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Quizzes & Puzzles 50

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Some new problems with which to exercise the brain. But first a look at answers and solutions to Quizzes & Puzzles 49. New problems below the image (cartoon).

Answer to Quiz 49:1

Picasso, at one stage of his long life, was one of the two artists who invented and developed cubism. Who was the other one?

Cubism was invented about 1907, by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. So, the right answer is Georges Braque.

Cubism, which, despite its name, has nothing to do with cubes, was the beginning or modern art and a new way to see art. The artist explored and analysed reality instead of trying to depict it realistically. The ideas of cubism still permeate so-called modern art.

The artists at the time, found the Western tradition of painting exhausted, there were no further possibilities to evolve it; they were searching for something new. At the same time the art of photography had taken over the role of realistic depiction and pictorial documentation – so art needed a new purpose. It was against that background cubism evolved, and after that “modern art” in general.

Answer to Quiz 49:2

In which sport does a match start from a “tee”?

Golf. It is a little wooden support from which you hit the golf ball. It can also mean the area from which you begin the match.

Answer to Quiz 49:3

The recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II, was the only crowned and anointed monarch remaining in Europe. All other monarchies have abolished the coronation ceremony and replaced it with simpler rituals. How it will be with her son and successor, Charles III, still remains to be seen.

I think all of you know what a coronation is, it is a well-known procedure from film and literature. But what is anointment?

@fantagira answered “a religious ceremony of applying oil“, which is right. In connection with coronation of a monarch, anointment is a sign of that he or she got his or her power and position from God. It has its roots in old Israel and entered Christianity from there. Aaron was anointed high priest of the Israelites and kings as Saul and David were anointed by the prophet Samuel. One should also know that “Messiah” is Hebrew for “The Anointed One”, and “Christ” is the Greek equivalent. Thus anointment has a profound religious significance.

Answer to Quiz 49:4

The stapes is the smallest bone in a human body; where is it located?

In the ear. @Tomi-Ajax and @Danika both provided the correct answer.

Answer to Quiz 49:5

Who has written “The Belgariad” and “The Malloreon”?

David Eddings (1931-2009).

“The Belgariad” and “The Malloreon” are both five volume series, closely connected to each other. The Malloreon is a continuation of “The Belgariad”. This is quite good high fantasy by a very skilled author. Perhaps being a little too “innocent” and “nice”, these books are still worth the while to read.

Answer to Quiz 49:6

Artists in the past risked to become (and probably were) poisoned by a metal used for white colour. Which metal was that?

Later on, one started to make white from another metal, a non-poisonous one. It is still used. What metal is that?

The poisonous colour was lead white, and it is possible that some cases of madness among artists were caused by lead from this colour. Oil colour doesn't dry fast, it takes days and weeks, so even being in a room with lead white on still not dry paintings could have resulted in inhalation of lead.

Nowadays, one uses zinc white instead, and zinc is not poisonous.

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

Quiz 50:1

If you compare these fonts, the letters at the bottom have a small line at the end of the strokes - what is such a little line called?

Quiz 50:2

One of the most famous comic strips ever, is Peanuts. Who created it?

If you don't know about Peanuts, let me give you one clue: One of the main characters is a dog named Snoopy.

Quiz 50:3

In the history of Islam, all caliphates have been Sunni Muslim, except one that was Shia Muslim; which one was that? What was it called?

Quiz 50:4

The French republic (and the revolution) is symbolised by a woman in Phrygian cap. What's her name?

If you have ever collected stamps, you'll probably seen her on French stamps.

Quiz 50:5

Who was the actor who played Frankenstein's monster in the classical movies “Frankenstein” from 1931, “Bride of Frankenstein” from 1935, and “Son of Frankenstein” from 1939? His appearance in the films came to be normative for how people imagine the looks of this monster.

Quiz 50:6

How is a lemniscate shaped?

Quiz 50:7

Karkadé (also called, for instance, Arhul ka phool, sorrel or roselle) is a blood red tea with many health benefits. From which plant is it made?


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.

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I find your question difficult to answer, but I will try next time :)

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3 months ago

Today's questions are difficult...next time I'll try to answer

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3 months ago

Different things are difficult for different people. Better luck next time!

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3 months ago

Thanks alot🤗

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3 months ago

Sadly, I can't answer any today 😔.

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3 months ago

50:2 Charles Schulz and 50:6 it looks like an infinite symbol:D

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Charles Schulz created Peanuts and a lemniscate is shaped like the infinity symbol. Two perfectly correct answers.

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50:1 Serif 50:2 Charles Schulz I don't know the rest. I await the answers patiently

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3 months ago

Serif and Charles Schulz, two right answers.

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3 months ago

I am happy i got them right. I await more quizes

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3 months ago

Hahaha, I was rushing to answer serif, but you beat me to it! lol

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3 months ago

Wow 50.1 is sure a hard one. I would have loved to try 50.4 but no can't do

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3 months ago

50.1 has been answered by now, but for 50.4 I have still not received any answer.

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3 months ago

I hope someone answers that one time. Thanks for the notification

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3 months ago

Another good question and answering session. New questions are strange for me, I can wait for their Answers in your next article.

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3 months ago

Nice to see you here anyway, perhaps there will be questions being more easy for you next time.

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