Thursday’s quiz

It’s your turn to pose the questions again.

You don’t need to follow my five question formula.

Anyone who trumps everyone will win a virtual batch of shortbread.

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    What are the following noted for

    (1) Charles Parsons

    (2) Charles Babbage

    (3) Nikolay Benardos

    (4) Oleg Losev

    (5) Igor Sikorsky


  2. J Bloggs says:

    Who said (or wrote) the following:

    1) “A conservative is a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others”

    2) “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself”

    3) “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation”

    4) “I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians”

    5) “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realise it bears a close resemblence to the first”


  3. J Bloggs says:


    1) Engineer who developed turbines and turbogenerators, effectively starting up hydroelectric generation as we know it.

    2) Mathmetician and creator of the first mechanical computer (and very much admired in Steampunk settings)


    4) The inventor of the LED

    5) Engineer, most commonly associated with the development of the helicopter into a functioning aircraft


  4. alwyn says:

    To J Bloggs
    1. Pass
    2. Mark Twain
    3. Henry Kissinger
    4. I an not sure but given that it is so close to Clemenceau’s remark that “War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men” I am going to guess that it was a French soldier.
    How about Charles de Gaulle?
    5. Ronald Reagan


  5. Teletext says:

    1. British engineer who invented the steam turbine and also worked on optical gear for searchlights and telescopes
    2. English mathematician, mechanical engineer and inventor who is considered as the “father of the computer”. In the mid 1800’s he designed a machine that would work out logarithmic and trigonometric functions. In the 1990’s a machine was built from his plans and it worked.
    3. Nickolay Bernados was a Russian inventor who developed arc welding.
    4. Oleg Losev was a Russian Scientist and inventor who is credited as the inventor of the LED light. It is interesting that he did not complete his formal education.
    5. Igor Sikorsky was a Russian aviation designer who designed and flew the first multi-engine fixed wing aircraft just before WW1. He later emigrated to the USA where he designed the Flying Boats that were used by Pan Am. He also designed the first American helicopter as we know it today.

    J Bloggs:
    1. Ambrose Bierce, American journalist who died around 1915
    2. Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain
    3. Henry Kissinger US Secretary of State for Tricky Dicky
    4. Charles De Gaulle French soldier and President
    5. Ronald Reagan US actor and President


  6. Andrei says:

    J Blogs

    (1) –

    (2) Mark Twain


    (4) Charles de Gaulle



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