Zurich Daily Quiz #251

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. In 1994, Brendan Eich, a programmer working for Netscape, had the idea of embedding a webpage with mini-programs that a browser could run as it was rendering a page. Eich’s scripting language was called Mocha but finally became well-known by what name?

2. The Romans had three distinctions for a particular activity: Basium: between acquaintances; osculum: between friends; and savium: between lovers. What activity?

3. Charles J. Guiteau, a writer, and a lawyer was offended that his applications to serve in Vienna or Paris were rejected by his country’s administration. Frustrated by this, what did he do on 02 July 1881?

4. It served as morale-boosting posters during WWII; most of them were eventually destroyed. However, in early 2005, a bookseller from Barter Books stumbled across a copy with a further 15 copies showing up later. Which five-word term has made a resurgence as a result, mostly as memes on the internet?

5. For her role as Daisy Werthan, which actress won the Academy Award for Best Actress? Thereby, she became the oldest actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress. (PICTURE)


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