Question 1: The unicorn is the national animal of which country?
When did Scotland adopt the unicorn? The answer to that question lies in heraldry - the age-old practice of designing coats of arms or crests to distinguish between groups of people, armies or institutions. Using heraldry as our guide, we can see that the unicorn was first introduced to the royal coat of arms of Scotland around the mid 1500s..
Prior to the Union of the Crowns in 1603, their coat of arms was supported by two unicorns. However, when King James VI of Scotland also became James I of England, he replaced one of the unicorns with the national animal of England, the lion, as a display of unity between the two countries. Of course, folklore fans will know that lions and unicorns have always been enemies, locked in a battle for the title of ‘king of beasts’.
More information can be found here.
Question 2: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (in 1903)?
Answer: Marie Curie, née Sklodowska
Madame Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1903. She was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.
She was born on November 7th, 1867 in Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Poland), and died on July 4th, 1934 in Sallanches, France. Cause of death was aplastic anemia from exposure to radiation in the course of her scientific research, and in the course of her radiological work at field hospitals during World War I.
More interesting information can be found here.
Question 3: What is the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside.
Here are other facts for you about one of my favorite fruits.
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring.
There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry.
The seeds can grow into new strawberry plants, but most instead reproduce through runners.
Strawberries are considered members of the rose family, they give off a sweet fragrance as they grow on bushes.
Considered a perennial, strawberry plants will grow back year after year.
Although they don't always grow fruit immediately, once they do, the plants can last up to 5 years.
The lesser-known tabletop method of cultivation, where strawberries hang from the ceiling in containers, is gaining in popularity for its practicality. Keeping strawberries off the ground keeps them away from pests and soil-borne diseases.
Ancient Romans believed strawberries had medicinal powers. They were used to treat everything from depression to fever and sore throats.
Native Americans were also among the earliest people to eat strawberries. They introduced European settlers to the fruit.
There are three different types of strawberries: June-bearing, overbearing and day neutral. But June-bearing are the most flavorful berries.
Don't rinse cut strawberries under water until you're ready to eat them - it speeds up spoiling.
Strawberries are grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province.
I got all my information from this link.
Question 4: Cirque du Soleil started in what country?
"At the dawn of the 1980’s, a troupe of performers founded by Gilles Ste-Croix took their talent to the streets of Baie-Saint-Paul, a charming village on the shores of the St. Laurent River near Quebec City. Known to the public as Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (The Stiltwalkers of Baie-Saint-Paul), this group would form the core of what would grow into Cirque du Soleil. This crew had an eclectic show, highlighting jugglers, dancers, fire breathers, and musicians who pleased local fans with their act. Little did these early fans and performers know that these embryonic beginnings would lead to something magical, exciting, and revolutionary on a global scale."
I found this information at their website here.
Question 5: where is the largest volcano of the world?
Answer: Tamu Massif volcano is the largest. It is an extinct submarine shield volcano in the northwest Pacific Ocean with the characteristics of a hybrid between a mid-ocean ridge and a shield volcano. On 5 September 2013, researchers announced that it could be a single volcano, a claim which, if corroborated, would make Tamu Massif the largest known volcano on Earth. Tamu Massif is located in the Shatsky Rise about 990 miles/1,600 km east of Japan. The volcano covers an area of about 214,000 sq mi/553,000 square kilometres. Its summit is about 6,500 ft./1,980m below the surface of the ocean, and its base extends to about 4.0 mi/6.4 km deep. The volcano is about 14,620 ft/4,460 metres tall.
This information came from this link.
I will be back next month with another quiz. I hope you found this interesting and fun.
Thanks for joining in, and have a great weekend.
I cannot BELIEVE it! I got THREE right, and have broken my longstanding record of only one. What fun!ReplyDelete
That’s great Ginny, thank you :)Delete
Love the answers got one wrong.ReplyDelete
Happy you enjoyed Margaret, thank you :)Delete
I only guessed strawberry right.ReplyDelete
Give yourself a pat on the back Ann, that's great and I hope you enjoyed :)Delete
yay for ginny.. i knew none, and 2 of these, are vagely familar as I read them. never heard of this volcano and did not even know about unicorn until my sons wife had a unicorn addiction. i thought they were new. that was in 1986. had no idea they went so far backReplyDelete
Yes, I was happy Ginny was pleased. Fun to learn what we didn't know before, I always enjoy that. Thanks for coming back today :)Delete
I never knew about the unicorn or the volcano. Thanks for sharing! Take care, enjoy your day!
You are very welcome Eileen, and same to you :)Delete
I got one. Lol. I need to brush up on my trivia! These quizzes are fun!!!ReplyDelete
I know Anni, it's the reason I started doing these monthly quizzes. I have always enjoyed trivia but there is so much more :)Delete
These are really fun!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Thank you Jenn, so glad you enjoyed :)Delete
Thanks for the facts behind the answers, Denise. It’s always good to learn more than just to know the answers.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Dorothy, I enjoy learning myself and have fun doing the research. Thank you :)Delete
Well my two were right.ReplyDelete
That's great William and thank you :)Delete
I did not know any of these except the strawberry. I should have known one other but had forgotten it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rose, I tend to forget these things too :)Delete
p.s. I love these Question & Answer posts.ReplyDelete
Thank you again Rose, that makes me very happy you do :)Delete
That is an enormous underwater volcano! Thanks for the interesting facts, Denise.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Martha Ellen, so glad you enjoyed :) I am always amazed at the things I find out when looking them up.Delete
Well, I got one of these! The one with the answer CANADA!ReplyDelete
A big thumbs up Red :) Thanks for joining in!Delete
I do enjoy your quizzes.ReplyDelete
I did not know about the unicorn ... but I do now!
Enjoy your weekend
All the best Jan
So glad you enjoy them Jan :) Thank you and I wish you the same.Delete
I should have known some of these answers!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellen, I say that too :)Delete
This was a lot of fun! by the way, I like to wash strawberries in vinegar and water. They last quite long when I do that.ReplyDelete
Very happy you found this fun Kay :) and thank you for the great tip about the vinegar and water. I will remember that.Delete
Thank you Christine :)Delete