Pauls Quiz 117

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1.The order lepidoptera is probably one of the most famous examples of an animal capable of mimicry in the animal kingdom. What is a lepidoptera?

2. Which country formed the first airforce in 1793?

3. Standard time didn't exist until which invention became widespread? Second letter "E"

4. In 13th century England "verjus" was a popular beverage. What was it made from?

5. Which scientific name for a slimy animal means translated "belly footed"?

6. A Greek word for theatre. Five letters, Third letter "E".

7. Who sent the following telegrams ? 
    a: (June 2 1897) THE REPORT OF MY DEATH WAS AN EXAGGERATION 
    b: (Sept 18 1924) CANCELLATION FAST CANCELLATION SELF. AM FASTING TO LIVE NOT DIE UNLESS GOD WILLS OTHERWISE.DONT WORRY. 
    c: (Dec 8 1941) THE SENATE PASSED THE ALL OUT DECLARATION OF WAR EIGHY TWO TO NOTHING...... TODAY ALL OF US ARE IN THE SAME BOAT WITH YOU AND THE PEOPLE OF THE EMPIRE AND IT IS A SHIP WHICH WILL NOT AND CANNOT BE SUNK 
    d: (May 21 1943 "Most Secret and Personal" )..... DE GAULLE IS IN MY OPINION ABSORBED IN HIS OWN PERSONAL CAREER WHICH DEPENDS ON A VAIN ENDEAVOR...... CONSIDER URGENTLY WHETHER WE SHOULD NOT ELIMINATE DE GAULLE AS A POLITICAL FORCE..... HE HATES ENGLAND AND HAS LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGLOPHOBIA BEHIND HIM EVERYWHERE...

8. A European city which can be found 75 times around the world. Eight letters, Second letter "A".

9. In the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe which of the following birds was an indispensible course at almost all feasts for the rich and royalty:
    a: peacock 
    b: turkey or
    c: ostrich?

10. Which very very very popular Swiss invention was issued to British soldiers for the first time in the Boer war? Two words, second letter "I" as in igloo

ANSWERS

1. Butterfly The order Lepidoptera is the second most speciose order in the class Insecta and includes the butterflies, moths and skippers. Members of the order are referred to as lepidopterans. A person who collects or studies this order is referred to as a Lepidopterist. This order has more than 180,000 species in 128 families and 47 superfamilies. It is second only to the Coleoptera (the beetles) in number of described species. Lepidopterans undergo complete metamorphosis going through a four-stage life cycle of egg - larva / caterpillar - pupa/chrysalis -imago/adult. The Lepidoptera are divided into several suborders, the largest being Glossata, the vast majority of which are Ditrysia. Several other classifications of lepidopteran families are used in older literature. These include the Rhopalocera (club-horned) consisting of what are commonly called butterflies and the Heterocera (varied-horned) consisting of the moths. However, Rhophalocera is a natural (monophyletic) group, while Heterocera is a paraphyletic assemblage.

2. France (those magnificent men in their flying ballons. Aerostiers )

3. Telegraph In 1775 Francisco de Salva offered an electrostatic telegraph. Samuel Thomas von Soemmering constructed his electrochemical telegraph in 1809. Also as one of the first, an electromagnetic telegraph was created by Baron Schilling in 1832. Carl Friedrich Gauss and Wilhelm Weber built and first used for regular communication the electromagnetic telegraph in 1833 in Göttingen. The first commercial electrical telegraph was constructed by Sir William Fothergill Cooke and entered use on the Great Western Railway in Britain. It ran for 13 miles from Paddington station to West Drayton and came into operation on 9 April 1839. It was patented in the United Kingdom in 1837. In 1843 Scottish physician Alexander Bain invented a device that could be considered the first facsimile machine. He called his invention a "recording telegraph". Bain's telegraph was able to transmit images by electrical wires. In 1855 an Italian abbot, Giovanni Caselli, also created an electric telegraph that could transmit images. Caselli called his invention "Pantelegraph". Pantelegraph was successfully tested and approved for a telegraph line between Paris and Lyon.

4. Green (ver) grapes

5. Gastropod (snails) The gastropods, also previously known as gasteropods, or univalves, and more commonly known as snails and slugs, are the largest and most successful class of mollusks, with 60,000-75,000 known living species. This class of animals is second only to insects in its size and diversity. The class gastropoda includes very large numbers of marine snails and sea slugs, as well as the freshwater snails, and the terrestrial (land) snails and slugs. Although the word snail can be applied to all the members of this class, commonly the word snail is restricted only to those species that have an external shell. Those without a shell or with only a very reduced or internal shell are often known as slugs.

6. Odeon

7. Four Answers:
    a: Mark Twain 
    b: Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi 
    c: Franklyn D. Roosevelt 
    d: Winston Churchill

8. Waterloo Many things bear the name Waterloo. They are almost all named directly or indirectly after the settlement of Waterloo in Belgium and the famous battle which was fought near there. The largest cities with this name are Waterloo, Ontario and Waterloo, Iowa. There are 30 Waterloos in the United States across 28 states - two each in Wisconsin and Virginia. Thus, Waterloo rivals Springfield, which appears in 34 different US states.

9. a: peacock

10. Milk chocolate Swiss chocolates, together with their timepieces and machinery, have earned a reputation for high quality abroad. Chocalate came to Europe in the 16th century. By the 17th century it was produced in Switzerland. In the 18th century chocolate was only produced in a few areas, such as the Ticino and the Bassin Lémanique.

 

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