30 Oct 2016

Quiz 29- 10 question on Shepherd's - Answer

1.What important discovery was made by the shepherd Jum’a,  of the Taamireh tribe of the nomadic Bedouins in 1947?

Ans: The dead sea scrolls

2.In Greek mythology she was goddess of the Moon. She fell in love with Edymion, a shepherd on Mount Latmos in Caria, where she lulled Edymion into an eternal sleep so that he could never leave her. She visited him every night as he lay asleep in a cave and bore him 50 daughters. Which element in the periodic table is named after this goddess?

Ans: Selenium, after godess Selene. She was usually represented as a woman with the moon (often in crescent form) on her head and driving a two-horse chariot. As Luna, she had temples at Rome on the Aventine and Palatine hills.

3. Girolamo Fracastoro, a physician from Verona, wrote a poem, in which he described  new disease,and its treatment.The hero of this poem is a Shepherd, whose name literally means ' friend of swine ' The poem is about a shepherd boy who insulted the Greek god Apollo and was punished by that god with a horrible disease. Today, this disease, caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum,  is named after this character. Which disease?

Ans: Syphilis, The poem was called 'Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus'(Syphilis or the French Disease)

4.Which place in Telangana, well known for a fort, among other precious items, gets its name because it was built on a shepherd's hill. The fort was was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty and the place later became the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty?

Ans: Golconda.from Golla Konda. There us an alternate etymology for Golconda,  Gol konda ("Round shaped hill"). The precious items being the  Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond, which were mined here.

5. The discovery of what is attributed to 'Magnes the shepherd boy' by encyclopedist Pliny the Elder?
P.S. 'Etymologiae' by Isidore of Seville tells the same story as Pliny, but places Magnes in India and so does Vincent of Beauvais in ' Miroir du Monde and Thomas Nicols' in Lapidary, where Magnes is called as "shepherd of India"

Ans: Magnet. he describes  “the nails of whose shoes and the tip of whose staff stuck fast in a magnetic field while he pastured his flocks.”

6 .  Some planets of our Solar system have a natural satellite, which are called 'Shepard Moons'. What characteristic feature in these planets is caused by these 'Shepard moons' ?

Ans: The gaps in the ring system of the planets, the most well known such gap being the Cassini Division. The name is a result of the fact they limit the "herd" of the ring particles as a shepherd.

7  Which flower is called the 'shepherd's barometer' or "shepherd's weather glass", because the flowers close at the approach of rain and opens in bright sunshine? A famous novel on which numerous movies and TV shows are based is named after this flower.

Ans: The Scarlet Pimpernel.

8.  Two well known Indian kingdoms were founded by people belonging to the shepherd cast. One was founded by Malhar Rao, belonging to the Dhangar shepherds clan and other founded by Hukka (Harihara I) and Bukka (Bukka Raya), belonging to the Kuruba shepherd community - Identify any one of the kingdom.

Ans: Holkar and Vijayanagar kingdoms.

9. In Homer's Odyssey, these shepherds living in Sicily were a lawless, savage, and cannibalistic race fearing neither gods nor humans. The Greek hero Odysseus was once trapped with his men in the cave of one of these shepherds called Polyphemus. Several of Odysseus's men were devoured by this giant shepherd but Odysseus managed to escape from the cave by cunningly blinding him. Which mythological race of giants ?

Ans: The Cyclops. They were giants with one enormous eye in the middle of the forehead.

10. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society  was founded in 1977 by Paul Watson, a former member of Greenpeace, after a dispute with that organization over what Watson saw as its lack of more aggressive intervention. Supported by some and called eco-terrorist by others, the groups controversial tactics are directed for prevention of what illegal practice at sea?

Ans: Whaling and Seal hunting. 

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  1. Scores of Quiz 29
    Annie 23
    Gouthami 10
    Anil Rodrigues 7
    Ancil 7
    Vidyadhar Gadgil 7
    Madhura 7
    Amit Shet 5
    Raghunandan 3
    Paul 2