Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions,

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual chocolate sinker.

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    Look at the character above the number 7 on your keyboard – that is the topic of today’s quiz

    (1) What is this character called?

    (2) When it was officially part of the English alphabet what position in the alphabet did it occupy?

    (3) It is technically a “ligature” that is a letter created by combining two other letters – from what two letters was it created?

    (4) What did these letters spell out?

    (5) how did it get its current name?

  2. homepaddock says:

    I can answer only the first question without recourse to Professor Google. Look forward to learning the answers to 2 -5.

  3. Teletext says:

    1. Ampersand

    2. It was the 27th character

    3. E and T

    4. The latin word “et” (and)

    5. It came from the term “and per se” (and by itself)

  4. Teletext says:

    I had an interesting quiz for today but have only just made it to my computer so I will leave it until next week.

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