Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 15, 2014

1. The Olympic Games motto is ‘’Faster, Higher, Stronger’’, was proposed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 at the creation of the International Olympic Committee

2.  The word boomerang, meaning a returning stick, comes from the Australian aboriginal Turuwai, a subgroup of the Dharug language.  Other words from Dharug are wallaby;dingo, koala and kookaburra.

3.  Hog to hog speed is a term used in curling.

4.  The meaning of ‘bar mitzvah’ is ‘son of the commandment’.

5.  An auto da fe was a ceremonial ritual of public penance performed on condemned ‘apostates’ and ‘heretics’ used in the Spanish  Inquisition, followed by the execution of whatever punishment was imposed by the civil authorities.