Friday’s answers

Andrei and Teletext posed Thursday’s questions for which they get my thanks.

Stumping us all wins them a virtual batch of blue cheese and asparagus rolls which can be claimed by leaving the answers below.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) How many US States are named for English Monarchs?

    (2) Name them and the monarchs they are named for?

    There are 5 directly

    Virginia and West Virginia named for Elizabeth I
    North and South Carolina named for Charles I
    and Georgia named for George II

    In addition
    Maryland was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, consort of Charles I

    and New York named for James, Duke of York who became James II

    (3) Name another State named after a Monarch and the monarch after which it is named?

    Louisiana named for Louis IV of France

    (4) How many current US States were independent sovereign republics before being included in the Union

    (5) Name the States in Q4?

    (i) Vermont – Vermont Republic which declared independence after the War of Independence. The region in question was claimed by both New York and Quebec but the locals declared their independence and formed the republic

    It was the first new state admitted to the union in 1791

    (ii) The Republic of Texas – American settlers in Texas broke from Mexico and declare the Texas republic in 1836. It was admitted to the Union in 1846

    (iii) California Republic – as with Texas American settlers declared their independence from Mexico in 1846 – this only lasted 19 days before the region was militarily annexed by the USA and Statehood followed in 1850

    (iv) The Republic of Hawaii was established when American residents of the Islands overthrew the Monarchy (Kingdom of Hawaii) and took control of the Islands – it lasted from 1894-1898 when the Islands were annexed by the USA. Hawaii became the 50th State in 1959


  2. Teletext says:

    As I had a very busy day and posted this so late, I don’t believe I can claim the prize

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. Annie Mae Bullock
    Tina Turner

    2. Frederick Austerlitz and Virginia McMath
    Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

    3. Archibald Leach
    Cary Grant

    4. Roy Scherer
    Rock Hudson

    5. Shirley Black
    Shirley Temple

    6. Mrs Darrell Waters
    Enid Blyton

    7. Henry J Deutschendorf
    John Denver

    8. Troyal Brooks
    Garth Brooks

    9. Leonard Slye
    Roy Rodgers

    10. Chaim Witz
    Gene Simmons from Kiss


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