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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 7th, 2015, 1:56 pm 
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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.


Miss Marbles? :handbags:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.


Miss Marbles? :handbags:


I might have got alleys. :optician:

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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.


Miss Marbles? :handbags:


It is on now.....

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 10:32 am 
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How many can you get this week?


1. With the symbol F, what is the unit of electrical capacitance?
2. Originally a physician to the gods, conceived by Greek poet Homer, what ancient word is a song of praise or triumph?
3. The metric prefix femto is shown as ten to the power of minus what?
4. Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab are the four provinces of which nation?
5. Spike, Dig, Set, and Block are found in which competitive sport?
6. Nuuk, population about 15,000, is the capital city of which country?
7. From the Greek words loosely meaning 'same' and 'idea' what term refers to an expression which contains unnecessary duplication?
8. How is Yellow Fever generally carried/transmitted?
9. What single vowel letter symbol generally refers in science to 'any element'?
10. In the musical story Brigadoon, how often does the eponymous Scottish village appear?
11. The 1726 novel 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts' is better known by what subsequently amended title?
12. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, what nation owns the commercially available internet top-level domain .tv?
13. The Trucial States became what Arab nation in 1971?
14. What creature is a Chinese 'shishi', called a 'foo dog' in some western cultures?
15. A stonemason commonly refers to unmetamorphosed limestone as what, whose name derives from Greek 'shining stone'?
16. On humans what is the medical Latin name for the big toe?
17. With the symbol Sv what is the unit of ionizing radiation?
18. What word makes new words as a prefix with the words piece, stroke, switch and mind?
19. What entertainment originates from ancient Greek spiritualism, literally 'speaking from the stomach'?
20. What does the W stand for in the official grading of motor engine oils, for example 5W, 10W, etc?
21. Derived from the use of naval artillery what is the nautical term for the top edge of the side of a boat?
22. What sort of sportsman/woman is a pugilist?
23. Name the NASA Mars mission rover which landed on the planet in 2012?
24. What metric prefix, denoting ten to the power of minus twelve, is named from Spanish meaning 'little bit'?
25. Thought to have lived in the 6th century BC, name the first recognised actor, after whom the profession is termed?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 11:25 am 
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1...PK

4.Pakistan
5 Running
8 Mozzy
9 E
11 Gulliver's travels
17 Sievert?
18 master
20 uuiscocity
21 gunnel or something?
22 boxing
23 Rover?

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 12:29 pm 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
1...PK

4.Pakistan
5 Running
8 Mozzy
9 E
11 Gulliver's travels
17 Sievert?
18 master
20 uuiscocity
21 gunnel or something?
22 boxing
23 Rover?



Miss early tart :ugeek:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 12:34 pm 
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6. Greenland?
12. Tuvalu
13. UAE
19. Ventriloquism
20. Winter
25. :actor: thespus? (thespian)

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PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 1:14 pm 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
1...PK

4.Pakistan
5 Running
8 Mozzy
9 E
11 Gulliver's travels
17 Sievert?
18 master
20 uuiscocity
21 gunnel or something?
22 boxing
23 Rover?


1. Farad :pasty:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 1:15 pm 
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5. Volleyball
24. Pico, as in Picofarad :pasty:

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PostPosted: December 12th, 2015, 2:06 pm 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
1...PK

4.Pakistan :yes:
5 Running :no:
8 Mozzy :yes:
9 E :yes:
11 Gulliver's travels :yes:
17 Sievert? :yes:
18 master :yes:
20 uuiscocity :no:
21 gunnel or something? :yes: (Gunwale)
22 boxing :yes:
23 Rover? :no:

Pretty Good.

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6. Greenland?
12. Tuvalu :yes:
13. UAE :yes:
19. Ventriloquism :yes:
20. Winter :yes:
25. :actor: thespus? (thespian) Very close


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1. Farad :pasty: :yes:
5. Volleyball :yes:
24. Pico, as in Picofarad :pasty: :yes:

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23. Curiosity. and dont forget we've still got Opportunity still up there from 2004

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23. Curiosity. and dont forget we've still got Opportunity still up there from 2004



Poor :cat:

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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.


Marble :snap:

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
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Number 17 does bring back a few memories now you mention marbles.


Marble :snap:


You're moist welcum play with mine. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015
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2. Paean?
6. Greenland?
7. Tautology?
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PostPosted: December 13th, 2015, 3:20 pm 
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2. Paean?
6. Greenland?
7. Tautology?
10. every 100 years?

Very good. :wise:

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2015, 9:38 am 
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Check your answers here.

