Monday’s quiz

 1. Who was the Greek goddess of  civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, craft, justice and skill?

2. What are the female seeds of humulus lupulus called?

3. What is a pantisocracy?

4. What did/do Lewis Caroll, Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, H.G. Wells, Cole Porter, Pele, Nietzsche, and Queen Elizabeth II have in common?

5. What is a terremoto?

6 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Inventory2 says:

    I don’t know any of them off the top of my head HP, but pantisocracy sounds as though it could have something to do with David Benson-Pope 🙂


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Athena

    (2) ?

    (3) An eighteenth century utopian Communist scheme, I think Coleridge of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner fame has something to do with it. The question is – is it an albatross about his neck?

    (4)Left handed?

    (5) That would be Italian for Earthquake


  3. david w says:

    I don’t have a good feeling about this week’s questions…

    1) Athena is goddess of some of those (justice, wisdom) so i guess she got the other portfolios too
    2) I don’t know, I guess lupulus is a diminutive version of lupus, the wolf, but I don’t think wolfsbane seeds are of any interest. But I will make a play for a quarter of a point for pedantry – the name of a genus always takes a capital – Humulus lupulus!
    3) It’s tempting to make a strained reference to Tukoroirangi Morgan’s pants and a form of government but I can’t bring myself to do it…
    4) Andrei probably has it but if I hadn’t seen his answer I would have guessed they’d all been placed on the autism spectrum by medical historians or (more likely) tabloid newspapers
    5) It might be Romance language for earthquake because it’s Spanish too.


  4. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Athena
    2 Hops
    3 A society or community where all rule and all are ruled [See communes, Coromandel]
    4 Not one of the above has ever proffered an answer to the Monday Quiz
    5 An earthquake


  5. gravedodger says:

    1 & 2 I thought I was on a roll 3 looked like an obscure form of lifestyle choice where who wore (whore) the pants ruled, 4 saw nothing in common but some wonderful people among them and 5 some rudimentary latin knowledge suggested earth moving and as it is topical earthquake seemed a good guess.
    BTW 1 themis and 2, well to a man who goes to bed early and does not drink it was obviously Hops (probably read that somewhere through the bottom of a beer glass).
    That was challenging Ele.


  6. pdm says:

    Too tough for me this week HP.


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