Answers to Diana’s Quiz – August 17, 2013

1.  Al-Qaeda was created in Peshawar, Pakistan in 1998-1989 by Osama bin Laden.  The literal translation of the word is ”the basis” or ”the foundation”, and according to bin Laden, the term was once used for mujahedeen training camps against Russian terrorism.
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2.  k. d. lang was born in Consort, Alberta.
3.  In human beings, the adrenal glands are situated at the top of the kidneys.  The left one is crescent shaped, and the right one is triangular.  Among other functions, they release hormones that respond to stress in the body.
4.  Charles Dickens is the British author who was self-conscious about his legs.
5.  Hubbard was the founder of a body of beliefs, Scientology.  His ‘followers’ refer to it as a religion.

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