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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - November 23, 2012

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Birds. "All the questions or answers in this week's brainteaser refer to a bird of some kind. So, if the question was "In Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which bird was shot by the mariner?", the answer would be "Albatross"." Answers here

1. A cygnet is the young of which bird?
2. The kiwi is used as a national emblem of which country?
3. Is a dove generally bigger or smaller than a pigeon?
4. According to a 1940 song written by Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin, which bird sang in Berkeley Square?
5. What was the title of the first feature film released in 2000 by Nick Park, the English animator who created Wallace and Gromit?
6. Which jazz musician was nicknamed "Bird" or "Yardbird"?
7. Jack Higgins became a best-selling author with the success of which book, written in 1975 and filmed in 1976?
8. Which bird got its name from the feathers that protrude behind its head, resembling quill pens?
9. In target shooting, what bird's name is given to a shot striking the target's outermost division but one?
10. In 1914, who composed "The Lark Ascending", a romance for violin and orchestra?

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