Tuesday’s answers

Monday’s questions were:

1. Which are New Zealand’s second and third highest mountains?

2. Who wrote The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency?

3. Who said: Thinking Men Cannot Be Ruled”?

4. What is a grampus?

5. Since it’s International Languages Week:  which languages do the following greetings come from:

a) haai

b) bula vinaka

c) namaste

d) fakalofa

e) talofa

Paul Tremewan who must be reigning champion, gets the electronic bouquet – is it too early for a sprig of daphne? – for getting 4 4/5 correct; Gravedodger gets 2 2/5 for honesty, Paul L can have a bonus for amusing me ( when work avoiding as I am because of an essay due tomorrow I’m very easily amused) and Paul Corrigan gets a bonus for additional information.

Anyone who finds a link between the name Paul and ability to answer quiz questions can have a bonus too.

Tuesday’s answers follow the break:

1. Mount Tasman – 3498 m (11,476 ft); Mount Dampier – 3440 m (11,286 ft) – and 4th is Mount Silberhorn – 3279 m (10,758 ft).

2. Alexander McCall Smith.

3. Ayn Rand.

4. A blowing, spouting, blunt-headed dolphin-like cetacean (and in case you had to check the meaning of cetacean, it’s a member of the mammalian order Cetacea, containing whales).

5.  a) Afrikaans; b) Fijian; c) Hindi; d) Niuean; e) Samoan (hat tip: WikiHow).

2 Responses to Tuesday’s answers

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    Bother!! That troublesome malo-lelei let me down! Very handy to know the difference between Tongan and Samoan up in this part of the country! In the Himalayas namaste is usually replaced with the greeting ‘jullay’… just thought I’d let you now that, in case that’s next after Spain!


  2. Paul Corrigan says:

    On my day (when I can remember things … ) I’m a fund of useless information.


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