Anglais.Res Big Challenge 2014 !!

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Anglais.Res Big Challenge 2014 !! - Quiz

40 questions to test your knowledge of Reunion Island, its geography, animals, nature, history, sports and people!Do you know your 'carry' from your 'rougail'?
The top score wins a free season ticket of 10 films at Ciné Cambaie!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    VOCAB 1 : What is the English for 'COMBAVA'?

    • A.

      Green lemon

    • B.

      Kaffir lime

    • C.

      Envy fruit

    Correct Answer
    B. Kaffir lime
    Explanation
    The English word for 'COMBAVA' is 'Kaffir lime'.

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  • 2. 

    VOCAB 2: What is the English for 'PAILLE-EN-QUEUE'?

    • A.

      Tropicbird

    • B.

      Straw-tail

    • C.

      White beauty

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropicbird
    Explanation
    The English translation for 'PAILLE-EN-QUEUE' is Tropicbird.

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  • 3. 

    VOCAB 3: What is the English for 'TANGUE'?

    • A.

      Sixrec

    • B.

      Eightrec

    • C.

      Tenrec

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenrec
    Explanation
    The English word for 'TANGUE' is 'Tenrec'.

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  • 4. 

    VOCAB 4: What is the English for 'GOYAVIER'?

    • A.

      Strawberry guava

    • B.

      Red berry joy fruit

    • C.

      Tropical raspberry

    Correct Answer
    A. Strawberry guava
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Strawberry guava." The English translation for the word "GOYAVIER" is "Strawberry guava."

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  • 5. 

    VOCAB 5: What is the English for 'CHOUCHOU'?

    • A.

      Cabbage-cabbage

    • B.

      Christophine

    • C.

      Darling vegetable

    Correct Answer
    B. Christophine
    Explanation
    The English translation for 'CHOUCHOU' is Christophine.

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  • 6. 

    HISTORY 1: When did the volcanic eruption first create the island?

    • A.

      3 billion years ago

    • B.

      3 million years ago

    • C.

      3 thousand years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 million years ago
    Explanation
    The volcanic eruption that created the island occurred 3 million years ago. This is based on the information provided in the question.

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  • 7. 

    HISTORY 2: When a Pirate called Blackwell first arrived in Reunion in 1613, what did he name the island?

    • A.

      Ewok Forest

    • B.

      England Forest

    • C.

      Nottingham Forest

    Correct Answer
    B. England Forest
  • 8. 

    HISTORY 3: What is the English for 'TETE DE MORT'?

    • A.

      Skull's head

    • B.

      Death's head

    • C.

      Skull & Crossbones

    Correct Answer
    C. Skull & Crossbones
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Skull & Crossbones." This is the English translation for "TETE DE MORT." It is a symbol commonly associated with pirates and danger, often used to indicate poisonous or hazardous substances. The symbol consists of a human skull and two crossed bones beneath it.

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  • 9. 

    HISTORY 4: Because of the time difference, the first place in the world to use the Euro was Reunion Island. What was the first thing to be bought?

    • A.

      An 'Américain-bouchons-gratiné'

    • B.

      A COT citron

    • C.

      A kilo of lychees.

    Correct Answer
    C. A kilo of lychees.
    Explanation
    Due to the time difference, Reunion Island was the first place in the world to use the Euro. The question asks what was the first thing to be bought, and the correct answer is a kilo of lychees.

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  • 10. 

    HISTORY 5: What is the Latin motto of Reunion Island?

    • A.

      Florebo quocumque ferar (I will flourish wherever life takes me)

    • B.

      Semper cum nobis fortis sit (May the force be with us always)

    • C.

      Mocato ergo sum (I 'moucate' therefore I am)

    Correct Answer
    A. Florebo quocumque ferar (I will flourish wherever life takes me)
    Explanation
    The Latin motto of Reunion Island is "Florebo quocumque ferar" which translates to "I will flourish wherever life takes me." This motto reflects the island's resilience and determination to thrive no matter the circumstances or challenges it faces. It conveys a sense of optimism and the belief that one can find success and happiness in any situation.

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  • 11. 

    ANIMALS 1: Which type of shark does NOT exist around Reunion?

    • A.

      Great white whark

    • B.

      Tiger shark

    • C.

      Bull shark

    Correct Answer
    A. Great white whark
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Great white whark. This is because the spelling of "whark" is incorrect, and there is no known species of shark called "Great white whark." The other two options, Tiger shark and Bull shark, are both known to exist around Reunion.

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  • 12. 

    ANIMALS 2: What type of animal is a mongrel?

    • A.

      A type of chameleon

    • B.

      A 'royal bourbon' dog

    • C.

      A species of tropical fish

    Correct Answer
    B. A 'royal bourbon' dog
    Explanation
    A mongrel is a term used to describe a mixed-breed dog, typically of unknown ancestry. It is not a type of chameleon or a species of tropical fish. The term "royal bourbon" does not accurately describe a type of dog.

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  • 13. 

    ANIMALS 3: What is the English for 'cachalot'?

    • A.

      Blue whale

    • B.

      Humpback whale

    • C.

      Sperm whale

    Correct Answer
    C. Sperm whale
    Explanation
    The English word for 'cachalot' is 'Sperm whale'.

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  • 14. 

    ANIMALS 4: Which endemic bird is the Reunion Harrier?

    • A.

      A 'Papangue'

    • B.

      A 'Cardinal'

    • C.

      A 'Tuit-tuit'

    Correct Answer
    A. A 'Papangue'
    Explanation
    The Reunion Harrier is an endemic bird found in Reunion Island. It is commonly known as the 'Papangue'.

