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The Great SSOS Trivia Quiz

The following questions, compiled by Neville Roper, have been designed to find out who has been reading their society bulletin over the last year.

 

Question

Bulletin

THE Answer

1

What was SSOS's year of birth?

Dec '06

1952

2

How much is our current yearly subscriptions for a regular member?

several

$12

3

At what meeting,year and month was Kevin Wilson honoured for 50 years membership?

Dec 06

Nov 06

4

Where did our display come at last year's Southern Orchid Spectacular?

Nov 06

second

5

The November 06 bulletin taught us how to write orchid names correctly so write Paph.Olivia 'Lorelei' HCC/AOS correctly

Nov 06

Paph.Olivia 'Lorelei' HCC/AOS

6

According to the article 'Potassium. the vital element' what part of a plant is always attacked first?

Nov 06

The weakest

7

I wrote an article for the September '06 bulletin that used a reference to the very smart and famous Australian A. Dockrill. What does the 'A' stand for? (spelling counts)

Sept 06

Alick

8

What according to the January 07 bulletin 'are male because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them'?

Jan 07

Ziplock bags

9

What type of an organism is pseudomonas?

Jan 07

bacteria

10

What 'flower' is said in the same article to resist pseudomomas?

Jan 07

(flower) of sulphur

11

Spell ornithorynchum

July 07

ornithorynchum

12

Which club member started their orchid collection when they bought "what I now know was a cymbidium"?

Jan 07

Daniel Coulton

13

Who told us "What Should I Do differently in Winter"

June 07
July 07

Murray Shergold

14

Which club member was granted 2 club cultural awards in May 07?

June07

Louise Gannon (Paph. insigne, Laelia anceps)

15

The current club logo is the mini cattleya Sc, Beaufort - how many times did it appear in this year's June bulletin?

June 07

3 times (once in the header and twice on the cover of the show schedule)

16

In April 2007 meeting the president asked for member assistance with two things and another member asked for help with another matter. Name any two of these things

May 07

Bring auction plants in June. Volunteer for Sharkies show committee. Contribute articles for the website

17

See above

18

When was George Birss announced as the new club treasurer?

Feb 07

Jan 07

19

Walter T Upton, usually regarded as a native expert, provided an article on a different genus for our February 07 bulletin. What was the genus?

Feb 07

Pleurothallids. ('The Pleurothallid Orchids')

20

Who was the owner of Gongora cassidea, plant of the night in January this year?

Feb 07

Murray Aldridge

21

In March this year Graeme Banks told us he didn't like pesticides so he suggested that we might try..what?

Mar 07

nepenthes

22

According to Ben Wallace, in the same bulletin, what type of ant has a connection with scale, mealy bugs and aphids?

Mar 07

Little black (ants)

23

Name the 'enhancer' who recently told us how to groom plants for shows

July 07

Kevin Wilson

24

At how many hours (ie the time) did Paul want helpers at the nursery to set up the show?

July 07

1300 (hours)

25

Who is giving next month's beginners class?

July 07

Dennis Wood

26

What chemical was the subject of an awareness campaign in this month's bulletin?

July 07

glyphosate

27

What was the number of our recent winter show?

July 07

55th - according to the results

28

What did the Open Judges Choice and the Intermediate Judges Choice at last months meeting have in common? (be polite!)

July 07

Both were Oncid. ornithorynchums

29

There were two articles on this infesting pest in the April 07 bulletin, one by Rex Johnson and the other by Gerald McCraith. Name the pest (hint 'white' appeared in several places.

April 07

scale

30

On what day does the Spring show set up?

July 07

September 5