Thursday’s quiz

This is your opportunity to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual chocolate cake.


6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was Rurik

    (2) When did he live?

    (3) Who was the last of the Rurikid dynasty and when did he die?

    (4) What dynasty replaced the Ruikids?

    (5) What has Rurik got to do with a 21st century, female, black American?

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Who were the Dioscuri?

    2) Who were their sisters?

    3) Whose death was Deianina responsible for, and how did it happen?

    4) With which two mythological creatures is Bellerophon most closely associated?

    5) One of those creatures is now more commonly associated with another Hero – Which creature, which hero, and how is he related to the person in Q.3?

  3. Andrei says:


    (1) Caster and Pollux who are the star sign Gemini

    (2) Helen of Troy though she was only half sister to Pollux because Zeus was purportedly his father

    (3) Heracles – Heracles killed a centaur and as he lay dying the centaur told her to save his blood and if smear on Heracles clothes would keep him faithful but when she did it the blood burned him causing such agong he through himself onto a funeral pyre

    (4) Bellerophon tamed Pegasus the flying horse and killed the Chimera

    (5)Pegasus, Perseus who was an ancestor of Heracles as well as being his half brother (such is Greek myth)

  4. Teletext says:

    1. Which people was Theodoric thr Great King of?

    2. What are the following places that existed at the time of Theoderic now known as?

    3. Singidunum

    4. Andautonia

    5. Salona

    6. Vindobona

    7. Pomore

    8. Lugdunum

  5. Andrei says:

    (1) The Ostrogoths

    Singidunum = Beograd or Belgrade which means the White city

    Andautonia and Salona were both in modern Croatia but I don’t think they exist anymore

    Vindobona = Vienna

    Pomore ? Could be in modern Pomerania (Western Poland)? Gdansk?

    Lugdunum = Lyon in France

  6. Teletext says:


    1. Rurik was a Varangian chief who formed the Rurikid Dynasty and could be argued became the first Tsar of Russia

    2. He was born in the 800’s and died late in that century

    3. As the Romanovs were part of the lineage I assume the last one was Tsar Nicholas II who was killed with his family in 1917

    4. Romanov

    5. Not sure of this question

    J Bloggs
    I agree with Andrei’s answers

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