Qwizzeria Daily #225

Five questions of the day, in other words, Qwizzeria Daily, a daily quiz where you get to discover new facts from the ocean of information or test what you already know.

Here are today’s five questions –

1. Adding sulphur to natural rubber to make it durable is named after the Roman God of fire. The person who developed this product has a tyre company named after him. Name the Roman process and the person.  

2. The Danish West Indies was a Danish colony in the Caribbean that exploited the slave trade to its benefit. In 1848, slavery was abolished and was eventually sold for 25 million dollars in 1917 to the United States. Under what name is this region known?

3. This drink is a traditional South American drink rich in caffeine. It is served on a traditional calabash gourd with a metal straw (bombilla in Spanish). What drink?

4. Now that Donald Trump is on his way out, I thought, why not ask a question from one of his tweets. In Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ Leonato defends himself against Claudio and tells the soldier: “Tush, Tush, man, never fleer and jest at me. I speak not like a ______ nor a fool.” Fill in the blank with a 2017 popular word.

5. ‘First They Killed My Father’ is a 2017 movie based on the true story of Loung Ung, who, as a young girl, survived the Cambodian genocide. Which American-Cambodian citizen directed this movie?

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