PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO THE TEST
1. The symbol of which well-known mathematical concept is derived from the first letter of the Greek word “perimetros”? 2. What radical change - and nod to universal compatibility - has Apple made for the new iPad Pro?
3. The first self-propelled car, built in 1769 by Nicholas-Josef Cugnot and called the fardier à vapeur, was powered by what? 4. Which popular dog breed was originally created for dogfighting, after the UK made bull-baiting illegal? 5. What term means a small wing positioned forward of an aeroplane’s main wing, and is named after a duck? 6. A common name of a type of rattlesnake and a surface-to-air missile is the what? 7. “Winter squash” is a US and UK term for a range of different plants that Australians usually just refer to as what? 8. In which iconic Western Australian town, named after
a large deposit or “bar” of jasper in the nearby river, would you find the Ironclad Hotel? 9. In 1992, maritime insurers Lloyds confirmed that there was no unusual pattern of sinkings or disappearances of ships in which part of the Atlantic?
10. What is the explanation for the appearance of a stone astronaut among the sculptures on the cathedral in the Spanish city of Salamanca, which was built between 1514 and 1733?