Thursday’s quiz

This is your chance to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual chocolate cake.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) How many permanent members of the UN Security Council are there and which Nations are they?

    (2) How were the permanent members selected?

    (3) What was Alger Hiss’s role in the UN?

    (4) What was the Normandie-Niemen?

    (5) How did France get its seat as a permanent member? (Hard)

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) what is the literal meaning of the Norse term “Valkyrie”

    2) Which Norse deities are most closely associated with Valkyries?

    3) Which mythological hero and valkyrie appear in the Volsunga Saga?

    4) Which US weapon system was designated “Valkyrie”

    5) What was Operation Valkyrie?

  3. Andrei says:

    (1) they chose who lived or died in battle the name reflects that but linguistically I don’t know what it would be in English

    (2) They were handmaids to Odin

    (3) I am only passing familiar with Wagner’s ring cycle which has sinister overtones to me

    (4) That was a supersonic bomber that never reached production being practically obsolete before it left the drawing board

    (5) The 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler – which was hollywoodized starring Tom Cruise shudder as Colonel Von Stauffenberg

    German actors who can speak English got bit part roles, they did it for the money I guess

    This could have been a good film if it had been in German with German actors but as it was it was an insult to the intelligence

  4. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – 1. Russia, USA, UK, China & I would have said Germany had it not been for question 5 which gives France.
    2. – I’m not sure what part China played in WWII but the others were all on the winning side.

  5. Teletext says:

    Andrei

    1. USA, Russia, France, China, UK

    2. They were all on the winning side of WWII and were members of the group that set up the UN.

    3. He was the Executive Director of the group that set up the UN

    4. It was a fighter squadron of the French Air Force during WWII

    5. I can only assume that it was that French was sort of the “Official Language” of many things at the time and to be the same of the UN that they were given a place.

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