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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Answers for the week:

 

Question 276: What historical event provides the backdrop for the 1905 novel The Scarlet Pimpernel?

 

Answer:

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The French Revolution or the Reign of Terror. Arguably the first superhero (so sayeth Stan Lee himself), the Scarlet Pimpernel rescues aristocrats before they are put to the guillotine.

 

 

Question 277: What US city is mentioned in the first line of "Turn the Page"?

 

Answer:

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Omaha. "On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha"

 

 

Question 278: Which popular candy bar is named after the maker's favorite horse?

 

Answer:

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Snickers, the favorite horse of the Mars family.

 

 

Question 279: Lusaka is the capital of which African country?

 

Answer:

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Zambia.

 

 

Question 280: How many toes do ostriches have on each foot?

 

Answer:

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Two. The only species of bird that has two toes on each foot, possibly to aid in running on land as the ostrich is flightless.

 

 

Question 281: What color is the legendary Hope Diamond?

 

Answer:

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Blue, due to trace amounts of boron in its structure.

 

 

Question 282: What is the next number in this series: 11, 13, 17, 19, 23?

 

Answer:

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25 or 29, two possible answers. If you look at the series solely as prime numbers, 29 is next. Now notice the pattern. 11, 13, 17 - add 2 to 11, gives 13, then add 4 gives 17. Now 17. 19, 23 - the same pattern of addition. Now 23 begins the next, so adding 2 would give 25 to continue the sequence.

 

One point if you got either number. If you got both numbers, you get two points.

 

 

Ok, so our usual seven questions, but this week worth a potential 8 points. This brings the year to date total to a potential 290 points.

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On 10/3/2022 at 10:43 AM, Corsair said:

Got 5 this week total of 182, should have known water lilies, I'm a fan of Impressionist art.

Got 6. So 188, missed Lusaka. And just called the Prime Number.

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