Monday’s quiz

1.  Who said: “You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears: your sons are now lying in our bossom and are in peace. And having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”? 

2. Who wrote “They went with songs to the battle, they were young/Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow”?

3. Where in New Zealand was the first Anzac Day marked?

4. What did General Bernard Freyberg say when a British General observed, “Your people don’t salute very much, do they?”

5. Who wrote the poem In Flanders Fields?

5 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Kemal Attaturk
    2 Alan Curnow (?)
    3 Oamaru (?)
    4 No, but if you wave at them they’ll wave back”. The Britisher was in fact Monty, as I recall!
    5 The Canadian John Macrea

    (Hope I do beter in this than I did in the History Quiz last week: 2!!)


  2. david winter says:

    1) This has to be Attaturk doesn’t it?
    2) I don’t know, it’s from Ode to Remberance, but I’ve forgotten the author
    3) Tinui, or so goes the claim in my turangawaewae

    And I had to look the last two up, which leaves me at risk of getting zero…


  3. gravedodger says:

    1 Ataturk
    2 Laurence Binyon
    3 North island somewhere
    4 did read it once think it was “monty’ after he took over from Aukinlech
    5 John Mcae


  4. Kelvin King says:

    (1) Kemal Ataturk (I shed a tear or two over the extended quote at Gallipoli a couple of years back)

    (2) Laurence Binyon, but I cheated on this and looked it up.

    (3) Tinui in the Wairarapa – want to get there one Anzac Day, but won’t make it this time.

    (4) Supposedly something like “but if you wave to them they’ll wave back”.

    (5) Canadian medic Lt Col John McCrae – I read recently about the differences of opinion as to how the first line should read…blow/grow.


  5. JC says:

    I was good for the first four but bombed the fifth despite knowing the poem.



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