Pot Luck Quiz 14

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1. What is the difference between an exocannibal and an indocannibal?

2. Kerch, Georgia, Messina and Oresund are all examples of what?

3. What links Che Guevara and Pampas?

4. How many squares on a Rubik's Cubic never alter their position?

5. Where was Queen Elizabeth II when she delivered her first Christmas message?

6. In which famous comic did Dan dare fight the Mekons?

7. Who was assassinated on April 4 1968?

8. Name the four largest sand deserts in the world.

9. Against which country did President James Madison of the USA declare war on, on 18th June 1812?

10. How is Speke airport now known?

11. What did William Herschel discover in 1781?

12. "Rwy'n dy garu di" means "I love you" in which language?

13. Which two countries both have a record 14 neighbouring countries?

14. Why was the song "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" by Split Enz banned by the BBC in 1982?

15. And which song by Elaine Page and Julie Covington was also banned in the same year?

16. Who invented the thermometer in 1593?

17. And what form of transport was invented by Jesse W. Reno in 1897?

18. What is the difference between polygamy and polyandry?

19. Name the top four countries with the most amounts of Buddhists.

20. Who were the following cartoon characters named after: 
    a: Buzz Lightyear 
    b: Nemo from the movie Finding Nemo 
    c: Yogi Bear

ANSWERS

1. An exocannibal eats only enemies. An indocannibal eats only friends

2. Straits (Oresund is between Sweden and Denmark, Messina is between Italy and Sicily, Georgia is between Vancouver Island and British Columbia and Kerch separates Crimea and Russia)

3. Argentina - Che was born there and Pampas is the name given to the treeless plains

4. 6

5. Auckland, New Zealand

6. The Eagle

7. Martin Luther King Jr

8. Sahara Desert, North Africa (3,500,000 sq. miles), Arabian Desert, Middle East (1,000,000 sq. miles), Great Victoria Desert, Australia (250,000 sq. miles), Rub'al Khali Desert, Middle East (250,000 sq. miles)

9. Great Britain

10. Liverpool John Lennon Airport

11. The planet Uranus

12. Welsh

13. China and the Russian Federation

14. It was said to be too provocative during the times of the Falklands conflict

15. "Don't cry for me Argentina"

16. Galileo Galilei

17. The 'modern' escalator

18. Polygamy is one husband, several wives. Polyandry is one wife, several husbands.

19. China (1,028,820,000), Japan (122,320,554), Vietnam (74,268,750) Thailand (59,687,270)

20. Three Answers: 
    a: Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut 
    b: Captain Nemo, fictional character in Jules Verne's novels: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and The Mysterious Island 
    c: Yogi Berra, baseball player  

 

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