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 Post subject: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 pm 
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Ok, after some thinking I have decided to start the Googleprufe Readers Quiz.

But as an open quiz - to ensure it's survival. The idea is to post questions about facts that the quiz master found in a book that he/she has read. Preferably something that can not be found on the internet (Googleprufe).

This is how it'll work (rules of the quiz if you like):

1. Open quiz - so anyone can post a question.
2. The subject is open - so anything interesting about wildlife and conservation.
3. It should, as far as possible, be Googleprufe.
4. Upon confirming the answers (or helping other poor souls out of their misery) the quizmaster must quote his source.
5. Sources can be any book, publication or magazine etc.

My aim with this is:
1. To get people reading
2. To help forumites identify books that they might be interested in. For instance a question is posed about Kruger names that I find interesting, and the quizmaster quotes his source as such an such a book... well I might just want to read some more about the subject and now know which book to look for.
3. We would all learn things that are'nt general (not on the internet).
4. This will be a slow-moving quiz with difficult questions - I accept that... but let's see how it goes.

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GO!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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To start off:

What was "Operation Trampoline"? And how successful was it?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Wow ok - sorry - I tried to google it :naughty: - just for funsies :D
Maybe this will be like 20 questions - can we narrow it down? Was it in Kruger?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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:doh:
You said in Kruger - oops.

Ok another one - has it got anything to do with game capture?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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:lol: naughty naughty Woodlin.... :naughty:

I will give the title of the book as a clue if I see guys are struggling, but there are plenty of really well-read people on here and they would immediately know what I'm talking about.

You may Google it if you want to...I just hope it's not on there :twisted:

PS: Yes it was in Kruger ... ssssshhhh

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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woodlin wrote:
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You said in Kruger - oops.

Ok another one - has it got anything to do with game capture?


The Kruger in my first post was just an example - posted questions can be any Sanpark, mammal, fish, bird etc.....(see my last post)

No nothing to do with game capture

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Smuggling of ivory?

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Transportation of animals from Kruger to other National Parks?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Elzet - not really smuggling of ivory, but getting closer :slap:

No Skillie - not relocation of animals. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Hi. Did the operation only involve elephants/ivory?

(This is tough, but nice!) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Hi Larissa,

I see it's difficult but we'll see how it goes... I think the problem is that people don't know which book it comes from - should I give the litle of the book maybe? :hmz:

PS: It's not really about poaching alone, although indirectly it would/could have been also... any kind of poaching...

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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maybe you should give the book title. Even if it is just to get the thread going properly!
(i will probably cheat and google the title, but so will most of the 'mites! :redface: )

I will check back a bit later! :thumbs_up:

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Ok... let's see - this comes from a well-known book:

A game ranger remembers by Bruce Bryden :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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aaahhhh I am busy with that book!
Just started, so obviously not at the op trampoline part yet!
Will only be able to check tonight at home .... now I am curious! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Operation Trampoline elsewhere in the world (USA, Aus) is used for referring to the smuggling of drugs of all sorts. I am not sure what that has to do with KNP, but I know that an Australian expert was send to SA for the transference of skills in this regard.

We need to buy books. :slap: Christmas will be here soon. :tongue:

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