Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Questions and Answers (7-15-2023)

Question 1: The 11th-century castle at Castelmezzano in southern Italy was built by what conquering group of people?

  • Huns
  • Visigoths
  • Normans

Correct Answer: Normans

Fact: The Normans—meaning northmen—expanded their control across a swath of Europe and beyond, including lower Italy. They settled in an existing village, shadowed by mountains, and built a castle that today sits in ruin.

Question 2: Which mountain range surrounds Castelmezzano?

  • Southern Andes
  • Pyrenees
  • Lucanian Dolomites

Correct Answer: Lucanian Dolomites

Fact: The Lucanian Dolomites were named for their resemblance to the craggy Dolomite range in the north of Italy. Unlike their bigger cousins, they aren't made of Dolomite limestone, but sandstone that once was part of the seabed.

Question 3: Which Italian city is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance?

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Milan

Correct Answer: Florence

Fact: Florence played a prominent role in fostering the cultural and intellectual revival of art, science, and literature from the 14th to the 17th century. It was the home of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli.

Another set of questions

Question 1: What type of sharks do we see here, swimming in the Maldives?

  • Lemon sharks
  • Blue sharks
  • Blacktip reef sharks

Correct Answer: Blacktip reef sharks

Question 2: Which is the largest species of shark?

  • Whale shark
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Tiger shark

Correct Answer: Whale shark

Fact: The whale shark is a gentle giant that can weigh as much as 41,000 pounds. These enormous fish, which feed on plankton, have a docile nature, making it safe for divers to swim around them.

Question 3: Shark skin is covered in scales that are similar in structure to _.

  • Feathers
  • Leather
  • Teeth

Correct Answer: Teeth

Fact: Sharks have placoid scales, also known as dermal denticles. These scales are much like human teeth with pulp and strong enamel-like coated surfaces.

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