Round 4: Trivia – Mixed Bag
This is Round 4 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Round 4 is an other Mixed Trivia round; 10 quiz questions on various topics. From famous actors to well known animals, from food and drink to history.
Matches have been around for thousands of years, but the match as we know it is the so-called safety match. It was invented in 1844 by the Swedish chemist Gustaf Erik Pasch. Why is it called a safety match? It is much safer than the previous versions, which had the tendency to auto-ignite.
Aslan, Hedwig and Kaa
The name Aslan comes from the Turkish word for lion. Aslan is a great lion who is the creator of Narnia. Hedwig is a white snow owl who can deliver mail. Harry got her from Hagrid for his 11th birthday. Kaa from the Jungle Book is an old tiger python who is feared by all of the monkeys.
1643 – 1727
Were you just one year too early? You can still add one point to your total! According to the current calendar, Newton was born on January 4, 1643. But according to the Julian calendar, which was in effect in England at that time, he lived from December 25, 1642 to March 20, 1727. If Newton thought he was born in 1642, who are we to argue?