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Quiz 69a

 Abbreviations. What do they stand for?

1, B.A.? - Bachelor of Arts

2, M.A.? - Master of Arts

3, R.O.A.C.? - Royal Army Ordinance Corps

4, D.S.O.? - Distinguished Service Order

5, R.E.M.E.? - Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

6, R.C.T.? - Royal Corps of Transport

7, U.N.E.S.C.O.? - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

8, D.F.C.? - Distinguished Flying Cross

9, T.N.T.? - Trinitrotoluene

10, D.D.T.? - Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

General knowledge:

11, These words, attributed to Julius Caesar, 'veni, vidi, vici' mean what (in English)? - "I came, I saw, I conquered"

12, Which are the two most populated countries in the world? - China and India

13, What is the highest mountain in Scotland (For a bonus point give it's height in feet to the nearest 5 feet)? - Ben Nevis (Bonus: 4406ft)

14, In what year and by whose Order was the 'Domesday Book' completed. (a point for each)? -  AD 1086 - William the Conqueror (William I; c. 1028 - September 1087),

15, Which English town is the most easterly? - Lowestoft (Suffolk)

16, What was unusual for the American Flag between 1794 and 1818? - It had fifteen stripes. Before and after these dates it had/has thirteen.

17, Where would you find 'Strata Florida'? - Near Tregaron, Dyfed, Wales. It's a ruined Abbey

18, In which year was the 'Battle of Agincourt'? - 1415

19, Which two months are named after Roman Emperors? - July (Julius Caesar) and August ((Augustus Caesar)

20, In London, what is the 'actual name' of the street 'known as' Petticoat Lane? - Middlesex Street

 

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