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150 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. The Academy of Comic Book Arts was a 1970's American professional organisation, aiming to be the comic book industry answer to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Its Oscar equivalent was a statuette in the shape of a lightning bolt. What was the appropriate name of this award?


  2. "The Name Above The Title" was the autobiography of which Hollywood director who won three Oscars for best director?


  3. Von Economo’s disease is another name for which affliction?


  4. What kind of a creature is a swartback?


  5. Which prehistoric monument and passage tomb, is located in the Boyne river valley in the Irish county of Meath?


  6. The name of which mountain peak interprets as “Five Treasuries of the Great Snow”?


  7. Which group of Greek islands are to be found north of Crete?


  8. A few years ago, Tamasheq was made an official language, co-equal with Arabic in Algeria. It is a generic term for the languages of the indigenous peoples who form a significant segment of the population of Algeria and of Morocco. What name is used for these groups?


  9. What is the name given to the layer of fat around the kidneys of a pig?




  10. In 2009, who did John Bercow defeat in the final run off to become the present Speaker of the House of Commons?


  11. Who is the dragon hunting narrator in the best selling picture book "Dragonology"?


  12. What type of animal is a dibatag?


  13. Which pasta sauce, usually served with spaghetti, contains capers and anchovies and has a name meaning "in the style of the whore"?


  14. Which is Britain’s longest bridge crossing?




  15. The Apostle St Philip was also known as St Philip of where?


  16. What is the name given to the rhythmic bass accompaniment in a brass band?


  17. What name was given to a massive piece of stone or wood laid immediately on the abacus of the capital of a column or pillar, which is now more commonly called an architrave?


  18. When George Formby sang the lines: "It may be sticky, but I never complain, I like to have a nibble at it now and again", to what was he, ostensibly, referring?


  19. Which fruit used as a sour flavouring in East Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, is sometimes called the Indian date?


  20. Which gland of the digestive system is located close to the duodenum?

    150 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. THE SHAZAM


  2. FRANK CAPRA (1897-1991)


  3. SLEEPY (NOT SLEEPING!) SICKNESS - ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICA

  4. THE BLACK BACKED GULL, ALSO CALLED THE SWARBIE.



  5. NEWGRANGE


  6. KANGCHENJUNGA


  7. THE CYCLADES


  8. BERBERS


  9. FLARE FAT

  10. FELLOW CONSERVATIVE MP, SIR GEORGE YOUNG



  11. DR ERNEST DRAKE


  12. AN ANTELOPE, ALSO KNOWN AS CLARKE'S GAZELLE, WHICH IS FOUND IN THE SANDY GRASSLANDS OF ETHIOPIA AND SOMALIA


  13. PUTTANESCA


  14. THE SECOND SEVERN CROSSING BRIDGE


  15. BETHSAIDA


  16. THE OOMPAH


  17. AN EPISTYLE


  18. HIS LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK


  19. THE TAMARIND


  20. THE PANCREAS


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