Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of chocolate hazelnut biscuits.

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4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Teletext says:

    What are the following places better known as?

    1. Sandwich Islands

    2. Society Islands

    3. Gilbert & Ellice Islands

    4. Friendly Islands

    5. Savage island

    6. Pleasant island

    7. Van Dieman’s Land

    8. Islas de las Velas Latinas (Islands of the Lateen Sails)

    9. La Austrialia du Esperitu Santo (The Southern Land of the Holy Spirit)

    10. Middlebrook Islands or Brook Islands

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Hawaii

    (2) French Polynesia including Tahiti

    (3) Kiribati and Tuvalu

    (4) Tonga

    (7) Tasmania

  3. Andrei says:

    (1) What do Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople, and Metropolitan Philip II of Moscow have in common?

    (2) Which King was whipped by the monks in Canterbury Cathedral as penance for the murder of Thomas Becket?

    (3) What was the fate of Archbishop Laud?

    (4) What happened to Archbishops Latimer and Ridley?

  4. Teletext says:

    Andrei

    1. They were both leaders of their branches of the Eastern Orthodox churches and were both killed allegedly on the order of their respective rulers: Gregory – Sultan Mahmud II; Philip – Tsar Ivan the Terrible

    2. Henry II

    3. The Long Parliament, after unsuccessfully sending him to trial for treason, passed a law that led to him being executed by beheading.

    4. They were burned to death by the order of Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) as she was trying to bring back the Roman Catholic Church in England and they defied her wishes.

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