Credo Reference Brainteaser November 19, 2010Posted by mplibrary in fun stuff.
The best stress-reliever is answering trivia questions! So answer these questions using the Credo Reference database, be the first to email your correct answers to email@example.com, and win a prize! Good luck. TWC students, faculty, and non-library staff eligible.
Ships and Boats
- In which city would you be most likely to see the boat with pointed upturned ends called a gondola?
- Where would you be most likely to find a “narrow boat”?
- The “Cutty Sark” was one of the swiftest and most celebrated British ships. Was it a galleon, a steamboat or a clipper?
- In modern use, how many hulls does a catamaran have?
- In Edward Lear’s poem “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat”, what colour was the boat in which the title characters went to sea?
- Name one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus and his crew boarded for a famous voyage from Spain westwards in August 1492.
- What was the title of Katherine Anne Porter’s only novel, published in 1962, which was made into a 1964 film directed by Stanley Kramer?
- Name the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan about the marriage of the beautiful daughter of the captain of the ship in the title.
- What was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Ahab in “Moby-Dick”?
- What is or was a “Q-ship”?