1. With the symbol F, what is the unit of electrical capacitance? Farad (named after English physicist Michael Faraday)
2. Originally a physician to the gods, conceived by Greek poet Homer, what ancient word is a song of praise or triumph? Paean (from at least 2,700 years ago, Homer's word was Paian, which later came to refer in Greek to a hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo)
3. The metric prefix femto is shown as ten to the power of minus what? 15 (in decimals: 0.000 000 000 000 001 - called in UK/US/Arab world a quadrillionth, or in Europe excluding the UK, a billiardth - see metric prefixes - femto is from Danish/Norwegian femten, meaning fifteen)
4. Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab are the four provinces of which nation? Pakistan
5. Spike, Dig, Set, and Block are found in which competitive sport? Volleyball
6. Nuuk, population about 15,000, is the capital city of which country? Greenland
7. From the Greek words loosely meaning 'same' and 'idea' what term refers to an expression which contains unnecessary duplication? Tautology (for example 'a moment in time' or 'repeat it for a second time' [in referring to a single repeat] or 'a free giveaway' - N.B. the word tautology may refer to more complex concepts in science and technical subjects)
8. How is Yellow Fever generally carried/transmitted? Mosquito bite
9. What single vowel letter symbol generally refers in science to 'any element'? E
10. In the musical story Brigadoon, how often does the eponymous Scottish village appear? One hundred years
11. The 1726 novel 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts' is better known by what subsequently amended title? Gulliver's Travels (originally full titled: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships.)
12. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, what nation owns the commercially available internet top-level domain .tv? Tuvalu
13. The Trucial States became what Arab nation in 1971? United Arab Emirates (or UAE - was also known as Trucial Oman, or Trucial Coast, Trucial Sheikhdoms, and other variants - a British protectorate from 1820-1971 - Trucial refers to truce meaning an agreement to stop fighting)
14. What creature is a Chinese 'shishi', called a 'foo dog' in some western cultures? Lion (stone lion, the meaning of shishi, commonly ceremonial, symbolic, decorative statues in pairs at the entrances to grand or aspiring buildings or gardens, etc - the word foo is thought to be an early western distortion of similar Chinese words meaning Buddha or prosperity)
15. A stonemason commonly refers to unmetamorphosed limestone as what, whose name derives from Greek 'shining stone'? Marble (from Greek marmaros)
16. On humans what is the medical Latin name for the big toe? Hallux
17. With the symbol Sv what is the unit of ionizing radiation? Sievert
18. What word makes new words as a prefix with the words piece, stroke, switch and mind? Master
19. What entertainment originates from ancient Greek spiritualism, literally 'speaking from the stomach'? Ventriloquism (from Greek venter, belly, and loqui, speak - mediums claimed that voices of the dead could be heard in their stomachs)
20. What does the W stand for in the official grading of motor engine oils, for example 5W, 10W, etc? Winter (being indication of its winter/low temperature tolerance)
21. Derived from the use of naval artillery what is the nautical term for the top edge of the side of a boat? Gunwale
22. What sort of sportsman/woman is a pugilist? Boxer
23. Name the NASA Mars mission rover which landed on the planet in 2012? Curiosity
24. What metric prefix, denoting ten to the power of minus twelve, is named from Spanish meaning 'little bit'? Pico
25. Thought to have lived in the 6th century BC, name the first recognised actor, after whom the profession is termed? Thespis (hence thespian)

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Well done Mister L, we all did very well this week...

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Well done Mister L, we all did very well this week...


I did not know a single answer :mememe: :fp:

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Well done Mister L, we all did very well this week...


I did not know a single answer :mememe: :fp:


You were too busy doing my slutter drawing....... :snap:

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Miss Hybrid wrote:
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Well done Mister L, we all did very well this week...


I did not know a single answer :mememe: :fp:


You were too busy doing my slutter drawing....... :snap:


:art2: :yes: :art2:

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Will answer without research, bear in mind I am Australian so many common European knowledge areas are way off my radar:

1. MMXIV
2. Presley
3. 46
4. James Garner
5. Dallas
6. Wrecking Ball
7. Ghandi
8. Kiev
9. Mars
10. Moscow
11. Pass
12. Brussels
13. Bill Gates
14. Joan Rivers
15. Spain
16. Argentina, Brazil, France.
17. India
18. Charles Manson
19. Pele
20. Measles
21. John
22. St. Petersberg
23. Clue
24. Transformers 3
25. F1
26. Pass
27. Latvia
28. Jack the Ripper
29. Billy Conolly
30. 5000


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