Friday’s answers

Andrei supplied the questions for Thursday’s quiz:

(1) Who said “What good is the warmth of summer, without the

cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

(2) Which city is known as the coldest city on Earth? And you can

count on it, no matter how cold it gets this winter at your place it will

be positively balmy compared to this town where the temperature in

winter has been known to drop below -60 °C

(3) It is froid in French, freddo in Italian,

frio in Spanish and холодно (holodno) in Russian –

what is it in English?

(4) Who was the leader of the Great Siberian Ice March?

(5) How will you keep your house warm this winter?

He wins an electronic chocolate sponge for stumping us all.

It can be claimed by leaving the answers below.

One Response to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    To score it

    Alwyn gets 3 and a half for his answer to 2 (spelling and phonetics)

    GD gets 2 – forward planning is good

    Ele also gets 2 and her home heating method is the way to go


    (1) John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley: In Search of America

    (2) Yakutsk

    (3) Cold

    (4) General Vladimir Oskarovich Kappel who led 30,000 White Army soldiers and their families, along with the Tsar’s gold across Siberia in early 1920. He got severe frostbite and his feet were amputated by an army surgeon with a knife and no anesthetics.

    After undergoing this he had his men tie him to his horse’s saddle so he could continue to lead them, which he did until he eventually succumbed from pneumonia.

    (5) Whatever works for you is the right answer


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