07/12/2015 - Daphne`s Daily Quiz

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183 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
What are Pandora, Striped Venus and Blunt Gaper?
2. Known for its thick fibrous bark, the Darwin woollybutt is a species of which Australian tree?
3. Which Welsh composer completed the comic opera "The Emerald Isle", after the death of
Arthur Sullivan in 1901?
4. From which 1933 Warner Brothers film musical, does the song "You’re Getting To Be A Habit
With Me" come?
5.
Which major English river rises on Biddulph Moor in Staffordshire?
6. Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Springdale are important cities in which American state?
7.
Whose demonstration that beri-beri is caused by a poor diet, led to the discovery of vitamins?
8. "The Double Tongue", was the posthumously published (1995), last novel of which Nobel
prize winning author?
9. How did the Plain of Jars which lies in north central Laos, get its name?
10. In Shakespeare, what is the name of the hot-tempered, but courageous Welsh officer in the
army of Henry V?
11. Despite being the originator of the Franco Italian wars that were later to blight the first half of
the 16th century, which king of France (1484-1498) was known as the Affable?
12. The recipients of the title of Master of the King’s/Queen’s Music, have almost always been
composers, but which 19th century violinist, not known ever to have composed during his
tenure, held the title between 1848-70?
13. What is the name of the enormous sentinel like cactus seen in the desert regions of Mexico
and South West USA?
14. Which secret society was founded in Bavaria in 1776, and was made up of freethinkers as an
offshoot of the Enlightenment?
15. During WWI, the UK imposed state control of the sale of alcohol in a number of regions
considered key to the war effort. What did the rules ban?
16. Which book, published in 1994, is Francis Crick's account of his more recent research into the
nature of consciousness?
17. What is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega, a fictional character created in 1919 by the
American writer, Johnston McCulley?
18. What was the name given to the standard of the later Roman emperors, which consisted of a
gilded spear with an eagle on the top, while from a cross staff hung a purple streamer with a
gold fringe adorned with precious stones?
19. Its name used by Smetana for a symphonic poem of 1879, which river flows through Prague
before joining the Elbe near Melnich?
20. What on board ship is the supercargo?
183 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
SEASHELLS TO BE FOUND ON BRITISH BEACHES
2. THE EUCALYPTUS
3. EDWARD GERMAN
4. "42ND STREET" - IT IS SUNG IN THE FILM BY DOROTHY BROCK WHO IS PLAYED BY
BEBE DANIELS
5.
THE TRENT
6. ARKANSAS
7.
CHRISTIAAN EIJKMAN. TOGETHER WITH FREDERICK HOPKINS, HE RECEIVED THE
NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE IN 1929
8. WILLIAM GOLDING
9. FROM THE HUNDREDS OF PREHISTORIC FUNERARY JARS FOUND THERE IN THE
19TH CENTURY BY THE FRENCH
10. FLUELLEN
11. CHARLES VIII
12. GEORGE FREDERICK ANDERSON
13. THE SAGUARO - THE SAGUARO BLOSSOM IS THE STATE WILDFLOWER OF ARIZONA
14. THE ILLUMINATI
15. THE BUYING OF DRINKS FOR OTHERS, OR INDEED THE LENDING OF MONEY TO BUY
DRINKS, AND WAS KNOWN AS “NO TREATING”.
16. "THE ASTONISHING HYPOTHESIS".
17. ZORRO (THE FOX)
18. THE LABARUM
19. THE VLTAVA AKA THE MOLDAU
20. HE’S THE PERSON IN A SHIP PLACED IN CHARGE OF THE CARGO AND
SUPERINTENDING ALL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE VOYAGE
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