Saturday, May 05, 2012

BBC End-of-WWII Quiz

BBC End-of-WWII Quiz

12 questions.

I only got five right. Can you do better?

20 comments:

UsualSuspect said...

I got 7 right. I found the last question about The Lost Division surprising.

Anonymous said...

7

Enkidu said...

I got five right, and guessed on every single answer.

Anonymous said...

Got 8 right
4 I knew
4 I guessed
Got wrong 1,3,8,12
Cheers,
Gaijin

Anonymous said...

I got 6 right mostly by guess
fh

Anonymous said...

Only a little better; 7.
SDC

Anonymous said...

I got 6; now I will get my wife to do it, she is British and one of her degrees is in History of which she studied WWII.

Charles said...

And she got 8 right. She says it's been a lot of years since she had to do any of this.

RkBall said...

Lost Division -- surprising indeed. Where were all the Hollywood movies on this?!

RkBall said...

Yikes. I'm at the bottom of the heap. I demand a socialistic redistribution of grades. Where's anon1252 when I need him to back me on this important social justice initiative? Oh, yeah. He's out tramping on Canada's grassy knoll, looking for evidence of a second phoner).

RkBall said...

I do know about Hitler's flatulence, if that counts for anything -- a mercy point, maybe?

RkBall said...

Enkidu -- stop rubbing it in.

Albertaguy said...

I got 9 right. I was born in England during the war and also served in Germany with the Cdn Forces during the cold war on two occasions and am a bit of a history nut. I'm surprised I didn't do better.

Anonymous said...

got 11 right I knew Hitlers dog was killed never knew it was to test the cyanide.
I am a history buff.
Cheers Bubba

RkBall said...

Bubba -- I knew about the dog, too. But, then the Ball Bounces reasoned that killing a dog wouldn't be an adequate test of killing a human. I over-thought the issue.

dmorris said...

8 of 12. Never heard of the "Lost Division".

Rick Thomson said...

10 of 12, guessed at a few though.

Anon1152 said...

I only got 5 right.

I wonder if they were the same ones.

As for redistributing grades... that's the last thing I'd advocate. I'm a student! Naturally we want redistribution of money so that we can afford to go to school to receive unevenly distributed grades...

x2para said...

9-- was going to pick all of the above for Hitler/Eva but thought it was too obvious, dumb

Russ Campbell said...

I got six right.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"