Answers to Diana’s Quiz – November 14, 2015

  1. quizWood turpentine is a distilled resin which comes from a variety of trees, mainly pines.  Canadian balsam is turpentine made from the resin of that tree.  The word turpentine derives from the terebinth tree, one of its earliest sources.
  2. The Festival of Lights, Diwali, was celebrated by Hindus the world over this week, on November 11 and 12 primarily.
  3. James Cleland Richardson won the Victoria Cross for successfully taking the troops ‘over the top’ at the Somme in October, 1916.  However, he went back to the battlefield to find his pipes and was never seen again.
  4. Canada and Denmark are talking about turning Hans Island, in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland, into a ‘condominium’, in that the two countries would co-manage it.
  5. The king in Alice in Wonderland was the character who said, “Begin at the beginning, etc…..”