Monday’s quiz

1. Which country won the first football world cup in 1930 and who were they playing?

2. What are the three most common magnetic metals.

3. Who said: “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.”?

4. Gephyrophobia is a fear of what?

5.What does vox. pop. stand for and what does it mean?

6 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Uruguay beat Argentina to win the first world cup

    (2) Iron Nickel and Cobalt


    (4) Jeepers the things people find to be phobic about
    gephyr – bridge so I guess fear of bridges

    (5) Popular voice – isn’t it usually used in the context of TV News canvassing those on the street for their opinion on whatever the topic for the day is?


  2. Inventory2 says:

    1) Uruguay beat Argentina
    2) to 4) – How the heck would I know?
    5) Vox pop is the abbreviation for the Latin phrase vox populi, literally “the voice of the people”. I always knew that my 50% pass mark in School C. Latin would come in handy one day 🙂


  3. david winter says:

    1) Uruguay beat Argentina ( only nations form the “home continent” made the finals for the first 5 or so world cups)

    2) Iron, Nickel and Cobalt (probably in that order)

    3) Nope

    4) Can’t even flail wildly and guess from the etymology

    5) That’s vox populi which is Latin for “what do I care what some person plucked from the traffic outside the TVNZ office thinks about this news story” (or perhaps “voice of the people”)


  4. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Uruguay over the Argies
    2 The most common heavy metals are Black Sabbath, Metalica and Iron Maiden… (can’t stand any of them!)
    3 Pete Bethune? He’s got an opinion on most things…
    4 Fear of Bridges, LLoyd, Jeff and Beau
    5 Vox populi: the voice of the people, the person in the street


  5. Gravedodger says:

    Ill cheat on PT’s great work apart from 2 where, as you didn’t ask for pure metals, I will go for Iron, Steels with a predominance of iron and nickel and for the third most common nickel (pure).
    Sorry I am late with my assignment but we have had a beaut day for the garden that had been so neglected of late.


  6. pdm says:

    1. Uruguay one but I do not know who they beat.
    2. Iron
    3. That could well have been my father except he was not usually as expansive as that. A good scot with a lot of patience.
    4. Fear of anyone named Geoff.
    5. Someone above says it is `the voice of the people’ and refers to TVNZ TVNZ. Somewhat inapproriate I feel given most of the tripe that they have uttered over the years.


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