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Friday, March 19, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Twelve. "All the questions in this week's brainteaser refer to a group of twelve things or people - also known as a dozen" Answers here.

1. What is a "daily dozen"?
2. How many are there in a "baker's dozen"?
3. Which hero of classical mythology was renowned for completing twelve seemingly impossible tasks, which included cleaning the Augean stables and killing the nine-headed Hydra?
4. What is the date of Twelfth Night?
5. Name the war film (1967), starring Lee Marvin and Telly Savalas, about a squad of 12 military prisoners who are challenged to perform a suicidal mission in occupied France during the Second World War.
6. Who invented the method of musical composition called the twelve-tone system or twelve-note system in about 1921?
7. Which phrase containing the word "dozen" describes a situation in which a choice must be made between alternatives that are almost or effectively the same?
8. What was the title of the book and film about the twelve children of Frank B. Gilbreth Sr. & Lillian E. Gilbreth?
9. Name nine of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
10. What is the word for a polygon having twelve angles and twelve sides?

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