Monday’s questions were:
1. Who is North & South’s editor?
2. Who are the three main characters in A Town Like Alice?
3. Who is the founder and CEO of Ice Breaker?
4. Who was made a Dame for her services to children in the New Year Honours?
5. Who said, “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” ?
Kismet got 2 2/3.
Rob got 2 and a bonus for lateral thinking for 5.
Andrei got one and a wee bonus for giving Twain’s real name as well.
Paul got 2 2/3 and a bonus for satire for his answer to 4.
David got 1.
Lynley Dodd is a Dame but she didn’t get the honour in the New Year honours. She was given the title-less honour a few years ago and became a Dame last year when National reinstated titular honours.
As to the degree of difficulty – that always depends on whether or not you know the answers.
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
1. Virginia Larson.
2. Jean Paget, Joe Harman and Noel Strachan.
3. Jeremy Moon.
4. Lesley Max, the author of Children, An Endangered species?. She is chief executive of Great Potentials and has spent decades working to help disadvantaged children.
5. Mark Twain.