q10

Jan. 8th, 2017 02:48 pm
dubdobdee: (hobbs)
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q10:
i: Whose martyrdom is remembered on 21 April?
ii: What great edifice bears Liverpudlian similarities?
iii: Which physician was a founder of Corinthian Democracy?
iv: Where was Dacosta reprieved through solution of Ortega’s cryptogram?
v: In which city did the leprous “little cripple” create Isaiah and 11 others?
vi: Which once premier peak had to be relegated to No 3 in the pecking order?
vii: Which leader “serenely” hastened his departure from life “to enter history”?
viii: Where did James I surrender to the British prior to a diplomatic resolution?
ix: With what does the vexillologist associate Spica?
x: What owes its name to a Savoyard chemist?

COMPLETED:
i: i is Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier aka TIRADENTES was hanged on 21 April 1792, while agitating for Brazil's independence from the Portuguese colonial power. (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)
ii: The CATEDRAL METROPLITANA NOSSA SENHORA APARECIDA is apparently often compared to Liverpool's. (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)
iii: SÓCRATES (a doctor) was part of the "Corinthians' Democracy" at the club Corinthians in the '70s, the players making democratic decisions regarding the football side of matters at the club (considered rather a big deal in dictatorship-era Brazil). (Known by [livejournal.com profile] thebopkids, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)
iv: is a JAGANDA at the MOUTH OF THE AMAZON (Dacosta and Ortega are character's in Jules Verne's Eight_Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)
v: The leper Antonio Francisco Lisboa (c.1730-1814), aka ALEIJADINHO ("little cripple" in Portuguese) made statues for many churches in Brazil, including TWEVLE PROPHETS at the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos at Congonhas. (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, following [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell's suggestion the theme was BRAZIL.:0
vi: This is PICO DE BANDEIRA, once thought the highest mountain in Brazil, now considered the third highest. (Google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
vii:
viii:
ix: Vexillology is the study of flags, Spica is a star from the constellation Virgo, which appears on the BRAZILIAN FLAG. Semi-guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thebopkids, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
x: The BRAZIL NUT, whose genus Bertholletia is named for the Savoyard chemist Claude Louis Berthollet. (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)



Date: 2017-01-08 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iii: the famous greek doctor is galen but it probably isn't him

Date: 2017-01-08 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
I think this is a football question: Socrates (a doctor) was part of the "Corinthians' Democracy" at the club Corinthians in the '70s, the players making democratic decisions regarding the football side of matters at the club. This was considered rather a big deal in dictatorship-era Brazil.

Date: 2017-01-08 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
slightly cheating here: i thought that i remembered vi was KANCHENJUNGA but convinced myself i was misremembering and that (despite its evidently tibetan name) it wasn't even in the himalayas -- anyway i then looked it up and i was KORREKT after all :(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangchenjunga: "Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world…"

It is now considered to be something like 10th highest I think…

Date: 2017-01-09 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
That was my guess too, entirely based on it coming up a lot (IIRC) in Swallows and Amazons

Date: 2017-01-08 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
Vexillology is flags, and Spica I think is the name of a star. So I imagine viii is a flag with a star (or stars) on. Maybe a theme will emerge from the round which will make guessing which flag more straightforward.

Date: 2017-01-08 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
if so then kanchenjunga will be wrong (it is sorted of weirdly worded)

Date: 2017-01-09 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
Looks like it's actually this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_da_Bandeira

(Wiki mentions that it was originally thought to the highest mountain in Brazil)

Date: 2017-01-09 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
Following up on [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell's suggestion -- that these are all brazil-related -- i googled "sculptor crippled leper" and discovered that the leper Antonio Francisco Lisboa (c.1730-1814), aka ALEIJADINHO ("little cripple" in Portuguese) made statues for many churches in Brazil, including TWEVLE PROPHETS at the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos at Congonhas. He had no fingers by this point, so the hammers and chisels were strapped to what was left of his hands :0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleijadinho

Date: 2017-01-09 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
x is the Brazil Nut.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_nut
The Brazil nut tree is the only species in the monotypic genus Bertholletia. … The genus is named after the French chemist Claude Louis Berthollet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Louis_Berthollet
Claude Louis Berthollet (9 December 1748 in Talloires, France – 6 November 1822 in Arcueil, France) was a Savoyard-French chemist who became vice president of the French Senate in 1804.[1] He is known for his scientific contributions to theory of chemical equilibria

Date: 2017-01-09 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
i is Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier aka "Tiradentes"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiradentes
"…a leading member of the Brazilian revolutionary movement known as the Inconfidência Mineira whose aim was full independence from the Portuguese colonial power and to create a Brazilian republic. When the plan was discovered, Tiradentes was arrested, tried and publicly hanged. Since the 19th century he has been considered a national hero of Brazil and patron of the Military Police."

Date: 2017-01-09 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
ii looks like it might be Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Bras%C3%ADlia

which is often compared to Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral. Apparently.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jun/12/bend-it-like-niemeyer-10-of-the-best-buildings-in-brazil
"Brasília's Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida (1970) shares some characteristics with Frederick Gibberd's spiky one in Liverpool."

Date: 2017-01-09 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
(last one)
iv is the (a?) Jules Verne question
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Hundred_Leagues_on_the_Amazon

"Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the [Amazon's] mouth"

The plot revolves around a ciphered letter written by the character Ortega which will exonerate Joam Dacosta who goes by the name "Joam Garral" for most of the book.
Edited Date: 2017-01-09 06:36 pm (UTC)

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