Alphabet Quiz #2

This is an 'alphabet quiz'.

Answers begin with letters corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. 1=A 2=B 3=C, and so on, through to question 26, whose answer begins with Z.

 

  1. A - What is the name of an object or design resembling a cross with a loop instead of a top arm, used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life?
  2. B - What is the name of the game in which small balls are hit into numbered holes on a board, with pins as obstructions?
  3. C - What is a thick soup, usually made with fish or seafood?
  4. D - What is the loincloth worn by male Hindus called?
  5. E - What is the practice of training shrubs and trees to grow flat against a wall or fence?
  6. F - What is a lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or guitar?
  7. G - What is the name of the Good Witch of the South in the 1900 children's novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'?
  8. H - Balbir Singh was a three-time Olympic medal winner in which sport?
  9. I - What is the study of visual imagary and its symbolism?
  10. J - What is the name of the coarse brown sugar made in India from the sap of palm trees?
  11. K - What is the medical term for the inlammation of the cornea of the eye?
  12. L - What is the US state capital of Michigan?
  13. M - What is grape juice called before or during fermentation?
  14. N - What is the name of the essential oil distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange?
  15. O - What is the name of a form of dungeon, where prisoners were usually forgotten, only accessible by a trap door in the ceiling of the dungeon?
  16. P - What was the title assumed by an ancient British chief claiming supreme power?
  17. Q - What is the name of the large muscle at the front of the thigh which acts to extend the leg?
  18. R - What word means the killing of a king?
  19. S - What is a waiter called who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant?
  20. T - What is the name of a dark red fruit produced by crossing a blackberry with a raspberry?
  21. U - What is the twentieth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  22. V - In Scandinavian mythology, what were each of Odin's handmaids known as, who chose heroes to be slain in battle?
  23. W - What is the name of a salad made from apples, walnuts, celery and mayonnaise?
  24. X - What imaginary wonderful place is portrayed in Samuel Coleridge's poem 'Kubla Khan'?
  25. Y - In the games of bridge and whist, what is the name of a hand with no card above a nine?
  26. Z - What is the name of the optical toy in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved?

Alphabet Quiz #2 Answers


This is an 'alphabet quiz'.

Answers begin with letters corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. 1=A 2=B 3=C, and so on, through to question 26, whose answer begins with Z.

  1. A - What is the name of an object or design resembling a cross with a loop instead of a top arm, used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life? Ankh
  2. B - What is the name of the game in which small balls are hit into numbered holes on a board, with pins as obstructions? Bagatelle
  3. C - What is a thick soup, usually made with fish or seafood? Chowder
  4. D - What is the loincloth worn by male Hindus called? Dhoti
  5. E - What is the practice of training shrubs and trees to grow flat against a wall or fence? Espalier
  6. F - What is a lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or guitar? Fandango
  7. G - What is the name of the Good Witch of the South in the 1900 children's novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'? Glinda
  8. H - Balbir Singh was a three-time Olympic medal winner in which sport? Hockey (field hockey)
  9. I - What is the study of visual imagary and its symbolism? Iconology
  10. J - What is the name of the coarse brown sugar made in India from the sap of palm trees? Jaggery
  11. K - What is the medical term for the inlammation of the cornea of the eye? Keratitis
  12. L - What is the US state capital of Michigan? Lansing
  13. M - What is grape juice called before or during fermentation? Must
  14. N - What is the name of the essential oil distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange? Neroli
  15. O - What is the name of a form of dungeon, where prisoners were usually forgotten, only accessible by a trap door in the ceiling of the dungeon? Oubliette (from the French, oublier, to forget)
  16. P - What was the title assumed by an ancient British chief claiming supreme power? Pendragon
  17. Q - What is the name of the large muscle at the front of the thigh which acts to extend the leg? Quadriceps
  18. R - What word means the killing of a king? Regicide
  19. S - What is a waiter called who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant? Sommelier
  20. T - What is the name of a dark red fruit produced by crossing a blackberry with a raspberry? Tayberry
  21. U - What is the twentieth letter of the Greek alphabet? Upsilon
  22. V - In Scandinavian mythology, what were each of Odin's handmaids known as, who chose heroes to be slain in battle? Valkyrie
  23. W - What is the name of a salad made from apples, walnuts, celery and mayonnaise? Waldorf (named after The Waldorf Hotel in New York where it was first served)
  24. X - What imaginary wonderful place is portrayed in Samuel Coleridge's poem 'Kubla Khan'? Xanadu
  25. Y - In the games of bridge and whist, what is the name of a hand with no card above a nine? Yarborough
  26. Z - What is the name of the optical toy in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved? Zoetrope(from Greek zoe, life, and tropos, turning - which together can also mean 'wheel of life')


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