The Twitterhood Quiz

MARCH 2009

  For those who are unable to make it for the live quiz but would like to see how many of the questions they would have been able to answer within the 4 minutes given for each, the daily questions can be found on the questions page and will remain for 1 month before being moved to another page which you may also visit. The answers can be found on this page but, all the answers for the month so far will be visible so you may like to put off scrolling down for the first time until you have caught up to the latest questions...


Friday 20th March 2009
Q1 Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed which feature of New York City in 1857? A1 Central Park
Q2 What is the common name for an epistaxis? A2 Nose bleed
Q3 How is Frederick William Cody better known? A3 Buffalo Bill
Q4 Which vitamin is produced in human skin on exposure to sunlight? A4 Vitamin D
Q5 Of which planet in our Solar System is Titan a satellite? A5 Saturn
Thursday 19th March 2009
Q1 What does the blue whale eat? A1 Krill
Q2 From which country did the astronomer Tycho Brahe come? A2 Denmark
Q3 Which capital city stands on the river Tiber? A3 Rome
Q4 In music, which note follows 'soh'? A4 Lah or La
Q5 What is the chemical name for 'oil of vitriol'? A5 Sulphuric acid (H2SO4)
Wednesday 18th March 2009
Q1 What is the name of the fossilized resin which is used to make jewelry? A1 Amber
Q2 Which 18th century chemist is considered the father of modern chemistry for his combustion and respiration experiments? A2 Antoine Lavoisier
Q3 How many degrees do the angles of a triangle add up to? A3 180
Q4 Which Emperor of Ethiopia was known as 'the Lion of Judah'? A4 Haile Selassie
Q5 By what name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelie better known? A5 Mata Hari
Tuesday 17th March 2009
Q1 What is the chief respiratory muscle called? A1 Diaphragm
Q2 How many lines does a limerick always have? A2 5
Q3 What type of fish are plaice, sole and halibut? A3 Flat fish
Q4 Which Elizabethan painter was famous for his miniature portraits? A4 Nicholas Hilliard
Q5 In which year was Braille invented? A5 1821
Monday 16th March 2009
Q1 For what did Bertrand Russell receive the Nobel Prize in 1950? A1 Literature
Q2 Which nocturnal African mammal is known as the ant bear? A2 Aardvark
Q3 Which element is a constituent of all proteins but not carbohydrates? A3 Nitrogen
Q4 What is the name of the process by which soft oils and fats are hardened to produce margarine? A4 Hydrogenation
Q5 Panama formed part of which country from 1821 to 1903? A5 Colombia
Sunday 15th March 2009
Q1 What is the popular name for Deuterium Oxide? A1 Heavy Water
Q2 Which sport is involved in the 'Giro d'Italia'? A2 Cycling
Q3 Who was the last king of Egypt? A3 King Farouk I
Q4 When did snowboarding become an Olympic sport? A4 1998
Q5 What is the material an insect exoskeleton is made of? A5 Chitin
Saturday 14th March 2009
Q1 What kind of astral body is Eros? (e.g. star, planet etc) A1 An asteroid
Q2 In which year did Russian sailors mutiny aboard the battleship 'Potemkin'? A2 1905
Q3 Which German physician discovered the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and cholera? A3 Robert Koch
Q4 Which small metallic fastener was invented by US inventor Walter Hunt in the 19th century? A4 The safety pin
Q5 What does the word 'Karate' mean? A5 Empty hand
Friday 13th March 2009
Q1 Which two elements make up ammonia? A1 Hydrogen and nitrogen
Q2 Which forgotten composer had his music re-introduced to the public by Mendelssohn? A2 Johann Sebastian Bach
Q3 How many hours are there in a week? A3 168
Q4 By what other name is the group of inert gases which includes neon and helium known? A4 Noble
Q5 Allium schoenoprasum is the scientific name for which herb? A5 Chives
Thursday 12th March 2009
Q1 Who invented the water closet in 1778? A1 Joseph Bramah
Q2 Scorpions are immune to their own poison. True or false? A2 False
Q3 What is the term for lines on a map connecting points of equal underwater depth? A3 Isobaths
Q4 What is the skeleton of a shark made of? A4 Cartilage
Q5 What element has the symbol Hg? A5 Mercury
Wednesday 11th March 2009
Q1 4 tennis tournaments form the Grand Slam: Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open and which other? A1 Australian Open
