Issue 104: 2017 05 11: Quiz

11 May 2017

Quiz

by Boffles

Do you know?

  1. About whom did his mother say ‘I don’t know what I shall do with my awkward son Arthur’?
  1. From the sale in 2002 of which company did Elon Musk make a fortune?
  1. Who is Elon Musk’s electric car company named after?
  1. Who captured Constantinople in 1453?
  1. Why is the strait between European and Asian Turkey called the Bosphorus?

 

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Issue 99: 2017 04 06: Answers to Quiz (Boffles)

06 April 2017

Answers to Quiz

by Boffles

  1. A pressure measurement instrument to measure fluid flow velocity used (inter alia) to determine the airspeed of an aircraft.
  1. The Charge of the Light Brigade (by Marshal Pierre Bosquet).
  1. Admiral Byng after he failed to relieve the siege of Minorca in 1756 (Voltaire – ‘Candide’).
  1. The Battle of Warsaw when the Poles under Marshall Pilsudski decisively defeated the Russians.
  1. Bishop Heber (‘From Greenland’s Icy Mountains’).

 

 

 

Issue 99: 2017 04 06: Quiz (Boffles)

06 April 2017

Quiz

by Boffles.

Do you know?

  1. What is a pitot tube?
  1. About what was it said ‘C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre: c’est de la folie.’ ?
  1. About whose execution was it said ‘Dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres.’ ?
  1. Which 1920 battle was a defeat for the Red Army and saved a country’s independence?
  1. Who wrote ‘ Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile.’ ?

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Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Quiz (William Morton)

09 March 2017

Do You Know?

by Boffles

 

  1. 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?

 

  1. What was the Great Hedge of India?

 

  1. Who or what is Billy Whizz?

Issue 91:2017 02 09: Quiz (Boffles)


09 February 2017

Quiz

by Boffles

 

 

  1. Who was the Director of Los Alamos for the Manhattan Project?

 

  1. What was the name of the aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb?

 

  1. Which Bolshevik did the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, bed?

 

  1.   With which painter did the Russian poetess, Anna Akhmatova, have an

affair in Paris?

 

  1. Who starred in ‘Some Like It Hot’ with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis?

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Issue 88: 2017 01 19: Quiz

19 January 2017

Do You Know?

Quiz by Boffles

  1. Jeremy Corbyn was brought up in a house called ‘Yew Tree Guesthouse’ What was its previous name?
  1. Jeremy Corbyn started but did not finish a course at the North London Polytechnic. What was the subject?
  1. Which grape variety is most cultivated in the world?
  1. In which Californian city do Sheldon, Leonard and Penny live?
  1. Who wrote:

‘‘He’s a cheery old card’ grunted Harry to Jack

As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

But he did  for them both with his plan of attack.” ?

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