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- Q: What is the year before 1 AD called?
- A: 1 BC
- Q: The word “alphabet” comes from the word “alpha” and what other one?
- A: Beta
- Q: How many parts are there in Murakami’s “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle?”
- A: Three
- Q: What was the first economic bubble incident in the world?
- A: Tulip mania
- Q: What’s it called when you gain more muscle after getting sore through exercise?
- A: Overcompensation
- Q: Which property of whole numbers doesn’t exist?
- A: Marriage numbers
- Q: What is the greatest canyon in the solar system?
- A: Valles Marineris
- Q: Do you know how Soseki Natsume translated the English phrase “I love you” into Japanese?
- A: “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?
- Q1: What is it called when muscles grow after exercise?
- A1: Overcompensation
- Q2: What is the year before 1 A.D. called?
- A2: 1 B.C.
- Q1: Which of these types of numbers does not exist?
- A2: Marriage numbers
- Q2: Who translated “I love you” as “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?”
- A2: Soseki Natsume
- Q1: Who said “As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom?”
- A2: Pythagoras
- Q2: Which of the following is the highest mountain in the solar system?
- A2: Olympus Mons
- Q: Tell me how the theory that the pyramids were built by slaves was disproven!
- A: Attendance logs
- Q: What sport is “heikin-dai”?
- A: Balance Beam
- Q: Tell me what kind of exercise builds up lactic acid in the muscles!
- A: Anaerobics
- Q: Tell me what morale is!
- A: Cheerfulness of a group
- Q: What period did Japan first implement bonus pay?
- A: Meiji
- Q: What is identity?
- A: Individuality
- Q: Which one of these is the name of a real river?
- A: Pis Pis River
- Q: Who said this: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed”?
- A: Pascal
- Q: What is the beginning of “Gakumon no Susume” a reference too?
- A: The U.S. Declaration of Independence
- Q: What is the medical term for brainfreeze?
- A: Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia
- Q: Which famous Heian-era monk famously used a wrong version of this specific kanji?
- A: Kuukai
- Q: Which line can a typhoon never cross?
- A: The equator
- Q: Tell me what makes the king of hearts look different from the other kings in a standard deck of cards?
- A: He has no mustache.
- Q1: What is morale?
- A1: Cheerfulness in a group
- Q2: What sport is “heikin-dai”?
- A2: Balance Beam
- Q1: Which kanji did Kobo make a mistake on?
- A1: The first option
- Q2: In which period did Japan first implement bonus pay?
- A2: Meiji
- Q1: Which king in a deck of cards is missing a mustache?
- A1: King of hearts
- Q2: Who said this: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed”?
- A2: Pascal
- Q1: Which one of these is the name of a real river?
- A1: Pis Pis River
- Q2: What is the beginning of “Gakumon no Susume” a reference to?
- A2: The U.S. Declaration of Independence
- Q: “Venison” is the meat of what animal?
- A: All of the above
- Q: Which of the following is a kigo for fall?
- A: Brisk
- Q: How short was history’s shortest war?
- A: 40 minutes
- Q: What do you call somebody who’s between ninety and one hundred years old?
- A: A nonagenarian
- Q: What part of the human body has an apple in it?
- A: Throat
- Q: Which of these sports also uses an anchor?
- A: Tug-of-War
- Q: Where would you find Japan on a map made in a foreign country?
- A: The right edge
- Q: Tell me what bird’s name means “coward”in English!
- A: Chicken
- Q: What did Napoleon have invented?
- A: Glass jars
- Q: Do you know what vegetable was used to make the first jack-o-lantern?
- A: Turnips
- Q: What kind of fish was I just talking about?
- A: Ojisan
- Q1: What part of the body contains the “Adam’s apple”?
- A1: Throat
- Q2: Where would you find Japan on a map made in a foreign country?
- A2: The right edge
- Q1: How short was history’s shortest war?
- A1: 40 minutes
- Q2: “Venison” is the meat of what animal?
- A2: All of the above
- Q1: What is the Japanese name for “panda”?
- A1: Black and white bears
- Q2: Which bird is falsely known for being cowardly in the English phrase “to stick one’s head in the sand”?
- A2: Ostrich
- Q1: What was the name of the Wasan textbook that came out in the Edo period?
- A1: Math Girl
- Q2: What did Napoleon have invented?