Q2 Which family dynasty ruled England from 1154 to 1485? A2 The Plantaganets
Q3 What name do geologists give to the epoch that includes the present? A3 Holocene
Q4 Which artery supplies blood to the heart and neck? A4 Carotid
Q5 What is the name of the island shared by the countries of Haiti and the Dominican republic? A5 Hispaniola
Tuesday 10th March 2009
Q1 What is the test used to find out if an organic substance is a reducing agent? A1 Fehlings test
Q2 When was the dental drill invented? A2 1790 (in the USA)
Q3 Which American Confederate general surrendered to General Grant in April 1865? A3 Robert E. Lee
Q4 Imre Nagy was prime minister of which country during the 1950s? A4 Hungary
Q5 Which British architect's works include Stansted Airport & the HQ of Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong? A5 Norman Foster
Monday 9th March 2009
Q1 Which French explorer travelled down the Mississippi to the sea in 1682? A1 Rene-Robert Cavelier aka Robert de la Salle
Q2 'Sn' is the chemical symbol for which element? A2 Tin
Q3 In what sport would you do a 'lay up shot'? A3 Basketball (& Golf)
Q4 What is the name given to the beam placed above a window or a door? A4 Lintel
Q5 Who is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated? A5 Spencer Perceval
(1 Nov 1762 11 May 1812)
Sunday 8th March 2009
Q1 What is 2009 in Roman Numerals? A1 MMIX
Q2 Which was the first country to give women the right to vote? A2 New Zealand
Q3 How long does it take light from the sun to reach Earth? A3 8 minutes (approx)
Q4 What percentage of the oxygen in the bloodstream is used by the human brain? A4 30%
Q5 By what name is Marion Morrison better known? A5 John Wayne
Saturday 7th March 2009
Q1 What is the name of the architect who designed London's world-famous Cenotaph in Whitehall? A1 Sir Edwin Lutyens
Q2 What fatty substance is a component of gallstones? A2 Cholesterol
Q3 What is a Modulator and Demodulator more commonly called? A3 A modem
Q4 What does the 'DC' in Washington DC stand for? A4 District of Columbia
Q5 In which ocean is the island of Mauritius? A5 The Indian Ocean
Friday 6th March 2009
Q1 Whose dictionary was published in America in 1828? A1 Noah Webster
Q2 In addition to protons & electrons, what other particles make up atoms? A2 Neutrons
Q3 Who was the 12th president of the United States of America? A3 Zachary Taylor
Q4 What is the name for the piece of wood that rests on top of the stumps in cricket? A4 The bails
Q5 From which flower does the inseticide pyrethrum come? A5 Chrysanthemum
Thursday 5th March 2009
Q1 What percentage of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans? A1 Approximately 71 percent
Q2 Which Indian religious leader founded Sikhism? A2 (Shri) Guru Nanak (Dev Ji), (1469-1538)
Q3 What is removed by a surgeon in a cholecystectomy? A3 The gall bladder
Q4 What is 90 in Roman numerals? A4 XC
Q5 From which language do the words punch, thug and shampoo originate? A5 Hindi
Wednesday 4th March 2009
Q1 Which acid forms in muscles during exercise? A1 Lactic acid
Q2 Who was president of the United States of America in 1900? A2 William McKinley
Q3 Which Swiss psychiatrist introduced the concepts of 'introvert' and 'extrovert' personalities? A3 Carl Gustav Jung
Q4 What is the capital of Lebanon? A4 Beirut
Q5 What food was originally used by the Aztecs as currency? A5 Cocoa beans

Tuesday 3rd March 2009

Q1 What common vegetable has the Latin name Solanum tuberosum? A1 Potato
Q2 Which US president had a sign on his desk saying 'The buck stops here'? A2 Harry S. Truman
Q3 Besides heat, what is always formed when you mix an alkali and an acid? A3 A salt
Q4 Who conquered the Inca empire and executed the Inca emperor Atahualpa? A4 Francisco Pizarro
Q5 Who was the founder of Pakistan? A5 Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Monday 2nd March 2009

There was no quiz as a result of power failure aboard Leopard Normand III

Sunday 1st March 2009

Q1 Which colour (or color!) light has the longest wavelength? A1 Red
Q2 Who was the heavyweight boxing champion for 11 years and 252 days? A2 Joe Louis
Q3 What is the term for a parallelogram with four equal sides? A3 Rhombus
Q4 Where is the hottest and lowest place in America? A4 Death Valley
Q5 How many compartments does a cow have in it's stomach? A5 4 (four)