Pub quiz questions

  1. What name is given to an optical illusion such as of an oasis in a desert?
    Mirage

  2. What word describes the hole that restricts the amount of light allowed to pass through a camera lens?
    Aperture

  3. Which capital city was once known as Byzantium?
    Istanbul
    Via "Constantinople "

  4. What are categorised as the biological class 'aves?'
    Birds

  5. What were postmen more commonly known as in Victorian England?
    Robins
    Because of their red uniforms

  6. Which title of nobility is derived from the Latin word for leader?
    Duke

  7. What is the American equivalent of the annual celebration known as Erntedankfest in Germany?
    Thanksgiving

  8. What is the British name for what Australians call roo-bars?
    Bull bars (not bumpers)

  9. What does a cartographer draw?
    Maps

  10. What name is given to the dark areas on the surface of the sun?
    Sunspots