Monday’s quiz

1. Matau and maui are opposites – what do they mean?

2. Finish the chorus of the Ballad of the Waitaki: So roll on again Waitaki on your journey to the sea . . . ?

3. Who said: “A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”?

4. Name the highest mountains in three of the six continents.

5. An easy one for NZ Music Month – name your favourite New Zealand song.

8 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Cadwallader says:

    1 No idea.

    2 “Making power for all New Zealand better life for folks like me!”

    3 George Bernard Shaw???

    4 McKinley, Everest, Kosciusko (sp) or if Australia isn’t counted Mt Blanc in Europe.

    5 “All Out to Sea” The Wastrels fronted by Luke Hurley.


  2. Bearhunter says:

    1. Well matau is a fish hook. Maui is a capervan, isn’t it?

    2. Haven’t a clue.

    3. Jane Austen.

    4. Everest, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua.

    5. Dominion Road, The Muttonbirds.


  3. david winter says:

    1) I only know these words the Maui’s fishhook. So I guess I’m passing

    2) … and another pass

    3) At last a quote I know! That’s Jane Austin in Northanger Abbey

    4) I foresee definitional drama on this one, especially if anyone can remember the tallest mountain in Antarctica, or that one in PNG…

    I’ll take the easy ones and say Kilamanjaro for Africa Everest for Asia, and Cerro Aconcagua for Sth America.

    5) That’s not easy at all! I’ve been listening to Liam Finn lately, so maybe his party piece “second chance”


  4. Raymond A Francis says:

    1 Strength male and female
    2 “Making power for all NZ……for folks like me”
    3 Jane Austin
    4 Everest Kilamanjaro Mt McKinley for Asia Africa and N America respectively
    5 “Blue Smoke” still gets me teared up as Americans say


  5. 1. Left right left right as the militarians used to say
    2 ‘And as you pass by ol’ Oamaru
    Say Hi! to it from me….’
    3 Titiwahai Harawira
    4 Everest, Kilimanjaro, McKinlay, Kosiosko… must have a couple there!
    5 It used to be Peter Cape’s ‘Taumatawhakatangihaungakauauotamataiapokaiwhenuakitanatahu’, which we learned when we were aged about 10/11 (great party piece!), but has now been surpassed by Ballad of the Waitaki


  6. Gina says:

    1. right and left (in Maori)
    2. “irrigate the pasture first, don’t let a drop pass me”?
    3. Jane Austin
    4. Kilimanjaro, Everest and Elbrus
    5. Poi e!


  7. pdm says:

    1. Pass – but tell Bearhunter Maui is a whole lot of campervans that don’t pull over when you get behind them.
    2. Pass – will leave that to you southerners.
    3. Muldoon – about Marilyn Waring.
    4. Everest, McKinlay, Kilimanjaro, Kosciusko (sp)
    5. My Old Mans an All Black.

    As an aside I spent the first 10 years of my life just down the road from Taumata……….PaulT.


  8. Bearhunter says:

    “Maui is a whole lot of campervans that don’t pull over when you get behind them”

    That explains the bullet holes in the back of so many of them, then. Is there anything more annoying?


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