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196 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
Which blue pigment used in paints, was probably synthesised for the first time by the paint
maker, Diesbach, in Berlin, around 1706?
2. Specifically, what type of birds are "Rosy-faced", "Yellow-collared" and "Black-cheeked"?
3. What is the name of the Finnish breed of dog, regarded as a national treasure and closely
related to the wolf family, which was bred to hunt a variety of animals, including bears?
4. Which city did the Babenberg dynasty adopt as their capital in about 1155?
5.
Chicken Rock and St Patrick’s Isle are located off which larger island?
6. Which small London-based independent record label which has released music by such artists
as Kate Nash and Florence and the Machine, is named after a Japanese telephone greeting
which translates as “hello”?
7.
The maneki-neko is a Japanese figurine known as a beckoning or lucky what?
8. Which newspaper was founded in the 18th century by W S Bourne? It was bought by Lord
Northcliffe in 1905, who sold it to the Astor family in 1911.
9. Harry Brearley of the Brown-Firth research laboratory in Sheffield is commonly credited with
inventing which alloy, sometime in 1912-13?
10. Which flat Italian bread, topped with olive oil and rosemary or other herbs, has a name
originally meaning cooked on the hearth?
11. In 1972, which country became the first Arab country to have women police officers?
12. Deriving from the French, what name has come into use for an ornamental vegetable garden?
13. What animal’s name derives from a Native American word meaning “snow-shoveler”?
14. Probably Australia’s best known wine producing region, Hunter Valley is in which Australian
state?
15. In the 12th century, who succeeded Theobald of Bec as Archbishop of Canterbury?
16. Nelson's tomb stands in St Paul's Cathedral, but for whom was it originally made, although
this person never occupied it?
17. In which year did France officially retire the guillotine as a form of execution?
18. What the profession of the Cornishman Michael Joseph, who led a protest against Henry VII’s
taxation plans in 1497?
19. In Mozart’s "The Magic Flute", Tamino was given the magic flute of the title as a protection
against danger. What type of magical instrument is Papageno given?
20. The Australian Aboriginal musician, William Barton, plays which instrument? It features in
many of the Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe's works including "Songs of Sea and Sky",
"Earth Cry", "Kakadu" and "Requiem".
196 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
PRUSSIAN BLUE
2. LOVEBIRDS WHICH ARE SMALL PARROTS
3. THE KARELIAN BEAR DOG
4. VIENNA
5.
THE ISLE OF MAN
6. MOSHI MOSHI
7.
CAT (TRADITIONALLY A CALICO JAPANESE BOBTAIL)
8. THE OBSERVER
9. STAINLESS STEEL WHICH HE CALLED "RUSTLESS" STEEL
10. FOCACCIA
11. JORDAN
12. A POTAGER
13. THE CARIBOU
14. NEW SOUTH WALES
15. THOMAS A BECKET
16. CARDINAL WOLSELEY, WHO COMMISSIONED IT IN 1524 BEFORE HE FELL FROM
POWER
17. 1981
18. A BLACKSMITH
19. SILVER BELLS - BELIEVED TO BE A KEYED GLOCKENSPIEL
20. THE DIDGERIDOO