KNOW YOUR VOLUTIDAE
by Betty Hunter
Another of Betty Hunter's delightful
legacy of shell quizzes, this one to vex the volutophiles among
us, and of course those of you who are generalists or puzzle
addicts. Go for it! To enrich the game a little, we have removed
Betty's generic assignments. These are available at the bottom
of the page as clues.
- What species names the most warlike city-state of Ancient
- What species might be the son of a young man or shepherd?
- What species names a great British statesman and great poet,
second only to Shakespeare?
- What species suggests sounds you never want to hear from
the engine of your car?
- What species is one whose presence in one's home is without
permission, invitation, or welcome?
- What species strongly suggests a woodsman who brings home
game for food?
- What two volutes are noted as makers of medical supplies
and baby products?
- What species sounds like one who would cultivate a plot
- What species is perplexed and filled with misgivings?
- What species names a basic part of a plant or animal cell?
- What species needs to call the fire department immediately?
- What species suggests a sportsman who uses a bow and arrow?
- What species describes a large, two-handled storage jar
used in Ancient Greece?
- What species suggests a statement which seems contradictory
but may be true?
- What species suggests a driver who travels only after dusk
and before dawn?
- What species suggests the part of a ship which a seaman
would approach if ordered to go aft?
- What species suggests a person who might be called a second
Socrates or one of the Magi?
- What species mentions a human bone?
- What species has the same name as a certain murderous cetacean?
- What species might be expected to work with a loom all day?
First published in the Jacksonville
Shell-O-Gram, edited by Bill Frank.
Betty Hunter, member of the Jacksonville Shell Club and Conchologists
of America for many years, passed away Dec 3, 1996, mourned
by her friends, former Latin students and fellow collectors
everywhere. We'll miss her passion for shells and their names
and for classical lore and language.