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The Instagram Quiz

The Paladins have opened an Instagram quiz, with 72 questions about images appearing on their Instagram account.

https://www.instagram.com/thepaladins2/

To take part in the quiz, follow the Paladins Instagram page, thepaladins2, and then send your answers to quiz@the-paladins.com. You are not eligible to enter the quiz unless you follow the Instagram page thepaladins2; you must state in the top line of your answers your Instagram username.


Each question relates to a separate Instagram image on the paladins2 Instagram page. The first question relates to the image of a chess board, and each subsequent question relates to the subsequent image. For many of the questions you will need to look at the image in order to be able to answer the question; for some you will not.


The entrant with the maximum score wins US$200. If more than one person has the same maximum score, the winnings will be divided between them. The deadline for entry is 23:59 UK time on 31 November 2021.


So here are the questions:

  1. White to play. Who is in the stronger position in this Chess game, and why?

  2. Which city is this?

  3. Adjacent to which city is this beach?

  4. Which city is this?

  5. Which city is this?

  6. Which country is this city in?

  7. Which city is this?

  8. Which city is this?

  9. Which city is this?

  10. Where is this?

  11. Which city is this?

  12. Which city is this?

  13. Outside which city is this?

  14. Which city is this?

  15. Which city is this?

  16. Which city is this?

  17. Which city is this?

  18. Which city is this?

  19. Which city is this?

  20. Is this a dangerous, threatening or violent environment?

  21. Is this a dangerous, threatening or violent environment?

  22. Is this a dangerous, threatening or violent environment?

  23. Is this a dangerous, threatening or violent environment?

  24. Which city is this train travelling to or from?

  25. Between which cities is this train travelling (or was travelling)?

  26. Between which cities is this train travelling?

  27. Between which cities is this train travelling (or was travelling)?

  28. Between which cities is this train travelling?

  29. Between which cities is this train travelling?

  30. Which city does this railway station serve?

  31. Which city does this airport serve?

  32. Which city does this airport serve?

  33. Which city does this airport serve?

  34. Why is landing at this airport so notoriously difficult?

  35. This road connects which two cities?

  36. This road connects which two cities?

  37. This road connects which two cities?

  38. This road connects which two cities?

  39. Which of these handguns has the highest muzzle velocity?

  40. Which country in the world has the highest number of salaried intelligence officers per head of population (excluding agents, whether paid or otherwise)?

  41. Which country has head the highest number of different heads of state since January 1, 1945?

  42. In how many countries in the world is there officially no electoral process or popular vote of any kind?

  43. In how many countries in the world is the possession of small quantities or cocaine or heroin or both for personal use officially legal or decriminalised?

  44. In how many countries in the world is the search of private premises by Police and/or other law enforcement agencies permitted without a Judge issuing a search warrant?

  45. In how many countries in the world is the death penalty an available penalty for one or more non-violent crimes?

  46. In how many countries of the world can persons of both sexes appear in public places without any clothes on, without committing a crime?

  47. In how many countries of the world is it legal for a private person to own (not carry) a Glock 9mm handgun?

  48. In which country in the world are the most senior first-instance trial judges paid the most?

  49. In how many countries in the world is it theoretically lawful to walk down a public street at Midday local time without carrying any form of identity whatsoever?

  50. In how many countries in the world does a Power of Attorney (other than one providing for persons with disabilities) not need to be witnessed or notarised in order to be valid?

  51. In how many countries of the world do the entry immigration formalities not involve a check of the INTERPOL database of Red Notices and Diffusion Notices?

  52. In how many countries in the world can you open a bank with a balance of EUR1,000 equivalent without showing any proof of residence?

  53. In how many countries in the world is it lawful for the Police or other law enforcement authorities to tap your telephone without a warrant issued by a judicial authority?

  54. In how many countries of the world can a serving intelligence officer lawfully reveal to a member of the general public his profession?

  55. Excluding Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, in how many Schengen Zone member states are there "secret" borders allowing you to travel into and out of the Schengen Zone by land without a document check?

  56. In how many countries in Western Europe is it legal to own (not carry) a gun firing baton rounds (plastic bullets)?

  57. What is this city best-known for in terms of population statistics?

  58. Assuming river travel is allowed but sea-born travel and aviation is not, what is the quickest and safest route from Turbo in Colombia to Yaviza, Panama?

  59. If you are a victim of enemy fire or artillery or an IED, then assuming you are alive when the Helivac arrives what is your percentage probability of surviving?

  60. Where in the world is there phallus worship?

  61. What is the most disagreeable feature of taking the train from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum?

  62. What proportion of the British population does the British Security Service (MI5) keep files upon?

  63. Approximately how many times per year does the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom issue an authorisation for officers of the Secret Intelligence Service to commit crimes in foreign countries (the so-called "licence to kill")?

  64. Between which two countries is the world's only terra nullis?

  65. Which of the world's currently manufactured submachine guns has the highest muzzle velocity?

  66. Assuming one does not die, what is the mean recovery time from a near-fatal dose of arsenical poisoning?

  67. If one wishes to use cargo ships as a method of travel, which are the most notorious European ports for illicit smuggling of people?

  68. Approximately how long will it take an expert to gain entry to a typical hardware store purchased safe intended for home use, whether with a key, fingerprint or numerical code?

  69. How many unmanned borders does Bosnia and Herzegovina have with its neighbouring states?

  70. How frequently does the Ruler of Dubai issue mass pardons of persons with criminal convictions?

  71. What is the most popular method of domestic assassinations in Russia by the security services?

  72. Which country's intelligence agency or agencies pay best for work undertaken by foreign agents?

Winners will be notified by 31 December 2021. Their names and contact details will not be published. Please note that the correct answers also will not be published, although anyone is free, after 31 December 2021, to write to The Paladins and ask for an answer to any particular question. However some of the answers are sufficiently sensitive that we reserve the right not to answer.


Good luck! And as well as following thepaladins2 on Instagram, please encourage your friends and colleagues to do so.