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WORLD'S EASIEST QUIZ

One of the popular "fun" messages which has been bouncing around the Internet for years, and posted on nearly 1000 websites, has been updated, and now begins: For all of you who will never make "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" or even "The Weakest Link," here's the World's Easiest Quiz. As happens all too often on the Internet, the source of the original information is omitted, so its author receives no credit for his efforts.

If you know who wrote these Q & A, please let us know. Meantime, see how many you can get right, before scrolling down for the answers.

  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last?
  2. Which country makes Panama hats?
  3. From which animal do we get catgut?
  4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
  5. What is a camel's hair brush made of?
  6. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after what animal?
  7. What was King George VI's first name?
  8. What color is a purple finch?
  9. Where do Chinese gooseberries come from?
  10. How long did the Thirty Years War last?

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  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.
  2. Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador.
  3. From which animal do we get catgut? Sheep and horses
  4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.
  5. What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur.
  6. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after what animal? Dog. The Latin name was Insularia Canaria -- Island of the Dogs.
  7. What was King George VI's first name? Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.
  8. What color is a purple finch? Distinctively crimson.
  9. Where do Chinese gooseberries come from? New Zealand, where, in a great marketing ploy, they changed the name to Kiwi Fruit.
  10. How long did the Thirty Years War last? Thirty years, of course! From 1618 to 1648.

 

Copyright 2002
Eric Shackle
Story first posted July 2002

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