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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by marjamlew » November 24, 2022, 2:21 pm

Nice one Earn. Cheers for the quiz questions.


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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Earnest » November 24, 2022, 6:00 pm

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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Earnest » December 1, 2022, 4:33 am

1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?

2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?

3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?

5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?

6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?

7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?

8 Archangel is a port on what sea?

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?

10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?

11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?

12 What is a Trabant?
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 1, 2022, 6:13 am

Earnest wrote:
December 1, 2022, 4:33 am
1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?

2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?

3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?

5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?

6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?

7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?

8 Archangel is a port on what sea?

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?

10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?

11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?

12 What is a Trabant?

1. Polish solidarity leader

4. Berlin

2. Soviet Cosmonaut who died in a training flight

3. Conrad was a merchant marine

6. Napoleon set Moscow on fire

5. Let's say Poland and Czechoslovakia

8. White Sea

9. Stasni

11. I will guess gymnastics

10. I will guess the Soviet Army

7. You put some gasoline in a bottle, stuff a rag in the top and light it with a flame and toss it at something like a tank and you have a molotov cocktail.
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 1, 2022, 6:13 am

Earnest wrote:
December 1, 2022, 4:33 am
1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?

2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?

3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?

5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?

6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?

7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?

8 Archangel is a port on what sea?

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?

10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?

11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?

12 What is a Trabant?

1. Polish solidarity leader

4. Berlin

2. Soviet Cosmonaut who died in a training flight

3. Conrad was a merchant marine

6. Napoleon set Moscow on fire

5. Let's say Poland and Czechoslovakia

8. White Sea

9. Stasni

11. I will guess gymnastics

10. I will guess the Soviet Army

7. You put some gasoline in a bottle, stuff a rag in the top and light it with a flame and toss it at something like a tank and you have a molotov cocktail.
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by marjamlew » December 1, 2022, 6:25 am

Earnest wrote:
December 1, 2022, 4:33 am
1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?
Polish president/pm
2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?
cosmonaut
3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?
Berlin
5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?
poland and ?
6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?
Napolean lit a match
7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?
A weapon, Bottle filled with petrol, set alight and chucked.
8 Archangel is a port on what sea?

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?
Stasi
10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?
Yanks?
11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?
gymnastics
12 What is a Trabant?
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Whistler » December 1, 2022, 6:37 am

marjamlew wrote:
December 1, 2022, 6:25 am
Earnest wrote:
December 1, 2022, 4:33 am
1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?
Polish president/pm
2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?
cosmonaut
3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?
Berlin
5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?
poland and ?
6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?
Napolean lit a match
7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?
A weapon, Bottle filled with petrol, set alight and chucked.
8 Archangel is a port on what sea?

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?
Stasi
10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?
Yanks?
11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?
gymnastics
12 What is a Trabant?
A VERY POORLY BUILT CAR MADE IN EAST GERMANY
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Earnest » December 1, 2022, 7:03 pm

Stand easy.

1 Who is Lech Wałęsa?
A Polish prime minister and dissident.

2 Who was Yuri Gagarin and how did he die?
A cosmonaut who crashed in his Mig-15 but was also first man in space. He was only 5 foot 2

3 Joseph Conrad worked as what before becoming a famous author?
A merchant seaman

4 Checkpoint Charlie was in what city?
Berlin

5 Dresden is a German city close to which two East European countries?
The Czech Republic and Poland

6 Why did Moscow burn in 1812?
It was set alight by the retreating Russians as Napoleon entered the city (apparently)

7 What is a Molotov Cocktail?
An improvised bottle petrol bomb favoured by the Finns against the Soviets after they invaded Finland in the 1940s

8 Archangel is a port on what sea?
The White Sea

9 Members of the Ministry for State Security in East Germany were better known as who?
The STASI

10 Which army captured Vienna in 1945?
The Soviet Army

11 Olga Valentinovna Korbut participated in which Olympic sport?
Gymnastics

12 What is a Trabant?
A family car manufactured in East Germany or the RAF's nickname for the Aerospatiale SA330 Puma helicopter.
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 1, 2022, 11:18 pm

5. Well, it was Czechoslovakia in those days.
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Earnest » December 2, 2022, 1:37 am

In what day?
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In what day?
The '40s during the Second World War..
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by marjamlew » December 2, 2022, 2:44 pm

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Post by Earnest » December 2, 2022, 3:07 pm

Yeah baby! Anyone else fancy a crack?
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Whistler » December 2, 2022, 4:32 pm

Quiz time. Former names of countries (please don't be pedantic about borders)

1. Scotland

2. Malawi

3. Ethiopia

4. Reunion Island

5. Thailand

6. Cambodia

7. Madagascar

8. Ghana

9. Tonga

10. Hawaii
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Post by marjamlew » December 2, 2022, 4:58 pm

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December 2, 2022, 4:32 pm
Quiz time. Former names of countries (please don't be pedantic about borders)

1. Scotland
Caledonia
2. Malawi

3. Ethiopia
Eritrea
4. Reunion Island

5. Thailand
Siam
6. Cambodia
Kampuchea
7. Madagascar

8. Ghana

9. Tonga

10. Hawaii
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 2, 2022, 5:51 pm

#5 Thailand has a lot of them and many were city states. Anyway, there was the Mon State of Dvaravati centred at Lop Buri, Haripunchai centred at Lamphun, which was Mon, One centred at Nakhon Phathom, which was Mon, Lanna with its capital at Chiang Mai, I have forgotten the name of it when it was centred at Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Siam and a few others that are on the list of sending tribute to China.
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Post by Earnest » December 2, 2022, 10:01 pm

What a bloody hoot! I'll have a go later.
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Re: QUIZ TIME IN UDON

Post by Whistler » December 2, 2022, 10:31 pm

marjamlew wrote:
December 2, 2022, 4:58 pm
Whistler wrote:
December 2, 2022, 4:32 pm
Quiz time. Former names of countries (please don't be pedantic about borders)

1. Scotland
Caledonia
2. Malawi

3. Ethiopia
Eritrea
4. Reunion Island

5. Thailand
Siam
6. Cambodia
Kampuchea
7. Madagascar

8. Ghana

9. Tonga

10. Hawaii
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Post by Earnest » December 2, 2022, 11:04 pm

1. Scotland
Caledonia

2. Malawi

3. Ethiopia
Abyssinia

4. Reunion Island

5. Thailand
Siam

6. Cambodia
Kampuchea

7. Madagascar

8. Ghana
Gold Coast

9. Tonga

10. Hawaii
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 3, 2022, 5:17 am

6. is also Angkor, Kambuja, Funan, Chen-la, Democratic Republic of Kampuchea
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