Saturday, 3 July 2010

Answers to June Quiz

OK - now its July I'll tell you the answers to last week's quiz : -

Answers

1) The Nizam
2) C. 750
3) Rubric
4) A portrait painter
5) Planting trees to offset deforestation
6) Lent term rowing races at Oxford
7) A duck
8) A Russian measurement of length – c. 3,500 ft.
9) A pioneer infant and baby doctor from New Zealand
10) Carey Street was the home of the Official Receiver

Set 2

1) A dam burst and the village was flooded
2) City of Destruction – Celestial City
3) The Lord preferred Abel’s sacrifice to Cain’s
4) A triode
5) It is so called because it houses the cathedra – or bishop’s throne
6) Baronet is a title that can be inherited
7) A bascule bridge
8) A wild flower found on marshland
9) Pennines
10) The bittern

Set 3
1) F.R. Leavis
2) A square root that is not a whole number
3) Lancashire
4) Vasco da Gama
5) 1944
6) Edward Hopper
7) Beta – the rest are quarks
8) Caesar and Cleopatra
9) Titus Andronicus
10) Gone with the wind

Set 4

1) Burma
2) 4
3) Vietnam
4) The Poseidon Adventure
5) The Dead Sea Scrolls
6) Julio Iglesias
7) Canadian and Kayak
8) Away
9) North Sea and Baltic
10) Stolen from Westminster Abbey

2 comments:

Smylers said...

I'm quibbling with the definition of ‘surd’, which I reckon can be any root, not just square.

As it happens, I think that was the only question whose answer was something I was taught at school.

Another Anne said...

My problem with it is that in phonetics a surd can also mean a voiceless consonant.