provided proof to suggest that the earth was spherical?
2.What was the speed of the initial land speed record?
*63.15 kilometres per hour
*79.19 kilometres per hour
*122.43 kilometres per hour
*92.65 kilometres per hour
3.From which country was Roald Amundsen, the person
who completed the maiden voyage to the South Pole?
Answer: (name of country, 6 letters)
4.Who was the first person to swim across the English
5.Niagara Falls once had the title of being the
'Suicide Capital of the World.' Is this true?
6.Who was the first private space tourist?
7.What did Alfred Nobel hope for when he invented
*That he would become a famous author
*That he would create a new element
*That the explosive would stop war and promote peace
*That the explosions would be the biggest in history
8.Valentina Tereshkova was the first _____ in space.
Answer: (One Word)
9.Which of the following areas is one in which a
Nobel Prize is not awarded?
Magellan was a part of the 1519-22 expedition to try
and circumnavigate the globe. He was killed during the
voyage, leaving it to his remaining crew to finish the
2.63.15 kilometres per hour
The electric car was driven by a French count in 1898.
Since then, the fastest speed has been recorded close
to 1200km in the Nevada Desert.
Roald was part of a four-man team who became the first
person to reach any pole, despite claims from previous
The English Channel is a busy stretch of water that
is between England and the rest of Europe. For a matter
of interest, in 1883, 8 years after swimming the Channel,
Webb drowned at Niagara Falls, swimming the rough currents.
The sight of the Falls is quite scary in itself, but
some people have tried to tackle its ferocity. In earlier
days, such attempts have been made to walk across the
Falls on a tightrope and falling down them in barrels.
In recent years, it has been made possible to purchase
a ride into space. The only catch in this is that you
have to be VERY rich! Tito paid $20 million to go into
space in 2001. To avoid confusion, Akiyama was the first
paying person to visit space.
7.That the explosive would stop war and promote
In his will Alfred Nobel donated the fortune he made
from his invention to the innovators who did the most
to aid mankind; after the Swede's death in 1896, he
has been honoured with the 'Nobel Prizes' named after
him, as has the element nobelium.
The Russian achieved this feat in 1963, only two years
after Yuri Gagarin made the first successful space trip.
The first prizes were awarded in 1901, in the areas
of peace, literature, physics, physiology/medicine and
chemistry. In 1969, economics was accepted as a prize.
The greatest achievement in the prize's history is by
Marie Curie, who won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry
(1903 and 1911 respectively.
(R) thedailystar.net 2005