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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 22, 2009 2:51 am

Me naughty?? Maybe mischievous, but definitely not naughty. :wink: :wink: :wink: Okay, I won't push the proverbia envelope for a while ...

Will post a non-naughty Q soon ...
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 22, 2009 4:15 am

A Combretum imberbe tree:

a) Is found from South Africa up until the Sahara Desert.
b) Can always be identified by it's silvery-grey bark that is cracked into a multitude of rectangular blocks (like bricks in a wall).
c) Has red flowers and four-winged seeds.
d) Has been used by local peoples to white wash their huts and as a toothpaste, while the tree's gum has been eaten.
e) Has the hardest wood in the world, with a specific gravity (density) 29% greater than that of water.

(And, Imberbe, you're not allowed to answer! :wink: )
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri May 22, 2009 9:52 pm

:tongue:
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Fri May 22, 2009 9:55 pm

Imberbe wrote::tongue:

:huh:
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Fri May 22, 2009 10:29 pm

I'd say B. is the most accurate.
The calcium rich ash is also used to white wash houses, but i don't know
about the tree gum being eaten. The flowers were or still are used in
cough mixture.
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby Kath U.K » Fri May 22, 2009 10:39 pm

I would think C is the only inaccurate statement.

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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 22, 2009 10:41 pm

Siobain, I said Imberbe couldn't answer, cos his alias is that tree! That's why he pulled a tongue at me ...

Anyone else with an answer?
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 22, 2009 10:42 pm

There is only one accurate answer.
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Fri May 22, 2009 11:40 pm

A Combretum imberbe tree:

a) Is found from South Africa up until the Sahara Desert.
False - too many true ones below so I'm not even going to reaserch this... :hmz:

b) Can always be identified by it's silvery-grey bark that is cracked into a multitude of rectangular blocks (like bricks in a wall).
True - unless you mean that light grey is not silvery grey. :hmz: The bark which does indeed break up into small, regular blocks (like snake-skin) is striking and characteristic.

c) Has red flowers and four-winged seeds.
False - The flowers are creamy to creamy-yellow. Seed is indeed four-winged.

d) Has been used by local peoples to white wash their huts and as a toothpaste, while the tree's gum has been eaten.
True - I think we have a dispute here! :twisted: This is a second true one. The ash is indeed used to whitewash houses, and the ash can be used as toothpaste. So this is true together with b) :hmz: But, if you stick to only one correct then I'll have to go with this one.

e) Has the hardest wood in the world, with a specific gravity (density) 29% greater than that of water.
False - I believe the honour belongs to ironwood? Or do I misremember? Will have to go look again at when I put Imberbe on the spot! :mrgreen:
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat May 23, 2009 12:04 am

There IS only one correct answer! I want to see if there is anyone else! Oh, and Imberbe, you can come into the fray at this stage, if you like! (Hope your ego isn't too bruised :twisted: )
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat May 23, 2009 12:13 am

If you insist on only one correct answer then it must be d), in that other trees' bark also cracks up like that... :huh:
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat May 23, 2009 1:05 am

Not the reason for the falseness, but I'll definitely give it to you, Bishop, for your great effort earlier! :clap: :clap: YOU'RE IT
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:01 pm

:naughty: No OWN, you're not getting away that easily! :naughty:

WHY is b) false and not true? :hmz:
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat May 23, 2009 8:10 pm

I thought you'd press me - it's in your (onewith)nature :tongue: :tongue:
When I get a little time later, I'll explain ...

And I wonder if Imberbe has opted out of this one :huh: :wink:
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Re: Multiple Choice (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat May 23, 2009 11:15 pm

:whistle:
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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