1.  Why did British novelist Vita Sackville West have only white blooms in one of her gardens at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent?

2.  To count off the hours aboard a ship, why are there only a total of 8 bells?

3.  What is measured using the Beaufort Scale?

4.  Who was the Lady with the Lamp, and in what war did she serve as a nurse?

5. Which planet in our solar system is closest to the sun?