Question 1: Fossils are fascinating. We usually think of them as large dinosaur bones but in the world of paleontology they can be any preserved trace, impression or remains of something that was once alive. The word ‘fossil’ comes from the classical Latin word ‘fossilis‘ which means … ?
(a) obtained by digging
(b) obtained by searching
(c) obtained from dead animals
Question 2: What is the name of the 270 mile (430km) long mountain range that separates France and Spain?
Question 3: Adobe Photoshop is a popular graphics editing software package for anybody wanting to edit digital images and raster graphics. As with other popular products or services it has become a verb meaning that we commonly say ‘That image is photoshopped’ in the same way that we ask somebody to ‘Google an answer’. In which year was Adobe Photoshop first released?
Question 4: Following on from Question 3, Adobe Photoshop was only available for Apple Macintosh computers when it was first released. How many years did Microsoft Windows users have to wait for a Windows compatible version of Photoshop to become available?
(a) 3 years
(b) 13 years
(c) 23 years
Question 5: It may be hard to believe but a new born baby cannot shed tears. They can scream a lot! … but not shed any tears because they only produce just enough tears to keep their eyes moist. How long does it typically take before a new born baby can first shed tears?
(a) one week
(b) one month
(c) one year
Question 6: What is the name of the newspaper where Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) works as a photographer?
(a) Daily Bugle
(b) Daily Planet
(c) Daily News
Question 7: If you are Scottish and have just bought some ‘breeks’ what have you bought?
Question 8: Which country is home to the famous Diamond Beach?
Question 9: What was the unusual name of a famous English racehorse (way back in the 1700s) who won many major race events?
Question 10: What is the main ingredient of the drink called kefir?
Here are the answers to our October 2019 multiple choice quiz.
1. (a) obtained by digging
2. (c) Pyrenees
3. (b) 1990
4. (a) 3 years
5. (b) one month
6. (a) Daily Bugle
7. (c) Trousers. (The word ‘breeks’ is derived from the word ‘breeches’ which are typically knee length trousers).
8. (b) Iceland. (Diamond Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. Google the name and you’ll be amazed at the photos of this natural wonder! … the name comes from the diamond-like glistening icebergs which land on the beach after floating around a lagoon).
9. (a) Potoooooooo (Why so? … it’s clever! … the horse’s name was meant to be potato … hence pot-eight-o’s’)
10. (c) milk (Kefir is a fermented milk drink … a bit like a thin yoghurt. It has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years and has become more popular of late due its probiotics (aka friendly bacteria) that can help our digestion).