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793 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. What is odynophobia the fear of?


  2. In 1241, a battle was fought near Legnica in Silesia. A German and Polish army were on one side – who were they fighting?


  3. In grammar, what is a trope?


  4. The Puerto del Sol or Gate of the Sun, is a square, marking the centre of which Spanish city?


  5. Who was elected the Prime Minister of Finland in 2015, and as the leader of the Centre Party, heads a centre-right coalition?


  6. Christian Herter served as United States Secretary of State, to which American President?


  7. What tapering strips of material are pasted on to spheres, to make globes?


  8. The traditional hat of which German region, is topped with several red pom poms and is known as the Bollenhut?


  9. In astronomy, what does the Forbush decrease effect have?


  10. Which Russian Tsar, a son of Tsar Paul, only came to power because his older brother Constantine, refused to take the throne, on the death of their brother Alexander I?


  11. What in the Middle Ages, was a falconet?


  12. Which galaxy is found in the constellations Dorado and Mensa, and the Tarantula Nebula is part of it? It is 180,000 light years away from the Milky Way.


  13. The Dutch born physiologist, and also the Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician, Jan Ingenhousz, (1730-1799), discovered which process, which occurs in plants?


  14. In which English county will you find the Blackwater river, which enters into a namesake estuary, which in turn meets the North Sea at Mersea Island?


  15. Which Asian river derives its name from a Sanskrit term, meaning elephant river?


  16. What was the name of the Jewish underground force in Palestine, which from Turkish times, protected Jewish settlers? It offered only passive resistance to British mandatory rule and condemned terrorist tactics. It later became the nucleus of the Israeli army.


  17. From his title as Earl of March, a white lion was the badge of which English king, born in 1442?


  18. What name was given to tobacco, moistened and pressed into rectangular cakes, possibly named after the original manufacturer?


  19. Which English county lends its name to the rag stone – a sandy limestone, used for masonry and road repairs, and traditionally taken from the lower green sand there?


  20. In Islamic architecture, what name is given to a religious courtyard, which is surrounded by an arcade from all sides?


793 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ




  1. PAIN


  2. THE MONGOLS WHO DEFEATED THE EUROPEAN ARMY WHICH INCLUDED CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS FROM THE MILITARY ORDERS OF THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS, THE HOSPITALLERS AND THE TEMPLARS


  3. A WORD OR EXPRESSION USED IN A FIGURATIVE OR METAPHORICAL SENSE - IT COMES FROM THE GREEK FOR "TO TURN"


  4. MADRID


  5. JUHA SIPILA


  6. DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (1959-1961). HE HAD SUCCEEDED JOHN F DULLES AND PRECEDED DEAN RUSK


  7. GORES


  8. THE BLACK FOREST


  9. IT AFFECTS THE INTENSITY OF COSMIC RAYS. IT’S THE OBSERVED DECREASE IN COSMIC RAY ACTIVITY IN THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE ABOUT A DAY AFTER A SOLAR FLARE. THE FORBUSH DECREASE IS BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A SHIELDING EFFECT OF THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CONTAINED IN THE PLASMA CLOUD EMITTED FROM THE SUN, AT THE TIME OF THE FLARE


  10. NICHOLAS I WHO QUASHED THE DECEMBRISTS IN 1825 AFTER THEIR ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW HIM


  11. A LIGHT CANNON WHICH FIRED SMALL, YET LETHAL SHOT


  12. THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD


  13. PHOTOSYNTHESIS


  14. ESSEX


  15. THE IRRAWADDY


  16. HAGANAH


  17. EDWARD IV


  18. CAVENDISH


  19. KENT – KENTISH RAG


  20. A SAHN


793 - DAPHNE'S DAAILY QUIZ WITH ANSWERS




  1. What is odynophobia the fear of? PAIN




  2. In 1241, a battle was fought near Legnica in Silesia. A German and Polish army were on one side – who were they fighting? THE MONGOLS WHO DEFEATED THE EUROPEAN ARMY WHICH INCLUDED CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS FROM THE MILITARY ORDERS OF THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS, THE HOSPITALLERS AND THE TEMPLARS


  3. In grammar, what is a trope? A WORD OR EXPRESSION USED IN A FIGURATIVE OR METAPHORICAL SENSE - IT COMES FROM THE GREEK FOR "TO TURN"




  4. The Puerto del Sol or Gate of the Sun, is a square, marking the centre of which Spanish city?
    MADRID




  5. Who was elected the Prime Minister of Finland in 2015, and as the leader of the Centre Party, heads a centre-right coalition? JUHA SIPILA


  6. Christian Herter served as United States Secretary of State to which American President?
    DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (1959-1961). HE HAD SUCCEEDED JOHN F DULLES AND PRECEDED DEAN RUSK




  7. What tapering strips of material are pasted on to spheres, to make globes? GORES




  8. The traditional hat of which German region, is topped with several red pom poms and is known as the Bollenhut? THE BLACK FOREST




  9. In astronomy, what does the Forbush decrease effect have? IT AFFECTS THE INTENSITY OF COSMIC RAYS. IT’S THE OBSERVED DECREASE IN COSMIC RAY ACTIVITY IN THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE ABOUT A DAY AFTER A SOLAR FLARE. THE FORBUSH DECREASE IS BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A SHIELDING EFFECT OF THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CONTAINED IN THE PLASMA CLOUD EMITTED FROM THE SUN, AT THE TIME OF THE FLARE




  10. Which Russian Tsar, a son of Tsar Paul, only came to power because his older brother Constantine refused to take the throne, on the death of their brother Alexander I?
    NICHOLAS I, WHO QUASHED THE DECEMBRISTS IN 1825 AFTER THEIR ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW HIM




  11. What in the Middle Ages, was a falconet? A LIGHT CANNON WHICH FIRED SMALL, YET LETHAL SHOT




  12. Which galaxy is found in the constellations Dorado and Mensa, and the Tarantula Nebula is part of it? It is 180,000 light years away from the Milky Way. THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD




  13. The Dutch born physiologist, and also the Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician, Jan Ingenhousz, (1730-1799), discovered which process, which occurs in plants? PHOTOSYNTHESIS




  14. In which English county will you find the Blackwater river, which enters into a namesake estuary, which in turn meets the North Sea at Mersea Island? ESSEX




  15. Which Asian river derives its name from a Sanskrit term, meaning elephant river? THE IRRAWADDY




  16. What was the name of the Jewish underground force in Palestine, which from Turkish times, protected Jewish settlers? It offered only passive resistance to British mandatory rule and condemned terrorist tactics. It later became the nucleus of the Israeli army. HAGANAH




  17. From his title as Earl of March, a white lion was the badge of which English king, born in 1442? EDWARD IV




  18. What name was given to tobacco, moistened and pressed into rectangular cakes, possibly named after the original manufacturer? CAVENDISH




  19. Which English county lends its name to the rag stone – a sandy limestone used for masonry and road repairs, and traditionally taken from the lower green sand there? KENT – KENTISH RAG




  20. In Islamic architecture, what name is given to a religious courtyard, which is surrounded by an arcade from all sides? A SAHN


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