80th Birthday Quiz: Paris, Botany, Cambridge & Bell Ringing Trivia
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80th Birthday Quiz: Paris, Botany, Cambridge & Bell Ringing Trivia

Celebrate an 80th birthday with a fun quiz featuring questions on Paris, France, Cambridge University, botany, and bell ringing. Test your knowledge on topics from Eiffel Tower to the largest living organism on Earth!

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Questions and Answers

In what year was the Eiffel Tower built?

1879

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci

Is Notre Dame a cathedral or a basilica?

Cathedral

How many regions does France have?

<p>13 regions</p> Signup and view all the answers

When was Cambridge University founded?

<p>1209</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many colleges make up Cambridge University?

<p>31 colleges</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the first degree awarded by Cambridge University?

<p>Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or False: Did Queen Elizabeth II attend Cambridge University in 1947?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of plant is commonly referred to as a flowering plant?

<p>Angiosperm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the scientific name for the sunflower?

<p>Helianthus annuus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Quiz Ideas for an 80th Birthday Party: A Mix of Fun Questions from Paris to Botany

An 80th birthday is a significant milestone, so create a quiz that celebrates this occasion with mix of trivia from various subjects like Paris, France, Cambridge, Cambridge University, botany, and bell ringing. Here's a list of interesting questions based on these subtopics:


Paris, France

  1. What year was Eiffel Tower built?

    • 1879
  2. Which famous French artist painted the Mona Lisa?

    • Leonardo da Vinci
  3. In what year did Napoleon Bonaparte die?

    • 1821
  4. Is Notre Dame a cathedral or a basilica?

    • Cathedral
  5. How many regions does France have?

    • 13 regions

Cambridge, England

  1. When was Cambridge University founded?

    • 1209
  2. Who wrote the book "The History of Cambridge"?

    • William Harrison
  3. How many colleges make up Cambridge University?

    • 31 colleges
  4. What was the first degree awarded by Cambridge University?

    • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
  5. True or False: Queen Elizabeth II attended Cambridge University in 1947.

    • True

Botany

  1. What type of plant is commonly referred to as a flowering plant?

    • Angiosperm
  2. What is the scientific name for the sunflower?

    • Helianthus annuus
  3. What is the process called when a seed develops into a plant?

    • Germination
  4. Can you name the largest living organism on Earth, which is classified as a fungus?

    • Armillaria ostoyae (also known as honey mushroom)

Bell Ringing

  1. In the United States and Canada, what time do churches traditionally ring their bells at noon?

    • 12:02 p.m.
  2. True or False: The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is not actually named after liberty but was originally commissioned to celebrate the end of the Seven Years' War in 1753.

    • True
  3. How many times does Big Ben chime each day?

    • Once an hour
  4. What is the difference between "ringing" and "chiming"?

    • Ringing refers to striking individual bells with hammers, while chiming involves playing melodies on a set of bells.

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