Re: A new quiz while we're counting down for Christmas...
Posted by Nellie on 9/12/2011, 14:06:24, in reply to "A new quiz while we're counting down for Christmas..."
What a great idea to start a quiz again.
1. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
: It's been almost a year since anyone posted
: anything here, but I'll have a go. Let's
: hope people are in a quizzing mood before
: Christmas... :-)
: The recipe is the old, familiar one: 10
: people with something in common.
: This time, all the 10 people involved were
: monarchs (somewhat disputed in one case, but
: 1: I am a King. In a few months' time I
: will be a grandfather.
: 2: I was the head of a mighty empire, and
: during my reign parts of my realm became an
: empire in the true sense of the word as
: 3: I am a King. My country is threatening
: to break apart, but things are looking
: brighter right now.
: 4: I was king of my country twice, but I
: was deposed both times. I was also at one
: point crowned king of my mother's native
: country, but my uncle did not accept that.
: 5: My father and both my grandfathers were
: kings. I was sent off to reign in my
: mother's native land, but I died on my way
: there, without ever setting foot in the
: 6: I was a king, and my father and two of
: my brothers were also kings. My melancholy
: temper was partly soothed by music, but when
: I lost my dear wife, I was devastated.
: 7: I was a monarch for a very short time,
: before being deposed and later murdered. I
: was succeeded by my wife, and later by our
: son - though some people say he was not
: 8: I managed to unite two neighbouring
: kingdoms which had frequently been enemies
: through the years. That union still exists
: today, and it was made even tighter during
: the reign of my great-granddaughter. My
: mother is not in this quiz, but the link
: would actually have fitted her as well.
: 9: I was a monarch for a few years, before
: I reached adulthood. My father fell out with
: my mighty grandfather, and it cost him his
: life. I succeeded my step-grandmother on the
: throne, and I myself was succeeded by my
: father's cousin. Quite a messy succession,
: 10: Like no. 9, I also had a short reign
: and died before reaching adulthood. My
: father is arguably the most famous monarch
: in the history of my country. Just before I
: died, I made a highly controversial change
: in the royal succession, but it was reversed
: soon after my death.
: So, who are these 10 people, and what do
: they all have in common?