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Pete Belli
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Here is another trivia quiz with a low Google requirement.

Small amounts of GeekGold will be awarded... I'm a little "short" this week.

Post your score here but PLEASE don't provide any answers. Thanks for playing!



#1 -- The general defeated at Waterloo in 1815

#2 -- A leader with no intestinal fortitude might be compared to this puff pastry, also called a mille-feuilla

#3 -- A 12-pounder brass smoothbore artillery piece used in the American Civil War

#4 -- Vertically challenged generals like "Little Phil" Sheridan or Walton "Bulldog" Walker might suffer from this classic psychological behavior pattern

#5 -- He put Maximilian and Carlotta on the throne of Mexico in 1864

#6 -- When he invented a powerful explosive Alfred Nobel couldn't have imagined that the name would be used in the title of this film about a high school nerd

#7 -- A 20-franc gold coin minted in France during the 1800s

#8 -- Since he was only 35 when offered command of the Union army in 1861 George B. McClellan was given this nickname

#9 -- George Orwell based this pig from his novel Animal Farm on Joseph Stalin

#10 -- Nickname of the bold Mexican general Santa Anna after his battles on the Texas frontier and his sweeping campaigns in Mexico

ANSWERS:

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#1 -- Napoleon

#2 -- Napoleon

#3 -- Napoleon gun

#4 -- Napoleon Complex

#5 -- Napoleon III

#6 -- Napoleon Dynamite

#7 -- Napoleon

#8 -- "The Young Napoleon"

#9 -- Napoleon

#10 -- "The Napoleon of the West"
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hah nice!
but what do you expect when you already get a whole era of wars named after you??!!
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Eight correct!
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Only six, I came up a little short.
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8 of 10, didn't know the answers to 2 or 7, but could have guessed.
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I think he was overrated.

He did have some great one-liners.

"Glory is fleeting - obscurity lasts forever."

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9 of 10, missed #4 (must have been a brain slip!)
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10/10. Yay, me!

I now have to take care of Leon, an elderly gent. He takes a brief rest at about this time.

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10 for 10 Pete. It was to easy.
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Re: "Vive le Trivia!" A history quiz suitable for l'Empereur...
#11 "the 'lurch'... the 'lurch'!..." unto a "tie-in" through mere mention of HIM and differing as "such" for THAT within this 'tune':



Which always 'beggared & buggared' the 'query' that Al Stewart were quite a "history""NUTS!", eh?
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I got all 12.

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Yah-hah! Seven out of ten, and I knew "most" of the other three. whistle
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9/10 missed the last by 'just that much!'
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TonyClifton wrote:
I got all 12.

Case Blue


For my next history quiz, all of the answers will include "blue" -- and I'm only doing that to make you happy.
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Hey

10 out of 10, I knew reading all that Napoleonic history would pay off!
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I tried to answer them all but my gout got in the way.
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hipshot wrote:
I tried to answer them all but my gout got in the way.
That's what they A-L-L 'say', Mr "Oscar the Grouchy!" whistle
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hipshot wrote:
I tried to answer them all but my gout got in the way.


At least they didn't get your gout.

9/10. I feel ashamed.
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Missed #6, Now why didn't I guess correctly? Sheesh guess the theme wasn't obvious enough for me.
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I'm VERY surprised there wasn't a question about the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.
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8/10. I didn't realize so many questions could be answered with but a single word...
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Nine this time - missed the one about the gun.

Ordnance/weapons/etc aren't my strong suit. I'm no treadhead!
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I missed two; 8 and 10.

Better than last time!
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GROGnads wrote:
#11 "the 'lurch'... the 'lurch'!..." unto a "tie-in" through mere mention of HIM and differing as "such" for THAT within this 'tune':



Which always 'beggared & buggared' the 'query' that Al Stewart were quite a "history""NUTS!", eh?
I saw him two years ago where he admitted his "History Geek" status. Discovered his music by listening to "Roads to Moscow" while playing Stalingrad in the early '70s.

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7 out of 10.
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