Thursday’s quiz

While I’m blogging lighter you’re welcome to pose the questions with no need to follow the five-question formula I used.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual black bun (in honour of St Andrews Day on Monday).


5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) What is a Saltire

    (2) Describe the Russian Navy Ensign

    (3) Describe the State Flag of Alabama

    (4) He is sometimes called as Πρωτόκλητος (Protokletos) – “the First called” in English – who do we more commonly refer to him as?

    (5) The Pope is the spiritual descendant of St Peter, The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I is the spiritual descendant of who?


  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) In Heraldry, a Saltire is a cross that runs diagonally from corner to corner of a flag. More commonly known in English as a St. Andrews Cross, as seen on the flag of Scotland

    2) blue saltire, over a white saltire, over a thin white cross on a red field

    3) Red Saltire on White field

    4) St. Peter

    5) I’m going to guess at St. Andrew, based on the previous questions


  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) What do Alexander the Great, the Emperor Claudius, Lyndon Johnson and Hosni Mubarak all have in common?

    2) Which political leader has reputedly had 638 assassination schemes planned against him?

    3) What is the common factor in the assassinations of Philip of Macedon, the Roman emperor Caligula and Indira Ghandi?

    4) What nickname do NBA player Stephen Curry and Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskaer (among others) share?

    5) Who said “The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by the occasional assassination”?


  4. Andrei says:

    J bloggs

    (1) had to think about this but the rest of the quiz provided a hypothesis which tested true

    They came to power after their predecessor had been assassinated

    Alexander the Great succeeded Phillp of Macedon
    Claudius succeeded Caligula
    LBJ succeeded JFK
    Hosni Mubarik suceeded Anwar Sadat

    (2) Fidel Castro – he has powerful enemies who have never forgiven him for the humiliation they suffered at Bay of Pigs fiasco

    (3) They were all assassinated by their own bodyguards – as was Caligula who i mentioned in my response to Q1

    (4) Baby faced assassin

    (5) Voltaire


  5. Teletext says:

    Well done guys, you have left me with nothing to answer


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