Issue 124: 2017 10 12: Quiz (Boffles)

12 October 2017

Quiz

By Boffles

Do you know:

  1. Where does Everest get its name from?

 

  1. What is K2?

 

  1. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016?

 

  1. Which national leader is facing demands that they be stripped of

honours they have been awarded such as a Nobel Prize and honorary Canadian citizenship?

 

  1. Who wrote:

‘I kinda like frying up

My sad cuisine,

Getting’ in bed and curling up with a girlie magazine’?

 

Issue 120: 2017 09 14: Quiz

14 September 2017

Quiz

boffles crossword

by Boffles

Do you know?

  1. To which Pre-Raphaelite painter was Evelyn Waugh related?

 

  1. Why did The Loom of Youth written by Evelyn’s brother Alec Waugh cause a scandal?

 

  1. Why did Einstein come to regard a letter he wrote to President Roosevelt in 1939 as the one great mistake of his life?

 

  1. Where does the word ‘emoji’ come from?

 

  1. Who wrote

“There’s a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield,

And the ricks stand grey to the sun,

Singing:-‘Over then, come over for the bee has quit the clover,

and your English summer’s done.” ?

 

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Issue 112: 2017 07 06: Quiz

06 July 2017

Quiz

by Boffles

 

Do you know?

 

1.With which Rolling Stones was Anita Pallenberg particularly friendly?

 

  1. Which famous person had previously owned Cotchford Farm where Brian Jones was found dead?

 

  1. Where did an Athenian naval expedition suffer a major defeat in 413 BC?

 

  1. Where did the largest tank battle ever take place?

 

  1. Who wrote ‘The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya’ and ‘The Flora of British India?

 

 

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Issue 108: 2017 06 08: Quiz

08 June 2017

Quiz

By Boffles

 

Do you know?

 

  1. 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?

 

  1. What did Heydrich’s wife sue the West German Government for in the 1950s?

 

  1. Who painted The Night Watch?

 

  1. Which star is the Parker Probe, due to be launched in 2018 by NASA, to study?

 

  1. What is a Bombay duck?

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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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