Posted: April 17, 2014 in quiz

This phrase was coined by the 4th century BC Greek playwright Aristophanes in the whimsical and extravagant play, The Birds :

Chorus leader: So what name shall we give our city?
Pisthetairos: Well, do you want to use that mighty name from Lacedaimon – shall we call it Sparta?
Euelpides: By Hercules, would I use that name Sparta for my city? No. I wouldn’t even try esparto grass to make my bed, not if I could use cords of linen.
Pisthetairos: All right then, what name shall we provide?
Chorus leader: Some name from around here – to do with clouds, with high places full of air, something really extra grand.
Pisthetairos: Well, then, how do you like this: …………….?

Fill in the blank with a phrase meaning ‘a fanciful or ideal realm’.

Answer to Q # 876


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Posted: April 15, 2014 in quiz


Bearing the name of an empire, what are these called?

Answer to Q # 875


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Posted: April 13, 2014 in quiz

This brilliant crimson aniline dye was discovered shortly after the French and Sardinian army at the Battle of …….. on June 4, 1859, near the Italian city of that name, was patented in 1859 by the French chemist Francois-Emmanuel Verguin and was named after that city.

Which colour?

Answer to Q # 874

Dying of the Light by George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame.

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Posted: April 10, 2014 in quiz


ID the author whose first novel is shown here.

Answer to Q # 874

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Posted: April 8, 2014 in quiz


ID the title, soon to be made into a trilogy of films.

Answer to Q # 872

Suzanne Collins of Hunger Games fame.

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Posted: April 6, 2014 in quiz


ID the other more popular series written by the author of this novel – see image.

Answer to Q # 871

No man’s land

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Posted: April 2, 2014 in quiz

The Western Front in World War I witnessed significant use of trench warfare. It often led to stalemate and attrition. Both sides constructed elaborate trench and dugout systems along a front, protected by barbed wire.

What was the area between the trenches known as?

Answer to Q # 870

First Armistice at Compiègne that marked the end of the First WW.

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