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Homework Quiz 2008

Homework Quiz 2008

Our Homework Quiz was originally a competition but you can still have a go for fun
Find out the answers and who the winner was!

If you don't know the answers, you can follow the HINT links to look for clues.

The HINT links are taken from our Weblinks A-Z or Hot Topics featured on our Homework Help page atwww.birmingham.gov.uk/homeworksupport


1.Who designed the Eiffel Tower and when was it built? Gustave Eiffel - built 1887-1889, Pierre Eiffel - built 1862-1892 or Michel Eiffel - built 1901?
Hint:Go toDesign and Technology - Useful Websites.

2.What is the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year called? The Lantern Festival, the Dragon Festival or the Lotus Festival?
Hint:Go toFestivals - Useful Websites

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3.Roughly how many pyramids are known in Egypt today? 7, 80 to 100 or 300?
Hint:Go toEgypt - Useful Websites.

4.What was Egyptian green eyeshadow made from? The shells of crushed scarab beetles, the green pigment malachite which comes from copper or a dye extracted from papyrus stems?
Hint:Go toEgypt - Useful Websites.

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5. How many years ago did the last ice-age end? Was it 10,000 to 15,000 years, 50,000 years or 1.3 million years?
Hint: Go toHot Topics - Global Warming.

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6. When did London first host the summer olympics? 1908, or 1948 or 1952?
Hint: Go toHot Topics - London Olympics 2012.
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7. Which African, born in what is now Ghana, and kidnapped and transported to Grenada, later travelled to London and published Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evils of Slavery? Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano or Mary Seacole?
Hint: Go toBlack History - Useful Websites.

8.What is the third young James Bond book by Charlie Higson called, in which a cryptic letter arrives at Eton? The Deadlock Cipher, N.E.M.E.S.I.S. or Double or Die?
Hint:Go toAuthors, Illustrators and Books - Useful Websites.

9.Paper dresses were a brief hit in which decade. The 1940s, 1960s or 1990s?
Hint: Go toFashion and Costume - Useful Websites.

10. In skateboarding, what does 'goofyfoot' mean? Riding with both feet facing sideways, riding with the right foot forward, riding with the left foot off the board?
Hint: Go toPhysical Education and Sport - Useful Websites.

The competition was open to all young people aged 11-16 who live, study or work in Birmingham.




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