- A2: Glass jars
- Q1: Which season is the adjective “brisk” a kigo for?
- A1: Fall
- Q2: What is “Dragon’s Blood”?
- A2: Plant resin
- Q: Tell me what the “figure” in “figure skating” refers to!
- A: Geometric shapes
- Q: Who can tell me what kind of bird a kanko-dori is??
- A: A cuckoo
- Q: Which country do you think the South Pole belongs to?
- A: No country
- Q: What desert is the Welwitschia from?
- A: Namib
- Q: Alcohol has to do with the roots of the word “bridal.” Do you know how?
- A: Bride ale
- Q: Do you know what an “atlas” is?
- A: A book of maps
- Q: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… What is this sequence called?
- A: Fibonacci sequence
- Q: There are over 130 ancient pyramids in Egypt, but do you know who’s buried in the biggest one?
- A: Khufu
- Q: Which of these is considered a “rice cake”?
- A: Mochi
- Q1: What does French food stem from?
- A1: Italian Food
- Q2: What does the “figure” in “figure skating” refer to?
- A2: Geometric shapes
- Q1: Who is buried in the biggest pyramid in Egypt?
- A1: Khufu
- Q2: What is a book of maps called?
- A2: Atlas
- Q1: What word has the words “bride ale” as its roots?
- A1: Bridal
- Q2: What kind of bird is a “kanko-dori”?
- A2: A cuckoo
- Q1: Which country does the South Pole belong to?
- A2: No country
- Q2: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… What is this sequence called?
- A2: The Fibonacci sequence
- Q1: What desert is the Welwitschia found in?
- A2: Namib
- Q2: Which of these is considered a “rice cake”?
- A2: Mochi
- Q: Do you know what color a fuzzy-wuzzy polar bear’s fur really is?
- A: Transparent
- Q: What determines whether a hair grows curly or straight?
- A: The cross-section
- Q: Do you know the intent behind the phrase, “Compassion is not for the good of others”?
- A: Compassion makes you look better
- Q: Which Cleopatra is the one who was known as one of the three most beautiful women in the world?
- A: VII
- Q: What are you supposed to put on top of a kagami mochi?
- A: An orange
- Q: “Toso” is a traditional drink for the new year, but what does the name mean?
- A: Bury the demons
- Q: In the Thai and Vietnamese zodiacs, which animal is used in place of the rabbit?
- A: Cat
- Q: What color is the snow that falls in Europe in the spring?
- A: Red
- Q: What’s the next unit of measurement up from a terabyte?
- A: Petabyte
- Q: What color were the pyramids originally?
- A: White
ADVANCED EXAMS 2/6
- Q1: The word “alphabet” comes from the words “alpha” and what other one?
- A1: Beta
- Q2: How was the theory that the pyramids were built by slaves disproven?
- A2: Attendance logs
ADVANCED EXAMS 2/7
- Q1: What drink name means “bury demons”?
- A1: Toso
- Q2: What is the medical term for brainfreeze?
- A2: Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia
ADVANCED EXAMS 2/8
- Q1: What is the Japanese zodiac equivalent to the “cat” in the Thai and Vietnamese zodiacs?
- A1: Rabbit
- Q2: What vegetable was used to make the first jack-o’-lanterns?
- A2: Turnips
ADVANCED EXAMS 2/9
- Q1: What color were the pyramids when they were first built?
- A1: White
- Q2: What gets mixed with snow in Europe that sometimes causes it to turn red?
