporations? British Telecom (BT) and Securicor
25. What area of achievement originally linked the US 'Ivy League' universities? Sport (The Ivy League, established in 1954, has since extended in implication to refer to academic excellence, entry exclusivity, and elitism)
Bonus points, one for each - name the eight Ivy League universities? Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University

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PostPosted: November 28th, 2015, 9:41 am 
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Let's get those little grey cells to work.


1. Sodium hypochlorite is more commonly known by what name, being one of its main purposes?
2. Pinniped refers to a mammal with feet which are what?
3. What country's 1931 flood is considered to be the most fatal of all 1900s natural disasters?
4. Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is better known by what brand name?
5. Papules and pustules are types of what on the human skin?
6. What science is sometimes called 'the central science' because it connects maths and physics with other main branches of science such as astronomy, engineering, biology, etc?
7. The industrial Wohlwill and Miller processes are different ways to refine what commodity to near-100% purity?
8. What unit of enormous distance has the symbol pc and equates to about 3.26 light-years or 19.2 trillion miles?
9. From the words well and live, what French term is used in English to mean a high-living socialite?
10. Mydriasis normally is the widening of a what?
11. Whale Belly, Tippler, Schnabel, Modalohr, Gondola and Flat are types of what vehicle?
12. Where during the Iron Age and Roman era was Gaul?
13. Which politician, in his previous work, set a world record in Florence in 1981 which endured for 16 years?
14. The capital of which US state is named after prospector (and discoverer of local gold in 1880) Joseph Juneau?
15. Which Frenchman composed Clair de lune, the famous third movement of Suite bergamasque?
16. A myringotomy is an incision in what part of the human body?
17. Rosneftegaz and Gazprom are vast energy corporations of which nation?
18. Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Vespolina, and Gamay are varieties of what?
19. Bead, Ball, Ribbon, Staccato and Sheet are types of what?
20. What single unit of measurement equates to 1.06×10-13 light-years?

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4. SEAT
5. Blister?
8. Parsec
11. Boats
12. France
19. music?

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Uery goo

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4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:

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PostPosted: November 28th, 2015, 4:08 pm 
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larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
4. SEAT :yes:
5. Blister? Not quite
8. Parsec :yes:
11. Boats :no:
12. France France formed just some of Gaul
19. music? :no:


Not uery goo :fp: :)

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