Issue 124:2017 10 12:Quiz Answers (Boffles)

12 October 2017

Quiz Answers

by Boffles

  1. It was named, against his wishes, after Sir George Everest, a Surveyor General of India
  1. The second highest mountain in the world located on the border between Pakistan and China and difficult to climb
  1. Bob Dylan who did not attend the Awards ceremony
  1. Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to prevent the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar
  1. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan

 

Issue 120: 2017 09 14: Quiz – Answers

14 September 2017

Quiz – Answers

 

  1. William Holman Hunt, who married (in succession) two sisters, who were cousins of Evelyn’s father.

 

  1. A novel about public school life, it spoke of homosexual relationships between boys.

 

  1. Einstein had advocated in it the development by the USA of atomic bombs.

 

  1. It combines the Japanese words for picture and character.

 

  1. Rudyard Kipling – The Long Trail.

 

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Issue 112: 2017 07 06: Quiz – answers

06 July 2017

Quiz – Answers

By Boffles

 

Do you know – answers:

 

  1. Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

 

  1. A. A. Milne, the author of ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’.

 

  1. Syracuse, Sicily.

 

  1. At Kursk in Russia in 1943 when a German attack was repulsed and approximately 10,000 tanks were involved.

 

  1. Sir Joseph Hooker 

     

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Issue 108: 2017 06 08: Quiz (answers)

08 June 2017

Quiz – Answers

By Boffles

 

  1. They destroyed the towns of Lidice and Lezaky and killed most of the inhabitants.
  2. The pension payable to the widow of a General – she got it.
  3. Rembrandt.
  4. The Sun – it will fly within 4 million miles of its surface.
  5. A lizardfish, often salted and dried, featured in Indian cuisine.

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Issue 104: 2017 05 11: Quiz – Answers

11 May 2017

Quiz – Answers

by Boffles

  1. Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.
  2. PayPal.
  3. Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American engineer and scientist (1856-1943) who invented the alternating current (AC) induction motor.
  4. The Ottoman sultan, Mehmed II.
  5. Bosphorus comes from classical Greek and means cow passage (or ox-ford) and the name refers to the myth of Io who was condemned, after she had the misfortune to attract the attention of Zeus, to wander the earth as a cow until she crossed it.

 

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Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Quiz – answers (William Morton)

09 March 2017

Do You Know?

Answers.

by Boffles

  1. Gene Cernan on 14 December 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission.
  2. Stockbroker.
  3. He was a naval officer.
  4. A customs barrier running for hundreds of miles in India and consisting for much of its length of a thorn hedge and constructed by the British to enforce payment of the tax on salt.
  5. A cartoon character in the Beano or, in slang, amphetamine sulphate or speed.

 

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