23 Oct 2016

Quiz 29- 10 question on Shepherd's

There was no quiz last week- Reason: time management failure.

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

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?

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?

Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro by Titian, c.1528

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?

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"

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

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

The Cover of 1908 Edition of the book.

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 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 ?

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?

Sea Shepherd Flag. 


  1. 8. The Vijayanagar kingdom was founded by Hukka, Bukka

  2. 1. Meteorite
    2. TBA
    3. Scabies
    4. Tirupati
    7. Bluebell
    10. Dumping (flotsam and jetsam)

  3. 1. Dead Sea Scrolls
    2. Luna
    3. Filaria
    4. Golconda
    5. China
    6. They sweep up space debris
    7. Scarlet Pimpernel
    8. Chalukya
    9. Titans
    10. Protection of whales

  4. 1. The Dead Sea Scrolls
    2. –pass- First thought Luna but Luna is Latin/Roman. Don’t know Greek Moon Goddess name 
    3. Swine Flu or may be Porcamicus Traumus
    4. Golconda
    5. Magnesium?
    6. Rings?
    7. Daffodil?
    8. Harihara I --> Vijayanagara Kingdom
    9. Nephilim?
    10. Whaling?

  5. 1. The Dead Sea Scrolls
    2. Selenium
    3. Herpes?
    4. Golconda
    5. The source of the Ganges?
    6. Planetary rings (such as those around Saturn)
    7. (Scarlet) Pimpernel
    8. Vijaynagar
    9. Cyclops
    10. Whaling

    - Annie

  6. 1. new border b/w palestine and jordan meant they could not now roam the deserts freely
    3. syphillis
    7. scarlet pimpernel
    9. cyclops
    10. whaling

  7. 1. Nuclear Power Plant
    2. Selenium
    4. Golconda
    6. Ocean Tides
    7. Sunflower
    8. Vijaynagar
    9. Cyclops
    10. Whaling


  8. 3. Syphilis
    7. Scarlet pimpernel
    9. Cyclopes
    10. Hunting whales

  9. 1. Dead Sea scrolls
    4. Golconda
    8. Holkar and Vijayanagara
    Amit Shet