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Obscure Items Quiz

A mixture of fascinating facts. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is the meaning of the word pachyderm, a word sometimes used to describe the elephant?

  • Having a trunk
  • Having tusks
  • Thick skinned
  • Grey skinned

2

A Roman soldier wore greaves to protect what?

  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Legs
  • Arms

3

What type of animal is a Dhole?

  • Antelope
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Camel

4

What would an Eskimo, or Inuit, do with his mukluk?

  • Drink it
  • Eat it
  • Wear it
  • Sit on it

5

In Italian cuisine, farfalle is pasta shaped like what?

  • Bells
  • Butterflies
  • Shells
  • Tubes

6

A scrod is a young what?

  • Cod
  • Lobster
  • Rabbit
  • Schoolboy

7

What is measured by a nilometer?

  • Distance between sand dunes
  • Height of the Pyramids
  • Water level of the river Nile
  • Diameter of a camel's hump

8

What type of weapon was a fusil?

  • Catapult
  • Spear
  • Musket
  • Sword

9

What hobby does a gricer enjoy?

  • Collecting bird's eggs
  • Playing marbles
  • Train spotting
  • Doing jigsaws

10

What word is used to describe something pertaining to the planet Jupiter?

  • Jovial
  • Jupitrian
  • Jovian
  • Jupiterian

 

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