Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Questions and Answers (8-20-2023)

Question 1: What is the purpose of the foghorn in a lighthouse?

  • Warn ships of nearby land
  • Communicate with other lighthouses
  • Scare off sharks

Correct Answer: Warn ships of nearby land

Fact: A foghorn or fog signal is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of navigational hazards in foggy conditions. All foghorns use a vibrating column of air to create an audible tone.

Question 2: What was a historical nickname for lighthouse keepers?

  • Wreck wranglers
  • Fog friends
  • Wickies

Correct Answer: Wickies

Fact: In the age of lighthouses with oil lamps, their keepers had several duties. The nickname 'wickie' came from the routine task of trimming the wick of the lamp.

Question 3: Which type of light is commonly used in modern lighthouses?

  • LED bulbs
  • Halogen bulbs
  • Fluorescent bulbs

Correct Answer: LED bulbs

Fact: LED lamps were first developed in the 1960s, but it wasn't until the 1990s and 2000s that advancements in LED technology allowed the production of commercially viable LED lamps.

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