Sunday Question Time!!

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“Wll, you didn’t fare that badlee l ‘ave to be ‘onest! Letz see ‘ow well you do wif this bunch! See loike, next time you see me, it’ll be wif these December’s Delightful Dastardly Deeds! Yer!

Wotcha gonna do then eh, eh? They won’t be nice lttle Q’s loike this either  …..

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Feeling Lucky Are We?

HISTORY

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Who commanded the Prussian forces at the Battle of Waterloo?

Who said, “Veni, vide, vici”?

In which French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?

The invasion of which country brought Britain into the Second World War?

By which name did the son of Mary Queen of Scots later become known?

In which present day country did the Renaissance start?

In which year did Nelson Mandela become President of South Africa?

In which year did the (Second) Boer War start?

Of which country was Catherine the Great Empress?

Who was President of the United States during the American Civil War?  (Or the War between the States if you are from the South)

WARFARE

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In which country was the Duke of Wellington born?

By which Army was Paris besieged in 1870/71?

In which year did Napoleon invade Russia?

What was the real name of the first Duke of Marlborough?

By whom was Winston Churchill held prisoner in 1899?

Who is reputed to have crossed the Alps with elephants to attack Rome?

Who commanded the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain?

On whose side did Robert E Lee fight in the American Civil War?  Union or Confederate?

Juno was one of the British/Canadian beaches on D-Day.  Name the other two.

What is the full date of the Battle of Waterloo?

LITERATURE

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Which Shakespeare play includes the following words? “Once more onto the breach, dear friends?”

Who wrote “Gone with the Wind”?

Who wrote the Sharpe series of novels?

Who crested the French detective “Maigret”?

What nationality id the fictional figure “Hercule Poirot”?

On the BBC Radio programme, Desert Island Discs, which two books are ‘given’ to the castaway? 

Who created Sherlock Holmes?

What is the name of the school in the Harry Potter books?

Who created the characters on which the Jungle Book is based? 

Who wrote the classic First World War novel, “All quiet on the Western Front”?

FOOD AND DRINK

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Name the odd one out.  Onion, carrot, tomato, pea, bean.

Name the odd wine out.  Loire, Bordeaux, Rhineland, Burgundy?

Bushmills Black Bush is a Scotch whiskey.  True or false?

From which country does Grappa come?

Turkish Delight is a type of custard.  True or false.

Name the odd one out.  Brie, edam, camembert, cantal, roquefort.

From which part of the UK does the dish ‘scouse’ come?

What is a major component of Welsh Rarebit?

What would you be requesting if you asked for something to be cooked ‘sommelle’ in France?

Raki is a drink from which country.

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Question Time!!

  1. I can’t imagine the elephants were very impressed with Hadrian dragging them through the snow. I’m surprised they didn’t push him into a crevasse.

  2. Ok, here are my answers
    HISTORY

    Who commanded the Prussian forces at the Battle of Waterloo? I can’t remember but he had a very impressive moustache.
    Who said, “Veni, vide, vici”? – Julius Caesar
    In which French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake? – Rouen
    The invasion of which country brought Britain into the Second World War? – Poland
    By which name did the son of Mary Queen of Scots later become known? – King James I of England (He was also King James VI of Scotland)
    In which present day country did the Renaissance start? – Italy
    In which year did Nelson Mandela become President of South Africa? – 1998?
    In which year did the (Second) Boer War start? – 1898
    Of which country was Catherine the Great Empress? – Russia
    Who was President of the United States during the American Civil War? (Or the War between the States if you are from the South) – Abraham Lincoln (Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy)

    WARFARE

    In which country was the Duke of Wellington born? – Ireland
    By which Army was Paris besieged in 1870/71? – The Prussian Army
    In which year did Napoleon invade Russia? – 1812
    What was the real name of the first Duke of Marlborough? – John Churchill
    By whom was Winston Churchill held prisoner in 1899? – The Boers
    Who is reputed to have crossed the Alps with elephants to attack Rome? – Hannibal (Not lecter)
    Who commanded the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain? – Hermann Goering
    On whose side did Robert E Lee fight in the American Civil War? Union or Confederate? He was the greatest Confederate General.
    Juno was one of the British/Canadian beaches on D-Day. Name the other two. Sword and Gold.
    What is the full date of the Battle of Waterloo? I’ve forgotten.

    LITERATURE

    Which Shakespeare play includes the following words? “Once more onto the breach, dear friends?” – Richard III
    Who wrote “Gone with the Wind”? Margaret Mitchell
    Who wrote the Sharpe series of novels? Bernard Cornwell
    Who crested the French detective “Maigret”? Can’t remember
    What nationality id the fictional figure “Hercule Poirot”? He’s Belgian.
    On the BBC Radio programme, Desert Island Discs, which two books are ‘given’ to the castaway? The Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare?
    Who created Sherlock Holmes? Arthur Conan Doyle
    What is the name of the school in the Harry Potter books? Hogwarts
    Who created the characters on which the Jungle Book is based? Rudyard Kipling (he also made exceedingly good cakes 😉 )
    Who wrote the classic First World War novel, “All quiet on the Western Front”? – Mind gone blank again sorry.

    FOOD AND DRINK

    Name the odd one out. Onion, carrot, tomato, pea, bean. Well the Tomato is a fruit, Peas and Beans are legumes and the other two are vegetables. Tomato.
    Name the odd wine out. Loire, Bordeaux, Rhineland, Burgundy? Rhineland, the rest are in France.
    Bushmills Black Bush is a Scotch whiskey. True or false? False. Bushmills is made in Northern Ireland.
    From which country does Grappa come? Italy.
    Turkish Delight is a type of custard. True or false. False. It is a vile tasting rose flavoured gum.
    Name the odd one out. Brie, edam, camembert, cantal, roquefort. Edam comes from the Netherlands, the rest are French cheeses.
    From which part of the UK does the dish ‘scouse’ come? Liverpool.
    What is a major component of Welsh Rarebit? Mmmm Cheese.
    What would you be requesting if you asked for something to be cooked ‘sommelle’ in France? Je ne sais pas.
    Raki is a drink from which country. Turkey

    Hows that?

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