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Not That EZ

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Not That EZ game quiz
"But not that hard either. Here are ten question all of which have something to do with words beginning with Z."

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1. The Zoroastrians are a small religious community that originated in present day Iran in the 6th century BC. Which of the following is NOT true regarding this community?
    People of other faiths are not allowed to enter their religious place of worship.
    They are regarded as an Islamic sect.
    They traditionally followed the practice of sky burial.
    Fire is considered sacred by them.

2. Zephyr is a term coined to describe a light west wind blowing towards the east. Which of the following mythological sources was this term derived from?
    Native American

3. The most well known type of pedestrian crossing is the zebra crossing consisting of alternate black and white stripes that is found almost all over the world. The United Kingdom, however, has a few more types of pedestrian crossings. Which of the following birds has NOT lent its name to a type of pedestrian crossing found in the UK?

4. Zinnias, a genus of plants belonging to the Asteraceae family, were named after noted German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. Which of these regions are these flowers native to?

5. Which Z city is the largest city in Switzerland and one of the world's major financial centres?
    Answer: (One Word)

6. In the New Testament of the Bible, a priest named Zacharias is rendered mute for a short while as he doesn't believe the angel Gabriel's prophesy regarding a son to be born to him. Who is his more famous son?
    John the Baptist
    Judas Iscariot
    Simon Peter
    Saul of Tarsus

7. In 1964, Zanzibar and Tanganyika united to form a new country called Tanzania. In which ocean is the archipelago of Zanzibar located?

8. "Doctor Zhivago" is a 20th century novel that traces the impact of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing civil war on the life of the protagonist, Dr. Yuri Zhivago. Which Russian author had to refuse the Nobel Prize for Literature that he received for this novel due to pressure from the KGB?
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Anton Chekov
    Boris Pasternak
    Leo Tolstoy

9. Which African language beginning with the letter Z is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa?
    Answer: (One Word)

10. A serial killer known as the 'Zodiac Killer' was active in the 1960s-'70s with at least seven confirmed victims attributed to him. In which area of the United States did he operate?
    Rhode Island

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