Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Latest Quiz

Yes, it's Wednesday here in beautiful downtown Adelaide, and Wednesday means quizzes. But unfortunately this week's quiz is not quite ready due to me somehow managing to lose all the files. Thus it will be delayed by as much as twelve hours, while I get home from work and start again.
While you're waiting, though, here's an example of the sort of thing that we'll be dealing with. The quiz is a series of strings of flags, like a virtual parade-route, and each string of flags represents a historical progression of events, with the top flag being the oldest in the string, and the bottom flag being the most recent in the string.

Let me remind you at this point that there is a code of honour amongst gentlemen which precludes the use of references and collaboration of any kind when participating in high-stakes competitions such as Leaflocker quizzes. Let us match wits, you and I.

STRING 0: (considerably harder than the quiz itself)
What does this string of flags represent?

If you're still looking for something to do, everyone in Monday's post, as well as James, whose bidding weaknesses I have not been made aware of, has made their first steps in the August Blagofest, so there's plenty of new stuff out here on the internet.


John said...

That'd be ownership of someplace in the mediterranean (or possibly of Greece itself, I dunno).

Not sure about the first flag, but the second is the ottoman empire, then the Kingdom of Italy (which invaded in the second world war), then Nazi Germany (which backstabbed most of Italy's occupied territories when Italy switched sides) and then the modern state of Greece.

No idea about the specifics, though!

UnwiseOwl said...

John, as always, is on the money. Would it help if I told you that the first flag is the banner of the Knights Hospitallier?

John said...

Only with references, sadly. My first guess was Crete, but it seems to in fact be Rhodes.

Ah well, at least I got the general arc right.

James said...

If it helps, my bidding weakness is that I suck

UnwiseOwl said... you're that James. Everything suddenly slips into place.
Don't worry about sucking, it's never stopped the rest of us.