Marking time

Do you have the time?
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go
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1. When and where did the law first limit the working day to eight hours?
1593 in Spain
1789 in the Swiss Confederacy
1865 in New Zealand
1919 in Turkey
2. What is the standard internet date format?
dd-mm-yyyy
mm-dd-yyyy
yyyy-mm-dd
yyyy-dd-mm
3. The world's longest non-stop passenger flight is New York to Singapore on Singapore Airlines. How long is the flight scheduled to take?
18 hours and 50 minutes
19 hours and 45 minutes
20 hours and 30 minutes
22 hours and 10 minutes
4. According to the Wimbledon Queueing Code of Conduct, when people are queueing for tickets to the tennis, what are they not allowed to do:
Receive deliveries of takeaway food
Sleep in a tent
Play tennis
Give their place in the queue to someone else
5. What is a moveable feast?
A religious festival held according to the lunar calendar
A traditional German banquet and dance commencing at sunset
Dinner on board a sailing ship whose route makes the exact length of the day unpredictable
A medieval harvest festival hosted by a different Gloucestershire village each year
6. How did Robinson Crusoe keep track of the date?
He arrived under a full moon, and marked each subsequent full moon with a notch in a tree
Each day he tied a knot in a string, cutting it each month and weaving the month into his hut wall
Each day he marked a notch in a wooden cross that he had carved the day of his arrival
He arranged 365 small stones into a calendar, and every new year carved the date into a rock
7. In the Chronicles of Narnia, Father Time lay asleep in the Underland. What did he do when Aslan woke him?
Called forth the dawn
Cried with joy
Set sail down the underground river
Destroyed the sun
8. What is the interval between successive births for a gorilla mother?
12 to 18 months
two years
four years
six years
9. Warner Brothers cartoon characters Ralph the wolf and Sam the sheepdog spend their days hunting and protecting a flock of sheep respectively. At the end of the working day they punch their cards on the time clock and greet the night shift, who are:
Fred and George
Chip and Dale
Bud and Lou
Bert and Bob
10. In what sort of publication would you find tidal times, a farmer's planting dates, lunar cycles, and the hours of sunrise and sunset?
Almanac
Gazette
Calendar
Enchiridion
11. What game was developed in the 20th century to entertain children during long journeys or waiting times?
Simon Says
Peek-a-boo
I-spy
The Hokey Pokey (or Hokey Cokey)
12. Pete Seeger's song Turn Turn Turn, which was a hit for The Byrds in 1965, takes its lyrics from Ecclesiastes. In the song, what follows 'A time to rend, and a time to sew'?
a time to learn, and a time to know
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak
a time to harvest, and a time to save
a time to rest, and a time to grow
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