Quiz Jackpot No.12

Derrick Stephenson

MI.Net Member
Feb 7, 2004
Which three events, ( NOT who said them), allegedly gave rise to these quotes? ;

1) 'Put your trust in God, but keep your powder dry.'
2) 'Beware Greeks bearing gifts.'
3) ' Front rank, ...Fire! Retreat... Rear rank, .... Fire! Retreat... '

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1) in the days of muzzle loaders the most important thing was to keep your gunpowder dry. In 1649Oliver Cromwell wanted his troops to stay prepared for action and is often quoted as saying "Putyour trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry."

2) the Trojan horse "The common English expression “beware of Greeks bearing gifts” is derived from Virgil's Aeneid. Although many people think that the story of the Trojan horse comes from Homer, his Iliad ends before Odysseus comes up with the Trojan horse deception. The Odyssey takes place after the fall of Troy. It is Virgil's Aeneid, written in Latin, that fills the gap between those two events earlier described by the Greek Homer."

3) the Zulu wars
1. The Renaissance Wars?

2. The Trojan Wars(The Fall of Troy.)

3. The Zulu Wars.
Well done D_P, all correct. You get the 100 Milcreds.
Hard luck, Eagledriver, you were just behind him, but got question 1) wrong, it was actually the English Civil War, but as Droney quoted the date and the originator, I'm accepting his answer.
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