15 May 2016

Quiz 7- 10 Questions on 'Events in the Bathtub'

The discovery of Archimedes principle is the one famous event that happened in the bathtub, but history is full of such events, some famous some not so well known, here are some of them

1. When Napoleon Bonaparte was taking bath one morning, his brothers Joseph and Lucien rushed in filled with rage because of a certain decision taken by Napoleon. His brothers were angry because he refused to consult the legislature about it and they warned Napoleon that he will be exiled if he carried out his plans. Hearing this Napoleon fell back angrily in the tub, splashing water all over Joseph and Napoleon's valet who was standing by with hot towels over his arm and the valet crashed to the floor in a dead faint. Which action by Napoleon were the brothers protesting?

2.He is supposedly the first person to import a bathtub into America. He improved its design and carried much of his correspondence and reading while being soaked in the tub. Which well known personality?

3.In Greek mythology, after his returned from the Trojan war, who was murdered by his wife , Clytemnestra who struck him twice with an axe while he was relaxing in the tub?

4. Below is a PETA advertisement featuring a pregnant Marisa Miller. Against whom were they protesting ?

5.While composing his last opera, 'Parsifal',  this composer soaked himself in a tub scented with vast quantities of Milk of Iris perfume for several hours every day. He insisted that the water be kept hot and heavily perfumed so that he could smell it as he sat at his desk, clad in outlandish silk and fur dressing gowns and surrounded by vials and sachets of exotic scents. Who?

6. The city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Canada, hosts which famous annual event during mid-July?

7. This name was coined by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in a bathtub.  On the morning of 1 January 1942, Churchill, who was staying in the White House,over the New Year's holiday, was taking a bath when Roosevelt knocked  on the door, was wheeled into the bathroom, and he proposed the name.Churchill instantly liked the name and accepted it.Which Name?

8. Jean-Paul Marat, who played an active role in the French revolution was assassinated by Charlotte Corday in 1793 . She killed him with a butchers knife while he was taking bath in his bathtub. This Event was made into a drama in 1963 by Peter Weiss and was later made into a movie directed by Peter Brook. The 1963 drama is about an imaginary play featuring inmates of  the historical Charenton Asylum in the early 1800s and centers around the assassination. In the drama, which historic character, who spent 13 years in the Charenton Asylum directs the play ?

9. Keith Relf the lead vocalist of the group 'The Yardbirds' died in his bathtub in 1976. What was he doing that killed him?

The Yardbirds, 1966. From left: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Chris Dreja, Keith Relf and Jim McCarty.

10.This colorful personality often told people that he was one of a set of identical twins. No one could tell them apart because they were so similar. One day one of the twins drowned in bathtub, but no one ever knew which twin it was. he would then continue telling , "That was the tragedy. Everyone thought I was the one that lived, but I wasn't. It was my brother who lived. I was the one that was drowned!" Who?


  1. Ancil Concesso15 May 2016 at 21:35

    1. Napoleon had decided to sell some portion or land of his kingdom? And the brothers were opposing this sale.
    2. Abraham Lincoln
    3. Agamemnon
    4. Is it against separating little one of an animal from its mother, and since this is about bathtub, the animal lives in water?
    5. –pass-
    6. Probably sit in bathtubs and slide down a snow mountain
    7. Cold War? – pass-
    8. –pass-
    9. Drug overdose
    10. –pass-

  2. 1. Invading Russia.
    4. Fur traders
    6. Bath race
    9. Using an electronic gadget

  3. 1. Abdicated the emperorship
    2. Oscar Wilde
    3. Agamemnon
    4. Animal experiments
    5. Wagner
    7. Market garden
    9. Playing the guitar
    10. Harry Potter

  4. 4. johnson and johnson
    7. united nation
    9. playing electric guitar??