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Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday Quiz 19



Time for another quiz, you have the weekend to work out the answers

1. Who took command of the famed White Company?

2. What is the traditional reason for the English to celebrate the 5th of November?

3. What type of weapon was a Maori patiti?

4. What rank was reached by Adolf Hitler in WWI?

5. What was unusual about Captain Chuck DeBellevue, the highest scoring ace of the Vietnam War?

Late with the answers again this week, so better get cracking

1. Sir John Harkwood who took over from the German Albert Sterz and was a mercenary or free company.

2. The foiling of the Gunpowder Plot.

3. A short tomahawk.

4. Lance Corporal or Gefreiter in German

5. He was a rear-seat flier, scoring four kills with one pilot and two with another.

 Gefreiter (lance corporal

18 comments:

  1. 1 JOHN HAWKSWOOD
    2 GUNPOWDER PLOT
    3 CLUB
    4 CORPORAL
    5 NO IDEA ...1 ARMED


    Nick

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    1. Not a bad attempt at all there

      Ian

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  2. 2. The Irish trying to blow up the English?
    4.Corporal.

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  3. 1. John Hawkwood
    2. The capture of the gunpowder plotters in the cellars of the Palace of Westminster
    3. If you mean "patu" then it is a club; searching for "patiti" brings up images of short-handled axes
    4. Gefreiter [(Lance) Corporal]
    5. He was a weapons specialist rather than a pilot

    Had to look up 5 and looked up 3 as well

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    1. I indeed meant patiti, so almost a trick question, good score though

      Ian

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  4. I think you'll find Rambo killed the most people in Vietnam ... unless Chuck Norris was also over there. In that case, Chuck Norris has to have been the all-time most-valuable-player in the whole of the World of Vietnam.
    Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird!

    [this joke only works if the reader is aware of the bizarre craze to make absurd statements about Chuck Norris]

    (My score: 1 + a 1/2)

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    1. I am at least in with the Chuck Norris jokes LOL

      Ian

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  5. I knew 1 and 2.
    I would have guessed that Adolf was Der Grosse Poobah.

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    1. I thought Hitler was Corporal rather than lance corporal so I messed that one up

      Ian

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  6. They were difficult??? I only knew 2 of them this week!!!

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    1. I tend to try and mix them up between difficulty levels, must just have hit your weak points this time

      Ian

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  7. I don't normally comment on the quiz as I prefer to keep my mouth shut and look like an idiot as opposed to opening it and proving I AM.

    But I do appreciate it every week.

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    1. This is a great comment Clint as I often wonder what level of interest the quiz has outside the answers I get , fortunately it gets a reasonable number of hits though

      ian

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  8. 1. Joey Ramone
    2. Their enduring love of alcohol and any reason to drink it.
    3. Chemical Weapon mixed with Tahini and served with Hummus
    4. 2nd Rank, third column from the left.
    5. He has two capitol letters in his last name.

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    1. I can't fault your answers ;-)

      Ian

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  9. I generally agree with Anonymous and Tamsin, but DeBellevue is named after an amusement park in Manchester and a pattiti is more commonly known today as a burger - meat product as opposed to a wealthy citizen.

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