Dram Sci Quiz 2

Try this quick quiz! Our mix of science and drama.

  1. Which of Aristophanes’ plays is this from? Before now, and for quite some time, we maintained our decorum and suffered in silence whatever you men did, because you wouldn’t let us make a sound. But you weren’t exactly all we could ask for. No, we knew only too well what you were up to, and many a time we’d hear in our homes about the bad decision you’d made on some great issue of state. Then, masking the pain in our hearts, we’d put on a smile and ask you, ‘How did the Assembly go today? Any decision about a rider to the peace treaty?’ And my husband would say, ‘What’s that to you? Shut up!’ And I’d shut up.”
  2. Which Danish astronomer, born in 1546, said – “It was not just the church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus.”?
  3. Who said these wise words?“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”and“You never can tell with bees,”
  4. What is an otter’s “spraint” and a dinosaur’s “coprolites”?
  5. How fast can a dragonfly fly?
  6. Which month are Nobel prizes announced?
  7. Which is higher; Uluru, the Eiffel Tower or New York’s Chrysler building?
  8. What about from the ground down? (i.e. most of the iceberg!)
  9. How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?
  10. What sort of paper is infused with a mixture of weakly acidic blue organic dyes obtained from certain lichens?

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