Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Oh Dear, Marks Lower than Expected!

I think the answers to this little beauty suggest we should never take anything at face value! Hope you enjoyed participating. Back to normal in the New Year.

Answers to a Simple Quiz

1 116 years, from 1397 to 1453.
2 November (on the 7th). Russia’s calender was 13 days behind.
3 Ecuador.
4 El Salvador. It’s a medicinal herb grown by the Balsam Indians.
5 The Manx shearwater. Puffins are genus Fratercula or Lunda.
6 The sheep.
7 A hard-wearing cotton fabric called moleskin.
8 They’re fruits grown in New Zealand.
9 Sixteen. The one known as Louis XVII died in prison during the Revolution, and thus never reached
the throne.
10 A breed of large dogs. The Latin name was canariae insulae- “Islands of Dogs”.
11 Albert. When he came to the throne, he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king
should be called Albert.
12 The distinctively coloured parts are crimson.
13 It takes place in the spring, from April 29 to May I.
14 It is usually made of squirrel’s hair.
15 30 years, of course- 1618 to 1648.

11 comments:

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Is the answer to no. 10...something to do with the Canary Isles? I only know this because we were planning to live there at one point.

Happy Christmas, Ken, to you and yours! All the very best for 2010. Hadriana xx

Mark said...

I got five right and was pretty proud of that!

Anita said...

I failed. :)

Now I'll have to print it and test someone else (hoping he or she will fail) to get redemption.

gayle said...

These were hard!! Merry Christmas!!

Kit Courteney said...

I got 5 right, too.

Flipping amazed I did even that well!

Merry Christmas!

slommler said...

I must admit that I didn't even try. There is enough stress this time of year..LOL!!
Merry Christmas
Hugs
SueAnn

VioletSky said...

I was pleased I got the first and last ones right. And I knew about Albert. That must say something about me?

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Hadriana
Yes, but surely no one leaves your area, ever!

Mark
I reckon that's pretty good.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Anita
Not failed, i reckon its a difficult quiz.

gayle.
True. Cheers!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Kit
Thats a good score. Cheers.

slommler
Cheers. fancy chickening out but I'll let you off!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Violet Sky
Dont know what it tells you but I wouldn't even win my own quizzes!