[9-11-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Which country began the tradition of flying flags at half-mast?
The given options are:
- Great Britain
- United States
Which country began the tradition of flying flags at half-mast?
Correct Answer: Great Britain
Info: Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit of a ship mast, a pole on land, or a pole on a building. In many countries, this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute. Many historians believe flags were first lowered to half-mast (or ‘half-staff’ in US English usage) in 1612 when the crew of the British ship Heart’s Ease honored captain James Hall, who had died during an expedition to Greenland. (Ref)
Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to Patriot Day. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the right answers.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.