Friday’s answers

Andrei  and Teletext get my thanks for posing the questions and will win a virtual batch of tan square by leaving the answers below should they have stumped everyone.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) the extract was taken from “The Tin Drum” by Gunter Grass – a book acknowledged as a classic of 20th century literature

    (2) Kashubian – Gunter Grass’ mother was a Kashubian and his father a German

    The protagonist in the Tin Drum has a Kashubian mother and either a German, Alfred Matzerath, or a Polish, Jan Bronski, father – as an unreliable narrator this matter is never resolved

    (3) Gunter Grass was West German when he wrote this and a German when he died

    (4) He was a member of the Waffen SS

    (5) If you haven’t you should

  2. Teletext says:

    Andrei answered 4 correctly so can I claim the biscuits?

    Who are the following people better known as?

    1. Saloth Sar
    Pol Pot

    2. Jorge Mario Bergoglio
    Pope Francis

    3. In relation to Q2, where was he born?

    4. In relation to Q2, how many predecessors has he had in his current position?
    265, he is the 266th Pope

    5. What was his immediate predecessor’s actual name and nationality?
    Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, German, would have also accepted Vatican citizenship.

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