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Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday Quiz 10

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After a week off we are back to the quiz. Next weeks should be something a little different but you will have to wait and see why.

1. What event brought the term Decimated into military use?

2. How was Scotland's James II killed in 1460?

3. Name the first outright French victory of the Franco-Prussian War?

4. Name the only US serviceman to be shot for desertion in WWII?

5. Name the common name for the main deforestation chemical used in the Vietnam war?

Hopefully a mix of easier and harder questions this week. Last quiz we had a couple of full marks which was impressive.

You can use Google etc to find the answers but please let us know if you did.

Answers.
1. Punishment of Roman troops where one in ten was put to death.

2. By Friendly Fire one of his cannons exploded at the siege of Roxburgh

3. Coulmiers (9th November 1870)

4. Private Eddie Slovik

5. Agent Orange

So next week we have a guest quiz master, I get to try my hand and probably shame myself LOL

7 comments:

  1. 1. If a Roman legion fell into disgrace, every 10th man was killed
    2-4. Don't know
    5. Agent Orange

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    1. Same result as me Tamsin, some of the others were tough

      Ian

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  2. 1. Yes, I know it. No, I can't think of anything funny to say.
    2. He stopped breathing - which is correct, whichever way he died
    3. Nope. I only know the one which was the resounding French balls-up (Napoleon III got captured)
    4. Son. Safe bet one of his parents called him that at some point.
    5. See the film "Reservoir Dogs"

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    1. Now you have me scratching my head with some of your answers LOL

      Ian

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    2. Balls. It was Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs, not Agent Orange.
      Serves me right for trying to be a clever-dick :)

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  3. 1. Roman military punishment meted out to units for desertion in the face of the enemy or mutiny. One man in ten etc., etc. More recently, the number of Labour Party members allowed to vote in the forthcoming leadership election.
    2. Blowed up by an exploding cannon (artillery piece rather than a churchman). Henceforth the Scots ceased buying their guns from ALDI.
    3. Coulmiers? Had to google this because I didn't think they'd actually won any - thought Coulmiers was a sort of X-Factor three to one.
    4. Eddie Slovak (obviously never played by John Wayne)
    5. Agent Orange

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    1. Full house sir, I do like some of the extra bits added too

      Ian

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