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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:26 pm 
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BEFORE YOU START!

The problem I have with these long list type of quizzes is the following: The first person does wonderful work :clap: ... and the rest just needs to copy and paste! :wall: No fun in that! :roll:

How about giving the first person to answer correctly, double points? AND people that repeats a previous wrong answer ... double negative points! :naughty:

Yes, I know this will be much more work for poor you ... but it may keep the quiz "honest"! :dance:

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NB: Answers must be posted before Monday, 15th Sept 2008 at 07:00 AM (SA Time), correct answers and leading forumite with points will be announced during Monday as well as the questions for Round 2

ROUND 1

Question 1:
I was proclaimed in 1931 and at that time i had about 70 Cape buffalo. For centuries i've been the stage for bushveld drama's enacted by carnivores, rhino's, elephants and buffaloes. In order to increase the attraction of me to visitors the then Parks Board in 1933, started feeding the elefants oats, pumpkins and later oranges, thereby enticing them out into the open onto cleared spaces
Question: Which Sanpark am i?
Answer: Addo National Park

Question 2:
I'm a mammal. The top of my muzzle are black. I have a black stripe along each cheek. In mature bulls the horns is much heavier. I prefer dry grassland with limited bush where water is available. I mostly grazes but will browse if grass is poor. If you see me in Kruger, you're very lucky.
Question: Who am i?
Answer: Sable

Question 3:
My colour varies from black to brown and copper. I have horizontal pupils. The male has calloused snout for digging. My feet are without webbing. I'm confined to forest in the Amatola mountains, e Cape
Question: What's my scientific name?
Answer: Anhydrophryne rattrayi

Question 4:
My antennae are white, body and wings black. Male's defends territory against other males. I'm attracted to hilltops during the warmth of the day. I often settles on the ground with my wings flat so that you could identify me easily.
Question: I'm a butterfly, but which one?
Answer: Blue Pansy

Question 5:
This is one of the most popular Rest Camps in Kruger. A short distance from the camp the grave of a previous ranger, Lloyd, who died there of pneumonia, forms a lonely mound in the veld. His wife assisted by a ranger had the tragic of making his coffin of planks from the ceiling of their house and of laying him to rest. The warden of that time, Col. Stevenson-Hamilton, later sent a donkey-wagon to fetch them and on their way to Skukuza narrowly bescaped from lion.
Question: Which camp am i'm talking about?
Answer: Satara

Question 6:
I'm smaller than a sparrouw. My yellouw forehead (sometimes orange) and pale yellouw underpants are characteristic. I'm more often been heard than seen and my call is a "poop, poop, poop"
Question: What's my name?
Answer: Yellow fronted Tinkerbird

Question 7:
I'm usaully seen near water where i hunt for food. I swim readily, using my long tail for propulsion while pressing my legs against my body. When i'm on land, i'm very proud, thus i hold my head up high above the ground.
Question: Whats my name/ what am i?
Answer: Water monitor

Question 8:
I'm omnivorous. I may be seen in rest camps in kruger and around other human habitation. I'm small and have bushy tails with dark brown patches around my eyes. I just love my family but have a very aggresive nature. I'm noctural and love trees
Question: What/who am i?
Answer: Woodland Dormouse

Question 9:
I was the first white settler in Kruger, as far as i know, who originally came from Delagoa Bay and settled along the Sabie river at Makashula's Kraal in 1845
Question: Who am i/what's my name?
Answer: Joao Albassini

Question 10:
If you happen to be with me on the 21st of December every year at exactly noon, you can observe a phenomenon that never happens any further south in Kruger: the sun will be directly overhead
Question: Where would you be?
Answer: Tropic of Capricorn

Enjoy :D


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Imberbe wrote:

The problem I have with these long list type of quizzes is the following: The first person does wonderful work :clap: ... and the rest just needs to copy and paste! :wall: No fun in that! :roll:

Or Mr. QM can accept the answers by PM. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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JenB wrote:
Imberbe wrote:

The problem I have with these long list type of quizzes is the following: The first person does wonderful work :clap: ... and the rest just needs to copy and paste! :wall: No fun in that! :roll:

Or Mr. QM can accept the answers by PM. :twisted:


Jenb thought about it as well, but didn't know whether everyone would agree to it, what do the forumites think. Remember the deadline for round one.
I don't have a problem to receive the answers by pm


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Spokie, the guys are doing it at the Bird challenge and it's working pretty well. Up to you, you maketh the rules. :wink:

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:thumbs_up: Jenb, ok, everyone has the option to either PM me or to post their answers here...


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I like the PM idea! You can maybe just list the names of forumites that have given you answers as they come in, and post the correct answers in the end!

This will be work for you, but IMHO it is much more effective in this way.

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List of forumites that have send in their answers for Round 1:
* the leading person with the most correct answers sofar

DotDan
Freda *
JenB
Scorpy


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Points Table after Round 1:

1. Freda +34 points
2. DotDan +20 points
3. JenB +18 points


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Questions for Round 2:

Question 1:
The scars of old tussels with elephants are etched in my hide, and if you reach out a hand to touch me, i would be the oldest living thing in Kruger that you've ever touched.

Who/what am i?
Answer: Baobab tree

Question 2:
This road was the road taken by wagons and their transport riders in the 1800's. In the 1870's there was a trading store along this road run by Thomas Hart. Between wagons he got so lonely that he had tamed a variety of creatures including a cheetah, honey badger, jackal ect.

Name the road that you'll find in Kruger
Answer: Voortrekker road

Question 3:
I might be the most famous mammal on tv, you have seen me socialise with my group, defended our territory with courage. My litters are cared for by my whole group and with our long claws, we forages in soil. Our tails has black tips.

