TBQ Classic Series- Mini Sample

1) “X” refers to the posting of union members in a particular location to form a symbolic fence.

During a strike, if a worker passes through the lines of union members protesting, and attends to his or her work, he or she is said to have “Crossed the “X” line”.  The phrase originated around the early American Civil War, and referred to the “X” guard who acted as a fence or barrier to enemy troops. The phrase was borrowed to tag the strikers acting as a fence or barrier to workers attempting to get into wherever they were going.

A “X”is the upright post or stake used in a fence. The soldier or striker is the “X”. Several of them in a long row makes the line. If you cross the line, you cross the “X”. Hence, the phrase Crossing the “X” line. What is X?

2) It was started in the 1930s as a line of defense against possible invasion, and derived its name from the triangular shape of the concrete anti-tank barriers that were part of the fortifications. The historic installations along the line might well have been demolished without the intervention of a number of private individuals who wanted to ensure that the younger generations would know what life was like in wartime Switzerland. What?

3) Johann A. _____, a German, founded this company in 1823 in theNetherlandsto make industrial chemicals. In 1956, they launched Calgon Water Softener and made a name for itself globally as the Calgon maker.  Fill in the blank with a surname which is now part of a larger brand.

4) The roots of this term can be traced to the pirates who prowled the shipping trade routes in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The Dutch word for pirate was vrijbuiter—a word that eventually led to similar sounding French and Spanish term. The British, however, pronounced it ________. Today it means, “An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures”. What’s the word?

5)“X” Kentucky Whisky, first distilled in 1860 in “X” Station,Kentucky, is a whisky known for its rich heritage and mild taste profile.

 Although the year 1860 congers up images of “X” today, at the time, the brand’s original distillers believed the industry was turning too modern, too quickly, and wanted a brand that captured the “good old days.” Thus, the brand name “X” was selected to remind consumers of the old-fashioned methods of making whisky – mashing grain in small tubs and boiling the beer and whisky in copper stills over open fires.

 Closed by Prohibition, the distillery, brand and barrel inventory was acquired by medicinal whiskey permit holder Brown-Forman Distillers in 1923.  Brown-Forman moved the production of “X” to Louisville,Kentuckyin 1935 where it has thrived to this day.  Every drop is distilled under the late 1800’s permit number DSP – 354.

 “X” is the second oldest continually produced whisky brand in America, and the distillery was founded by “Y”‘s uncle, Jack. Which brand is “X” and who is “Y?”

6)This bronze sculpture, A River, is a cast of a famous work created by Jean-Jacques Caffieri  in 1759. It depicts Oceanus, the Greek god of water. Oceanus was portrayed in this bank’s first logo, representing its origin as a water company.

 The bank used numerous versions of Oceanus from its founding in 1799 through the mid-1950s. Name the bank.

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 Answers:

1) X:Picket

2) Toblerone Line

3) Benckiser

4) Filibuster | French term flibustier | Spanish term filibustero

5) X: Early Times | Y: Jim Beam

6) The Bank of The Manhattan Company

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