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  • 15. 

    ANIMALS 5: Reunion's green and red gecko is one of the rarest animals in the world. Where can it be found?

    • A.

      Grand Etang

    • B.

      Forêt du Maido

    • C.

      Manapany

    Correct Answer
    C. Manapany
    Explanation
    The green and red gecko, one of the rarest animals in the world, can be found in Manapany.

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  • 16. 

    WATERFALLS 1: Where is 'Cascade du Diable'?

    • A.

      Saint-Denis

    • B.

      Saint-André

    • C.

      Saint-Benoît

    Correct Answer
    A. Saint-Denis
    Explanation
    Cascade du Diable is located in Saint-Denis.

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  • 17. 

    WATERFALLS 2: 'Cascade Blanche' is the 21st highest waterfall in the world. Where is it?

    • A.

      Mafate

    • B.

      Cilaos

    • C.

      Salazie

    Correct Answer
    C. Salazie
    Explanation
    Cascade Blanche is located in Salazie.

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  • 18. 

    WATERFALLS 4: Where is 'Cascade Biberon'?

    • A.

      Plaine-des-Palmistes

    • B.

      Saint-Gilles-les-Hauts

    • C.

      Saint-Joseph

    Correct Answer
    A. Plaine-des-Palmistes
    Explanation
    Cascade Biberon is located in Plaine-des-Palmistes.

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  • 19. 

    WATERFALLS 3: Where is 'Cascade du Chien'?

    • A.

      The east

    • B.

      The south

    • C.

      The north

    Correct Answer
    A. The east
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The east." This suggests that Cascade du Chien is located in the eastern direction.

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  • 20. 

    WATERFALLS 5: Where is 'Cascade des Trois Roches'?

    • A.

      Saint-Leu

    • B.

      Mafate

    • C.

      Saint-Philippe

    Correct Answer
    B. Mafate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mafate. Mafate is the location of the 'Cascade des Trois Roches' waterfall. Saint-Leu and Saint-Philippe are not the correct locations for this particular waterfall.

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  • 21. 

    DATES 1: What happened in 1497?

    • A.

      The island was first spotted by Vasco di Gama

    • B.

      The last dodo was eaten.

    • C.

      The invention of the samosa.

    Correct Answer
    A. The island was first spotted by Vasco di Gama
    Explanation
    In 1497, Vasco di Gama first spotted the island. This suggests that Vasco di Gama discovered the island during this year.

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  • 22. 

    DATES 2: What happened in 1516?

    • A.

      The island was visited by Pedro de Mascarenhas

    • B.

      The first traffic jam

    • C.

      The invention of rougail saucisse.

    Correct Answer
    A. The island was visited by Pedro de Mascarenhas
    Explanation
    In 1516, Pedro de Mascarenhas visited the island. This suggests that the event of Pedro de Mascarenhas visiting the island occurred in that year.

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  • 23. 

    DATES 3 : What happened in 1810-1814?

    • A.

      The island was occupied by the English

    • B.

      The island was occupied by the Scottish

    • C.

      The island was occupied by Martians

    Correct Answer
    A. The island was occupied by the English
    Explanation
    During the period of 1810-1814, the island in question was occupied by the English. This means that the English had control and authority over the island during that time.

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  • 24. 

    DATES 4: What happened in 1848?

    • A.

      Abolition of slavery

    • B.

      Abolition of 'ladilafé'

    • C.

      Abolition of cock-fights

    Correct Answer
    A. Abolition of slavery
    Explanation
    In 1848, the abolition of slavery occurred. This means that the practice of owning and treating individuals as property was officially ended. This was a significant event in history as it marked a step towards the recognition of equal rights and freedom for all individuals. Slavery had been a deeply ingrained institution for centuries, and its abolition was a major milestone in the fight for human rights and social justice.

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  • 25. 

    DATES 5: What happened in 1946?

    • A.

      The second world war ended

    • B.

      The first MacDo opened.

    • C.

      Reunion became a French Department

    Correct Answer
    C. Reunion became a French Department
    Explanation
    In 1946, Reunion became a French Department. This means that the island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean, officially became an overseas department of France. This change in status would have had significant implications for the governance and administration of Reunion, as it would have been subject to French laws and regulations. It also would have likely affected the island's economy and relationship with France.

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  • 26. 

    SPORTS 1: The first Grand Raid took place in 1989. How long was it?

    • A.

      132km

    • B.

      122km

    • C.

      112km

    Correct Answer
    C. 112km
    Explanation
    The first Grand Raid, which took place in 1989, was 112km long.

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  • 27. 

    SPORTS 2: What it the English for 'VTT'? 

    • A.

      All Terrain Bicycle

    • B.

      Downhill bike

    • C.

      Mountain bike

    Correct Answer
    C. Mountain bike
    Explanation
    The English translation for 'VTT' is 'Mountain bike'.

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  • 28. 

    SPORTS 3 : What is snorkelling?

    • A.

      Palmes, masque, tuba

    • B.

      La plongée sous-marin

    • C.

      Les tunnels de lave

    Correct Answer
    A. Palmes, masque, tuba
    Explanation
    Snorkeling is a water activity where a person swims on the surface of the water, equipped with fins (palmes), a mask (masque), and a breathing tube (tuba). These equipment allow the individual to explore the underwater world without the need for a scuba tank. The fins help in propulsion, the mask allows for clear vision underwater, and the breathing tube enables the person to breathe while their face is submerged. Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity for observing marine life and exploring coral reefs.

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