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290 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. The Tsaratanana Massif Region, can be found in the northern area of which island?


  2. Which French author wrote the 1874 novel, "The Temptation of St Anthony"?


  3. Which Danish physicist founded, and became the director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen in 1920?


  4. Albrecht von Halle, (1708-1777), was a famous medical pioneer – of what in the 18th century?


  5. What is Temminck’s Cat better known as?


  6. The Swing riots of 1830, which were widespread uprisings by agricultural workers, and were named after the mythical Captain Swing, began in which English county?


  7. What is the process of imprinting a blank coin with a design called?


  8. In 1921, which British poet and critic, edited an anthology of poetry compiled with her brothers, called "Wheels"?


  9. What are Hamilton House, Petronella, Strip The Willow, the Duke of Perth and the Earl of Mansfield?


  10. The forerunner of what, was invented by Nathan Stubblefield, in 1908?


  11. Which British playwright wrote the farces, "A Cuckoo In The Nest", “Thark”, and “Turkey Time"?


  12. Which G K Chesterton detective solved his first case in “The Blue Cross”?


  13. Whereabouts in Australia, will you find the Atherton plateau?


  14. Of what is enissophobia, a fear?




  15. Algernon Sidney and Lord William Russell were executed in 1683, for complicity in which plot?


  16. In pottery terminology, what is a saggar?


  17. Which British prime minister's maxim was, “Never complain and never explain”?


  18. To travel from Manhattan to New Jersey, one may ride the PATH train. For what does the H in PATH stand?


  19. The name of which greenish yellow gaseous element, is derived from the Latin for “to flow”?


  20. Which guardian gods are said to live on the lower slopes of Mount Sumeru, which is the lowest of the six worlds of the devas of the Kamadhatu (Desire Realm)? They are four gods, each of whom watches over one cardinal direction of the world, in Buddhism.


290 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. MADAGASCAR


  2. GUSTAV FLAUBERT (1821-1880)


  3. NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)


  4. ANATOMY - HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF MODERN PHYSIOLOGY


  5. THE ASIAN GOLDEN CAT WHICH IS A MEDIUM SIZED WILD CAT


  6. KENT


  7. MINTING


  8. DAME EDITH SITWELL - THE LITERARY COLLABORATION IS GENERALLY CALLED "THE SITWELLS" AND HER BROTHERS WERE OSBERT AND SACHEVERELL


  9. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCES


  10. THE MOBILE PHONE - IT WAS THE SIZE OF A DUSTBIN LID AND HAD A RANGE OF ABOUT HALF A MILE


  11. BEN TRAVERS (1886-1980)


  12. FATHER BROWN, WHOSE CHARACTER WAS LOOSELY BASED ON FATHER JOHN O'CONNOR, A PARISH PRIEST IN BRADFORD, WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH CHESTERTON'S CONVERSION TO CATHOLICISM IN 1922


  13. IT'S PART OF THE GREAT DIVIDING RANGE, IN QUEENSLAND


  14. CRITICISM, OR FEAR OF HAVING COMMITTED AN UNPARDONABLE SIN.




  15. THE RYE HOUSE PLOT


  16. A LIDDED OR COVERED CERAMIC BOX, USED TO PROTECT WARES FROM DIRECT FLAME, SMOKE, FUEL-ASH OR CINDERS, DURING FIRING


  17. BENJAMIN DISRAELI


  18. HUDSON (PORT AUTHORITY TRANS HUDSON)


  19. FLUORINE


  20. THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS


290 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS




  1. The Tsaratanana Massif Region can be found in the northern area of which island? MADAGASCAR


  2. Which French author wrote the 1874 novel, "The Temptation of St Anthony"? GUSTAV FLAUBERT (1821-1880)




  3. Which Danish physicist founded, and became the director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen in 1920? NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)


  4. Albrecht von Halle, (1708-1777), was a famous medical pioneer – of what in the 18th century? ANATOMY - HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF MODERN PHYSIOLOGY




  5. What is Temminck’s Cat better known as? THE ASIAN GOLDEN CAT WHICH IS A MEDIUM SIZED WILD CAT


  6. The Swing riots of 1830, which were widespread uprisings by agricultural workers, and were named after the mythical Captain Swing, began in which English county? KENT




  7. What is the process of imprinting a blank coin with a design called? MINTING




  8. In 1921, which British poet and critic, edited an anthology of poetry compiled with her brothers, called "Wheels"? DAME EDITH SITWELL - THE LITERARY COLLABORATION IS GENERALLY CALLED "THE SITWELLS" AND HER BROTHERS WERE OSBERT AND SACHEVERELL


  9. What are Hamilton House, Petronella, Strip The Willow, the Duke of Perth and the Earl of Mansfield? SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCES




  10. The forerunner of what, was invented by Nathan Stubblefield, in 1908? THE MOBILE PHONE - IT WAS THE SIZE OF A DUSTBIN LID AND HAD A RANGE OF ABOUT HALF A MILE


  11. Which British playwright wrote the farces, "A Cuckoo In The Nest", “Thark”, and “Turkey Time"? BEN TRAVERS (1886-1980)




  12. Which G K Chesterton detective solved his first case in “The Blue Cross”? FATHER BROWN, WHOSE CHARACTER WAS LOOSELY BASED ON FATHER JOHN O'CONNOR, A PARISH PRIEST IN BRADFORD, WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH CHESTERTON'S CONVERSION TO CATHOLICISM IN 1922




  13. Whereabouts in Australia will you find the Atherton plateau? IT'S PART OF THE GREAT DIVIDING RANGE, IN QUEENSLAND




  14. Of what is enissophobia, a fear? CRITICISM, OR FEAR OF HAVING COMMITTED AN UNPARDONABLE SIN.




  15. Algernon Sidney and Lord William Russell were executed in 1683, for complicity in which plot? THE RYE HOUSE PLOT




  16. In pottery terminology, what is a saggar? A LIDDED OR COVERED CERAMIC BOX USED TO PROTECT WARES FROM DIRECT FLAME, SMOKE, FUEL-ASH OR CINDERS, DURING FIRING


  17. Which British prime minister's maxim was, “Never complain and never explain”? BENJAMIN DISRAELI


  18. To travel from Manhattan to New Jersey, one may ride the PATH train. For what does the H in PATH stand? HUDSON (PORT AUTHORITY TRANS HUDSON)




  19. The name of which greenish yellow gaseous element, is derived from the Latin for “to flow”? FLUORINE




  20. Which guardian gods are said to live on the lower slopes of Mount Sumeru, which is the lowest of the six worlds of the devas of the Kamadhatu (Desire Realm)? They are four gods, each of whom watches over one cardinal direction of the world, in Buddhism. THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS



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