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Hobbies - the "No Worries!" Way Quiz


Our team members would like to tell you about their interests and hobbies, past and present. Some of them may surprise you. Have fun!

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Author
windrush
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
384,194
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
854
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Spangles", our Barbershop Choir,
Has baritones, sopranos and higher,
We all love to sing,
Dressed up in our bling,
Sparkling in evening attire.

While we're on the subject, in musical terms what is a Triad?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This art form is known far and wide,
Using wax and fabric that's dyed,
Created in Indonesia,
And worn in Polynesia,
Each design is a national pride!
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Through airwaves and wireless to ears,
Non-profit and local its spheres.
Subscribers sustain it,
No playlists constrain it,
Broadcast by the keen volunteers.
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Gliding trainer was once my career,
Teaching soaring to all far and near.
But how did we soar,
Without engine's roar,
_____?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. There once was an artist from Spain,
Who some said was slightly insane,
His style, while bizarre,
Was revered near and far,
And his moustache was never mundane!
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. An Englishman once went to sea,
And explored both the windward and lee,
Sides of the world,
And his name is still heard,
But Hawaii was where ended he!
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. These creatures are often maligned,
And some of them are even blind,
Christmas Eve they don't stir,
Which is what most prefer,
But the sugar ones are really refined!
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A boy from down-home Alabama,
Didn't know a hard drive from a hammer,
to school we did send him,
where he learned bytes and IM,
now he relaxes by ___
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Collecting cookbooks is a passion of mine,
I love to learn how other folks dine,
I hope you can guess,
The one I love best,
Comes from a place where two continents align
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. A hook and some thread I'm requiring,
A vise and some good magnifying,
With fur, feather and bling,
Attraction's the thing,
To catch a meal soon to be frying
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Spangles", our Barbershop Choir, Has baritones, sopranos and higher, We all love to sing, Dressed up in our bling, Sparkling in evening attire. While we're on the subject, in musical terms what is a Triad?

Answer: Three notes played or sung together making a chord

After moving to Spain several years ago, a friend and I started Spangles, having previously sung together in Barbershop in the UK. Much of my spare time is spent singing with this harmony chorus. We perform locally, and also compete internationally at Barbershop Choir conventions.
A Triad is indeed a Chinese gang, but to my knowledge they don't all sing/play music together, and the correct term for the other two options is trio.


Question supplied by Possum1
2. This art form is known far and wide, Using wax and fabric that's dyed, Created in Indonesia, And worn in Polynesia, Each design is a national pride!

Answer: Batik

I have been to the lovely country of Indonesia and have seen traditional ladies using wax and a tjanting (a hot wax tool) to create traditional and modern fabrics. Where the wax sticks to the fabric, no dye can enter. After the wax is boiled off the fabric the design remains colourless, surrounded by the dye colour or colours. The other options are all hobbies or sports used in Indonesia and world wide.


Question supplied by em1958
3. Through airwaves and wireless to ears, Non-profit and local its spheres. Subscribers sustain it, No playlists constrain it, Broadcast by the keen volunteers.

Answer: Community radio

Community radio provides locally-produced content that is immediately relevant to the local listeners. It also provides a more diverse range of music, information, news and views than would otherwise be available from commercial or government-funded stations.
Community radio stations are non-profit, with the majority of the funding provided through subscriptions and donations from listeners. They are operated by the community, for the community, about the community.
The people actively involved in community radio stations are mostly volunteers and are passionate about their involvement, whether on or off the microphone. The presenter of a particular show is responsible for preparing the program and operating the equipment, and listeners who may call the station during the show will probably speak directly to the presenter.
I have the privilege of spending two hours a week on air at a community radio station, chatting to a couple of friends and playing whatever songs we want - and people love listening to it!

Question supplied by catbrain
4. Gliding trainer was once my career, Teaching soaring to all far and near. But how did we soar, Without engine's roar, _____?

Answer: Through rising air currents we'd steer

Sailplanes gain altitude after being launched by flying in air that is rising faster than the sailplane is sinking, thus outperforming gravity's effect. Rising air is most commonly found in thermal updrafts, air being forced up the windward side of hills, or wave (often called clear air turbulence by airline pilots).
Pilots are helped in this by highly sensitive instruments, and by the 'seat of their pants'. A strong thermal can really feel like a boot firmly applied to the backside!
Incidentally, while I was certainly a career pilot for some time, it was a passion of mine for 26 years. "Hobby" would be an understatement.


Question supplied by windrush
5. There once was an artist from Spain, Who some said was slightly insane, His style, while bizarre, Was revered near and far, And his moustache was never mundane!

