Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual asparagus and blue cheese roulade.


8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Will says:

    Sobriquets, nicknames and nom de plumes.

    1. The Iron Duke.
    2. Shakespeare’s Sister.
    3. Antosha Chekhonte.
    4. Desert Fox.
    5. Slowhand.
    6. The Sad Puppies.
    7. The Hitman.
    8. Maid of Orleans.
    9. Lady of the Lamp.
    10. The Glimmer Twins.

  2. Andrei says:

    1. The Iron Duke.
    – The Duke of Wellington or the Duke of Alba

    2. Shakespeare’s Sister.
    – A female duo, a one hit wonder from the nineties

    3. Antosha Chekhonte.
    – a pen name used by Anton Chekhov

    4. Desert Fox.
    – Erwin Rommel

    5. Slowhand.
    – Eric Clapton

    6. The Sad Puppies.
    – ???

    7. The Hitman.
    – ???

    8. Maid of Orleans.
    – Jeanne D’Arc

    9. Lady of the Lamp.
    – Florence Nightingale

    10. The Glimmer Twins.
    – Mick Jagger Keith Richards

  3. J Bloggs says:


    6 – A group of disaffected SFF fans that felt that the Hugo awards were being dominated by “Social Justice Warriors”, and so tried to game the nomination system by presenting “slates” of candidates that they felt better matched thier perception of what “real SFF” should be. They failed miserably, with “No Award” being voted above most of the slate candidates.

    7 – Got a choice here a) Canadian pro-wrestler Bret Hart b) Pro boxer Thomas Hearns

  4. J Bloggs says:

    On the subject of names – What name was given to the following groups of individuals:

    1) Gaius Julius Caeser, Marcus Lincinus Crassus, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus?

    2) Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonius Pius, Marcus Aurelius?

    3) Paul Hill, Gerard Conlon, Patrick Armstrong, Carole Richardson?

    4) Kikuchiyo, Kambei Shimada, Shichiroji, Kastushiro Okamoto, Heihachi Hayashida, Kyuzo, Gorobei Katayama?

    5) What was the name of the US film was based on the people in Q.4?

    6) Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone?

    7) George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan?

  5. Will says:

    I. First triumvirate?
    2. The Five Good Emperors.
    3. I think it’s those IRA guys ….. four.

    7. Travelling Wilburys.

  6. Will says:

    I need to clarify my second question. Virginia Wolfe once asserted that if Shakespeare had a literary ‘sister’, a female of equal genius, we would never know, due to lack of education and opportunity for women back then. But there is one who is generally accepted as best candidate for the ‘title.’ The band Andrei mentioned took their name after her.

    Who is she?

  7. Andrei says:

    I’ll complete for Will

    (4) I think is the Seven Samurai

    which was adapted for American audiences as

    (5) The magnificent Seven

    (6) Erinyes or the Furies

  8. Andrei says:

    (3) The Guildford Four

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