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1/31/2011 04:06:32

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1. In 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to…?

Istanbul and Ankara

2. Who or what is a ‘mouse potato’?

An addictive computer user

3. The structure in the cells of plants and algae where photosynthesis takes place is/are called…?

Chloroplasts

4. On March 28, 1987, the world lost the Austria-born singer on whom the character of Julie Andrews was based in the classic “The Sound of Music”. Name her.

Maria von Trapp

5. Which is the only recognised natural predator of the polar bear?

Man

6. Which astronaut is the only person to fly on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions?

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. He flew on the Sigma

7. What distinction does Victoria Woodhull have in America politics?

She was the first ever woman candidate for President of the U.S.

8. What would an entomophagist prefer in his/her food?

Insects

9. Which essential organic compound gets its name from the Greek for ‘primary’?

Protein (from ‘proteios’)

10. Which American legend has the most career men’s singles tennis titles with 109 titles?

Jimmy Connors

11. What is a ‘flex-cuff’?

 A plastic strip that can be fastened around one’s wrists as a restraint

12. In which country is the Atacama Desert?

Chile

13. Which of these natural phenomena is said to cause the most fatalities: floods, heat wave or hurricanes?

Heat wave

14. From whose neck did the winged horse Pegasus spring?

Medusa

15. What type of a firearm is a SLR?

Self Loading Rifle




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