- A2: The Sahara Desert sand
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Are there over 130 ancient pyramids? ›
There are over 130 ancient pyramids in Egypt, but do you know who's buried in the biggest one? - Khufu.What are you supposed to put on top of a Kagami Mochi? ›
A typical Japanese bitter orange called daidai (橙) is placed on the top of the two mochi cakes. The kagami mochi is then displayed on a small pedestal called sanpō (三宝).What is the year before 1ad called? ›
The preceding year is 1 BC; there is no year 0 in this numbering scheme. The Anno Domini dating system was devised in AD 525 by Dionysius Exiguus. Centuries: 1st century BC.Do marriage numbers exist? ›
Amicable numbers, betrothed numbers, and sociable numbers all exist as types of numbers. However, "marriage numbers" don't exist.How old is the oldest pyramid? ›
The Pyramid of Djoser, also spelled Zoser, is widely believed to be the oldest pyramid in the world. It dates back to around 2630 BCE, while construction on the Great Pyramid of Giza began in 2560 BCE, roughly 70 years later.What country has 200 pyramids? ›
Yup, the country with the most pyramids in the world is Sudan, and we aren't being sticklers for details here. Sudan has between 200 to 255 known pyramids, compared to Egypt's 138, and no, they weren't created by ancient Egyptians who might have wandered further south.Is kagami mochi edible? ›
Can you eat kagami mochi? Yes, you can! It's an important part of the traditional ritual known as "kagami biraki" which is held after the New Year has begun.Is mochi easy to choke on? ›
Mochi is highly cohesive and adhesive, and easy to choke on. Many of the fatal suffocation accidents with mochi occur in the elderly aged 65 years or older.How long keep kagami mochi? ›
Kagami mochi is traditionally displayed from December 28 until the new year. It's advised not to arrange any New Year's decorations on December 29 because the number nine (or "ku") can be read as "suffering." Additionally, December 31 is another date to avoid since it's considered last-minute.Did the year 0 exist? ›
There is no year 0. Jesus was born before 4 B.C.E. The concept of a year "zero" is a modern myth (but a very popular one). In our calendar, C.E. 1 follows immediately after 1 B.C.E. with no intervening year zero.
Who was born in 1 BC? ›
The birth of Jesus (pictured above) is widely regarded to have been placed by Dionysus Exiguus, inventor of the Anno Domini dating system, in 1 BC.Does the year 0 AD exist? ›
A year zero does not exist in the Anno Domini (AD) calendar year system commonly used to number years in the Gregorian calendar (nor in its predecessor, the Julian calendar); in this system, the year 1 BC is followed directly by year AD 1.What is the 3 3 3 rule for marriage? ›
The 3x3 Rule! Basically, you and your partner get 3 hours a week of uninterrupted alone time. You can take those 3 hours all at once OR break it up into a half hour here, an hour there, etc. You also get 3 hours of uninterrupted TOGETHER time.Has there ever been a 100 year marriage? ›
Meet Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros, who at ages 110 and 104 respectively, became the oldest married couple according to Guinness World Records. Their combined age of 214 years and 358 days secured them the coveted title, but 79 years ago their marriage almost didn't happen.How common is it to be married 3 times? ›
U.S. Census surveys show that only 3 percent of men and women marry three times or more, compared with 13 percent of men and 14 percent of women who marry twice.Who built the 1st pyramid? ›
Around 2780 BCE, King Djoser's architect, Imhotep, built the first pyramid by placing six mastabas, each smaller than the one beneath, in a stack to form a pyramid rising in steps. This Step Pyramid stands on the west bank of the Nile River at Sakkara near Memphis.What is the youngest pyramid? ›
The Menkaure pyramid is the youngest and the smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza Necropolis. The pyramid was built by Menkaure of the golden fourth dynasty (2613-2494 BC) to complete the legacy of his great ancestors.How old is the Sphinx? ›
Egyptologists believe the Sphinx to be approximately 4500 years old. They link this age to the Pharaoh Khafra, for who the face of the Sphinx supposedly resembles. There is no literary hieroglyphic evidence linking the Sphinx to Khafra, but there is archeological evidence.Who owns pyramids Egypt? ›
Turki Al-Sheikh, Minister of the Saudi Entertainment Authority and owner of Pyramids Egypt Club, saluted all those who dealt with them during his stay in Egypt.Were ancient Egyptians black? ›
Ortiz De Montellano wrote in 1993: "The claim that all Egyptians, or even all the pharaohs, were black, is not valid. Most scholars believe that Egyptians in antiquity looked pretty much as they look today, with a gradation of darker shades toward the Sudan".
