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Quiz about The Bone Identity
Quiz about The Bone Identity

The Bone Identity Trivia Quiz


What definition comes to your mind when you hear "bone"? There may be more to bones than you know.

A multiple-choice quiz by cowboybluedog. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
364,964
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. In the human body bones are rigid organs that make up the body system known as the what? (Again - consider the human body.) Hint

Endoskeleton
Exoskeleton
Hydroskeleton
Antagskeleton

2. Which Algerian city, a popular tourist site and important port of the Mediterranean Sea with a very rich and varied history, was formerly called Bne? Hint

Sidi Bel Abbs
Algiers
Annaba
Biskra

3. If you overhear someone - particularly a native of the East End of London (England) - say, "Quiet! I'm on the dog and bone," what is that person (most likely) doing? Hint

Cooking steaks on the grill
Resting on the bed
Natures calls - on the loo
Talking on the telephone

4. Which musical instrument - a member of the brass family of instruments - has the slang name of "bone"? Hint

Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba

5. If you were browsing through your local antique mall and saw an item marked as "Bone China", what would that indicate? Hint

Item was made in the Bone region of China
Item is made of a type of porcelain consisting partially of bone ash
Item is an actual animal bone - from China
Item dates back to the Bone dynasty - 8th century China

6. Many box games, board games and games of luck or chance incorporate a game piece or pieces that carry the nickname "bones". What are these game pieces? Hint

Spinners
Timers
Deck of cards
Dice

7. One collective set of gaming tiles can be called bones, cards or stones. Each piece is rectangular with a line in its center that divides it into two equal squares. Each square may be blank or marked with a number of spots (also called pips, dobs or nips). What game is this? Hint

Hijara
Parcheesi
Dominoes
Tantrix

8. When you hear - or say - the phrase "and, I make no bones about it", what is that implying? Hint

Speaker is being concise and truthful
Speaker is intentionally hiding the truth
Speaker is concerned about their health
Speaker is quoting someone else

9. If you encounter someone you have not seen for a while and that person says, "Oh, I have a bone to pick with you", what would be implied? Hint

He/she owes you money and will pay you as soon as possible
He/she is upset about something and wants to discuss it with you
He/she is coming to your house for a meal soon
He/she has just finished the orthopedic rotation of medical training

10. An action film starring Matt Damon based on novel written by Robert Ludlum is about a very skillful and talented man with severe memory loss. He quickly realizes there is more to his memory loss than just remembering who he is. What is this movie's title? Hint

The Bourne Identity
The Bad Identity
The Bone Identity
The Bald Identity


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the human body bones are rigid organs that make up the body system known as the what? (Again - consider the human body.)

Answer: Endoskeleton

Human beings - as most warm blooded animals - have an endoskeleton which means the bones (and cartilage) develop deep under the skin and/or within the body tissue. Bones give the body its shape, provide support and protection and are essential for locomotion. Also, bones produce red and white blood cells and store minerals.
2. Which Algerian city, a popular tourist site and important port of the Mediterranean Sea with a very rich and varied history, was formerly called Bne?

Answer: Annaba

Annaba, with its ideal location and fertile climate, has been the conquest of many nations. It was during the French rule which began in 1832 that Annaba was called Bne. After the conclusion of the Algerian War of Independence in 1962, Bne became Annaba.
3. If you overhear someone - particularly a native of the East End of London (England) - say, "Quiet! I'm on the dog and bone," what is that person (most likely) doing?

Answer: Talking on the telephone

Ah, those English with their use of Cockney rhyming slang! Considering the rhyme, it is easy to imagine how "I'm on the phone" became "I'm on the dog and bone". Like many of the phrases, this rhyme can be shortened by dropping part of the phrase. Then instead of "dog and bone" for phone, just "dog" may be used.
4. Which musical instrument - a member of the brass family of instruments - has the slang name of "bone"?

Answer: Trombone

The trombone is distinctive among musical instruments due to its slide - a telescoping mechanism that changes the length of the air column, thus changing the pitch of the instrument as it is being played. Not all trombones have the slide but most of them do. Other nicknames, besides bone, for the trombone include: T'bone, sackbut and slush pump.
5. If you were browsing through your local antique mall and saw an item marked as "Bone China", what would that indicate?

Answer: Item is made of a type of porcelain consisting partially of bone ash

To be marked as "Bone China", a piece of porcelain must contain at least 25% bone ash. Traditionally, though, the bone ash content of the finest porcelain (china) is significantly higher - up to 50% bone ash. The mixture of bone ash, kaolin and (china) stone makes a lightweight and luxurious yet dependably sturdy product. Most of the bone ash used in the porcelain production of bone china is from cattle bones, thus it is a product many vegans and vegetarians will avoid using.
6. Many box games, board games and games of luck or chance incorporate a game piece or pieces that carry the nickname "bones". What are these game pieces?

Answer: Dice

Excavations have unearthed dice that are known to date before recorded history. Certainly, games that include dice are mentioned within the very earliest records of human interaction. Very early forms of dice were made of bone material. Specifically, the knucklebone (often of hoofed animals) was a natural choice due to its cube shape. Through the centuries dice became more likely to be made of ivory, wood or plastic, yet the nickname "bones" still remained.
7. One collective set of gaming tiles can be called bones, cards or stones. Each piece is rectangular with a line in its center that divides it into two equal squares. Each square may be blank or marked with a number of spots (also called pips, dobs or nips). What game is this?

Answer: Dominoes

According to information found in Wikipedia.com, dominoes - the game pieces - may be made of a variety of materials. Besides bone or ivory, the game pieces may be made of stone (such as marble, granite or soapstone), wood (such as ash, oak, or cedar), brass, pewter, clay, glass or crystal. Dominoes are even made of the dark hardwood ebony with a reverse color scheme - the pips are white against the darker background.
8. When you hear - or say - the phrase "and, I make no bones about it", what is that implying?

Answer: Speaker is being concise and truthful

When the phrase "make no bones about it" is attached to another phrase it generally implies the speaker is being clear and direct with their statement, thus their opinion. Most often it also implies the speaker has little regard or concern about the statement's effect or its acceptance.

More than likely the source of this phrase comes from (as early as the 16th century) a time when soup was a daily staple but could be dangerous if all the bones had not been removed from it. Thus, if the soup had "no bones" it could be consumed with confidence - much as a true and concise statement may be.
9. If you encounter someone you have not seen for a while and that person says, "Oh, I have a bone to pick with you", what would be implied?

Answer: He/she is upset about something and wants to discuss it with you

Generally, when someone says, "I have a bone to pick with you", that person is upset about something you have done or that person believes you have done. It is a phrase from centuries ago when bones would be picked clean - by both humans and companion animals, such as dogs - to get every last morsel of nourishment. "Picking the bone" then became synonymous with "coming clean".
10. An action film starring Matt Damon based on novel written by Robert Ludlum is about a very skillful and talented man with severe memory loss. He quickly realizes there is more to his memory loss than just remembering who he is. What is this movie's title?

Answer: The Bourne Identity

"The Bourne Identity" (2002) does star Matt Damon - and Franka Potente, Chris Cooper and Clive Owen. The film was instantly popular with the public and movie critics. The action film/spy-thriller has been the source of three more Bourne movies: "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), and "The Bourne Legacy" (2012).
Source: Author cowboybluedog

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