Answers to Peter’s quiz from last year.
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Q01a: Which river in Greek mythology would travellers take to the Underworld
Answer: River Styx
Q01b: What was the name of the Ferryman
Q02a: What was the home base of Stingray in the TV series
Q02b: From the same series can you name either the ruler of the undersea city of Titanica, or the code name of his surface agent.
Answer: Mighty Titan OR Agent X20
Q03a : Which river separated Rome from the northern provinces of Italy, over which it was forbidden for a general to bring troops without permission of the Senate?
Q03b: Which Roman General’s crossing of it precipitated the civil war of 49BC
Answer: Julius Caesar
Q04a: At which major river crossing did Napoleon suffer his greatest losses in the retreat from Moscow in 1812
Q04b: Which French Marshal commanded the crossing operation and covering forces?
Answer: Marshal Ney
Q05a: What is the name of this aircraft?
Answer: Fairy Swordfish
Q05b: What is the name of its successor?Question
Answer: Fairy Abelcore
Q06a: Where did the first major naval battle of WW2 take place?
Answer: River Plate
Q06b: Where did the Graf Spee take refuge after the battle?
Answer: Montevideo, Uraguay
Q07a: Who was the captain of the first submarine Nautilus?
Answer: Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
Q07b: Where or when was the first operational submarine used in combat?
Answer: American War of Independence, Sept 7 1776 the “Turtle” attacked the British flagship HMS Eagle in New York harbour
Q08a: Where was the first major land action of the combined allied armies fought against Imperial Russia in 1854?
Answer: River Alma
Q08b Which river gave its name to the battle in autumn 1914 which stopped the German advance on Paris?
Answer: River Marne
Q09a: Which combat over the river Derwent ended Scandinavian hopes in England?
Answer: Battle of Stamford Bridge, 1066
Q09b: Which battle of ‘Black Week’ in the 2nd Boer War was fought at a river crossing?
Answer: Battle of the Modder River, 1899
Q10a: Which Indiana Jones film starred River Phoenix as young Indy?
Answer: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Q10b: Where was Thoeden’s son Theodred killed?
Answer: At the Fords of Isen
Q11a: Which river did this bridge span?
Answer: The Rhine (at Remagen)
Q11b: Name any ludicrous attempts to destroy it after its capture by US Forces?
Any of the following answers: V2 rocket, Arado jet, Frogmen, 600mm Karl-Gerät, naval mines
Q12a: Which club show game featured British ‘stay behind’ partisans in a 1940 ‘What If’?
Answer: Bridge on the River Wye (2011-12)
Q12b: Several club games of the 2nd VietNam war featured riverine action. Which river was the primary focus?
Answer: The Mekong