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Set by Phil  |  24 pts     (2017-05-29)

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1) Carageen Moss and Laver are names for edible variants of which organism? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-05-29

2) The North Face is a clothing brand named after the cold, forbidable face of northern hemisphere mountains. a) Which country was this company founded in? b) Which mountain has probably the most-famous north face in climbing history, including a door part-way up to a railway tunnel built inside the mountain? c) Whose body was found on the north face of Everest in 1999, 75 years after going missing? (3 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

3) Upon becoming the Archbishop of York, John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu gave a speech where he likened the letters in one of his names to which classic northern saying? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-05-29

4) a) 'Yan tan tethera' (1, 2, 3) is the collective name for different counting systems traditionally used in (mainly) Northern England to count which animal? b) The Westmorland version uses the words hovera, dovera dick for 8, 9, 10, making some commentators suggest this is the basis for which English nursery rhyme? (2 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

5) Name these 4 famous deltas. (4 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

6) Which decade was Bambi released? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-05-29

7) a) These two regions of Europe share a name - what is it? [just for interest, they are etymologically distinct] b) The green region is in which two modern day countries? (3 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

8) a) Cochineal is an insect which is used to create the dye 'carmine', but what type of insect is it? b) These insects are generally found on one type of famous cactus - what is it called? (2 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

9) Technically teeth: a) Which extant mammal has the longest singlecanine tooth (by quite a distance)? b) Which extinct animal had the longest pair of incisors of any mammal? (2 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

10) A syllabic abbreviation is when parts of words are used to form a name, e.g. Office of Communications = Ofcom. Can you name the words that have formed these two place names? 1/2 point for any individual word, 2 points (total) for a fully correct answer. a) Soweto b) Tribeca (4 pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

11) Since WW2, only 2 ships have been sunk by a submarine attack. The first was during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, but where was the second? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-05-29

12) Using only chemical element symbols lined up in a row, make the longest country name you can. 1 point per letter. 0 points if it's incorrect. As an example (that you can't use as your answer), you could have Be-Ni-N (Beryllium, Nickel, Nitrogen). You do not have to tell me the full name of the elements, but you do have to break it down into the component symbols. And this is all from memory, no looking up symbols! You can repeat symbols, but a bonus point will go to the answer using the most unique elements. For the example above, you would submit your answer as 'Be-Ni-N', not 'Benin', and you would score 5 points. And if the country has more than one word, you can delete the spaces and treat it like one word. For simplicity, if the country may start 'The ______', you can ignore the 'The'. (? pts)  Phil:  2017-05-29

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