Monday’s questions were:
1. Which mountain’s name means the five treasures of the snows?
2. Who said: “Why was I a writer? Why hadn’t I gone in for soemthing easy like running the country?”
3. Who wrote the poem which begins A little piece of heaven fell from out the sky one day.It landed in the ocean not so very far away. . . and ends . . . But that wouldn’t bring three million, seven hundred, and sixty eight people back. Would it?
4. What is a korimako?
5. What is New Zealand’s oldest daily newpaper and who was its first editor?
Paul Tremewan gets an honourable mention for inspiring the first question but I didn’t take the bait for his other four answers.
David W got two right, a half for the Himalayas and a bonus for amusing me with the oddity.
That makes him equal winner with Swinestien with three right and a 1/2 point bonus for naming the poem as well as its author.
Woollcombe got 1 1/2.
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
2. Roger Hall in his autobiography, Bums on Seats.
3. Roger McGough – Icarus Allsorts.
5. Otago Daily Times & Julius Vogel.