(a) Name the Afrikaans as well as the scientific name
(b) For +2 bonus points, name the program that made us famous (no penalty for wrong answer here).
Answer: (a) Suricata suricatta - Meerkat (b) Meerkat Minor


Question 4:
The Provincial authorities of this province purchased several farms and handed these over to the then Parks Board to be developed as a National Park. The attraction of this Park is that the area truely experiences the four seasons in all their glory. The grandmother of the last owner gave the name to the poort which is the entrance to the Park. Three of the layers of the Karoo system occur in the Park.

Name the SANPark.
Answer: Golden Gate NP

Question 5:
The spoor of the Impungutye (Xhosa) is similar to the hind leg spoor of the iqaqa (Zulu).

True or False
Answer: False

Question 6:
My spoor is plus minus 0.8cm, i'm active at night and my food includeds seeds, insects and leaves. You'll find me in woodland and savanna areas. I dig burrows, the entrance of which is usually characterised by a fresh heap of soil from the previous nights activity.

Give my English and Afrikaans name
Answer: Bushveld Gerbil - Bosveldnagmuis

Question 7:
The name that they gived me in Tsonga means 'higher tahn the trees'. I was notoriously for to be aggresive thus i was rarely seen. I died of natural causes.

What's my name
Answer: Ndlulamithi

Question 8:
A certain forumite one's wrote the following about Mountain Zebra Park: "This place is Special with a capital S! ....... My special YR then set to work and the magic started. We saw springbok, vervets, a small antelope i did not id and an aardwolf, a first for me!"

Who is the forumite?
Answer: Dinkybird

Question 9:
This group of butterflies are extremely fond of nectar, particularly that of red flowers. They may even be attracted to anything red, such as a cloth or car.

Name the group
Answer: Swallowtails

Question 10:
"Nature, left entirely alone manages her own affairs. Predatory creatures, great and small, and whether of the earth, air or water, have their full place in nature, just as much as the animals on which they are accustomed to prey, and are entitled to equal respect."

Who is the well known person in the history of Kruger that once has wrote the above.
Answer: Col. Stevenson-Hamilton


NB: Answers must be in at Wednesday, 17th Sept 2008 at 07.00 AM.

Good luck :D


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Eish spokie :roll: , A woodland Doormouse? I would have never thought that...Well at least it is keeping me busy...but this last set of questions is a hum dinger :lol:


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Hey Spokie, I think your Q's are brilliant but I have to ask about quesion 8.
There is no more reference to that specific post mentioned on the forum after I did some extensive searching, and if one didn't read or remember that specific post then there is no way we can find the answer to that question....I can't even remember half the stuff people wrote a week ago :lol: :roll:

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Hi DotDan :D Search to the thread which we all visit if you have withdrawal symptoms :wink: Enough said :twisted:


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Forumites that have already send in their answers for Round 2:

DotDan
Scorpy
p@m
JenB


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ROUND 3:

Question 1:
This camp in Kruger was originally laid out by the late Mr. JH Orpen. Visitors to this camp are possessed by a diffirent spirit and comradeship by which they are drawn together which may arise from tales of episodes with elephants along the roads near the camp. The surroundings are magnificent and have much to offer in respect of sight seeing.

Name the camp
Answer: Shingwedzi

Question 2:
The north of Kruger is one of the few places where you will have a good chance of seeing all of the birding Big Six.

Name the Big Six
Answer: Kori Bustard, Martial eagle, Lappetfaced Vulture, Pel's fishing owl, Saddle-billed Stork, Southern Ground Hornbill

Question 3:
Butterflies and birds dart around among the flowers in this park. Here you can escape to a land of contrasts, while it's home to the worlds smallest tortoise.

Name the SANPark
Answer: Namaqua NP

Question 4:
My namesake are much, much bigger than me, but i'm (the male) also know to fight. My antannae can't be seen from above and my body are dark brown to black.

What insect am i?
Answer: Rhinoceros Beetle

Question 5:
As a ranger hands me a glass of champagne, and as i stand on the sandstone cliff and take in the setting sun over kilometres of bush, i'm not sure what i'm celebrating, BUT being here seems reason enough. This place in Kruger was once the private sundowner spot of the area's rangers, who regonised it as one of the most dramatic views in all of Kruger. It's also home to a certain falcon.

Name the place
Answer: Lanner Gorge

Question 6:
I was accidentally introduced from Europe. My native species live in ant and termite nests, but i'm common in your house. I don't need water, because i gets my moisture from the air. If you see me please don't kill me.

Give my scientific name
Answer: Order Thysanura (fishmoth) :D

Question 7:
This camp is nestled amidst red sand dunes with only the stars to keep you company. But if you stay all day at camp or stay up at night you might be visited by animals who might be thirsty. Not far from this camp is a place very similar to the very popular one that you will find in Northern Kruger! First find the SANPark i'm in, then you'll find this camp

Name the camp!
Answer: Grootkolk

Question 8:
Hot water facilities were installed and camps were fenced for the first time in Kruger in this year.

In what year did this happen?
Answer: 1938

Question 9:
In 1961 a fence was erected on Kruger's western and southern borders to prevent animals leaving and so spreading a disease.

Name the disease
Answer: Foot- and Mouth disease

Question 10:
This tree's name is a mixture between the name of a mammal and something that you drink! It's leaves are 25 - 100mm, thin and shiny. Flowers 13mm (JUL - OCT). Bark yellowish. Forest margins, rock outcrops and streambanks in SE, E and NE within SA.

Give the tree a name
Answer: Jackal - Coffee 8)

Enjoy :D

Answers must be send in by 19 Sept, Friday at 08:00


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