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The Geographical Quiz – March 2016

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
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1 MAGIC NUMBERS
Where might you hear tam-cuong for the three bonds (prince and minister, father and son, husband and wife); tu-linh for four creatures (dragon, unicorn, tortoise and phoenix) and luc-nghe for the six arts (propriety, music, archery, charioteering, writing and mathematics)?
A) Myanmar
B) Thailand
C) Vietnam

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C) VIETNAM


2 SUIT UP
English words for items of clothes have slipped into many languages, such as smoking to describe a dinner jacket in Swedish or Portuguese; or pants for a tracksuit in Spanish. But where does sebiro mean a fashionably cut suit (being their pronunciation of Savile Row)?
A) Japan
B) China
C) Malaysia

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A) JAPAN


3 LAID TO REST
Burial sites vary around the world. The French Navy buried their dead in the ship’s hold. In Nepal cremation happens beside a river. The Betsimisaraka people, meanwhile, place their dead in rude ‘canoes’ which are then laid on the ground beneath trees. But where are they from?
A) Sri Lanka
B) Indonesia
C) Madagascar

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C) MADAGASCAR

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