Community and Games Quizzes

Daily Quiz: Saturday 27th February 2021

#1. On average, are male or female humans expected to live longer?

As of 2017, life expectancy for men was 76.1 years, while life expectancy for women reached 81.1 years. And researchers estimate that the gap in longevity will continue. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women’s life expectancy is projected to reach 87.3 years by 2060, compared with 83.9 years for men.

#2. Angelina Jolie is a famous actress. In French, what does the word "jolie" mean?

Jolie is a female given name of French origin and its meaning is pretty. … The name has also become popular after American actress Angelina Jolie used it as her surname (it is really her middle name). It can be also spelled as Jolee, Joli, or “Jo’Le”.

#3. The sternocleidomastoid is which of these?

The sternocleidomastoid muscle is one of the largest and most superficial cervical muscles. The primary actions of the muscle are rotation of the head to the opposite side and flexion of the neck. The sternocleidomastoid is innervated by the accessory nerve.

#4. When was the very first Ford Mustang manufactured and marketed?

Developed in record time on a shoe-string budget, Ford introduced the 1965 Mustang at the World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, to instant acclaim. Ford planned for 100,000 first-year sales, but dealers sold 22,000 on the first day. The Ford Mustang launched a whole new genre of automobiles, known as pony cars.

#5. Germany has a long history of brewing beer. The German Beer Purity Law of 1516 is better known as which of the following?

The decree known as the Reinheitsgebot, issued in Ingolstadt in 1516, had three aims: to protect drinkers from high prices; to ban the use of wheat in beer so more bread could be made; and to stop unscrupulous brewers from adding dubious toxic and even hallucinogenic ingredients as preservatives or flavourings.

#6. What charge does a proton have?

The proton has a positive charge. The electron has a negative charge. Protons, electrons, and neutrons are what make up atoms.

#7. Which Australian animal's name comes from the Greek words for 'flat' and 'foot'?

A British scientist, Dr George Shaw, published the first scientific description of the platypus in 1799. His initial reaction was that this very unusual looking animal was an elaborate hoax. He even took a pair of scissors to the preserved specimen, expecting to find that the bill had been attached to the rest of the body with stitches. When the specimen proved to be genuine, Shaw named it Platypus anatinus, from the Greek words “platys” (meaning flat or broad) and “pous” (meaning foot) and a Latin word meaning duck-like (“anatinus”). When it was later found out that the word “Platypus” had already been applied to a group of beetles, the specimen was renamed Ornithorhynchus anatinus, with the first word meaning “bird-like snout”.

#8. What is the capital of South Korea?

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City, is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea). Seoul is the world’s 16th largest city, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province.

#9. The romanized contraction of the Japanese brand "Pocket Monsters" is better known as:

The title Pokémon is a contraction of the romanized Japanese brand name Pocket Monsters (Poketto Monsutā), and also the word for the little beasts.

#10. Which of the following is the best example of an obelisk?

An obelisk is a tall and narrow monument. It is four sided and tapers at the top. Ancient obelisks were generally made from a single stone.

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