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Answers to Daft Definitions...
1 sinology : refers to- a. Studying aspects of Chinese culture;
2 gul : is - a. A shape seen in oriental carpets;
3 Cloaca : is a. A cavity at the end of the digestive tract
4 Cattywampus: means a. Positioned awry or diagonally;
5 A lothario is - b. A seducer
6 A tergiversate is - b. Someone who wavers between opinions;
7 Acnestis is- b. The place between your shoulder blades you can‘t reach to scratch
8 A scenester is b. A person trying to be part of a fashionable group;
9 Enfranchisement means - c. Being given the right to vote
10 Clinomania is - a. An overwhelming desire to lie down or stay in bed
Answers for The Autumn Quiz (page 16)
1 The name ‘Autumn’ developed from a. Latin
2 In Northern England particularly, what phrase was used for the season now referred to as Autumn? c. Back End
3 Which country does NOT celebrate Thanksgiving? d. Turkey
4 Halloween is associated with which ancient Celtic autumn festival? b. Samhain
5 Which zodiac sign is considered an Autumn sign? c. Libra
6 The name of the month October is derived from the... a. Greek word Octo meaning ‘eight’.
7 Which monthly awareness observance does not happen in October? d. National Potato Month
8 In what year did the British lose 12 days of September when they formally adopted the Gregorian calendar ? c. 1752;
9 The autumn equinox falls on the 22nd or 23rd September but for climate data measurement the meteorological office defines the start of autumn to be a. 1st September
10 In Greek mythology, autumn began when Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die after her daughter was abducted by Hades to become the Queen of the Underworld. What was her daughter’s name?