Sunday, May 30, 2010

Answers to Martha's Very Short World Trivia Quiz

by Martha Engber

On Thurs., May 27, I posted the five questions of my world trivia quiz preceding my Evening in the Sahara Desert presentation on May 29 (thanks to all who attended!).

For those who are interested, here are the answers:

Martha's Very Short World Trivia Quiz
  1. Where is the Le Jardin d'Essai located? outskirts of Algiers
  2. Who does the fruit Blighia sapida (ackee) honor? Captain William Bligh
  3. Where does the world’s annual Cheese-Rolling Event take place? (Extra points if you state what cheese is used.) Cooper’s Hill, England, near Gloucester, in The Cotswolds (round of Double Gloucester cheese.
  4. What’s an empanada and what do you do with it? A stuffed bread or pastry you eat.
  5. What are the following lines of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner about? Doldrums

Day after day, day after day,

We stuck, nor breath nor motion;

As idle as a painted ship

Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, everywhere,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, everywhere,

Nor any drop to drink.


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