Trivia snake 27

From the quiz on 29/11/16.

  1. What name, from the Greek for “good speaking”, is given to an inoffensive word or phrase used as a substitute for a more unpleasant or offensive one (e.g. “departed” instead of “dead”? Euphemism

  2. Which stringed musical instrument shares its name with a culinary slicing utensil? Mandolin

  3. Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and The Pinkprint are studio albums by which American singer and rapper? Nicki Minaj

  4. Of all the books in both the New and Old Testaments, which has the shortest title? Job

  5. Which Prime Minister of Israel succeeded Shimon Peres in 1996 and Ehud Olmert in 2009? Benjamin Netanyahu

  6. Which Italian author wrote the novels The Prague Cemetery, Foucault’s Pendulum and The Name of the Rose? Umberto Eco

  7. On a wooden ship with at least four decks, what name, perhaps from the Dutch for “run over”, is given to the lowest one? Orlop

  8. Will Young and Michelle McManus were the only two winners of which short-lived reality TV programme? Pop Idol

  9. What is the name of the French footballer who in 1930 scored the very first goal in a FIFA World Cup? Lucien Laurent

  10. Which organ of the human body is removed in a glossectomy? Tongue


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