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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Quiz Questions (21): A Mixed Bag



Sir Humphry Davy
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Q1:What did the English inventor and physician, Sir Humphry Davy, produce in 1801 about 80 years before Edison?
Q2: Which post was first held by Trygve Halvdan Lie?
Q3: Which geological feature was first described to Europeans by Father Louis Hennepin?
Q4: What, precisely, do the following books have in common?:
All My Yesterdays by Cecil Lewis
Brief Candles by Aldous Huxley
By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Way to Dusty Death by Alistair MacLean
I am off to Belgium for a few days. I will post the answers when I return at the weekend and sober up.
Have a daft guess if you don't know the answers!

11 comments:

Dixie said...

a1- light bulb
a2- post master general
a3- Swiss alps
a4- authors from the same country

bazza this was great and proves my daft-ness has not been affected by my shoulder! dare i say, i look forward to the real answers??!

bazza said...

Dixie: Thanks. It,s not entirely wrong! In Q3, the feature is in North America!

Dixie said...

thanks to google:
a3- Niagara Falls; wow, learn something new every day!

bazza said...

Dixie: I couldn't possibly comment!

Kelly said...

1- Monopoly
2- The goal post
3- trees
4- I can only guess that the stories took place in the same era.

Have fun getting looped in Belgium, dude. I'm gonna put a link to your fine quiz on Facebook and see if anybody else can do as great as the Awesome Kezza!

bazza said...

Kezza: I enjoy the daft answers best! What's that? They weren't meant to be daft? Oh well.....

Anonymous said...

Hot from the awesome brain of Sir Tom Eagerly:
Bazza! Behave yourself and ask some questions in English please. Q2 is in Welsh isn't it? I need to lie down in a darkened room after merely reading these questions.
I know it's not like me but I need a drink now.
Bottoms up old boy!

bazza said...

Hi Sir Tom: Seems like I made this one too hard! Even for your towering intellect.
Answers soon.

bazza said...

Well it seems I've really stumped most people this time!
Here are the answers:

A1: An electric light-bulb. He passed a current through platinum strips but unfortunately, they evaporated quickly and Davy was unable to create a light that lasted more than a few minutes.

A2. He was appointed the first Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1945.

A3: Niagara Falls between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

A3: Not only were they all taken from the works of William Shakespeare but, precisely, they are all taken from the text of Macbeth.

rhymeswithplague said...

Well, I am very late to the party, bazza (almost two years late), but I knew all of the answers to your quiz without looking.

bazza said...

Well it's easy to say that now! Anyway, thanks for reminding me that I haven't posted a quiz for a while :)