Posts From June, 2013

Week 11 Quiz - 16th June 2013

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R5 Q1 In which constellation is Rigel the brightest star? Orion Rigel (more specifically Rigel Kentaurus) is also an alternative name for the star Alpha Centaurii, brightest star in the constellation of Centaurus, so this answer should also be acceptable.

Week 10 Quiz - 11 June 2013

Q No Question Given Answer Note
R5 Q7 "The Smoke That Thunders" is the local name for which geographical feature? Victoria Falls The local name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates as the name given.
R7 Q6 Which 17th/18th century Irish political leader was nicknamed "The Liberator"? Daniel O'Connell O’Connell lived from 1775 to 1847, so was an 18th/19th Century leader.
R8 Q4 Give a year in the life of painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. 1677-1640 His dates were 1577-1640
Spare 6 What is the better known name of the South African plant Mesembryanthemum? Livingstone Rose These plants are often called Livingstone Daisies.  Common alternative names include Fig marigold or Icicle plant