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One Dying and a Burying
Death Becomes Them
"For many years now, certain important and renowned people have been honoured after death via a State Funeral. Let's have a quick look at some of these ceremonies, from around the world."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which word, sometimes used for the bier upon which a coffin (or body) lies in state, derives from the Italian for "scaffolding"?
The State Funeral of a military officer, including the President of the United States, can include a riderless horse, with riding boots facing the rear in the stirrups. One of the most famous of these horses was "Black Jack" who attended the funeral processions of three American Presidents. Which of these was NOT one of those three?
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
During the five or six days of mourning which accompany a State Funeral in Canada, the national flag is flown at half mast from which particular building on Parliament Hill?
The roof of the Chamber of the House
It's not a building at all, it's a flag pole in the 'Garden Square'
In New Zealand, a State Funeral was given to the victims of a disaster which happened on 24th December 1953. What was this disaster?
The worst snowfall and hailstorm ever recorded in the Southern hemisphere
A volcanic eruption of Mount Ruapehu
Tangiwai rail crash
Pounamu flash flood on the Waikato River
During a State Funeral procession, you may well see 'limbers and caissons' - what are these?
The hood, saddle and side cloths which caparison a horse
Two wheeled carts, originally for moving large guns and ammunition
The helmet or hat and gauntlets of the deceased, atop the coffin
Outriders forming a mounted escort for the procession
Guido de Marco served as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1990, and also as President of his home country from 1999 - 2004. When he died he was accorded the honour of a State Funeral. Where was his home country?
In 2002, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was given a Ceremonial Funeral rather than an actual State Funeral, in London. What is the major difference between a State and a Ceremonial Funeral in the UK?
A State Funeral requires an Act of Parliament
A State Funeral must be voted for by referendum
A Ceremonial Funeral has a shorter Lying in State
A Ceremonial Funeral is followed by cremation whilst a State Funeral is followed by burial
Someone who dies whilst they are "An Taoiseach" is offered a State Funeral in their home country. Who or what is An Taoiseach?
A recipient of the An Taoiseach medal is a National Hero in Laos
The First Minister of the Scottish Parliament
The Head of Government in the Republic of Ireland
Chief Advisor to the Dalai Lama
Australian Clive James wrote a poem entitled "State Funeral". Whose death did it commemorate?
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
Which of these people was NOT given a State Funeral in the UK?
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