Monday’s quiz

1. What is a gnomon?

2. Which New Zealand author lost his left leg in 1940?

3. Who wrote Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge?

4.  Which author rode the Queen Mother’s race horses?

5. Who said, If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research”?

9 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. 5- Witi Ihremia?


  2. homepaddock says:

    FM – he might have but someone else said it first.


  3. Andrei says:

    (1) That would be the pointer on a sundial
    (2) Maurice Duggan
    (3) Hmmm
    (4) Dick Francis
    (5) The only quote I know along these lines is “Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research” which was from a hollywood screenwriter whose name for the moment eludes me. Mind you his saying could be plagiarism of whoever you have in mind – or vice versa.

    We are very literary in our questions this week – no?


  4. Samo says:

    1 The raised portion of a sundial which casts a shadow
    2 M Fox Childrens autor
    3 Looks like tomorrows day in history


  5. Samo says:

    4 Lestor Piggett
    5 Fields WC


  6. pdm says:

    4. Dick Francis
    5. Witi Ihremia may not have said it but he sure took it as being the gospel by which he should function as an Author.


  7. teletext says:

    1. The pointer on a sundial, or a school for visual arts
    2. Maurice Duggan
    3. Mem Fox
    4. Dick Francis
    5. GB Shaw??


  8. Paul Tremewan says:

    Hi HP
    I would have got three if I have known the questions first!
    Dick Francis is famous for writing the same book 50 times.. and I run with Maurice Duggan’s daughter in law.. just off to ride to River Kwai and back to try next week’s quiz Monday night!


  9. homepaddock says:

    Safe & happy riding, Paul and a bonus for answering from the most tropical location.


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