Is mochi Frozen real? ›
Mochi can be made into small bite-sized pieces and eaten in many ways. Freshly-made mochi will become hard over time, so to preserve it, the mochi is pre-portioned and dried or frozen to keep for up to a year.Can Kagami cook? ›
Everyone discovers that Kagami is a great cook and are overjoyed that he can train her. Nevertheless, the curry she prepared for them for some reason still almost kills them. Kuroko's serving, however, tastes all right since he helped himself.Do you bite mochi? ›
Mochi is made by steaming rice, then pounding and mashing it into buns. The buns are typically about the size of your palm, and are extremely sticky — meaning you have to take small bites and chew them well before swallowing, or you risk getting some stuck in your throat, which can lead to suffocation.Can 2 year old eat mochi? ›
Mochi. The sticky chewy texture of mochi is a choking hazard and should never be served to babies and young children.Why do people beat mochi? ›
Once the rice is done, it's transferred into a traditional Japanese mortar called an usu, where it is kneaded together into a glob of rice dough. The mochi-pounding process begins with two people pounding the dough with a mallet, making the dough airy and creamy, giving it its characteristic texture.What happens if you swallow a mochi? ›
Anyone who can't chew properly - like children, or the elderly - will be likely to find them hard to eat. If not chewed but simply swallowed, the sticky mochi gets stuck in the throat - and can lead to suffocation.Can I keep mochi overnight? ›
Fresh homemade mochi has a shelf life of 24 hours unless frozen. After 24 hours, the mochi may start to mold or harden so much it won't be edible. In the freezer, fresh mochi can last up to 2 weeks.What religion is kagami mochi? ›
Kagami mochi are traditionally broken and eaten in a Shinto ritual called kagami biraki (mirror opening) on the second Saturday or Sunday of January. This is an important ritual in Japanese martial arts dojos.What does Toso mean in Japanese? ›
Toso (屠蘇), or o-toso, is spiced medicinal sake traditionally drunk during Japanese New Year celebrations.Was there a year 666? ›
Year 666 (DCLXVI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 666 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
Does the year 1111 exist? ›
Year 1111 (MCXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Centuries: 11th century.Who created year 1? ›
A monk called Dionysius Exiguus (early sixth century A.D.) invented the dating system most widely used in the Western world. For Dionysius, the birth of Christ represented Year One. He believed that this occurred 753 years after the foundation of Rome.Who is 1st Born in world? ›
ADAM1 was the first man. There are two stories of his creation. The first tells that God created man in his image, male and female together (Genesis 1: 27), and Adam is not named in this version.What year is 1 AD? ›
AD denotes the calendar era after the birth of Jesus Christ. The traditionally accepted year of Christ's birth is labeled AD 1 and the year before is 1 BC. This calendaring system was devised in AD 525, but was not widely used until after AD 800.What is Jesus real birth date? ›
The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical sources, but most biblical scholars generally accept a date of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC, the year in which King Herod died.Did year 1 exist? ›
Certainly there was no year zero. But nor was there ever a year one, two or three, or for that matter a year 100, 200 or 300. The Christian calendar was devised as late as the sixth century AD by a Scythian monk, Dionysius.Which is oldest AD or BC? ›
In the AD year numbering system, whether applied to the Julian or Gregorian calendars, AD 1 is immediately preceded by 1 BC, with nothing in between them (there was no year zero). There are debates as to whether a new decade, century, or millennium begins on a year ending in zero or one.How many years between 1 BC and 1AD? ›
9 years. 5BC to 4 BC is one, to 3BC is 2 to 2BC is 3 to 1 BC is 4 to 1AD is 5 to 2 AD is 6 to 3 AD is 7 to 4 AD is 8 to 5 AD is 9.Can a woman have 3 husbands? ›
Polyandry is a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time. For example, fraternal polyandry is practiced among Tibetans in Nepal, parts of China and part of northern India, in which two or more brothers are married to the same wife, with the wife having equal “sexual access” to them.What is the 2 2 2 rule in marriage? ›
So what is it? The 2-2-2 Rule involves going on a date night every two weeks, spending a weekend away every two months and taking a week-long vacation away every two years. The idea behind it is that prioritizing and planning to spend time together strengthens your relationship.
What is the 10 minute rule in marriage? ›
Communication style is the #1 thing divorced individuals said they would change in the next relationship. Establish a 10-minute rule. Every day, for 10 minutes, talk alone about something other than work, the family and children, the household, the relationship. No problems, no scheduling, no logistics.Who is the youngest person to get married? ›
Rukhmabai (age 11) was married in India to Dadaji Bhikaji (age 19), a cousin of her stepfather, in about 1875.What is the shortest marriage ever? ›
The pair that takes the crown for the shortest marriage in history is, shockingly, not a celebrity couple. In a story that shook the internet, a Kuwaiti couple divorced less than three minutes after tying the knot.Is being married twice a red flag? ›
Red Flag Four: Previous Marriages
Though about 50% of all marriages end in divorce, second marriages are even more likely, around 65%, to lead to divorce. This is for a number of reasons, and becomes especially likely if there are children from a previous marriage or high-maintenance ex-spouses in the picture.
