Rules
Terms of Use

Topic Options
#23552 - Thu May 18 2000 03:27 AM Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
1- What was founded by Charlemagne and his chancellor Alcuin in 1257?

2-What is the particularity of SHIVA's third eye?

3-What is said to have occured on the 27th day of the 9th Muslim month?

4-Hydrologist recognize how many tributaries for the Saint-Lawrence River?

5-In 1865 Edouard Laboulaye discussed building a lighthouse with a famous person, who was that person and what was built instead of the lighthouse?

6-A Stradivarius is a Stradivarius because of the varnish and....

7-Who discovered Neptune and when?

8-Who were Marie Antoinette's parents?

9-What is Tom Williams'(born 1824, Belfast) claim to fame?

10- What is the capital of Nunavut?

_________________________
Thiv

Top
#23553 - Thu May 18 2000 07:45 AM Re: Trivia 10
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 50285
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
10- What is the capital of Nunavut?

Iqaluit


Top
#23554 - Thu May 18 2000 07:59 AM Re: Trivia 10
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 50285
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
5-In 1865 Edouard Laboulaye discussed building a lighthouse with a famous person, who was that person and what was built instead of the lighthouse?

Gustav Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty


Top
#23555 - Thu May 18 2000 08:29 AM Re: Trivia 10
Jabberwock Offline
Prolific

Registered: Sat Apr 29 2000
Posts: 1173
Loc: Vancouver Canada
7-Who discovered Neptune and when?
John Adams / 1845

8-Who were Marie Antoinette's parents?
{b]She was one of the sixteen children of Maria Theresa, the queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and Francis I, the emperor of Austria.[/b]


Top
#23556 - Thu May 18 2000 08:52 AM Re: Trivia 10
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 50285
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
1- What was founded by Charlemagne and his chancellor Alcuin in 1257?

the Sorbonne, Paris
(wag)


Top
#23557 - Thu May 18 2000 09:10 AM Re: Trivia 10
golddragon Offline
Explorer

Registered: Sat Jan 22 2000
Posts: 72
Loc: Gilbert Arizona USA       
1. The Sorbonne

2. It symbolizes Shiva's wisdom and power. But the eye is more than just a symbol; it is also a fearsome weapon. With a blink of his eye, Shiva can bring about mass destruction.

3. This night is called the Laylat-al-Qadr (Night of Power). And according to the Quran, this is when God determines the course of the world for the following year.


Top
#23558 - Thu May 18 2000 10:58 AM Re: Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
1- What was founded by Charlemagne and his chancellor Alcuin in 1257?
Gtho4 is correct

2-What is the particularity of SHIVA's third eye?
Golddragon is close enough.
Shiva is always shown with the third eye, in the middle of the forehead, closed, should the eye open the World will end.

3-What is said to have occured on the 27th day of the 9th Muslim month?
Golddragon, I have different answer.

4-Hydrologist recognize how many tributaries for the Saint-Lawrence River?

5-In 1865 Edouard Laboulaye discussed building a lighthouse with a famous person, who was that person and what was built instead of the lighthouse?
Gtho4 is half correct

6-A Stradivarius is a Stradivarius because of the varnish and....

7-Who discovered Neptune and when?
Jabberwok, I have different answer.

8-Who were Marie Antoinette's parents?
Jabberwok is correct

9-What is Tom Williams'(born 1824, Belfast) claim to fame?

10- What is the capital of Nunavut?
Gtho4 is correct

_________________________
Thiv

Top
#23559 - Thu May 18 2000 12:06 PM Re: Trivia 10
makebeleaffan Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Feb 18 2000
Posts: 1764
Loc: Victoria BC Canada      
5 French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
and the Statue of Liberty
6 a maple back?

[This message has been edited by makebeleaffan (edited 05-18-2000).]

_________________________
Hello my baby...hello my honey...hello my ragtime gal

Top
#23560 - Thu May 18 2000 11:10 PM Re: Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
makebeleaffan
5- French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and the Statue of Liberty is correct.
_________________________
Thiv

Top
#23561 - Fri May 19 2000 12:50 AM Re: Trivia 10
golddragon Offline
Explorer

Registered: Sat Jan 22 2000
Posts: 72
Loc: Gilbert Arizona USA       
3. The Archangel Gabriel appears before Muhummed in a cave three miles north of the City of Mecca.

6. wood (The wood was soaked in sea-water or other brine and a soluble plant fibre was used as a 'filler' to occupy the pores in the wood)

7. Galileo in 1613


Top
#23562 - Fri May 19 2000 02:30 AM Re: Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
#3 Correct. The 9th month is called RAMADAN.

#6 Correct also.
---------------

#4, #7 and #9 to go!

_________________________
Thiv

Top
#23563 - Fri May 19 2000 03:11 AM Re: Trivia 10
gtho4 Offline
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 50285
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
7-Who discovered Neptune and when?

John G Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest of the Urania Observatory in Berlin sighted Neptune on 23-Sep-1846; it was mathematically discovered or predicted by John Adams the year before, as per Jabberwock above

so both answers are right ..


Top
#23564 - Fri May 19 2000 08:40 AM Re: Trivia 10
golddragon Offline
Explorer

Registered: Sat Jan 22 2000
Posts: 72
Loc: Gilbert Arizona USA       
Neptune's existence was independently predicted by the English astronomer John Couch Adams and the French astronomer Urbain Leverrier. They based this prediction on the slight deviations of the motion of Uranus from those predicted by Newton's laws and the known planets; from this they hypothesized that the deviation was caused by an unknown planet and predicted its position and mass. Adams did the calculations first, but they were not properly followed up on by the British Astronomer Royal, Sir George Airy, until Airy heard about Leverrier's calculations. Airy then started a search, but by then Leverrier had had a German astronomer, Johann Galle, search for and immediately find Neptune. The entire situation resulted in a fierce controversy about credit for the discovery, tinged with patriotic pride. Today Adams and Leverrier are given equal credit for the prediction. As noted in the text, Galileo himself seems to have unknowingly sighted Neptune and even marked its changing position while observing the moons of Jupiter in 1613. So, depending on your defintion of discover, the answer could be Galileo, John Couch Adams, Urbain Leverrier, or Johann Galle.

[This message has been edited by golddragon (edited 05-19-2000).]


Top
#23565 - Fri May 19 2000 11:18 PM Re: Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
Galle is the one I was looking for.

Sorry! I should have made myself more clear
by asking who first sighted Neptune!

_________________________
Thiv

Top
#23566 - Fri May 19 2000 03:12 PM Re: Trivia 10
makebeleaffan Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Feb 18 2000
Posts: 1764
Loc: Victoria BC Canada      
4. The main tributaries of the Saint Lawrence are the Ottawa, Saint-Maurice, and Saguenay rivers from the north, and the Richelieu, Saint-François, and Chaudière rivers from the south. So 6 main ones probably many more minor ones though
_________________________
Hello my baby...hello my honey...hello my ragtime gal

Top
#23567 - Sat May 20 2000 01:02 AM Re: Trivia 10
Thiv Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
There are 350 "officially" recognized tributaries of the Saint Lawrence River.

_________________________
Thiv

Top

Moderator:  ozzz2002