Thursday’s quiz

Whoops, I forgot it’s Thursday so will leave it up to you to ask the questions.

You don’t have to follow the five question formula I usually use.

Anyone who stumps us all with win an electronic bunch of winter sweet.

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. andrei says:

    (1) Who said “According to the traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church, our prelates are hanged, not shot. Please respect our traditions” and what prompted this retort?

    (2) What was the Continuation War and who were the combatants?

    (3) Who were the Chetniks?

    (4) What were Hobarts funnies?

    (5) Who were the combatants at Khalkhin Gol and who was victorious there?

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1)
    2) the war between Finland and the USSR as part of WW2
    3)
    4) they were a range of tanks modified and deployed during operation “Overlord” to deal with the anti invasion obstacles on the Normandy beaches
    5) Japan and the USSR – the USSR won

  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) Today marks the70th anniversary of the first combat deployment of which weapon?
    2) What was the code name given to the specific weapon used?
    3) What was the type of aircraft used to deliver the weapon?
    4) What was the plane’s nickname and where did it come from?
    5) What is the official death toll for the attack

  4. andrei says:

    (1) It’s Hiroshima day of course – the Atomic Bomb

    (2) It was a Uranium bomb code named “Little Boy” as opposed to the next weapon deployed which was a Plutonium weapon called “Fat Boy”

    (3/4) A B29 called “Ënola Gay” named after the commander’s mother

    (5) Don’t care to get into this because it is a highly contentious number that has been distorted for political reasons and the real number is unknowable – e.g. some people add to the number when people who survived the attack in their youth succumb to cancer decades later in their eighties

  5. grantaviuskennarius says:

    1] I know it is a Greek Orthodox leader during the Nazi occupation of Greece, but cannot remember his name. I also have no idea how many prelates were hanged to establish the tradition.
    2] The Finns and the Soviets
    3] Serbian nationalists during WW2 who both collaborated with and fought the Axis; the name was revived in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia for Serbian paramilitaries.
    4] The tanks designed by the British [Major?] Hobart to do special tasks [mine clearing, bridge laying, etc.].
    5] The Soviet defeat of Japan in 1939 in the east.

    My question- sorry, only one-
    It is estimated that about 250 people are killed by lions every year. Which country tops the list of victims- not surprisingly,as it has about 40% of the world’s uncaged lions?

  6. grantaviuskennarius says:

    Whoops- J Bloggs-
    1) 70th anniversary of the nuclear bomb [uranium].
    2) little Boy
    3) B-29A Superfortress
    4) Enola Gay, after Colonel Tibbets’ mother- and the plane came from the Martin factory in Omaha, Nebraska, not Boeing as many think.
    5) 66,000.

  7. tom hunter says:

    Alrighty then: quote and question based on the endless contributions of this blog’s favourite Green candidate:

    “Saddam Hussein was a tyrant put into power by the US and CIA…”

    … and then backed by the USSR to the end of his days. On a scale of 1-10, how brilliant was the CIA in pulling that off?

    “I like the cut of the jib of the possible new British Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.”

    Do you have hanging on your wall the following figures:
    A. Jeremy Corbyn
    B. Tony Benn
    C. Trotsky
    D. All of them

    the compassionate conservatives that led National wisely in the past

    When George W Bush first used this phrase in 1999 for his presidential campaign did you:
    A. Laugh your ass off.
    B. Cringe and cover your face in embarrassment.
    C. Begin drinking heavily
    D. Vote for Al Gore

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