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#93402 - 01/25/03 10:12 PM Simple Quiz
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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Here's a nice simple quiz for y'all, which I don't believe has been seen here yet. Once you get a chance to try it, I'll post the answers.

1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2. In which month did Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
3. In what country are Panama hats made?
4. From what country do we get Peruvian Balsam?
5. Which seabird has the zoological name Puffinus puffinus?
6. From what animal do we get catgut?
7. From what material are moleskin trousers made?
8. Where do Chinese gooseberries come from? [Shame on anyone who misses this one!]
9. Louis XVIII was the last one. How many previous kings of France were named Louis?
10. What kind of creatures were the Canary Islands named for?
11. What was King George VI's first name?
12. What color is a purple finch?
13. In what season of the year does Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream take place?
14. What is a camel's hair brush made of?
15. How long did the Thirty Years War last?



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#93403 - 01/25/03 10:30 PM Re: Simple Quiz
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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16. Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

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#93404 - 01/25/03 10:38 PM Re: Simple Quiz
tsuwm Offline
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for those as can't wait, here's the link to some answers in this yartish quiz:

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wordplay&Number=10717

-joe (unaccented) pate


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#93405 - 01/26/03 05:37 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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#93406 - 01/26/03 09:51 AM Re: Simple Quiz
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17. If a plane crashed right on the border of Canada and the United States, in which country would the survivors be buried?


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#93407 - 01/26/03 10:05 AM Re: Simple Quiz
wwh Offline
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AThe Hundred Years War lasted more than a hundred years:
Hundred Years' War, armed conflict between France and England during the years from 1337 to 1453.

The October Revolution did not occur in October, because the Gregorian calendar was not adopted
until more than a year later.

Peruvian balsam comes from San Salvador.

Get the drift?













"Hundred Years' War," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


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#93408 - 01/26/03 11:19 AM Re: Simple Quiz
milum Offline
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Posts: 872
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
17. If a plane crashed right on the border of Canada and the United States, in which country would the survivors be buried?

This one is easy. The U.S. and Canada are too civilized for such barbaric behavior. So it follows that the survivors would be buried up to their necks in the disputed Dakota Indian Territory along the Canadian-US border. The Dakotas would then set loose 10,000 starving, snarling-mad, black ants to dine on the survivors honey-smeared heads. These savage indians are still mad...

In 1879 the Dakotas...

... debated the failure of the US Government to live up to the terms and conditions of the treaties. They debated their pending starvation and the extermination of the buffalo. The Indians noted that when buffalo are killed the Whiteman shipped the bones east for fertilizer.

But later the buffalo bones played out, and so, in desperation, the inventive Whiteman exhumed dead Indian bones and shipped them east to make buttonhooks.


The Dakotas, being uncivilized, still hold a grudge.



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#93409 - 01/26/03 11:33 AM Re: Simple Quiz
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Man, milum...what did you have for breakfast today?


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#93410 - 01/26/03 11:40 AM Re: Simple Quiz
milum Offline
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Registered: 09/03/01
Posts: 872
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
A bowl of self-righteous indignation. And you?


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#93411 - 01/27/03 12:22 PM Re: Simple Quiz
wow Offline
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Good on ye, Millum
A bowl of self-righteous indignation.
Sustaining, isn't it!


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