24 Jul 2016

Quiz 17- 10 Questions on Salutes

Many theories are put forward with regards to the origin of salute, the most acceptable one being that armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past  their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

1.At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico, American track-and-field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos who finished first and third in the 200-meter race,were expelled from the Olympics, their medals stripped and were ejected from the United States team .Why?

2.This one on Switzerland’s most famous folk hero. According to legend, a villainous governor named Gessler was sent by Habsburg authorities to govern the canton of Uri. To proclaim his power, Gessler required passing locals to salute his hat, which had been placed on a pole. When this swiss hero  refused, he was arrested and given a unique punishment which he accomplished but  was arrested again, and  later escaped and killed Gessler—an event that is said to have prompted the Swiss uprising against the Habsburgs. Who?

3. In April 1971 Soviet union launched  the first space station of any kind it was called Salyut 1 . The name Salyut, which means “salute,” was as a tribute to which well known Russian ?

Salyut docked  with Soyuz 10

4.Robert Baden-Powell was a friend of Rudyard Kipling and used themes from the 'Jungle Book' in the Scout movement of which he was the founder. One such gesture is the two finger salute used by cub scout. Which character in the Jungle book is the two finger salute inspired from ?

5. To Remember what, did  Lord Wavell, the last but one viceroy of India ,used the  mnemonic "Hot Kippers make Good Breakfast"?

Sir Archibald Wavell 

6. Which two sports have a Ten-Bell salute to give honour to a dead sportsman in their respective fields?

7. A traditional salute of the airforce includes a four plane flying  formation when suddenly one plane  ejects out of the formation and disappears  over the horizon. On what occasion is  this salute given?

8. In the US the  'Pledge of  Allegiance' is an expression of allegiance to the flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America. It was first given with the arm outstretched and  palm slightly up and was called the Bellamy Salute. Why was it changed to the present day  right hand over the heart ?

9. During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, other than the United States, which was the only contingent that refused to salute Adolf Hitler ?

French contingent giving the Nazi Salute.

10. Members of which  religious group do not  salute the flag of any country  because it is  against their beliefs to show allegiance to any government?


  1. 1. Black power salute
    3. Vladimir Lenin
    4.The fox who was in charge of looking after Mowgli
    7. 26th January (Republic Day)
    8. The pledge is too long and the hand started paining after some time
    9. USSR
    10. ISIS

  2. 1. They gave the Black Power salute on the podium
    2. William Tell
    3. Yuri Gagarin?
    4. Baloo?
    7. When one of their members has died?
    8. Because of the Heil Hitler salute
    9. India?
    10. Jehovah's Witnesses?

    -- Annie

  3. 1)Black Power salute.
    7) Republic Day
    8) Resembled the Nazi Salute
    10) Jehovah's Witnesses

  4. 1.Black Power Salute
    2.William Tell
    3.Yuri Gagarin?
    8.Similarity to the heil hitler salute?

  5. 8. Because it resembled the Nazi salute.

  6. 1. Black Power Protest
    2. William Tell
    3. Yurt Gagarin
    4. Baloo
    6. Baseball and Softball
    8. Like Nazi salute
    9. Russia

  7. 1 Black Power salute
    2 William Tell
    3 Yuri Gagarin
    4 Mowgli
    6 Boxing,
    7 On the retirement of the Marshal of the Air Force
    9 England
    10 Rastafarians

  8. 1. Black Power Salute during the medal ceremony
    2. William Tell
    3. Yuri Gagarin
    7. Salute to a dead or missing pilot
    8.Hitler Salute
    9. Britain

  9. 1. Black power salute
    3. Leo Tolstoy
    4. Mowgli
    9. Russia
    10. Jehovah's Witness

  10. 1. As the anthem was being played, they raised their fists and bowed their heads on the podium, to show solidarity with the civil rights movement in the US. This was seen as an overtly political gesture.

    6. Boxing and wrestling

    8. They changed it in the '40s because it closely resembled the Nazi salute

    Didn't know the others.

  11. 1. Black Salute
    2 William Tell
    7. At funerals, to honour a fallen pilot
    8. Nazi Salute