Group marriage or conjoint marriage is a marital arrangement where three or more adults enter into sexual, affective, romantic, or otherwise intimate short- or long-term partnerships, and share in any combination of finances, residences, care or kin work.Who has had the most husbands? ›
Glynn Wolfe, also known as Scotty Wolfe (July 25, 1908 – June 10, 1997), was a Baptist minister who resided in Blythe, California. He was famous for holding the record for the largest number of monogamous marriages (31). His shortest marriage lasted 19 days, and his longest lasted eleven years.Does Egypt have more than 130 pyramids? ›
1) Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs (rulers of Ancient Egypt) and their families. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.How many ancient pyramids are there? ›
To date, approximately 118 pyramids of various definitions have been discovered across Egypt (although sources differ with some citing 138), mainly sited on the west bank of the River Nile and grouped into several clusters or pyramid fields.How many pyramids still exist? ›
Although most people only know the pyramids of Giza, there are 118 Egyptian Pyramids in total. Here are the top 10 beyond the Giza Plateau. There are 118 different pyramids in Egypt.How many old pyramids are there? ›
The Great Pyramid has been determined to be about 4600 years old by two principal approaches: indirectly, through its attribution to Khufu and his chronological age, based on archaeological and textual evidence; and directly, via radiocarbon dating of organic material found in the pyramid and included in its mortar.
Which country is no for pyramids? ›
Egypt is known as the country of pyramids.How many pyramids can you enter? ›
The interiors of all three pyramids of Giza are open to visitors, but each requires the purchase of a separate ticket. Although tourists were once able to freely climb the pyramids, that is now illegal.How many pyramids are still buried? ›
By analyzing high-resolution satellite imagery covering all of Egypt, researchers have reportedly discovered up to 17 lost pyramids, nearly 3000 ancient settlements, and 1000 tombs. The effort was led by archaeologist Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama, Birmingham.What are the 3 main pyramids called? ›
Along with the enigmatic Sphinx and other smaller tombs and monuments, Giza has three principal pyramids: Khufu (originally 481 feet high, and sometimes called Cheops, or the Great Pyramid); Khafre (471 feet); and Menkaure (213 feet).What are the 3 famous pyramids? ›
The designations of the pyramids—Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure—correspond to the kings for whom they were built. The northernmost and oldest pyramid of the group was built for Khufu (Greek: Cheops), the second king of the 4th dynasty.Were any pyramids destroyed? ›
Six of these ancient structures were destroyed either by natural causes like earthquakes or by human plundering — except for the Great Pyramid of Giza. This structure has survived a lot.How old was the youngest pharaoh? ›
HISTORIC DISCOVERY. Tut became pharaoh of Egypt in 1332 B.C. at the age of nine. He ruled the country at a time of conflict, when battles over land raged between Egypt and the neighboring kingdom of Nubia.Why don t the pyramids sink? ›
In addition, they used stone like granite: a material so hard that it wouldn't act like a sponge – the water didn't penetrate it. So, the stone would shed the water and the building would last longer.Who destroyed the pyramids? ›
Perhaps the most infamous act of destruction at Meroe, however, is attributed to the Italian treasure hunter Giuseppe Ferlini, who in the 1830s destroyed several of the pyramids in a ruthless search for ancient artifacts.What civilization is the oldest? ›
1. Mesopotamia, 4000-3500 B.C. Meaning “between two rivers” in Greek, Mesopotamia (located in modern-day Iraq, Kuwait and Syria) is considered the birthplace of civilization.
Who built the first pyramid? ›
Around 2780 BCE, King Djoser's architect, Imhotep, built the first pyramid by placing six mastabas, each smaller than the one beneath, in a stack to form a pyramid rising in steps. This Step Pyramid stands on the west bank of the Nile River at Sakkara near Memphis.How old is the youngest pyramid? ›
The Menkaure pyramid is the youngest and the smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza Necropolis. The pyramid was built by Menkaure of the golden fourth dynasty (2613-2494 BC) to complete the legacy of his great ancestors.