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Re: THURSDAY QUIZ 2 May 2019

Q1 = Amerigo Vespucci

 

Q2 = Vatican City

 

Q3 = Magellan

 

I agree with @Cleoriff  and @MI5 on questions 1 and 2 but on question 3, it was my understanding that it was Magellan that got the credit for circumnavigating the world. And that was I was taught at school 100 years agovjoy So Magellan's my answer, right or wrong smiling

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@Glory1 wrote:

Q1 = Amerigo Vespucci

 

Q2 = Vatican City

 

Q3 = Magellan

 

I agree with @Cleoriff  and @MI5 on questions 1 and 2 but on question 3, it was  my understanding that it was Magellan that got the credit for circumnavigating the world. And that was what I was taught at school 100 years ago joy So Magellan's my answer, right or wrong smiling


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Q1 = America is named after Amenhotep in the OED. 

 

Q2 = The Holy See

 

Q3 = Noah, in his Ark. In those times, all men were circumnavigated.

 

"Purrrrr?" 

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Q3 = Noah, in his Ark. In those times, all men were circumnavigated.

 

"Purrrrr?" 


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@pgn wrote:


Q1 = America is named after Amenhotep in the OED. 

 

Q2 = The Holy See

 

Q3 = Noah, in his Ark. In those times, all men were circumnavigated.

 

"Purrrrr?" 


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1) No clue
2) Vatican City
3) No clue
Guess I still have some learning to do...

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RESULTS for THURSDAY QUIZ 2 MAY 2019:

 

Five members - @Cleoriff ; @MI5 ; @Glory1 ; @pgn ; @gmarkj  - took part:

 

@Cleoriff: Q1 incorrect * klaxon *; Q2 incorrect * klaxon *; Q3 correct trophy + credit for knowing Elcano replaced Magellan.

@MI5: Q1 incorrect * klaxon *; Q2 incorrect * klaxon *; Q3 correct trophy + credit for knowing Elcano replaced Magellan.

@Glory1: Q1 incorrect * klaxon *; Q2 incorrect * klaxon *; Q3 incorrect * klaxon *

@gmarkj: Q1 no answer; Q2 incorrect * klaxon *; Q3 no answer

@pgn: Q1 incorrect * klaxon *; Q2 incorrect * klaxon*; Q3 incorrect * klaxon * but for giving us all a laugh with his answer to Q3, I will give a special award sweat smile

 

Congratulations to our joint winners this week:

@Cleoriff  and @MI5  who each had got trophy + one credit.

 

A1: America is not named after Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer, who mapped south American coast in 1500-1502, but never reached North America. Martin Waldseemuller`s map of the world in 1507 first suggested America was named after Vespucci. But countries are never named after a person`s first name but always after their second/surname.

The correct answer is Richard Ameryk, Welshman living in Bristol, chief investor in second transatlantic voyage in 1497 by John Cabot, who mapped the North American coastline from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. A Bristol calender of 1497 stated "on St John the Baptist Day [24 June] the land of America was found by the merchants of Bristowe [Bristol]"

 

A2: The smallest country in the world is not Vatican City [also known as the Holy See], which measures 0.44 sq km.

The smallest country in the world is Sealand, declared a Principality in 1967. Formerly Rough Towers, in the North Sea, 12km off the coast of Suffolk, England, Sealand measures 0.004 sq km.

 

A3: The first man to sail round the world was not Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the Philippines in 1521, when he was part way round the world.

The correct answer is Juan Sebastian Elcano, Magellan`s second in command, who took over the voyage after Magellan was killed and completed the first circumnavigation of the world.

 

Thank you all for playing.

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Good grief!! Sealand? Who wants to live there? rofl

 

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Always a twist lol.
Maybe @Mi-Amigo should have been my school teacher Smiley Wink
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