True or False 01 | Pub Quiz

1. An emu cannot fly? True

Emus were once able to fly, but evolutionary adaptations have since robbed them of that gift.

2. Fleas are bloodsuckers? True

Fleas are a wingless bloodsucking insect that are parasitic upon mammals and birds.

3. Wyoming is on the Canadian border of the USA? False

Wyoming is bordered by American states on all sides

4. Quaker is another name for a Mormon? False

While both adopting christian beliefs they are part of completely separate societies.

5. Spartacus was a great Roman general? False

Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and Oenomaus, was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

6. Kangaroos are only around an inch long at birth? True

The young kangaroo, or joey, is born at a very immature stage when it is only about 2 to 3 cm long and weighs less than a gram.

7. The most northerly point on the British mainland is actually named after a Dutchman? False

Dunnet Head is the most northerly point of british mainland and while it was three brothers from Holland that first settled there, it’s name comes from british origins.

8. Cary Grant was offered the part of James Bond in Dr. No? True

Cary Grant was offered the part but would not commit to more than one film so was dropped in favour of Sean Connery

9. The can-opener was not invented until 45 years after the tin can? True

The first such tool popped up in 1858, almost a half century after the can was invented, when Ezra Warner patented the first dedicated can opener.

10. President Theodore Roosevelt's son was called Kermit? True

Kermit Roosevelt was born in 1889 and lived 53 years before commiting suicide by shooting himself in the head.

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