Trivia Quiz 5 – answers

  1. Where would you find a felloe?
    On a wheel – it’s the outer circle (or a section of it), to which the spokes are fixed.
  2. What is a kraken?
    A large mythical sea-monster, said to appear off the coast of Norway.
  3. What, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, are jim-jams?
    Either delirium tremens or a fit of depression. I always thought they were pyjamas – but apparently not.
  4. What is the capital of Bahrain?
  5. Historically, what fraction of a pound sterling was a noble?
    A third (six shillings and eightpence).
  6. Where might you suffer from convolvulus?
    In the garden – it’s a family of twining plants with trumpet-shaped flowers, including bindweed.
  7. What nationality was the composer Gustav Holst?
    British. Although his father’s family was Swedish, he was born in Cheltenham.
  8. Which two planets rotate in the opposite direction to the other six?
    Uranus and Venus – Uranus rotates on an axis inclined just over 90° from the plane of its orbit, Venus’s axis is at almost 180°.
  9. What is Britain’s smallest native bird?
    The goldcrest. It’s only just smaller than the wren.
  10. Of which constellation is Betelgeuse the brightest star?
  11. Of what nationality was Edvard Munch, painter of The Scream?
  12. From which plant is linseed oil derived?

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Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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