216 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
In Hinduism, what name is given to the divine within the self?
2. Whereabouts is the Morgan Library which contains one of the world’s best collections of
mediaeval manuscripts?
3. Who was described as the poet laureate of silence? He died in September 2007.
4. Which European nation is the only one to have Islam as its largest faith, accounting for
58.79% of the population?
5.
In chemistry, what name is given to the process of vaporisation followed by condensation,
used to separate a liquid from a solid or form another liquid?
6. Who was the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party who presided over the
disastrous invasion of Afghanistan?
7.
The musical direction rubato means what?
8. Which island group consists of islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from
Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago?
9. Nick Harkaway, the author of such novels as "The Goneaway World", "Angelmaker" and
"Tigerman", is the son of which other well known writer?
10. In 1849, Armand Fizeau, the French physicist, (1819-1896),became the first to measure what,
since Ole Romer's attempt in 1676?
11. One of Africa's largest ports, which city of Mozambique lies on Delagoa Bay?
12. What was the name of the law specified in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, whereby
a widow in a childless marriage must marry the deceased husband's brother to carry on the
lineage? A notable example of this is the marriage between Boaz and Ruth.
13. Published in 1922, the protagonist of which F Scott Fitzgerald novella is Anthony Patch, an
alcoholic who is waiting for his grandfather to die, so he can spend his inheritance?
14. Which is the fifth largest moon in the solar system and is notable as being exceptionally large
in comparison to its orbiting planet with the largest moon to planet mass ratio in the solar
system?
15. The Wiphala flag, which is composed of a 7 by 7 square patchwork in seven colours, arranged
diagonally, represents which people?
16. What name is given to the stage of development when software for a computer is given a
limited public release for testing and refinement?
17. What popular name is given to the highly poisonous white toadstool which is closely related to
the death cap and has the Latin name Amanita virosa?
18. What is unusual about gunpowder tea?
19. Firmer, Mortise and Bevelled Edge are all types of which tools?
20. Which is the only planet in the solar system whose axis lies in the plane of its orbit?
216 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
ATMAN
2. NEW YORK CITY
3. MARCEL MARCEAU, THE MIME ARTIST
4. ALBANIA
5.
DISTILLATION
6. LEONID BREZHNEV
7.
THAT THE MUSIC SHOULD BE PLAYED AT A DIFFERENT SPEED FROM THAT
INDICATED.
8. ST KITTS AND NEVIS WHOSE CAPITAL, BASSETERRE, IS ON ST KITTS
9. JOHN LE CARRE
10. THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT. HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE DISCOVERY OF THE
DOPPLER EFFECT WHICH IS KNOWN IN FRANCE AS THE DOPPLER-FIZEAU EFFECT
11. MAPUTO, WHICH WAS KNOWN AS LOURENCO MARQUES BEFORE INDEPENDENCE
12. THE LEVIRATE LAW
13. THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED
14. EARTH'S MOON
15. INDIGENOUS ANDEANS
16. BETA DEVELOPMENT
17. DESTROYING ANGEL
18. IT IS ROLLED INTO SMALL PELLETS BEFORE USE
19. WOOD CHISELS
20. URANUS
216- DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS
1.
In Hinduism, what name is given to the divine within the self? ATMAN
2. Whereabouts is the Morgan Library which contains one of the world’s best collections of
mediaeval manuscripts? NEW YORK CITY
3. Who was described as the poet laureate of silence? He died in September 2007. MARCEL
MARCEAU, THE MIME ARTIST
4. Which European nation is the only one to have Islam as its largest faith, accounting for
58.79% of the population? ALBANIA
5.
In chemistry, what name is given to the process of vaporisation followed by condensation,
used to separate a liquid from a solid or form another liquid? DISTILLATION
6. Who was the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party who presided over the
disastrous invasion of Afghanistan? LEONID BREZHNEV
7.
The musical direction rubato means what? THAT THE MUSIC SHOULD BE PLAYED
AT A DIFFERENT SPEED FROM THAT INDICATED.
8. Which island group consists of islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from
Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago? ST KITTS AND NEVIS, WHOSE CAPITAL,
BASSETERRE, IS ON ST KITTS
9. Nick Harkaway, the author of such novels as "The Goneaway World", "Angelmaker" and
"Tigerman", is the son of which other well known writer? JOHN LE CARRE
10. In 1849, Armand Fizeau, the French physicist, (1819-1896),became the first to measure what,
since Ole Romer's attempt in 1676? THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT. HE WAS ALSO
INVOLVED IN THE DISCOVERY OF THE DOPPLER EFFECT WHICH IS KNOWN
IN FRANCE AS THE DOPPLER-FIZEAU EFFECT
11. One of Africa's largest ports, which city of Mozambique lies on Delagoa Bay? MAPUTO,
WHICH WAS KNOWN AS LOURENCO MARQUES BEFORE INDEPENDENCE
12. What was the name of the law specified in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, whereby
a widow in a childless marriage must marry the deceased husband's brother to carry on the
lineage? A notable example of this is the marriage between Boaz and Ruth. THE LEVIRATE
LAW
13. Published in 1922, the protagonist of which F Scott Fitzgerald novella is Anthony Patch, an
alcoholic who is waiting for his grandfather to die, so he can spend his inheritance? THE
BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED
14. Which is the fifth largest moon in the solar system and is notable as being exceptionally large
in comparison to its orbiting planet, with the largest moon to planet mass ratio in the solar
system? EARTH'S MOON
15. The Wiphala flag, which is composed of a 7 by 7 square patchwork in seven colours, arranged
diagonally, represents which people?
ANDEANS
INDIGENOUS
16. What name is given to the stage of development when software for a computer is given a
limited public release for testing and refinement? BETA DEVELOPMENT
17. What popular name is given to the highly poisonous white toadstool which is closely related to
the death cap and has the Latin name Amanita virosa? DESTROYING ANGEL
18. What is unusual about gunpowder tea? IT IS ROLLED INTO SMALL PELLETS
BEFORE USE
19. Firmer, Mortise and Bevelled Edge are all types of which tools? WOOD CHISELS
20. Which is the only planet in the solar system whose axis lies in the plane of its orbit?
URANUS
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