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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Friday, November 23, 2007

Quick Quiz...
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years

2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador

3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs

7) What was King George VI's first name? Albert

8) What colour is a purple finch? Crimson

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange

For the answers click and drag your mouse at end of each question
[Thanks Roger]

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:06 am

    Actually you are being a little disingenuous saying that "Chinese Gooseberries" are from New Zealand. They are in fact native to China (hence the name!!!) and were imported to New Zealand and re-named Kiwi Fruit in order to make them sound more local.

    Check out this Wikipedia entry:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit

    So you tried to make it a trick question when ....err...in fact it is not a trick at all!

    A more clever (and correct!) question would have been "Where are Kiwi Fruit native to"...answer - China!

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  2. Anonymous2:34 pm

    At what point was New Zealand mentioned in the question, surely the answer to where do chinese gooseberries come from is China

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  3. Anonymous3:14 pm

    Yes - New Zealand was not mentioned in the question - but it was given (incorrectly) as the answer!

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  4. Anonymous4:04 pm

    So I'd say the answer is Italy. Italy is now the leading producer of kiwi fruit in the world.

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