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Daily Quiz: Friday 23rd October 2020

What liqueur is prepared from cumin and caraway seeds

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Kummel is a caraway-flavoured liqueur that was originally made all over the Baltic in the 19th century. But its origins are much older. It’s relic of a time when spirits were thought to have medicinal properties. Kummel functions as a sort of colic remedy, being sweet and supposedly having stomach-soothing properties.

On a camping trip, you may have the occasion to use a topographic map which shows the "relief" of the area. By definition, what is this map showing?

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What country started the tradition of exchanging gifts? 

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Most probably Italy. As the date for Christmas itself was supposedly fixed on the pagan Saturnalia in order that the people would more readily embrace the new tradition of celebrating Christ's birth, other pagan practices including exchanging gifts were likewise adopted. The practice of exchanging gifts at a winter celebration is also pre-Christian and is from the Roman Saturnalia. They would exchange good-luck gifts called Stenae (lucky fruits). They also would have a big feast just like we do today

Fear of one's mother in law

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Pentheraphobia is the fear of your mother-in-law. The origin of the word penthera is Greek (meaning mother-in-law) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear)

An article of clothing worn around the ankle to keep socks and shoes dry and warm

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Gaiters can be worn to participate in a number of different activities. Hikers and campers wear them to keep their feet, shoes, socks and pant legs dry and warm. Horseback riders wear them to protect their feet from getting sore or stiff.

What was Helen Keller's first word

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When she was six, her parents arranged for a 20-year-old woman named Anne Sullivan to teach Helen. Under Sullivan’s strict but warm supervision, Helen learned finally to communicate with the outside world. She had only a hazy remembrance of spoken language. But Anne Sullivan soon taught Helen her first word: "water.

What is the maximum Length x Width x Height allowed for motorhomes in New Zealand?

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For all motorhomes, the maximum width is 2.55m and the maximum height is 4.3m. If the motorhome will be towing, its length is limited to 11.5m, otherwise it can be up to 12.6m long. Maximum dimensions includes awnings and other accessories.

What is "Camp" in Māori?

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Which of these is a type of sleeping bag?

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A tapered cut through the legs and feet give mummy bags maximum thermal efficiency. A bag’s primary job is to contain the heat your body generates and when interior space is smaller, the bag is more efficient. Although most mummies have plenty of room through the shoulders and torso, restless sleepers and broader campers may be more comfortable in an alternative cut. Another benefit of mummy bags: because they use less materials and insulation, they’re lighter-weight and smaller to pack.

In which region would you find Manunui?

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Daily Quiz: Friday 23rd October 2020
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