Friday’s answers

October 31, 2014

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.?

2. Who wrote the poem Dulce et Decorum Est and what is it’s final line?

3. It’s pays in French, paese in Italian, pais in Spanish and whenua in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  When  was New Zealand’s current flag officially adopted?

5. Do you want a new flag and if so what should it look like?

Points for answers:

J Bloggs got four (though I’m in favour of a change of flag).

JLG wins a virtual batch of blue cheese asparagus rolls with five right.

Grant also wins a virtual batch of blue cheese asparagus rolls for five right (giving a point for background information, if not a date for #4).

And Alwyn also got a clean sweep and a virtual batch of blue cheese asparagus rolls.

Answers follow the break:

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Thursday’s quiz

October 30, 2014

1. Who said: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.?

2. Who wrote the poem Dulce et Decorum Est and what is its final line?

3. It’s pays in French, paese in Italian, pais in Spanish and whenua in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  When  was New Zealand’s current flag officially adopted?

5. Do you want a new flag and if so what should it look like?


How many 70s TV shows do you know?

October 27, 2014

How many 70s TV shows do you recognise?

How insidious is popular culture?

I never watched some of these but still knew enough about them to name them and get 14/14 correct:

70s TV Master

From Mork to Mary Tyler Moore, you are truly a student of popular 70s television! You probably remember cramping around your old TV and getting immersed in your favorite shows, and talking about them with your friends at work or school. There was never anything like 70s TV before, and there certainly hasn’t been since.


Friday’s answers

October 24, 2014

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can. ?

2. In which year was  Queen Elizabeth II crowned?

3. It’s dominer in French,  dominare in Italian, regir in Spanish and  whakahaere tickanga  in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  Who is the monarch most recently crowned?

5. Monarchy, republic or?

Points for answers:

Andrei got four, J. Bloggs got three, Alwyn wins a virtual bunch of tulips for five, Teletext also gets a virtual bunch of tulips for five and a bonus for extra information and Paranormal gets one and a bonus for reasoning.

Answers follow the break:

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Thursday’s quiz

October 23, 2014

1. Who said: It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can. ?

2. In which year was  Queen Elizabeth II crowned?

3. It’s dominer in French,  dominare in Italian, regir in Spanish and  whakahaere tikanga  in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  Who is the monarch most recently crowned?

5. Monarchy, republic or?


What kind of writer are you?

October 21, 2014

What kind of fiction writer are you?

You’re an ocean swimmer:

The literary ocean is big enough for everyone. You don’t see other writers as competition, but rather fellow swimmers, and you’re always ready to reach out and help others stay afloat.

You probably believe that there are plenty of readers out there, so all you need is luck and skill and hard work to find your niche and make your writing dreams happen. You might sometimes feel overwhelmed by the size of the ocean and get a little lost in stormy weather, but you’ll always stay afloat and keep on swimming.

Your greatest advantage is your belief in yourself as a writer, which enables you to overcome any obstacles in your way.


Friday’s answers

October 17, 2014

Andrei and J. Bloggs posed the questions.

If  the answers given aren’t right they can claim a virtual bunch of asparagus by leaving the correct ones below.


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