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Friday, 12 June 2015

The Friday Quiz - Restart

After over two years of rest I bring back the Friday Quiz. Same rules as before, it's OK to use the internet to get the answers but if you do just state in your comment.

No prizes, it's all just for fun, feel free to answer any you wish to do or can, stupidly wrong answers are especially welcome :-)



1. Name the rival commanders at the 1453 siege of Constantinople?

2.Name the position at First Bull Run/Mannasas where Stonewall Jackson earned his nickname?

3. Who commanded the British 79th Armoured Division of Funnies in North-West Europe, 1944-45?

OK lets see how you do with these.

11 comments:

  1. OK here goes
    (1) Mehmed II vs Constantine XI (with an able assist from Giovanni Giustiniani)

    (2) The Ridge near Robinson House - also sometimes referred to as Henry House Hill

    (3) Hobart

    no google (kind of said what info I retain vs loose)

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  2. 1) Read about it, no doubt in a small book of battles. Forgot about it, soon as I turned the page. Not my period of interest, if I'm honest.

    2) Pass. I mean, I'll skip this question. That isn't my answer.

    3) I thought about it. Came to the conclusion, ****** if I know. Read the answer above, and realised I obviously knew it. Felt a fool.

    Score: 0 out of 3.

    I didn't use google! :)

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  3. 3. Hobart
    2, No idea
    1. Constantine and some Turkish fella.

    Woeful!

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  4. 3. Hobart
    2, No idea
    1. Constantine and some Turkish fella.

    Woeful!

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  5. Blast, off to look up all three! :(

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  6. 1, One of them is probably from Turkey!
    2, Behind a stone wall!!
    3, No idea at all!

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  7. I got a few giggles here but the big thumbs up for a very impressive set of answers from our first answers.

    In the spirit of full disclosure I actually knew Hobart but like Roy thought I did not know LOL

    More again next Friday

    Ian

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  8. 1 no idea
    2 Henry Hill
    3 I should of remembered this one.

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    1. You did better than me LOL

      Ian

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    2. Haha, I thought Henry Hill was the wiseguy outta the film Goodfellas!

      You learn something new everyday, as they say :)

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    3. And forget it a few days later LOL

      Ian

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