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The Geographical Quiz – October 2015

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
Test your global knowledge

1 THE OTHER SIDE
Many languages have euphemisms for death. In English we talk about kicking the bucket or popping one’s clogs. In Latvia they put down the spoon, and in Holland they go around corners. But where do they ‘swallow their birth certificate’?
A) France
B) Germany
C) Italy

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A) FRANCE … “AVALER SON BULLETIN DE NAISSANCE”


 

2 THAT’S NUMBERWANG
Counting in multiples of ten probably came from fingers and thumbs. Some Indian tribes in California like fours, expressing compass directions. Which ancient race rounded things to 60 (for low numbers) and 360 (for high numbers)?
A) Egyptians
B) Romans
C) Ancient Greeks

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C) THE ANCIENT GREEKS


 

3 DRINK UP
A common drinking toast is ‘to good health’. In Slovenia it’s ‘Na zdravje’, in New Zealand ‘Kia’, in Hungary ‘Egészségedre’ and in Belgium ‘gezondheid’. But where do they take things to the next level with ‘Budmo!’ meaning ‘let us live forever’? 
A) Ukraine
B) Poland
C) Romania

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A) UKRAINE

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