23 July 2010

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Looks like it's going to be a glorious weekend around here!!! Have a good one.

Category: Those little town blues

These three counties in the Empire State are named after Catholic monarchs.

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!!

The first correct answer in the form of a question wins the highly coveted WKJ ribbon to display on your blog, cubicle or refrigerator door.


Ray from MN said...

Is everybody sick, or kidnapped today? I can't believe I'm the first one to try?

Well the only counties I know of in NY are those comprising NY City but I don't know all of them, but I do know a few Catholic Monarchs. And they would have to be 18th century and before, I would guess.

Here goes: Who are Mary, Louis and Charles?

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swissmiss said...

Sorry Ray. I guess this one was just too tough. Here's the answer from http://catholicism.org/us-counties-named-after-catholics.html

Albany is named after the last Catholic King of England, the convert, James II (1633-1701), who was also the Duke of York and of Albany in Scotland; Dutchess County is named after his wife, Mary, Duchess of Modena (1658-1718), who gave him the final nudge to enter the Church after he had long considered doing so; and Queens County is named after England’s next to last Catholic Queen, Catherine of Braganza (1650-1702), who was married to Charles II (he converted on his deathbed).

Ray from MN said...

Yeah, Swissie, I looked it up after I guessed. That one definitely was only for PhD's who had taught English history for 40 years.