Friday, July 17, 2015

SS #9: Handshakes that united Europe

Difficulty: 4/5

Full points for getting all correct, partial marking would be done on the basis of number of fully correct answers. Only the letter variables will be marked, no points for getting the blanks.

Earlier this year, on a June's summer day, descendants of 4 army commanders shook hands in a ceremony that marked the bicentenary anniversary of a battle that ended a nation's (A) once-great, but short-lived, imperial hegemony over Europe, in a ------- town (B) that shares its name with a certain London railway terminus.

The descendant of X, Jean-Christophe X, a financier; ------ ---------, son of the current Y; Z the descendant of the then Prussian marshal; and King Willem-Alexander whose ancestors led the ----- allies of the then Y; shook hands in B on the said day in a ceremony that was hosted by the Prime Minister and King of -------, whose state was created in the aftermath of the said battle 200 years ago.

3 comments:

Yuvraj Jaiswal said...

A-France
B-Waterloo
X-Napolean Bonaparte
Y-DUKE OF WELLINGTON
Z-NIKOLAUS PRINCE BLUECHAR

BLANKS
1.NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE
2.King Willem-Alexander
3. BELGIUM

Swapna Kuruganty said...

A- FRANCE
B-WATERLOO
X- NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Y-DUKE OF WELLINGTON(9TH)
Z-NIKOLAUS PRINCE BLUECHER

BLANKS
1. BELGIAN
2. ARTHUR WELLESLEY
3. DUTCH
4. BELGIUM

Interrobang said...

Answers:
A France
B Waterloo
X Napoleon Bonaparte
Y Duke of Wellington
Z Nikolaus Prince Bluecher

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