Quiz for Kids - Identify the theme
1. Someone who does not eat meat. (10)
2. This primate has an exposed butt and is often found near lions in Africa. It stays on the ground and does not reside in trees. The name of this primate rhymes with the rocky animal in the famous Beatle song. (6)
3. In US Congress, it is an attempt to obstruct a particular decision from being taken by using up the time available, typically through an extremely long speech. The first four letters of this word sounds like a female racing horse that is less than five years old. (10)
4. This term defines a rude, obnoxious car driver who does not give way. Quite a street swine, huh? (4-3)
5. This is a arthropod (like crabs and lobsters) that keeps latching on to ships and whales. You must’ve seen these whitish things and assumed that they were rotten blisters on the whale. The first four letters is also the word for a place where grain is stored. (8)
6. This is a tropical cyclone whose name originates from the Arab-Urdu-Hindi word for storm. It is the name given to the storms in the Taiwan-Japan area. (7)
Ans. Typhoon from Tufan
7. In Turkish, it means “without a leader”. It was a disparaging term used for freelance Soldiers. The word is in two parts (5-6). The first four letters of the first word means “to hit” and rhymes with the famous TV serial set during the Korean War. The first three letters of the second word is the first name of the director of the film ‘Moulin Rouge’.
8. This nine (9) letter word is a form of Islamic art. The first four letters stand for the generic name for a people of North Africa and the Persian Gulf. The next three letters are the short form written as a suffix to a gentleman’s name – especially one who owns a country estate.
9. Name of a small arthropod. The first five letters could describe a scale of length in the metric system, slightly less than an inch! (9)
10. The original term referred to a person who damaged sacred figures, idols and paintings. Now, it means, a person who does not respect authority. The first four letters of this word is a synonym for statue and also the name of a (differently spelt) Ford car. (10)
The 10 answers above comprise a theme from a much loved work of fiction. What theme?
Ans. All are swear words of Captain Haddock in Tintin comics.