Sunday, 5 September 2010

Stimulating September 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to September!

After our holiday jaunt around some of the world's capitals we are having some quizzes in September to stimulate our minds as those of us north of the equator look forward to a cold winter.
I hope you all managed a safe journey home form Paris last week. I hopped on Eurostar across to London, where we began our travels seven weeks ago. I finished my marathon journey by train from Euston to Sandwell and Dudley station. Er. . .no I did not leave my car there this time; it stayed safely in the garage at home! Isn't virtual reality good fun? Paris to London leads me to the first question.

1. Who wrote 'A Tale of Two Cities'?
CHARLES DICKENS

2. And the two cities were?
PARIS/LONDON

3. What is the chemical symbol for iron?
Fe

4. What game would you be playing if you started at the oche?
DARTS

5. Who invented the telephone?
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

6. How many furlongs are there in a mile?
8

7. What is the currency of Japan?
YEN

8. Which religion worships in a mosque?
ISLAM (MUSLIMS)

9. If you were crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; which State of America would you be in?
CALIFORNIA

10. What is the capital of Bulgaria?
SOFIA

11. What is the young of a hare called?
LEVERET

12. How many days are there in a leap year?
366

13. Which sport is Ian Botham associated with?
CRICKET

14. Which tree provides the wood for cricket bats?
WILLOW

14. Who, after a distinguished military career, became the President of the USA in 1952?
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

15. Anchovy, pilchard and sardine belong to which family of sea-fish?
HERRING

16. What type of cat has no tail?
MANX

17. Who, in the Bible, wore a coat of many colours?
JOSEPH

18. Who, in ancient Greece, made a discovery while taking a bath?
ARCHIMEDES

19. Where and when did Diana, Princess of Wales die?
PARIS/1997

20. At which British railway station do Lucy and Christabelle meet up, in Stay in Touch?
SHEFFIELD
So, these are my 20 brain-teasers for this week. How many of them can you answer without resorting to text books or the Internet. There are no prizes; this is purely for fun. The answers will be given next week. Until then, Time & Tide wait for no man, so have No Regrets, Stay in Touch and always, Look After Each Other!

Thought for the week: A little learning is a dangerous thing! (Alexander Pope,1688-1744)

1 comment:

  1. very, very interesting, looking forward to this weeks questions :)

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