on 19-09-2019 21:52
@pgn answers continued:
Q4 [numbers]: What number did the Roman letter Z represent in medieaval times?
A4 Actually 2 numbers for Z: First, the medieval one - Z used to represent 2000, I have no idea why, as MM makes much more sense.
- correct = awarded
Q3 [geography]: Where is the Albert canal?
A3 Assuming it's nothing to do with Prince Albert (!), I'm going to say the canal is part of a King Albert's legacy - and given the strategic importance of the lowlands of Europe during the wars, I am going for Albert I of Belgium, from 1910s or so to the mid-1930s. Is the Albert Canal is in Belgium?
- correct = awarded Nothing to do with Britain`s Prince Albert and Albert DOCK is, of course, in Liverpool.
Well done @pgn - you are awarded and a half star - just short of winning the Silver Thinker [but the Olympics question was difficult and the QI-type question this week]
Your feedback and comments are welcome.
The White Room Thursday Quiz is open to everone.
If anyone would like to be a contestant along with those who have already put their names forward, please send me [Mi-Amigo] a pm and I`ll add your name to the list from which next week will be drawn by @Marjo.
The six questions for next week will be selected by me over the weekend in the following categories -
PEOPLE; MUSIC; WORDS; GAMES; GEOGRAPHY; SCIENCE.
I hope that as many as possible will join in by playing along.
Thank you everyone for your interest.
and wel done @pgn
on 19-09-2019 22:11
I only knew 1, 2 and 4
I speak fluent Latin
on 19-09-2019 22:13
Well done @pgn
I got Jane Seymour, the Mock Turtle and the Ford colour (which did come only in black after a few years of production. They couldn't keep up with demand and black was the quickest drying colour, so other colours were dropped for several years).
As for the other questions, I had no ideas whatsoever!
on 19-09-2019 22:17
on 19-09-2019 22:20
19-09-2019 22:22 - edited 19-09-2019 22:25
Three questions right is pretty good - as the Olympics one was very difficult.
Also Wiki state only seven Roman letters [I, V, X, L. D. C, M] represented numbers; which is another example of not trusting everthing on there
on 19-09-2019 22:24
The Olympics one.
Most people [and Wiki] give it as Pat O`Callahan winning gold in hammer at 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
Count me in that category - poetry and painting, tsk!