An easy (ish) set of questions from last night's quiz at Haridimos Apartments in Tavronitis, Crete.

There were some high scores of 30-35 for these three rounds from the teams. How well will you fare with these questions?

ROUND 1 - SUMMER IS OVER - HELLO AUTUMN

The first letter of each answer is determined by the phrase given above, e.g. Q1=S, Q2=U, Q3=M, Q4=M etc.
The letter is given before the question to avoid any confusion.

S – December 21 and June 21, the shortest and longest days of the year for 2021, what special name is given to these two dates?

 

U – In which country can you visit monuments to the hedgehog, the motherland and the Beleya Besedka? 

 

M – In law, what type of circumstances can be presented to reduce a defendant’s possible sentence?    

 

M – What is the active narcotic ingredient in the opium plant?

 

E – In Greek they can be called salinkAri or kochleas, but what would they be called in France?

 

R – What company produces the tiny open source Pi computer?              

I – The Grand Bazaar is reportedly the world’s largest covered market, in which city is it found?

 

S – What is the rear end of a ship or boat called in nautical terms?

 

O – On a vinyl long playing record with 10 songs on one side, how many grooves are there?

 

V – Carlos the Jackal, the infamous drug lord jailed for life by the French in 2011, was born in which country?

 

E – In a monastery, what would the monks do in the Refectory?

 

R – In botany, what word describes the family of plants that have creeping rootstalks which propogate new plants? Eg Bamboo, ginger, turmeric etc

  

 H – Which word related to vaccinations comes from the Latin for ‘under the skin’? MUST BE SPELT CORRECTLY

 

E – What is the German name given to wine that is pressed from grapes that have been frozen on the vine?

L – Which UK sports car company is based in Norfolk and produced the underwater car for ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’?

 

L – Which Canary island has seen fiery explosions and lava flows all this week with scientists saying it could last many months more?      

 

O – Rust is caused by exposing iron particles in steel to moisture and what element?

 

A – What term is used to describe the 2010/11 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa?

 

U – On Euro coins, which country is found in the centre of the coin on the map on the reverse (Tails) side?

 

T – If a right angled triangle’s two longest sides are 4m and 5m, what distance is the shortest side?      

 

U – What is the mark of two dots over a vowel used in many languages to modify the sound of the vowel? 

 

M – What name is given to the month where men can support prostate and testicular cancer charities by being sponsored to grow facial hair?

 

N – Who first formulated the three laws of motion in classic mechanics and physics? (SURNAME)            

 

 

ROUND 2 – ALL ABOUT GREECE

1. On which island is the beautiful whitewashed village of Oia?

 

2. What is the name of the music and dance featured in the final scene of Zorba the Greek?

 

3. Where is the highest point of Greece?

 

4. Timios Stavros at 8,58ft (2456m) is the highest point of which Greek Island?

 

5. Which four countries share a land border with Greece?

 

 

ROUND 3 – FAMILY FORTUNES FOOD – (2 points for top answer in CAPITALS, 1 point for the others)

1. Name a food people might serve with champagne

 

2. Name something you cook in a frying pan

 

3. Name a food Americans only serve for holidays and special occasions               

 

4. Name a food item you would love to throw at someone you don’t like

 

5. Name a food that doesn’t grow on trees

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ANSWERS

ROUND 1 - SUMMER IS OVER - HELLO AUTUMN

S – December 21 and June 21, the shortest and longest days of the year for 2021, what special name is given to these two dates?

SOLSTICE

 

U – In which country can you visit monuments to the hedgehog, the motherland and the Beleya Besedka? 

UKRAINE

 

M – In law, what type of circumstances can be presented to reduce a defendant’s possible sentence?    

MITIGATING

 

M – What is the active narcotic ingredient in the opium plant?

MORPHINE

 

E – In Greek they can be called salinkAri or kochleas, but what would they be called in France?

ESCARGOT

 

R – What company produces the tiny open source Pi computer?              

RASPBERRY

 

I – The Grand Bazaar is reportedly the world’s largest covered market, in which city is it found?

ISTANBUL

 

S – What is the rear end of a ship or boat called in nautical terms?

STERN

 

O – On a vinyl long playing record with 10 songs on one side, how many grooves are there?

ONE

 

V – Carlos the Jackal, the infamous drug lord jailed for life by the French in 2011, was born in which country?

VENEZUELA

 

E – In a monastery, what would the monks do in the Refectory?

EAT (It’s a dining hall)

 

R – In botany, what word describes the family of plants that have creeping rootstalks which propogate new plants? Eg Bamboo, ginger, turmeric etc

RHIZOMES         

 

H – Which word related to vaccinations comes from the Latin for ‘under the skin’? MUST BE SPELT CORRECTLY

HYPODERMIC

 

E – What is the German name given to wine that is pressed from grapes that have been frozen on the vine?

EISWEIN

 

L – Which UK sports car company is based in Norfolk and produced the underwater car for ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’?

LOTUS

 

L – Which Canary island has seen fiery explosions and lava flows all this week with scientists saying it could last many months more?      

LA PALMA

 

O – Rust is caused by exposing iron particles in steel to moisture and what element?

OXYGEN

 

A – What term is used to describe the 2010/11 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa?

ARAB SPRING

 

U – On Euro coins, which country is found in the centre of the coin on the map on the reverse (Tails) side?

UK

 

T – If a right angled triangle’s two longest sides are 4m and 5m, what distance is the shortest side?      

THREE METRES

 

U – What is the mark of two dots over a vowel used in many languages to modify the sound of the vowel? 

UMLAUT

 

M – What name is given to the month where men can support prostate and testicular cancer charities by being sponsored to grow facial hair?

MOVEMBER

 

N – Who first formulated the three laws of motion in classic mechanics and physics? (SURNAME)            

NEWTON (Isaac)

 

 

ROUND 2 – ALL ABOUT GREECE

1. On which island is the beautiful whitewashed village of Oia?

SANTORINI

 

2. What is the name of the music and dance featured in the final scene of Zorba the Greek?

SIRTAKI

 

3. Where is the highest point of Greece?

MOUNT OLYMPUS

 

4. Timios Stavros at 8,58ft (2456m) is the highest point of which Greek Island?

CRETE

 

5. Which four countries share a land border with Greece?

ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – BULGARIA – TURKEY

 

 

ROUND 3 – FAMILY FORTUNES FOOD – (2 points for top answer in CAPITALS, 1 point for the others)

1. Name a food people might serve with champagne

CAVIAR – Strawberries – Cheese – Steak

 

2. Name something you cook in a frying pan

EGGS – Chicken – Bacon – Hamburger

 

3. Name a food Americans only serve for holidays and special occasions               

TURKEY – Cake – Caviar – Pumpkin Pie

 

4. Name a food item you would love to throw at someone you don’t like

ROTTEN EGGS – Tomatoes – Pie – Spaghetti

 

5. Name a food that doesn’t grow on trees

POTATOES – Carrots – Meat – Milk