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.