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Diana's QuizAnswers to Diana's Quiz - July 30, 2016

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – July 30, 2016

  1.  quiz15The word for the score of zero in tennis comes from the French word ‘oeuf’ – egg – which is the shape of a zero.  Also, tennis derives from the French ‘tenez’, which can be defined as ‘hold’ in English.
  2.  The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh is considered to be the earliest surviving great work of literature, coming from Mesopotamia in 2100 BC.
  3.  White sugar has the molasses removed from it.
  4.  Former Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece attended high school in Toronto when his family was exiled from their country.
  5.  A quipu is a long cord with different-coloured strings of different lengths attached to it. It was first and primarily used by the Incas of the Andes mountains as a memory device to communicate and record numerical information based on the decimal system.  It was their way to record accounting, vital statistics, and even some of the tales of the people.




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