Quizzes & Puzzles 66

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Some new problems with which to exercise the brain. But first a look at answers and solutions to Quizzes & Puzzles 65. New problems below the image (cartoon).

Answer to Quiz 65:1

Who was Charlie Rivel? What was his profession?

Charlie Rivel (1896-1983) was a circus clown, one of the few clowns reaching truly international fame.

Answer to Quiz 65:2

I think of two empires (at least countries with an emperor as head of state), which were in reality set up as vassal states of two other empires. Which two empires were those two de facto vassal states? (Clue: They did not exist at the same continent or at the same time.)

One was the short-lived Mexican empire, set up by Napoleon III and his second French empire. I quote my e-book ”Imperium” (2020):

He [Napoleon III] tried to set up a vassal emperor in Mexico in 1863. As emperor of Mexico, Archduke Maximilian was chosen, brother of the Austrian emperor. A totally unsuitable choice. Maximilian did not survive the withdrawal of French protection. He was captured and executed in 1867.”

The other was Manchukuo, set up by the Japanese. Further from my e-book “Imperium”:

In 1931, the Japanese invaded Manchuria and proclaimed it an empire, Manchukuo. As emperor, they put the last Chinese (Manchu) emperor Pǔ yí. Manchukuo lasted till 1945.”

Answer to Quiz 65:3

Ludo King is an old board game, known under many different names, that has been re-popularized in digital form. From which country is this game originally?

Although the game, as it is standardized today, was patented in England I 1896, it is an originally Indian board game with a very long history. As “Pachisi”, it was played already in the sixth century. It has also been known as “Chaupar“.

@MD_Tibro correctly answered “India”.

I don't normally comment on wrong answers, but this time I want to bring up the answer “England”, which was given by @TheGuy. I am doing it because – in a way – it is partly right, since the modern Ludo spread from there. So, after some consideration, I would still give @TheGuy half a point for that answer.

Answer to Quiz 65:4

Everyone knows what "rhyming" is, but what is alliteration? Can you give an example of alliteration?

@Duvinca knew this and answered: “Alliteration is when any of the consonants of several words coincide and is repeated frequently“.

You can read ore about as well rhymes as alliteration in my article Rhyme & Reason: Verse, Structure, & Memory. There you can also find many examples of alliteration.

Answer to Quiz 65:5

Which is the subdominant in C-Major?

It is the F-Major chord.

Answer to Quiz 65:6

There are essential fatty acids and essential amino acids; what does it mean when one says that a nutrient is essential.

It means that it is necessary for health, cannot be synthesized by the body, and must be provided by food.

For more on essential fatty acids, read:

And on essential amino acids, read:

Answer to Quiz 65:7

In which country can you find the most northerly town of Europe?

In Norway. The town is Hammerfest. In fact, it is not only the most northerly town in Europe, but in the world.

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

Quiz 66:1

Athos, Porthos and Aramis are well-known characters from literature, but what are they called as a group?

Quiz 66:2

There is a science for classifying and naming organisms, what is that science called?

Quiz 66:3

A great British rock singer was born in Zanzibar, as a Zoroastrian, and came to end his life dying in AIDS?

What was his name, and what was the name of the rock band of which he was a part?

Quiz 66:4

Here you can see the emblems of six cars. Which are the cars?

Quiz 66:5

Everyone has heard about William Shakespeare, and most people knows about his most famous works, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, or Macbeth. Not everything is that well-known though.

Can you figure out which of the following theatre plays are not written by William Shakespeare?

  • The Comedy of Errors

  • Pygmalion

  • Titus Andronicus

  • Miss Julie

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Cymbeline

  • Waiting for Godot

  • The Tempest

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • A Doll's House

  • Coriolanus

  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Quiz 66:6

Belief in the evil eye is very old. It is documented from old Babylonia, and is still today common around the Mediterranean. How does Islam relate to this, does it accept or reject belief in the evil eye?

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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The car logo are of Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Maserati, Ferrari and Toyota respectively.

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That is entirely right.

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Quiz 66:3

The Beatles

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I'm sorry, it was not the Beatles.

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Always very interesting...It heard about that "empire" in Mexico, English and French always wanted to have more in America. About this week questions:

66:1 - The Musketeers (and D'Artagnan) 66:2 - Biology I think... 66:3 - Freddie Mercury 66:4 - I can see Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Maserati, Ferrari, Toyota

Not sure about the last two questions.

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The Three Musketeers, right. Biology... no. Freddie Mercury, yes of course. All the cars are right.

You are good at this and possess diverse knowledge.

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Thanks, I'm eclectic jaja and I like learning and knowing more... And your info is always interesting.

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