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Diana’s Quiz – March 25, 2023

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Diana's QuizAnswers to Diana's Quiz - June 29, 2013

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – June 29, 2013

  1. The Canadian maple leaf has three ”lobes and tips”, while the Norwegian tree has five of each.
  2. Fitzroy was a name given to sons, usually illegitimate, of the French king. It means ‘son of the king’ in Norman French.
  3. Traditional lei flowers are picked from the plumeria tree.
  4. Brockville was first known as Elizabethtown.
  5. Mechanical Turk is an Amazon website that allows people to earn small amounts of money doing tasks that computers are not yet smart enough to do. The original Turk was devised as an 18th Century chess-playing machine, which turned out to be a fraud.




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