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Quizzes & Puzzles 58

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Some new problems with which to exercise the brain. But first a look at answers and solutions to Quizzes & Puzzles 57. New problems below the image (cartoon).

Answer to Quiz 57:1

The Rococo period effectively came to an end with the French revolution, but which design style was before the Rococo?

The right answer is the Baroque, a heavier, more serious and strict style. It was also dominated by religion. The Rococo, which came after, is a lighter and worldly style, based on the pleasures of the aristocracy, especially in France.

Answer to Quiz 57:2

In which card game is one player a dummy?

Some of you have suggested Rummy, because of the variant of the game being known as “Dummy Rummy”. This, however, is not a right answer. Instead it should be “Bridge”.

Answer to Quiz 57:3

Tonypandy is a town in South Wales. It has given its name to a phenomenon, especially important for historians, or anyone who tries to find the truth of past events. What does the term “tonypandy” denote?

The term “tonypandy” was coined by author Josephine Tey, in her book "The Daughters of Time". Tonypandy denotes a description of an event that everyone accepts as true, although they know it is not true - that the event has not happened. We can call it a false collective memory, that slowly transforms to history. False history, but people believe in it.

Read more about this in Falsification & Tonypandy, a chapter of my article History – Understand the Present by Understanding the Past.

Answer to Quiz 57:4

The winter Olympics in 1972 was held in Japan. But do you know the name of the Japanese island on which it took place?

The winter games of 1972 were held I Sapporo, which can be found on Hokkaido. So, the right answer is Hokkaido.

Answer to Quiz 57:5

Anapest; what is that?

  • An illness?

  • A metrical foot?

  • A form of nervous tissue?

  • A city?

  • A card game?

It's a metrical foot. @Sylv_Sylv and @Betduce knew that.

Answer to Quiz 57:6

In France 1793, king Louis XVI was executed. Nobody today knows whether or not it is true, but it has been told that a man splashed king Louis's blood over the excited audience, shouting "Jacques de Molay, you are avenged!" Even if this would be nothing more than a legend, there is a root of something real behind. Jacques de Molay, was a real person and there is a real event behind the idea of avenging him.

Who was he, and why would he be avenged?

Jacques de Molay was the last Grandmaster of the Order of the Knights Templar. He was executed (burned at the stake) in 1314, by order of the French king, Philip. He then uttered a “curse”. In “The Curse Of de Molay”, a section of “The Mysteries of the Knights Templar” I wrote:

Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Temple, was burned at the stake on Ile-des-Javiaux, an isle in the Seine, on 18 March 1314. According to legend, he demanded of King Philip (of France) and the Pope, Clement, his persecutors, that they should answer to God for their actions within a year.

Pope Clement died on 20 April, the same year. Officially by dysentery.

King Philip died on 29 November. The cause is not known.”

Charles G. Addison wrote in "Knight Templars" (1842):

"...after the above horrible execution, the pope was attacked by dysentery, and speedily hurried to his grave. The dead body was transported to Carpentras, where the court of Rome then resided; it was placed at night in a church which caught fire, and the mortal remains of the holy pontiff were almost entirely consumed:"

Before the close of the same year, king Philip died of a lingering disease which baffled all the art of his medical attendants, and the condemned criminal, upon the strength of whose information the templars were originally arrested, was hanged for fresh crimes. 'History attests,' says Monsieur Raynouard 'that all those who were foremost in the persecution of the Templars, came to an untimely and miserable dead.'”

Again from my article, “The Mysteries of the Knights Templar ”:

One does not need much imagination to think that they were murdered, an appropriate revenge. In legend, however, de Molay's curse established itself and grew to include the whole French Royal House. When Louis XVI was executed on 21 January 1793, a man is said to have splashed the king's blood over the audience, shouting "Jacques de Molay, you are avenged!"

Answer to Quiz 57:7

When we say that trustlessness is an important quality of a genuine cryptocurrency, what do we mean? What is ”trustlessness”?

Trustlessness means that there is no need to trust a third party. @Betduce gave us the best answer to this.

And now some new exercises for brain & memory...

Quiz 58:1

One of the greatest novels in literature is ”War and Peace”. But which war does the title refer to?

Quiz 58:2

A long-haired Siamese cat is normally called something else than ”Siamese”. It has got its name from an island. What island?

Quiz 58:3

If you suffer from Strabismus, what's wrong with you then?

Quiz 58:4

This is a snake eating is own tail. An old symbol.

What is it called?

Quiz 58:5

”Magic Mirror on the Wall

Who is the Fairest one of all?”

From which folktale are these words known?

Quiz 58:6

The governor of Athlone for James II, Richard Grace, was offered to join William of Orange. James' cause was lost, but Grace refused to betray him. On a playing card he wrote his reply:

"Tell your master I despise his offer, and that honour and conscience are dearer to a gentleman, than all the wealth and titles a prince can bestow."

The playing card he wrote on has become a symbol of loyalty. But which playing card was that?

Quiz 58:7

Who said this?

“I once cried because I had no shoes to play football, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.”

The speaker here is one of the best football players of all time, and after ending his career as a player, he has been a spectacularly successful coach.

You'll find answers and solutions in the next “Quizzes & Puzzles”.

Quizzes & Puzzles has its own label in my Index, where all issues of the series can be found.

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58:1 French invasion of Russia

58:2 Balinese cat

58:3 Strabismus is a disorder in which both eyes do not align up with one another

58:4 Ouroboros

58:5 Snow white and the seven Dwarfs

58:6 Six of Hearts

58:7 Zinedine Zidane

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Dummy Rummy”. This, however, is not a right answer. Instead it should be “Bridge”. Seriously bridge..wow Trustlessness in crypto mesnd do not trust a third party

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Quiz 58.5 Is it sleeping beauty. Qs.58.7 I would wait for this answer. I have heard this qs. Several times but never did take the interest to know who said. I would like to know it. So will wait.

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It s not Sleeping Beauty.

Right answers come with the next "Quizzes & Puzzles"

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Good questions that make the human brain work.

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58:2 Siam - Thailand 58:3 Strabismus - when your eye/eyes turn or look inward, as toward the nose 58:5 Snow White (even in other languages it's easy to know)

The football player sentence is known, I have heard this before but I do not remember the person!

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No, it is not Siam-Thailand. I was not talking about ordinary Siamese cats, but the long-haired variant.

Snow White is right.

What you describe is one sort of Strabismus, it can also be that the eyes are looking outwards in different directions.

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Ah ok so about the cats no idea, I just now Ankara cats with different color eyes.... I knew about that Strabismus just in one eye due to a familiar case.

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The only answer I know is Quiz 58:5, which is from the folktale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, HAHAHHHAH.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, yes of course.

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58:4 Ouroboros symbol which signifies the infinity of life and death

58:5 The folktale of Snow White and her evil step mother

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Ouroboros and Snow White - that's right.

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