Re: A new quiz: tragic events - CORRECTION !!!
Posted by René on 28/7/2010, 23:09:27, in reply to "Re: A new quiz: tragic events - CORRECTION !!!"
: I am terribly sorry, but I mixed up A and B
: with the last two of my five persons.
: Here is the correct version:
: This is a slightly different quiz, centered
: around two types of tragic, fatal events -
: let's call them A and B. (So, to make this
: absolutely clear, we are not talking about
: two specific events, but rather two KINDS of
: tragic events, both with fatal results.)
: All the five main characters of this quiz
: have this in common: they all had one or
: more family members who fell victim to
: "tragic event type A", and one or
: more other family members who fell victim to
: "tragic event type B".
: So here we go:
: 1: I am the son of a king, but possibly
: better known for my artistic skills. My
: brother (1a) fell victim to A, while my
: father's first cousin (1b) and my
: great-great-great-great-grandfather (1c)
: both fell victim to B.
: 2: I am a Duke. Both my father (2a) and my
: first cousin (2b) fell victim to A, while
: two of my ancestors (one great-grandfather
: (2c) and one great-great-grandfather (2d))
: both fell victim to B.
: 3: I am a royal consort. My sister (3a) fell
: victim to A, while my grandfather (3b) and
: my uncle (3c) both fell victim to B.
: 4: I am not a royal, but my father was a
: Head of State. (Still, the media sometimes
: refer to my family as "the closest
: thing to royalty" in my country...). My
: father (4a) and one of my uncles (4b) both
: fell victim to B, while my brother (4c),
: another one of my uncles (4d) and one of my
: aunts (4e) all fell victim to A.
: 5: I am not royal either, though I founded a
: "dynasty" that was to play a very
: important role in the history of my country,
: and I was my country's first leader after it
: gained independence. My daughter (5a) and my
: grandson (5b) - both of whom also had the
: same position as I had had before them -
: both fell victim to B, while another of my
: grandsons fell victim to A.
: So, who are the five main people, who are
: their relatives who all fell victim to
: tragic events of either type A or type B
: (NB: one of them occurs twice in this quiz)
: - and last, but not least, what kind of
: events are A and B?
1. Prince Sigvard of Sweden
1a. Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
1b. Count Folke Bernadotte
1c. Gustav III of Sweden
2. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
2a. Prince George, Duke of Kent
2b. Prince William of Gloucester
2c. George I of the Hellenes
2d. Alexander II of Russia
3. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
3a. Cecilia of Hesse and the Rhine, née of Greece and Denmark
3b. George I of the Hellenes
3c. Earl Mountbatten of Burma
4. Caroline Kennedy
4a. President John F. Kennedy
4b. Senator Robert Kennedy
4c. John F. Kennedy jr.
4d. Joseph P. Kennedy jr.
4e. Kathleen Marchioness of Hartington, née Kennedy
5. Jawaharlal Nehru Prime minister of India
5a. Indira Gandhi, Prime minister of India
5b. Sanjay Gandhi
5c. Rajiv Gandhi, Prime minister of India
A = plane crashes
B = assassination