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Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Quiz 9

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Friday seems to come around so very quickly each week so it's quiz time again, lets see how you do.

1. Which Barbarian Chieftain sacked Rome in 410 AD?

2. Orange and red sashes distinguished what at Edgehill?

3. What nation provided the second most number of pilots during the Battle of Britain after the British?

4. Which member of NATO has no armed forces?

5. What is the best known nickname for the American A-10 ground attack plane?

Lets see how well you did

Answers.

1. Alaric the Goth

2. Orange sashes were worn by Essex's parliamentarians while the Kings forces wore red sashes

3. 574 pilots in total were none British that flew for the RAF and FFA (sorry I was not as clear as I could have been) with Poland supplying the most at 145

NationNumber
 Australia26[3] or 32[1]
 Barbados1[1]
 Belgium28[1] or 30[3]
 Canada112[1]
 Czechoslovakia84[3] or 88[1]
 France13[1] or 14[3]
 Ireland10[1]
 Jamaica1[1]
 New Zealand127[1] or 135[2]
 Newfoundland1[1]
 Northern Rhodesia1[3]
 Poland145[1]
 South Africa22[3] or 25[1]
 Southern Rhodesia3[1] or 4[3]
 United States9[1] or 11[3]
Information sourced from Wikipedia here.

4. Iceland

5. Warthog due to it's less than dashing looks.

26 comments:

  1. I must admit that I'm alarmed at just how quickly Fridays are coming round myself, I'll be sharpening my pencils and polishing apples for school again soon!
    1. Unsure
    2. Parliamentary forces?
    3. Poland?
    4. Unsure
    5. Warthog?
    Off to check the offers, have a great weekend Ian.

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    1. Halfway to full marks there so not bad at all

      Ian

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  2. At last - a Friday Quiz where I know more than one answer and could hazard a good guess at the others

    1. Alaric
    2. Which army the cavalry belonged to
    3. Poland?
    4. I'll hazard a guess at Luxembourg
    5. Warthog

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    1. Poland? ..made me smile... They´ve got about 120,000 troops, 1000 Leopard tanks (unless they´ve been trading in them again) and a couple of thousand AFV´s

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    2. Four out of five if I don't get picky on the ECW question so very well done

      Ian

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  3. First time I've seen this, here we go;

    1. Alaric
    2. no idea
    3. Poland
    4. Iceland
    5. Warthog

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    1. Iceland was my other guess for 4. I'm sure one of us has it right :)

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    2. 1 & 4 were the two I was most confident about, but we will see.

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    3. 4 out of five again, another very good score.

      Tamsin so close to getting them all right

      Ian

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  4. 1. Angela Merkel
    2. members of the Royal Horticultural Society's oranges and strawberry growers associations.
    3. German Luftwaffe
    4. Sheesh, you mean there's a country that cuts off all the arms of it's soldiers?!
    5. Blue On Blue

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    1. Why is no-one else saying the Luftwaffe!?!

      The German's had more pilots than the number of Polish pilots! Heck, the German's had more aircrew that flew during the battle than the Poles had pilots.

      I'm right, you'll all see ]:-) Mwah,ha,ha,ha!

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    2. You know I really want to give you a point just to tease you back LOL

      Ian

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  5. Alaric
    King red sashes, Parliamentarians orange
    Poland
    iceland
    Warthog
    though Roy´s answers are funnier..

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    1. Full score Paul, great to see :-)

      Ian

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  6. 1. Alaric withthe England Supporters' Club
    2. Orange = parliament. Red = King
    3. Poland
    4. Iceland? Isn't their navy actually a sort of coastguard?
    5. Warthog

    If Roy carries on like this he'll end up on Putin's hit list :O(

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    1. My answer to question five's already got me on Trump's hit list!

      )--;-,-'- ... {BANG!} >-;o

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    2. So are you a woman or a Mexican then?

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    3. Mental images of the comedy Red Dwarf form in my mind...

      and swapping bodies with Salma Hayek for half an hour to enjoy some quality alone time.

      I just don't think she'd take me up on the offer to be a tall, ginger Northerner for a bit.

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    4. LOL another full house well done and all the banters going to get a few of us on the naughty step :-)

      Ian

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    5. Ha! When I was a kid I had my own, personal naughty step. I've graduated to my own flight of stairs . . . ;O)

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    6. I thought they made a film about that ;-)

      Ian

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  7. 1. Alaric
    2. Those with the smartest and nattiest sense of fashion
    3. I have to go with the Germans as well
    4. Iceland
    5. Warthog

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    1. I am thinking you have 4 points as you are right given I can't phrase questions that well ;-)

      Ian

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  8. In all honestly I knew what you meant in regard question three. And given that most of the others recognised you meant on the side against the German / Italians I reckon you can't have wrote the question that bad.

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    1. I thought as much but I also thought it may anoy you to get a point given to you LOL

      Ian

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