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Friday, 1 February 2013

Quiz Time

Ok for a bit of fun, I thought I would run a few questions every now and then, you the avid reader try and answer them. No scoring or keeping note who has got the most right, just the usual bragging rights. 

The only rule is that you declare if you used the internet for your answer to a question, it's not disallowed or frowned upon, this is just for fun after all.


So lets start with Ancient to 1600 and the first seven questions.

1. What role did Odone Dora and Carlo Grimaldi fulfil at Crecy?

2. Who was Emperor when Rome successfully invaded Britain?

3. Arsuf (1191) was the main triumph of which commander in the Third Crusade?

4. What was a cakthrop?

5. What was a petronel?

6. What was lacking in the general who reconquered Italy for the Emperor Justinian during the 6th Century?

7. What were aiguillettes?


OK have some fun

15 comments:

  1. No Google resource was disturbed for the following........

    1. What role did Odone Dora and Carlo Grimaldi fulfil at Crecy? They sound Italian names, do I'm thinking Genoese crossbowmen????????

    2. Who was Emperor when Rome successfully invaded Britain? Julius and then Hadrian

    3. Arsuf (1191) was the main triumph of which commander in the Third Crusade? Salahadin - or Saladin

    4. What was a cakthrop? Is that one of those spiked nail things they used for protection from cavalry attack???

    5. What was a petronel? Seige engine of some kind....

    6. What was lacking in the general who reconquered Italy for the Emperor Justinian during the 6th Century? Testicles - he was a eunuch (and that's a guess)

    7. What were aiguillettes? Item of armour - guessing shoulder?????

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  2. Hmmm... what do I win if I can't answer any question at all?
    :-)

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  3. Ooooh, I love a good quiz. Only able to put answers to three (and two of those I'm a bit unsure of.)

    2) Claudius

    5) It's a gunpowder weapon isn't it?

    6) Belisarius? There's a story he pissed off Justinian and got his eye poked out!

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  4. 1. Commanders of the Italian/Genovan? Crossbowmen in French service
    2. Claudius
    3. Richard Lionheart
    4. no idea
    5. some kind of polearm, I think
    6. Belisarius might have lacked loyalty, for which he was sacked by Justinian
    7. shoulder distinctions worn by for example drummers in Napoleonic period, much like epaulettes

    done without digital assistance from the top of my head, without looking at other answers and in a few minutes. Not too optimistic about my score

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  5. 1. Heralds?
    2. Claudius
    3. Saladin
    4. Anti-cavalry device
    5. A stone throwing device?
    6. pass
    7. piece of armour, not sure which part

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  6. 1. I'd agree that they were leaders of the Genoese crossbow mercenaries (not s ure though and net wasn't any help!)
    2. Big Julie just visited, but it was Claudius who came and stayed.
    3. Richard Couer de Lion beat Saladin (internet help!)
    4. Cakthrop? Do you mean caltrop?
    5. Early cavalry firearm (internet help!)
    6. I think Steve got it! After Belisarius was recalled, a eunuch (whose name escapes me!) carried on the campaign and broke the Gothic hold on Italy.
    7. I only know of aiguillettes from the Napoleonic period as looped cords around the shoulder and attached to the tunic buttons. I suppose they originated from some piece of armour, like the gorget was.

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  7. As you might be able to guess. I know nothing Ian. God help me.

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  8. Without google help
    4. caltrop..an anti-cavalry "mine" 4 spiked metal thingy.
    7 .aiguillettes were used (straps) to bind the arnmour plate

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  9. 1. What role did Odone Dora and Carlo Grimaldi fulfil at Crecy? Casualties

    2. Who was Emperor when Rome successfully invaded Britain? Claudius

    3. Arsuf (1191) was the main triumph of which commander in the Third Crusade? Richard the Lionheart

    4. What was a cakthrop? Defense deployed to impede cavalry, 6 or 8 pointed

    5. What was a petronel? Early firearm carried by cavalry, or a description of said cavalry

    6. What was lacking in the general who reconquered Italy for the Emperor Justinian during the 6th Century? Patience, (it was General Angry Lurkeer)

    7. What were aiguillettes? Shoulder armor

    I'm now waiting patiently for the Napoleonic and American Civil War questions.

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  10. 1. What role did Odone Dora and Carlo Grimaldi fulfil at Crecy? Genoese mercenaries serving the King of France, though I would need to fact check that.

    2. Who was Emperor when Rome successfully invaded Britain? Successfully? Hadrian.

    3. Arsuf (1191) was the main triumph of which commander in the Third Crusade? Richard I

    4. What was a cakthrop? Metal spikey bit to maim horses.

    5. What was a petronel? Siege engine but that is a guess that I think is off.

    6. What was lacking in the general who reconquered Italy for the Emperor Justinian during the 6th Century? No clue.

    7. What were aiguillettes? Heraldic plaques worn on the shoulders in combat at the end of the 13th century until about 1320 when they fell out of style. No value as armour purely used for identification in the age before heraldically blazoned surcoats.

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  11. 1 don´t know
    2 Claudius
    3 Richard Lionheart
    4 Do you mean a caltrop? A spiky thing on the ground... ouch!
    5 A firearm, like a small arquebus
    6 Balls.... yes, THOSE balls.
    7 Ribbons hanging from the shoulder.

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  12. OOps yes I did mean Caltrops, the K must have jumped out at me.

    I got three right by the way. That being Richard I, The spiky things Matt used to throw down when I was fighting his Han Chinese and the firearm.

    So

    1.The Genoese Crossbow Men.

    2. Claudius was indeed the one, a few like me was thinking about that OTHER one.

    3. Richard I.

    4. A Sharp many pointed device to stick into hooves and through shoes, oooch!

    5. An early form of handgun.

    6. Narses was a eunuch, but still it seems had balls, just not those ones.

    7. Originally armour to protect the shoulder.

    So next Friday it will be seven questions between 1600 and 1914 and the following Friday expect after 1914.

    Also to make it more fair I plan to start the quiz each time at different times so it's not the Brit's at lunch who get first shout.

    Ian

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