15 January 2010

First Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy of the year



Bowing to overwhelming pressure, here is Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy.

Category: Emperors

This infamous emperor was more commonly known by his nickname, which translates (roughly) to "baby boots." Bonus points if you know his full given name (without looking it up, that is).

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Demerits for using Google and other sneaky searches. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged. Good luck!!

10 comments:

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Who is Caligula?

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Heh. It worked.

Unfortunately, no matter, I still suck at WKJ! I've no idea.

Archangel: I think you live over here. I wonder how you could stand it without WKJ?! LOL!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

CoA: Anything with the name "Jeopardy" in its title gets my immediate attention. I'm even signed up to take the online Jeopary contestant search test.

Ray from MN said...

Dang it to heck! I learned that from Tom McGill in 10th grade. He made his horse into a Roman god and made his soldiers worship it. I don't know the horse's name, though. I think he would kick people to death with this "boots."
I heard "Little boots."

I checked last night but it was too early. Now I get up at the crack of dawn (dawn comes pretty late in Minneapolis this time of year) and I'm late again.

I'll take a stab at his full name:

Who was Gaius Augustus Tiberius Caligula Caesar?

At least a couple of those have to be correct!

Sigh!

swissmiss said...

I think I'm going to have to consider banning AA from answering...or make him St. Alex's question writer!! A pox on your brain AA :) Another trophy for your case.

Full name: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus

According to Wiki: Caligula's father, Germanicus, the nephew and adopted son of emperor Tiberius, was a very successful general and one of Rome's most beloved public figures. The young Gaius earned his nickname Caligula (the diminutive form of caliga) meaning "little [soldier's] boot", while accompanying his father on military campaigns in Germania.

Ray from MN said...

Well, a check with my pal, Wiki, tells me that the "kicking to death" bit must be an exaggeration cuz there was no mention of it, although many other cruelties were mentioned. And the horse was made into a "priest", not a "god." Didn't mention the horse's name, either.

Better timing next time, I'm hopin'.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ray: Don't sleep.

Ray from MN said...

Maybe I could subscribe to a service that would email me and trigger an alarm clock buzzer whenever Swissie posts anything. There's gotta be a way to do something like that.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

or you could move to CA where midnite on the East coast is 9 PM here.

Anonymous said...

Who is Caligula?