Post Quiz: Grandparent Adventures - Answers

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Post Quiz: Grandparent Adventures – Answers

Amazing what our grandparents did for/to us. Have you sent your grandparent stories to the Post yet?

  1. Wild frontiersman (and Congressman) David Crockett's grandfather died by…
    • being scalped by the Chickamauga.
  2. During the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, Winston Churchill's grandfather…
    • defended the New York Times office building with a Gatling gun.
  3. Journalist Anderson Cooper's maternal grandmother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, had a twin sister. His great-aunt was famous for being…
    • the mistress of the Prince of Wales.
  4. Asking Abraham Lincoln about his maternal grandmother was a touchy business because…
    • she was rumoured to have had his mother out of wedlock.
  5. Austrian actor Christoph Waltz's maternal grandfather wrote a book called Sex, Perfection, and Marital Happiness. His name was…
    • Rudolf von Urbantschitsch.
  6. Stonewall Jackson, the famously eccentric Confederate general in the US Civil War, had a great-grandmother who was…
    • a landowner.
    • six feet tall.
    • a Revolutionary War fighter.
    • all of the above.
  7. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had a grandmother named…
    • Olga Constantinovna.
  8. US President Benjamin Harrison's grandfather was….
    • President of the United States.
  9. Boris Johnson's paternal great-grandfather was …
    • a cabinet minister in the Ottoman Empire who was assassinated1.
  10. Beyoncé's grandmother Agnèz was a locally famous…
    • clothing designer.

An artist's impression of a family tree.
What strange things are hanging
on your family tree?
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Dmitri Gheorgheni

19.08.19 Front Page

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