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A Misnomer Quiz...... and no cheating by googling :P

 

1.From which country did French horns originate?

2.What mineral is an Alaskan diamond?

3.The Portuguese Man o' War (a sea-dwelling jellyfish-like invertebrate) alludes to a warship design devised in which country?

4.In the story of Cinderella (the French medieval version, which gave us the modern Western version) what were Cinderella's slippers made from?

5.What is the main ingredient of a mince pie?

6.From what type of creature is Bombay duck made?

7.What colour is orange blossom?

8.According to the Bible how many (of each) sheep, cows and goats were taken onto Noah's Ark?

9.Where did Panama hats originate?

10.What type of animal inspired the creation of Bugs Bunny, Brer Rabbit, and the Easter Bunny?

11.Where did tulips come from originally - specifically what (past) capital city and country exported the first tulips?

12.What type of building is a picture palace?

13.What is the main fruit ingredient of the traditional (orange) Jaffa Cake biscuit?

14.What type of creature is a prairie dog?

15.What meat is hamburger made from?

16.How many people were in the band The Thompson Twins?

17.What type of alcoholic drink is barley wine?

18.What is lava bread?

19.What is the main ingredient of the dish Welsh Rabbit?

20.What colour is the black box on a plane?

21.In what continent did camels first evolve?

22.In what country was Canadian Club whiskey first distilled?

23.What nation invented the kilt?

24.What are toy marbles made from?

25.What is kitchen tin foil made from?

26.What is the traditional main ingredient of mock-turtle soup?

27.How long was the 100 Years War?

28.Who is the nude bow-carrying statue in London's Piccadilly Circus?

29.What is the lead in a lead pencil made from?

30.Who first devised the central relativity principle within Einstein's Theory of Relativity?

31.What is the foodstuff head cheese made from?

32.In what month is the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival held?

33.What type of insect is a velvet ant?

34.Catgut (for old musical instrument strings and tennis rackets, etc) was usually made from the intestines of which animal?

35.What type of creature is a horned toad?

36.What is the liquid inside a coconut?

37.What colour are white grapes?

38.Where does a busboy or busgirl work? 39.In what country was the game Chinese Checkers (or Chinese Chequers) invented?

40.Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?

41.What was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's (original) middle name?

42.What creatures are the Canary Islands named after?

43.In which month is the October Revolution celebrated in Russia?

44.What sort of fruit is a Chinese gooseberry?

45.What colour is a (male) purple finch?

46.What type of insect is a Spanish fly?

47.Arabic numerals originated in which country?

48.What are sticks of blackboard chalk made from?

49.What country invented baseball?

50.What thumb signal was given by Roman emperors to call for the death of a gladiatorial contestant?

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Dear Mr Forum Admin.... before I get loads of stick....can you change the title please as I spelt Saturday wrong and can't change it myself :oops:

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Come on Victor at least make an effort and TRY :lol:

 

There are some easy ones which even you must know :rolleyes:

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1) Belgium?

2) Quartz

3) Spain

4) fur

5) currants and raisins

6) Fish

7) Pale yellow

8 ) six

9) America

10) Hare

11) Amsterdam

12) Kinema/cinema

13) Grape

14) a rodent

15) beef

16) five

17) a type of whisky

18) bread made without yeast

19) cheese

20) Yellow

21) African

22) India

23) Welsh

24) glass

25) Aluminium

26) pork

27) 116 years

28) Eros

29) graphite

30) Max planck

31) Earwax

32) September

33) beetle

34) sheep/goats

35) Lizard

36) coconut milk

37) very pale green

38) cafe/restaurant clearing tables.

39) egypt

40) Mt Olympus

41) Fredrick

42) dogs

43) november

44) plum

45) yelllow / orange

46) beetle

47) Greece

48) Calcium Carbonate

49) England

50) thumbs up

 

phew my brain hurts now. and at least two thirds are pure guesses and no googling or checking in encyclopaedia or dictionaries.

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Bugger I've got to mark all those now... you could have done a few at time Evils. :P

 

I may be a while replying :lol:

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:lol:

 

Evils these are the ones you got right

 

2) Quartz

4) fur (answer was squirrel fur but I gave it you)

5) currants and raisins (answers was fruit but near enough)

6) Fish

10) Hare

12) Kinema/cinema

14) a rodent

15) beef

19) cheese

25) Aluminium

27) 116 years

29) graphite

32) September

34) sheep/goats

35) Lizard

37) very pale green

38) cafe/restaurant clearing tables.

42) dogs

43) november

46) beetle

49) England

50) thumbs up

 

48) was nearly right but not close enough

 

Pretty good going there clever clogs :wink:

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Yep Germany is CORRECT for question 1 :wink::D

 

I take it that it's too hot for you outside too :lol:

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No, that was my answer for 49 :wink: :wink:

 

STOP IT... I'm confused enought as it is :unsure:. Your answer was deninately for number 1 as it lollowd Clarkey's and my comments.

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