Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #93
Set by Martin  |  33 pts     (2020-01-03)

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1) What same number is the repeating year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, the atomic number of magnesium in the periodic table, and the number of people who have walked on the moon? (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

2) The following are all anagrams of the same sort of thing. What is the connection and the unscrambled anagrams? a) Crispy tint b) Flap coercer c) Cat logo Naziisms d) Doyle e) Um kail (6 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

3) Which Scottish darts player became the 2020 World Darts Champion on the 1st of January 2020? And who did he beat 7-3 in the final? (2 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

4) Which English scientist, who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, initiated the first of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 1825? (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

5) What is the colloquial name of the weather phenomenon which has been used by captains of sailing ships to cross the world's oceans for centuries and enabled colonial expansion into the Americas and routes to become established across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It shares its name with a pale ale made by the Cairngorm Brewery Company. (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

6) Scottish ferries! From the following port-destination pairs please tell me which destination island the route serves: a) Oban - Castlebay b) Ardrossan - Brodick c) Kennacraig - Port Askaig d) Cairnryan - Larne e) Gills Bay - St Margaret's Hope (5 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

7) The Mauritanian cheese Caravane is made from the milk of which animal? (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

8) Which two artists (excluding featuring artitsts) with the surname "Williams" had UK Singles Chart number ones in the 2010s? (2 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

9) On the 16th of April 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council closed its public poll to name a new polar Royal Research Ship. What was the winning name the public chose and what name was actually given to the ship? (2 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

10) Allvega, dairyban, vitan, benevore, sanivores, and beaumangeur were all alternative suggestions for which word coined in 1944 by Donald Watson? (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

11) As of 2017, the domestic cat was the second-most popular pet in the United States by number of pets owned. What is the most popular by this measure? (1 pt)  Martin:  2020-01-03

12) For the following city-pairs, if you flew the shortest distance in a straight line (for the sake of argument I am using a Rhumb line) from one to the other, which 2 intermediate countries would you pass over? Example, for the city pair "Lisbon - Brussels" the answers would be Spain and France: a) Inverness - Helsinki b) Beijing - Tokyo c) Auckland - Singapore d) Santiago - Brasilia e) Amsterdam - Mexico City (10 pts)  Martin:  2020-01-03

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