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Stilts: Quiz


Question 1: Sylvain Dornon, the stilt walker of Landes, started from Paris on the 12th of March 1891 for ________, which he reached after a journey of fifty-eight days.

Question 2: In the 19th century, few celebrations occurred in the villages of ________ that were not accompanied by stilt races.

Question 3: The local festivals of Anguiano (________) feature a dance on stilts in which dancers go down a stepped street while turning.
CantabriaNavarreAsturiasLa Rioja (Spain)

Question 4: They take their name from their use in ________ construction, but they are also used by painters, actors, and magicians.
DrywallPassive fire protectionFirestopFireproofing

Question 5: In flood plains, and on ________ or unstable ground, buildings are often constructed on stilts to protect them from damage by water, waves or shifting soil or sand.
BeachCliffCoral reefCoast

Question 6: In the wastes of ________ stilt walking was formerly a means of locomotion adapted to the nature of the country.

Question 7: When, in 1808, the Empress Josephine went to ________ to rejoin Napoleon I, who resided there by reason of the affairs of Spain, the municipality sent an escort of young Landese stilt walkers to meet her.


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