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#26 2007-11-06 03:01:06

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Re: General Quiz

Excellent, JohnnyReinB!!!

#41, #43, #48, #49, absolutely correct!
#42 : The waterfall is not in the US.
#50. You're almost there. But I think you haven't mentioned about another important aspect. Anyway, your answer is acceptable.

#51. Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?

#52. Between which two points is the English Channel the narrowest?

#53. Name the person credited with the revival of the Modern Olympic games in 1896 AD (Held at Athens).

#54. During which years of the twentieth century were the Olympic games not played? (This isn't a tricky question.)

#55. What do the five rings symbolising the Olympic games represent?

#56. Who was the first to reach the North Pole?

#57. In Astronomy, what is the difference between Visual magnitude (or apparent magnitude) and Absolute Magnitude?


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#27 2007-11-06 08:27:45

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#28 2007-11-06 17:03:15

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siva.eas,
Answers to #53, #54, #55 are absolutely correct!
Well done!
OUTSTANDTNG!!!!

#58. What are the three pillars of democracy?

#59. Which is the largest island in Japan?

#60. In which city is the Changi Airport?

#61. And in which city are the Narita and Haneda Airports?

#62. What does QANTAS stand for?

#63. What is the capital of Tasmania?

#64. Bullfight is the National game of which country?

#65. Which country has a green color national flag, of standard rectangualr dimensions of any national flag, but with no design or pattern on it whatsoever?


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#29 2007-11-06 21:59:21

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#30 2007-11-06 22:57:25

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#31 2007-11-06 23:40:49

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JohnnyReinB,
#57 : You are correct partly! Absolute Magnitude? I differ from you.
#64 : Your first guess is correct!!!
#65 : You are absolutely correct!

Very good! Keep it up!
Both, answers to #62 and #63 are correct! Very well done!

Congratulations, both of you!!!

#66. What do AD and BC stand for? (We say years in AD or BC)

#67. What does the acronym LASER stand for?

#68. In which year did the Great Fire of London occur?

#69. Movies : Academy Award :: ? : Music?

#70. What is the salinity of sea water?

#71. Russia is the largest country in area presently. Which country ranks second?

#72. Astronomer Neil Armstrong was the first to step on Moo. Who were the other astronomers in that crew?

#73. Which country does Greenland belong to?

#74. Who was a Samuel Johnson?

#75. "The Man who loved only Numbers" is a book written by Paul Hoffman. Who is the person referred to?


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#32 2007-11-07 00:27:45

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ganesh wrote:

#72. Astronomer Neil Armstrong was the first to step on Moo.

roflol

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#33 2007-11-07 06:56:05

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Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#34 2007-11-07 09:11:54

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Bull Aldrin, Zach?

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#35 2007-11-07 12:49:34

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Not Buzz, Bull.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#36 2007-11-07 21:44:46

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#37 2007-11-08 04:12:14

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Zach wrote:

Not Buzz, Bull.

What?

Anyway, his actual birthname was Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr..

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#38 2007-11-08 06:15:34

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No. His name is Bull Aldrin. Wikipedia wouldn't tell you that.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#39 2007-11-08 18:12:17

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Zach and JohnnyReinB,
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your answers are perfectly right, just some minor mistakes.
To Identity : Typo! Sorry!
To Zach : I guess you haven't got the question on salinity of water right.
To Zach again : I am really impressed by your answer to #75. Thats not a simple one, you have given the pronuciation too!
To Zach and Johnny : I think I'd have to concede Devante` is correct, I had read the names of the  members of the crew as Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin. One of my friends is named John Aldri. He told me he was named after Edwin Aldrin.

#76. What is a duck beaked platypus?

#77. Where are the Hathrow and the Gatwick?

#78. Where did the game of cricket originate?

#79. Where is the Old Trafford cricket stadium?

#80. Austrlia is the sixth largest country in area in the world, Argentina is the eighth. Which is the seventh?

#81. What is abacus?

#82. Which is believed to be the only man made structure on planet earth visible from the moon?


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#40 2007-11-08 22:13:25

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#41 2007-11-08 22:49:52

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Solutions to #76, #81, #82,
All correct!
Fantastic, JohnyyReinB!
Amazing perrformance!
Keep it up!

#83. What are Inert gases?

#84. What is the logic behind choosing Red to represent danger in traffic signals?
(There is more than a reason)

#85. What is orignin of the word okay?

#86. What is study of origin of words?


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#42 2007-11-08 23:06:10

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#43 2007-11-09 02:11:39

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Solutions to #84, #85, #86, #87.
On the dot! However, I think I'll wait before saying in which problems you were very close, yet didn't make it!

#87. What is the difference between a Cosmonaut and an Astronaut?

#88. What are the three articles in English language?

#89. Whose last words, roughly translated in English, were"There's a debt of a chicken on me....'?

#90. Who or what is a dodo?


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#44 2007-11-09 02:26:07

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Last edited by TheDude (2007-11-09 03:21:53)


Wrap it in bacon

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#45 2007-11-09 03:36:56

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Edwin Aldrin's nickname was Buzz Aldrin (Or Bull if you hit the wrong keys), thus I was right. QED.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#46 2007-11-09 08:35:43

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#47 2007-11-09 20:17:14

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Solutions to #87, #88, and #90.

The Dude, All correct!

Solution to #77.
Zach, Correct.

Solution to #78 and #80.
siva.eas, both correct!

Well done, all the three of you!

#91. Who was the first lady president of a nation?

#92. Why is the press referred to as the fourth estate?

#93. Who was the first woman to conquer Mount Everest?

#94. What are Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis?

#95. Which Hollywood actor(female) is popularly known as the Spanish Enchantress?

#96. Who played the title role in the Academy award winning film 'Gandhi'?

#97. Who was known as the Man of Blood and Iron?

#98. What is Waterloo famous for?

#99. What is the origin of 'Goodbye'?

#100. What is the origin of the word 'Cop'?


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#48 2007-11-09 23:17:25

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" wink

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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#49 2007-11-10 01:16:08

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Solutions to #94 and #98,
#94, Very good. Just add a colorful display in the sky.
#98 Correct!

Very well done, JohnnyReinB!!!

#101. Can you think of any word in English language which has its origin in Tamil langauge?

#102. In which country are the cities Capetown, Blomfontein, Johannesburg, and Pretoria?

#103. What was the country Taiwan formerly called?

#104. Who are the authors of the bestsellers 'Coma' and 'Brain'?

#105. Which country has the monetary unit 'Escudo?

#106. Which is the largest sea in area in the world?

#107. Who is the author of 'Midnight's Children'?

#108. What is the true name of the popular short story writer 'O` Henry'?

#109. Who said "It is better to rein in hell than serve in heaven"?


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#50 2007-11-10 02:43:46

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101. Katamaran
102. South Africa
103. Formosa

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