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Quizzes & Puzzles 62

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Some new problems with which to exercise the brain. But first a look at answers and solutions to Quizzes & Puzzles 61. New problems below the image (cartoon).

Answer to Quiz 61:1

Two sovereign states have flags showing a dragon - which two states/countries?

One is Bhutan, which @TheGuy and @Sashaa knew. @TheGuy also suggested Wales, and it is right that they have a dragon on their flag, but Wales is not a sovereign state. The second right answer should be Malta, which has a small, almost hidden dragon on their flag. For more details, see Flags with Dragons.

Answer to Quiz 61:2

Which European country had once a financial bubble based on speculation in tulip bulbs?

The right answer is the Netherlands or Holland. @fantagira and @Duvinca knew this.

Answer to Quiz 61:3

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones – they were the four members of one of the greatest rock bands ever. Which rock band?

The rock band is Led Zeppelin, by many considered the next most influential rock band ever, second only to the Beatles.

No doubt, their song “Stairway to Heaven” is one of the best songs from the 1970s.

Answer to Quiz 61:4

How was French emperor Napoleon III related to Napoleon I?

He was the son of Napoleon I's youngest brother, Louis Bonaparte – so Napoleon III was Napoleon I's nephew.

Answer to Quiz 61:5

What game are you playing if you are castling?

As @Sashaa correctly answered, it is chess.

Answer to Quiz 61:6

Frank Wörndl, Ernst Hinterseer, Ingemar Stenmark, Gustav Thöni, Piero Gros, ... These gentlemen have all been world champions, but in which sport?

All of them have been world champions in slalom skiing.

Answer to Quiz 61:7

"This fire so scorches our brain, that we wish

To plunge into the depth of the gulf, Hell or Heaven, who cares?

To find something new in the depths of the Unknown!"

This is the end of a mid-nineteen-century poem. It is a translation, the original is in French:

Nous voulons tant ce feu nous brûle le cerveau,

Plonger au fond du gouffre, Enfer ou Ciel, qu'importe?

Au fond de l'Inconnu pour trouver du nouveau!”

Who wrote this, what is the name of the poet?

It is the end of ”Le Voyage” by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867).

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

Quiz 62:1

Who succeeded Adolf Hitler (after his suicide) as head of state, and who signed German capitulation in World War II? The question refers to two different individuals.

Quiz 62:2

How many legs has a spider?

Quiz 62:3

There is a script for people who are blind. It can be read with the fingertips. The script wears the name of its creator. What is the script called?

Quiz 62:4

Andrés Segovia is a legend in his field. But what was he doing?

Quiz 62:5

In 1990. Peter T. Daniels introduced the term “abjad”,in opposition to ”alphabet”. In that context, what is an abjad?

Further; can you give an example of an abjad?

It should be noted that the term “abjad” also has another meaning, which I am not searching here, so please pay attention to the context in the question.

Quiz 62:6

Baratheon, Stark, Tully, Lannister, and Targaryen are five prominent families in... well, in what?

Quiz 62:7

Who wrote this?

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”

Quiz 62:8

What is it called when one has two full moons in the same month?

(It should be noted that, although “two full moons in the same month” is the definition one usually sees, it is not scientifically correct as a definition. I don't ask anything about it, I merely mention it as a parenthesis for those who know it, and otherwise would feel inclined to protest.)

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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Braille is the script for blind people, has been taught at school thousand of times, lol.

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Braille is right, of course.

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2 months ago

Entertaining post, but I am in a hurry now, so maybe I'll answer later. :)

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You are welcome back at any time.

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Well I'd say... 62:2 10 legs - 62:3 Braille system - 62:6 Game of Thrones About the moons, not sure 62:8 Blood moon?

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10 legs...wrong. Braille, right. Game of Thrones is also right,It is something about the moon, but not blood moon.

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2 months ago

Oh ok well I'll be waiting for knowing the answers!!

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Haha

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Some of these I don't even know. Let me wild guess the next quiezzes

Quiz 62:1 Who succeeded Adolf Hitler (after his suicide) as head of state, and who signed German capitulation in World War II? The question refers to two different individuals.

A: Maybe his German son?

Quiz 62:2 How many legs has a spider?

A: I guess 100

Quiz 62:3 There is a script for people who are blind. What is the script called?

A : Blindscripts?

Quiz 62:4 Andrés Segovia is a legend in his field. But what was he doing?

A: I guess he is a football player

Quiz 62:5 In 1990. Peter T. Daniels introduced the term “abjad”,in opposition to ”alphabet”. In that context, what is an abjad?

A: New easier alphabet that used by Muslims too

Quiz 62:6 Baratheon, Stark, Tully, Lannister, and Targaryen are five prominent families in... well, in what?

A USA as actors

Quiz 62:7 Who wrote this?

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”

A: I don't know lol

Quiz 62:8 What is it called when one has two full moons in the same month?

A Twin Zodiac haha

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2 months ago

Well, it was a good attempt, but I am sorry, there is nothing that is right. But thank you for trying,it is nice to see you here.

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Lol 😂 even one answer? None?

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Not even one,

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Answer to Quiz 62:3

"Braille" is a script that can be read by feeling with the fingertips and was created for visually impaired people.

I think most of us will answer it.

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Braille, yes that is right.

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