The Twitterhood Quiz
Questions

     
  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, the daily questions can be found on this page and will remain for 1 month. The answers can be found on another page but, all the answers so far will be visible so you may like to put off going there for the first time until you have caught up to the latest questions... You will find links to previous question pages at the end of the questions on this page.

 

Friday 20th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed which feature of New York City in 1857?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: What is the common name for an epistaxis?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: How is Frederick William Cody better known?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Which vitamin is produced in human skin on exposure to sunlight?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Of which planet in our Solar System is Titan a satellite?
   
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Thursday 19th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What does the blue whale eat?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: From which country did the astronomer Tycho Brahe come?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Which capital city stands on the river Tiber?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: In music, which note follows 'soh'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What is the chemical name for 'oil of vitriol'?
   
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Wednesday 18th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is the name of the fossilized resin which is used to make jewelry?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which 18th century chemist is considered the father of modern chemistry for his combustion and respiration experiments?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: How many degrees do the angles of a triangle add up to?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Which Emperor of Ethiopia was known as 'the Lion of Judah'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: By what name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelie better known?
   
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Tuesday 17th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is the chief respiratory muscle called?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: How many lines does a limerick always have?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What type of fish are plaice, sole and halibut?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Which Elizabethan painter was famous for his miniature portraits?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: In which year was Braille invented?
   
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Monday 16th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: For what did Bertrand Russell receive the Nobel Prize in 1950?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which nocturnal African mammal is known as the ant bear?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Which element is a constituent of all proteins but not carbohydrates?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is the name of the process by which soft oils and fats are hardened to produce margarine?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Panama formed part of which country from 1821 to 1903?
   
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Sunday 15th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is the popular name for Deuterium Oxide?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which sport is involved in the 'Giro d'Italia'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Who was the last king of Egypt?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: When did snowboarding become an Olympic sport?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What is the material an insect exoskeleton is made of?
   
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Saturday 14th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What kind of astral body is Eros? (e.g. star, planet etc)
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: In which year did Russian sailors mutiny aboard the battleship 'Potemkin'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Which German physician discovered the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and cholera?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Which small metallic fastener was invented by US inventor Walter Hunt in the 19th century?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What does the word 'Karate' mean?
   
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Friday 13th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Which two elements make up ammonia?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which forgotten composer had his music re-introduced to the public by Mendelssohn?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: How many hours are there in a week?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: By what other name is the group of inert gases which includes neon and helium known?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Allium schoenoprasum is the scientific name for which herb?
   
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Thursday 12th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Who invented the water closet in 1778?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Scorpions are immune to their own poison. True or false?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What is the term for lines on a map connecting points of equal underwater depth?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is the skeleton of a shark made of?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What element has the symbol Hg?
   
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Wednesday 11th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: 4 tennis tournaments form the Grand Slam: Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open and which other?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which family dynasty ruled England from 1154 to 1485?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What name do geologists give to the epoch that includes the present?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Which artery supplies blood to the heart and neck?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What is the name of the island shared by the countries of Haiti and the Dominican republic?
   
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Tuesday 10th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is the test used to find out if an organic substance is a reducing agent?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: When was the dental drill invented?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Which American Confederate general surrendered to General Grant in April 1865?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Imre Nagy was prime minister of which country during the 1950s?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Which British architect's works include Stansted Airport & the HQ of Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong?
   
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Monday 9th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Which French explorer travelled down the Mississippi to the sea in 1682?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: 'Sn' is the chemical symbol for which element?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: In what sport would you do a 'lay up shot'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is the name given to the beam placed above a window or a door?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Who is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated?
   
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Sunday 8th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is 2009 in Roman Numerals?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which was the first country to give women the right to vote?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: How long does it take light from the sun to reach Earth?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What percentage of the oxygen in the bloodstream is used by the human brain?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: By what name is Marion Morrison better known?
   
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Saturday 7th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What is the name of the architect who designed London's world-famous Cenotaph in Whitehall?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: What fatty substance is a component of gallstones?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What is a Modulator and Demodulator more commonly called?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What does the 'DC' in Washington DC stand for?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: In which ocean is the island of Mauritius?
   
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Friday 6th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Whose dictionary was published in America in 1828?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: In addition to protons & electrons, what other particles make up atoms?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Who was the 12th president of the United States of America?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is the name for the piece of wood that rests on top of the stumps in cricket?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: From which flower does the insecticide pyrethrum come?
   
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Thursday 5th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What percentage of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which Indian religious leader founded Sikhism?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What is removed by a surgeon in a cholecystectomy?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is 90 in Roman numerals?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: From which language do the words punch, thug and shampoo originate?
   
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Wednesday 4th March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Which acid forms in muscles during exercise?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Who was president of the United States of America in 1900?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Which Swiss psychiatrist introduced the concepts of 'introvert' and 'extrovert' personalities?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: What is the capital of Lebanon?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: What food was originally used by the Aztecs as currency?
   
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Tuesday 3rd March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: What common vegetable has the Latin name Solanum tuberosum?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Which US president had a sign on his desk saying 'The buck stops here'?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: Besides heat, what is always formed when you mix an alkali and an acid?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Who conquered the Inca empire and executed the Inca emperor Atahualpa?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: Who was the founder of Pakistan?
   
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Monday 2nd March 2009
 

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

 

 

Sunday 1st March 2009
   
Twitterhood Quiz Q1: Which colour (or color!) light has the longest wavelength?
Twitterhood Quiz Q2: Who was the heavyweight boxing champion for 11 years and 252 days?
Twitterhood Quiz Q3: What is the term for a parallelogram with four equal sides?
Twitterhood Quiz Q4: Where is the hottest and lowest place in America?
Twitterhood Quiz Q5: How many compartments does a cow have in it's stomach?
   
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