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Exam for Seniors

(30 Posts)
MawBroonsback Sat 06-Jul-19 21:15:25

How many of the following do you know ?

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?

You can check your answers tomorrow (Sunday)

Grannybags Sat 06-Jul-19 21:31:28

Mmm.....I never was any good at you have anything easier? grin

dragonfly46 Sat 06-Jul-19 21:32:54


EllanVannin Sat 06-Jul-19 21:35:56


Jomarie Sat 06-Jul-19 21:36:47

Love it - made me chuckle out loud grin thank you MawB

MiniMoon Sat 06-Jul-19 21:41:07

I'm sure I know the answers to 6 of them. I have no idea about the camel hair brush although I do know that artists use them.

mcem Sat 06-Jul-19 22:07:18

Oh dear. When I visited the Canaries I !thought I was in the Atlantic!

Bathsheba Sat 06-Jul-19 22:12:27

I'm fairly confident I know 5 of the answers. And another 2 possibly...

Callistemon Sat 06-Jul-19 22:22:26

Oh dear, I asked DH Q1 and got a long involved answer about it being on then off, who started it, press the snooze button, eventually I think he told me the answer which I've forgotten

Urmstongran Sat 06-Jul-19 22:29:28

I love your tongue in cheek quiz Maw
I’m pretty certain I’ve got them ALL right ha!

Callistemon Sat 06-Jul-19 22:34:17

Q9 is a double trick question!

Marydoll Sat 06-Jul-19 23:05:56

Callistemon grin.

Feelingmyage55 Sat 06-Jul-19 23:09:35

Is there a prize? Please?

Callistemon Sun 07-Jul-19 09:13:24

Do we have to embarrass ourselves by posting our answers?

Bathsheba Sun 07-Jul-19 10:25:07

Q9 is a double trick question!

Yes! Very clever to drop that one in grin

Callistemon Sun 07-Jul-19 10:29:17

Perhaps a triple trick?
Answers on the other thread!

Bathsheba Sun 07-Jul-19 10:32:01

6) It's London namesake doesn't have quite the same ring does it? 🤣

Although, according to the Evening Standard, it's the top place to live in London nowadays!

gillybob Sun 07-Jul-19 10:32:50

I was quite impressed that DH managed to answer every single question wrong without even thinking about it . Q9 was a particularly impressive answer....Geese.

Glammy57 Sun 07-Jul-19 10:34:40

Maw. 😀

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 10:36:08

That's ageist! And insulting to seniors.

Can't believe people on Gransnet like that.

Callistemon Sun 07-Jul-19 10:40:04

Bathsheba viewed from the waterfront at Greenwich it looks rather impressive!
But not quite the same as its namesake. grin

I still think that the answer to Q9 is debatable!

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 10:43:06

Oh! I didn't see the bit about the answers. Its was all trick questions. I think.


MawBroonsback Sun 07-Jul-19 10:43:12

Oh calm down Gonegirl - just a bit of fun, and from one “Senior” to another.
You could try it on your grandchildren or the next pub quiz!

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 10:43:56

Ok Maw! I've explained.

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 10:44:26

I think I understand it now. confused