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Quizzes & Puzzles 29

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Some new problems with which to exercise the brain. But first a look at answers and solutions to Quizzes & Puzzles 28. New problems below the image (cartoon).

Quiz 28:1

Can you give examples of animals with exoskeleton?

@Danika answered “cockroaches, crabs, shrimps”, which is right. @Ling01 answered “spider”, which is also correct.

An exoskeleton is an external, outer skeleton - contrary to an endoskeleton, an inner skeleton (as in humans). What we call a shell, of for instance a crab, is an exoskeleton. However, all exoskeletons are not that large and clear.

Quiz 28:2

One person in the history of France, was as well emperor as president – although not at the same time – who was that?

@Tomi-Ajax answered Napoleon. I had to ask him to specify that answer because Napoleon can be both right and wrong. I came to the conclusion that he meant the wrong Napoleon, so his answer was wrong. It was not THE Napoleon, or Napoleon I. However, it was his nephew, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, as an emperor known as Napoleon III. He was a president 1848-1852, and an emperor 1852-1870.

Quiz 28:3

Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament, opened up for professional players in 1968. The time that followed, and still continues, is called Wimbledon's Open Era; that is the time after 1968.

So, after 1968, which player was the first to reach 5 Wimbledon victories?

It was Swedish tennis player Björn Borg, who won Wimbledon 5 consecutive years from 1976 to 1980.

Quiz 28:4

Which system for communication has got its name from a king with toothache?

As well @Danika as @Tomi-Ajax answered Bluetooth, which is right. It is named after 10th century Viking King Harald Bluetooth, who got this epithet because he had a blue tooth. I have previously written about this in Bluetooth Technology, a 10th Century King & a Female Warrior.

Quiz 28:5

What is Dante Alighieri's most famous work?

It is Divina Commedia, or the Divine Comedy. It consists of three parts; @Ling01 answered only with the names of the parts: ”Inferno, Purgatory and Paradiso”, which I still accept as correct.

This work from the 1300s is one of the absolutely greatest classics. Its influence on subsequent European literature and art cannot be overrated.

Quiz 28:6

Do frogs have teeth?

Not in a human sense, but they have indeed teeth. In Animal Teeth, Sabre-Toothed Tigers & Dragon's Teeth, I wrote:

Frogs are often said to lack teeth, but that is not entirely correct. They have "maxillary teeth", set in the upper jaw. Some of them have vomerine teeth which are very small palatal teeth. Frogs do not cut or chew, their concern is for holding a prey while swallowing it. Toads, however, are lacking teeth altogether.”

@Ling01 knew that frogs have teeth!

Quiz 28:7

What is the Korean version of the Chinese yin-yang symbol called?


Here, again, the right answer came from @Ling01: it is called taegeuk. It is found on the South Korean flag, which is called taegeukgi (gi means flag). You can read more about this symbol and the flag here.

The star of “Quizzes & Puzzles 28” is @Ling01, who provided 4 correct answers. Nobody has ever done that before.

And now some new exercises for brain & memory...

Quiz 29:1

There are many fans of horror at this platform; let's ask about two real horror classics. Most people are familiar with the names Frankenstein and Dracula.

Who (or what) were they? (Think carefully before you answer, because here lies a trap.)

Who wrote the original story about Frankenstein?

And who wrote the original story about Dracula?

Quiz 29:2

In many great cities, there is a large museum of art, well-known by its mere name. So let me give you the name of three museums, and you tell me in which cities they are.

  • Prado?

  • The Louvre?

  • The Hermitage?

Quiz 29:3

In ancient times, one star was sometimes believed to be a “second sun”, adding to the sun's heat if it were in conjunction with it. Which star was that?

Quiz 29:4

A well-known fruit cultivar is named after Maria Ann Smith. Which fruit are we talking about? (Only one is right.)

  • A grape?

  • An apple?

  • A pear?

  • A plum?

  • A tomato?

A cultivar is a subspecies classification describing plants varieties which are produced through artificial selection.”

(Definition quoted from https://biologydictionary.net/)

Quiz 29:5

Normally cats, big and small, are solitaires. That is to say, they live their lives alone, except when mating or for females having babies. One of the big cats, however, is genuinely social – which one?

Quiz 29:6

From what comes the red in the eyes of an albino? What causes the red colour?

You'll find answers and solutions in the next “Quizzes & Puzzles”.

Quizzes & Puzzles has its own label in my Index, where all issues of the series can be found.

In my INDEX, you can find all my writings on Read.Cash, sorted by topic.

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29:3

Tau Ceti?

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Interesting suggestion, but it is not Tau Ceti,

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29:2

—Prado is in Madrid (Madrid City) I guess. —The Louvre is in Paris (Paris City)? —The Hermitage is in St. Petersburg in Russia

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Madrid, Paris and St. Petersburg, all correct,

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29:4

An apple (green apple).

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A green apple is right!

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29:1 — Frankenstein is a monster and Dracula is a vampire? HAHA. —Mary Shelley wrote the original story of Frankenstein. —While, Bram Stoker wrote the orginal story for Dracula

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This answer would be perfect, if you had not fallen in the trap I hinted at in the question. One of your four answers here is wrong; three are right.

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Lions

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Hurray I made it to the party.😁 To quiz 29:1 Frankenstein was a scientific creature I guess created by his maker to be a companion but turned out to be too hideous and so on (truth is I don't really remember the storyline again). As for Dracula he is the pioneer of the vampire race that supposedly got his power or nature from a batlike creature that lives in a cave. Quiz 29:5 The answer is lions. They are the only big cats that live in groups called pride

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Lions are right and Dracula undoubtedly is a pioneer vampire, as you say. But who was the writer who created Dracula?

As for Frankenstein, I said there was a trap, Consider that question again.

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Lions are the only social big cats.

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Lions. Right @Aimure.

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