6 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
What is the word for a compound, which has large molecules made up of many relatively
simple repeated units?
2. Whose novel "The First Man", the manuscript of which was found in the wreckage of the car
crash that killed him, was published posthumously 34 years after his death in 1995?
3. What are represented by the eight points on the crosses of the Knights Templar and the
Knights Hospitallers?
4. What name is given to the wig worn by Orthodox Jewish married women?
5.
Which Roman goddess of the arts was worshipped in the Capitoline temple, along with
Jupiter and Juno, in the trio of Roman deities?
6. In 1935, the London Symphony Orchestra recorded the score by Sir Arthur Bliss for which
science fiction film?
7.
Which 10th century Benedictine monastery, off the Normandy coast, was used as a state
prison from 1804 to 1863?
8. Who was the Emperor of Rome, when the famous eruption of Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii
and Herculaneum in 79AD?
9. Which Greek sheep's milk cheese is commonly used in the famous Greek dish saganaki?
10. Which species of parrot, native to New Zealand, is known as the feathered wolf because of its
reputation for attacking and killing sheep?
11. Pinpeat is the classical music of which Asian country and is an orchestra or musical ensemble
which performs the ceremonial music of the royal courts and temples?
12. The "figure" or effect of being able to see the shadows of the retinal blood vessels in one's own
eye, has been given what name after a Czech physiologist who died in 1869?
13. Name the principle of electron addition that takes its name from the German for "building
up."
14. Which German composer who died in 2007, composed Kontakte which is a piece for
electronic sounds, piano and percussion with the title referring to the touching of the various
groups of sounds?
15. How many months were there in the Mayan civil calendar known as the Haab?
16. Crimson Rosella, Port Lincoln and Greater Redcheeked are all types of what?
17. The Giant Unicorn became extinct in prehistoric times. It was, of course, not a unicorn but
instead it was an ancient relative of which modern mammal?
18. How much is a first class large letter stamp as at May 2015?
19. Which thriller writer who was born in Kendal in 1923 and who died in 1983, wrote such
adventure novels as "The Golden Keel", "The Freedom Trap" and "Windfall"?
20. The force between two electrical charges is proportional to the product of the charges and
inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This law is named after
which French physicist, who also has the SI unit of electrical charge named after him?
6 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
POLYMER
2. ALBERT CAMUS
3. THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS CHRIST
4. A SHEITEL
5.
MINERVA
6. THINGS TO COME WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST FILM SCORE EVER
COMMITTED TO DISC.
7.
MONT ST MICHEL
8. TITUS
9. KASSERI
10. THE KEA
11. CAMBODIA
12. KLEIST
13. THE AUFBAU PRINCIPLE
14. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
15. 18
16. PARROTS
17. RHINOCEROS
18. 95 PENCE
19. DESMOND BAGLEY
20. CHARLES-AUGUSTIN DE COULOMB