07 December 2017 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What caused Monet and Pissarro to move to England in 1870? The execution of which Emperor was painted several times by Manet? Want does it mean if a market is in contango? In which reality TV show is Boris Johnson’s father currently
09 September 2017 Quiz by Boffles Do you know? 1. Why was Wagner unable to live in Germany between 1849 and 1862? 2. What were allegedly Bach’s last words? 3. What is a yankee bet? 4. What event in Stalin’s personal life in 1932 is sometimes said to explain his subsequent behaviour? 5. What new
12 October 2017 Quiz By Boffles Do you know: Where does Everest get its name from? What is K2? Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016? Which national leader is facing demands that they be stripped of honours they have been awarded such as a Nobel Prize and honorary
14 September 2017 Quiz by Boffles Do you know? To which Pre-Raphaelite painter was Evelyn Waugh related? Why did The Loom of Youth written by Evelyn’s brother Alec Waugh cause a scandal? Why did Einstein come to regard a letter he wrote to President Roosevelt in 1939 as the one great mistake of his
06 July 2017 Quiz by Boffles Do you know? 1.With which Rolling Stones was Anita Pallenberg particularly friendly? Which famous person had previously owned Cotchford Farm where Brian Jones was found dead? Where did an Athenian naval expedition suffer a major defeat in 413 BC? Where did the largest tank
08 June 2017 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What was the Nazis’ response to the assassination in Prague by SOE agents in 1942 of Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo chief, Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia and a main architect of the Holocaust? What did Heydrich’s wife sue the West German Government for
11 May 2017 Quiz by Boffles Do you know? About whom did his mother say ‘I don’t know what I shall do with my awkward son Arthur’? From the sale in 2002 of which company did Elon Musk make a fortune? Who is Elon Musk’s electric car company named after? Who captured Constantinople in 1453?
06 April 2017 Answers to Quiz by Boffles A pressure measurement instrument to measure fluid flow velocity used (inter alia) to determine the airspeed of an aircraft. The Charge of the Light Brigade (by Marshal Pierre Bosquet). Admiral Byng after he failed to relieve the siege of Minorca in 1756 (Voltaire – ‘Candide’). The Battle
06 April 2017 Quiz by Boffles. Do you know? What is a pitot tube? About what was it said ‘C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre: c’est de la folie.’ ? About whose execution was it said ‘Dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les
09 March 2017 Do You Know? by Boffles Who was the last man to walk on the Moon? 2. What was Gauguin’s job before he dropped out? 3. What was Rimsky-Korsakov’s first career? What was the Great Hedge of India? Who or what is Billy Whizz?