29 May 2016

Quiz 9 - 10 Questions on walking Stick

1. Which long term dictators, trademark was a leopard skin cap and a wooden walking stick, topped with an eagle, that allegedly took the strength of eight men to carry ?

2.In a walking stick, where the handle joins the shaft of the stick , a collar is fitted encircling the cane. This ringlet is of various widths and is made of various metals, horn, bone or ivory.. According to practice, what inscription is inscribed on this ring?

3. The credit for its invention ((perhaps invention is not a correct term here, but still lets go with it)  is given to James Biggs of Bristol .Ten years later in 1931 its use was popularised by BBC , Guilly d'Herbemont in France and Lions club International and today its use is adopted worldwide. what ?

4.A very long question- but interesting one. There is confusion in the medical community. The Rod of Asclepius shown below, which was a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine ...

.. is confused with caduceus the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. This symbol was traditionally used as a symbol of commerce, negotiations, alchemy and traders.
As you can see the major difference is between the number of serpents, the Asclepius has only one.
This confusion has percolated into symbols and many well know logos thus wrongly depict the caduceus. Below are some glaring examples

Some however have not fallen for the misconception and correctly used the right symbol

So the question. This erroneous use of the caduceus symbol was popularised largely as a result of the adoption of the caduceus as its insignia by an organisation in 1902 at the insistence of a single officer (though there are conflicting claims as to whether this was Capt. Frederick P. Reynolds or Col. John R. van Hoff). Which organisation ?

5. La canne is a light walking stick made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. What is the main purpose for which this cane is designed?

6. Its invention is traditionally credited to a choir master of the Cologne Cathedral  during the 1670's and was designed to represent a shepherd's staff. The first historical reference of its use comes from America and goes back to 1847, when a German immigrant called August Imgard used it at his home. Its present day shape and colour was conceived only after 1900. What?

7.In the 1700's in England, a gentleman had to procure licenses for the privilege of carrying canes and had to abide by certain rules or risk losing the cane carrying privilege.Two of the three things a person carrying the walking stick was not supposed to do was, brandish it in the air and hang it on a button . What was the third rule that he had to follow as per the license?

8. The Fritz handle of a walking stick was developed in the 16th century, by a German Count. The design continues today and provides the  maximum comfort, support and style among all other handle designs,. For the sufferes of which disease was this handle first developed?

9. Which sport gets its name from ' crosier ', the staff with a hooked end like a shepherd’s crook, carried by Christian bishops, archbishops, or abbots, symbolizing their roles of caring for their congregations as shepherds tend flocks ?

10.  This person collected more than 200 exotically shaped walking sticks and never had to use a single only until his death. These are today housed in a museum, which has a separate section dedicated to them. Which museum ?


  1. Ancil Concesso29 May 2016 at 12:24

    1. Idi Amin?
    2. Makers name?
    3. Selfie stick? 
    4. US Army Medical department? (colonel and captain)
    5. To hit or beat someone?
    6. –pass-
    7. Not make noise by hitting it on the ground while walking? {I think there was also a rule that allowed gentlemen to beat their wives (correct their wives) with canes that were not thicker than the thumb – not sure if it was a cane license conditions}
    8. Paralytic person or persons suffering with problem of ability to grip/grasp/hold objects?
    9. Lacrosse?
    10. Churchill?

  2. 1. Kim Jong-Il
    4. Medical Wing of the US Military
    5. To strike horses
    6. Candy cane
    8. Arthritis
    9. Croquet

  3. 1. Idi Amin
    4. Red Cross
    5. To slash and shrubs whilst walking
    6. Baton
    8. Parkinson's
    9. Lacrosse
    10. Alistair Crowley

  4. 1. Muammar Gaddafi
    3. The tap-dancing stick?
    4. The US Army Medical Corps
    5. For use by blind people.
    6. Some staff used by the Pope?
    7. Tuck it into the waist of his pants?
    8. Parkinson's?
    9. Lacrosse
    10. Arthur Conan Doyle

  5. 1. Idi Amin
    5. School headmasters etc.
    9. Hockey

  6. 1. Mobotu Sese Seko
    4. Army Medical Corps
    5. For use with dogs
    6. Music conductor's baton
    8. Arthritis
    9. Lacrosse
    10. Goethe

  7. 1) President of Zaire
    2) May your hand be steady
    3) Golf clubs
    4) Doctors without Borders
    5) As a duelling weapon
    6) the walking sticks with 3 or 4 points for balance, for sick people
    7) not to jab other people with it
    8) arthritis
    9) lacrosse
    10) Jim Corbett


  8. 1) Camlin and Camel
    2) White ink ... chuna
    3) HB
    5) Ball point pen
    7) Uniball