Answer: Salvador Dali

My favourite hobby is watercolour painting, something I try to do every day, and my favourite artist is Gustave Caillebotte, a 19th century French Realist and Impressionist.
Salvador Dali, known as a Surrealist, was certainly one of a kind, and his "Persistence of Memory" is instantly recognizable (although I'm not so sure the actual name of the painting is as well known - it's more commonly referred to as Melted Timepieces!). He was a larger than life character, recognizable by his distinctive moustache. Considered by many to be eccentric, his talents included sculpture, film and photography and many collaborations with other artists. Both Picasso and Goya were Spanish. Rivera was Mexican.

Question supplied by Fifiscot
6. An Englishman once went to sea, And explored both the windward and lee, Sides of the world, And his name is still heard, But Hawaii was where ended he!

Answer: Captain James Cook

Lots of people own cookbooks as part of their hobbies; mine are spelled with a capital "C". Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a brilliant explorer, navigator and cartographer, who quickly rose through the ranks of England's Royal Navy, despite his working class origins. Moreover, he was a great respecter of other people's cultures, and treated the original inhabitants of the places that he visited, with kindness and interest. This was a rarity for European explorers of the time.

Cook went not only to earthly paradises such as Tahiti and Hawaii, for which he is perhaps best remembered, but also to hellish destinations such as near the South Pole. He had been instructed to find the "Great Southern Continent" which European leaders persisted in believing existed, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Cook's latitudinal and longitudinal position in the direction of the South Pole set a record which stood for centuries. Thousands of fans all around the world still honour the name of this brave and bold explorer who gave his life in the course of the work that he loved.

submitted by elmo7.
7. These creatures are often maligned, And some of them are even blind, Christmas Eve they don't stir, Which is what most prefer, But the sugar ones are really refined!

Answer: Christmas Tree Mice

Another hobby (obsession!) of mine is collecting Christmas themed mice ornaments.
As of the last count, I have approximately 300! This all started with a trip to Disneyland in 1979, with my first purchase of an ornament of each of the mice from Cinderella (Gus and Jaq).
When my son was small, we had a Christmas tree decorated exclusively with these mice ornaments, and my collection has grown over the years. I haven't used them as decorations for a few years, but will be putting them up again this year, as I think my grandsons (aged 6) are at the age where they can appreciate them (even if they're not superheroes!).

Submitted by Fifiscot
8. A boy from down-home Alabama, Didn't know a hard drive from a hammer, to school we did send him, where he learned bytes and IM, now he relaxes by ___

Answer: being a programmer

Computer programmers often are grouped into two broad types: application programmers and systems programmers. Application programmers write programs to handle a specific job, such as a program to track inventory within an organization. They also may revise existing packaged software or customize generic applications which are frequently purchased from independent software vendors. Systems programmers, in contrast, write programs to maintain and control computer systems software, such as operating systems and database management systems. These workers make changes in the instructions that determine how the network, workstations, and CPU of the system handle the various jobs they have been given and how they communicate with peripheral equipment such as printers and disk drives.

Question supplied by brianbreese
9. Collecting cookbooks is a passion of mine, I love to learn how other folks dine, I hope you can guess, The one I love best, Comes from a place where two continents align

Answer: 'Turquoise' - Turkish cuisine

While the four cookbooks cited are among my favorites, the one I love best is 'Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey' by Greg and Lucy Malouf, a beautiful journey through the amazing food culture of Turkey. While I love trying new recipes, simply reading cookbooks brings new insights into food traditions from different parts of the world. The future of cookbooks is, however, in question. While the top selling cookbook in the USA in 2015 alone sold over half a million copies, research by Rachel's Organics published the same year in the British paper 'The Telegraph' suggested that one out of three people now turn first to web sites for their recipe ideas, and this number is growing.

Question submitted by Pitegny
10. A hook and some thread I'm requiring, A vise and some good magnifying, With fur, feather and bling, Attraction's the thing, To catch a meal soon to be frying

Answer: Making fly fishing lures

Making fly fishing lures is also called fly tying. Various materials are carefully bound or glued to a fish hook to create the fly, including fur, feathers, metallic thread and small beads.

When tying the fly, the fish hook is held firmly in a fly tying vise. A magnifying glass or glasses can be positioned over the vise, or worn, to make it easier when adding small elements or details to the fly.

The size of the hook and the materials used for a fly are specific to the species and location of the fish. The design of a fly is called the "pattern" and is either an "imitation" of the appearance of the fish's natural food sources, or an "attractor" to make the fish respond aggressively and "strike" the fly. A fly will not necessarily look like anything recognisable, but will sit on, move in or across the water to achieve a desired effect.

It takes practice and skill to master the craft of fly tying, together with creativity and experimentation if you want to create a unique pattern. I find fly tying to be very relaxing - as with any craft, it's not something you can rush. I hope to one day create my own truly unique pattern.

Question supplied by catbrain
Source: Author windrush

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