1. DAPHNE`S DAILY QUIZ Off which island did the Italian liner

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1. DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
Off which island did the Italian liner Andrea Doria sink in 1956, with the loss of 52 lives, after
a collision with the MS Stockholm ?
2. What name is given to the cement or mortar slope around a chimney?
3. In which county will you find Arbor Low, a Neolithic stone circle and double entrance tomb?
4. What was the Treasure of Dongo?
5.
After killing Desdemona, Othello is relieved of his command. Which officer is made ruler of
Cyprus in his stead?
6. Which renowned French writer died in an insane asylum in 1893?
7.
Where is the Coromandel Peninsula?
8. What name is given to the small cubes of marble, glass and other substances used in the
making of mosaics?
9. Who is the patron saint of Palermo in Sicily?
10. What is Bernoulli’s Principle?
11. With which of the arts would you associate Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002)?
12. Born in New York, which Viscount, after a period as American minister to Italy, emigrated to
Britain and became a newspaper proprietor, acquiring the Pall Mall Gazette, the Pall Mall
Magazine and the Observer in 1911?
13. The Starlight Barking is the sequel to which much loved children’s book?
14. In 1920, Sir Eric Drummond became the first Secretary General of which international
organisation?
15. Which musical hall star (1863-1943) sang the song “At Trinity Church, I met my doom”?
16. Which Scottish king was forced to abdicate by Edward I in 1296, spending the next 3 years in
the Tower before being released to spend the rest of his life in exile in France?
17. The building of a railway linking Berlin and a city which was then a Turkish possession, was
one of the causes of tension before 1914. Which city was the railway’s ultimate destination?
18. What part of a mussel is its byssus?
19. In the 2005 election, George Galloway and his Respect party defeated the reigning MP, Oona
King for which constituency?
20. What was the name of the man known as the father of the cycle industry, who invented in
Coventry, the tensioned wire spoke, which made possible the penny farthing?
1. ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
NANTUCKET
2. FLANCH. THE SLOPING FILLET OF CEMENT OR MORTAR EMBEDDING THE BASE OF
A CHIMNEY POT IS KNOWN AS FLANCHING.
3. DERBYSHIRE (IT’S NEAR BAKEWELL).
4. A HOARD OF GOLD SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN IN THE POSSESSION OF MUSSOLINI IN
APRIL 1945 WHEN HE WAS CAPTURED BY ITALIAN PARTISANS AT DONGO NEAR
LAKE COMO.
5.
CASSIO
6. GUY DE MAUPASSANT
7.
EAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
8. TESSERAE.
9. ST ROSALIA.
10. THE PRESSURE OF A MOVING GAS DECREASES AS ITS VELOCITY INCREASES
11. SCULPTURE. “FAMILY GOING FOR A WALK” IS ONE OF HIS BEST KNOWN PIECES.
12. (VISCOUNT) WILLIAM WALDORF ASTOR
13. THE 101 DALMATIANS BY DODIE SMITH
14. THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
15. TOM COSTELLO
16. JOHN BAILLIOL
17. BAGHDAD.
18. THE TUFT OF FILAMENT WITH WHICH IT IS ATTACHED TO ROCKS ETC. SEA SILK
WHICH IS CLOTH OF EXCEEDINGLY FINE TEXTURE IS MADE FROM BYSSAL FIBRES
OBTAINED FROM THE PEN SHELL
19. BETHNAL GREEN & BOW
20. JAMES STARLEY (1831-1851)
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