Thursday’s quiz

You are welcome to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual jelly sponge.

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was Alexios Komnenos ( Alexius Comnenus)?

    (2) What series of historical events did he inadvertently kick off?

    (3) Who was Peter the Hermit?

    (4) What regrettable activity did Peter the Hermit’s followers initiate?

  2. Will says:

    1. He was a Byzantine Emperor who managed to postpone for a bit the stagnation which seems to be the usual fate of empires. (looking at you Europe)

    2. Based on the rest of the questions, I’d say the crusades.

    3. He was a monk of some sort who went around stirring up support for the first crusade. Which went ok I guess.

    4. Presumably the First Crusade or one of the less successful ones. I don’t think it was the bizarre Children’s Crusade but it’s possible. Astonishing event,what were they thinking?

  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) What Sports event begins on 2nd July?
    2) When it first take place?
    3) On the completion of this years event, how many times will it have been held?
    4) Why the dispcrepancy between the date in Q.2 and the number in Q.3
    5) What is significant about Miguel Indurain’s 5 victories that stands him out from the other 5 time winners of the event?

  4. Andrei says:

    (1). Tour de France

    (2) 1903

    (3) 103

    (4) two world wars

    (5) I think he won it in 5 consecutive years

    We won’t talk about Lance Armstrong heh Or that it is probably the most drug fuelled sporting event on the calendar and has been since its beginning

  5. Teletext says:

    1. Who was Austin Healey?

    2. Who was Ford Prefect?

    3. Who created Ford Prefect?

    4. Who was Ford Prefect’s protagonist?

    5. Why was the name Ford Prefect chosen for the character?

  6. J Bloggs says:

    1) An English rugby player
    2) An Alien character from “The hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy” series by….
    3) Douglas Adams
    4) Arthur Dent
    5)

  7. Will says:

    5. Ford thought cars were the dominant life form on earth and chose the name to blend in.

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