Monday’s quiz

1.  It’s  lágrima in Spanish, lame in French, lacrima in Italian and roimata in Maori – what is it in English?

2. Who said: “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake”?

3. Whose horses were: Black Bess, Rosinante, Silver and Trigger?

4. Who are the captains of the Silver Ferns and the Black Ferns?

5. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the USA gives the right to what?

9 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) tears
    (2) Dick Turpin
    Don Quixote – although if I recall correctly Rosinante is in reality a donkey
    The Lone Ranger
    and Roy Rogers is riding tonight on Trigger
    (5) Freedom of Religion


  2. Andrei says:

    whoops I left out 2 so my 2 is 3 and my 2 is Ralph Waldo Emmerson


  3. gravedodger says:

    1 tear/s
    2 no idea but very good summation of the situation.
    3 Dick Turpin English Highwayman.
    The lone Ranger “hi ho silver”
    Roy Rodgers
    4 Casy Williams, Melissa Ruscoe
    5 Guarantees freedom of religion, and it even applies to Islam, A fact lost on most Islamic leaders who indulge in religious or state activity and do not understand what that actually means for others as they continue to denigrate “the Great Satan” and enforce sharia law on non believers.


  4. Bearhunter says:

    1. Tears.

    2. Haven’t a baldy.

    3. Dick Turpin, Don Quixote, The Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, the strange time-travelling cowboy.

    4. Casey Williams and Melissa Ruscoe

    5. Freedom from an “established” religion.


  5. Mr Gronk says:

    Once again, only two are possible for me.

    1. Tears.

    5. Several guarantees: The right to free exercise of religion (and, similarly, an obligation on the US federal government not to establish a religion by law); the rights to freedom of speech, of the press, and of peaceful assembly; and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.


  6. JC says:

    1. I guessed grief
    2. Pass
    3. Dick Turpin. Also the name of a famous Hawkes Bay pony owned by the Thompson family. Don Quixote. The Lone Ranger. Also my brother had a horse called Silver.
    Roy Rogers. Also a horse owned by my wife.
    4. Pass
    5. Religious freedom



  7. david winter says:

    1) I don’t know

    2) I don’t know, but (at least in my case) he was right

    3) Black Bess was Dick Turpin Silver was the loan ranger. I’m think Rosinante sounds Spanish, so maybe that’s the steed from which Don Quixote’s tilted at windmills. No clue of trigger.

    4) I don’t know (but that’s at least as much about not liking netball or rugby as it is about being a misogynist 😉

    5) The one line answer is “free speech”. More specifically it’s freedom of (and from) religion, freedom of the press, freedom to complain to the government, freedom of expression and freedom to gather in groups. Even more specifically, it’s about not letting state or federal governments enact laws that would impinge of those freedoms.


  8. adam2314 says:

    1. Tears.

    2. Will Rogers. Or is that Rodgers ?? 🙂

    3. Dick Turpin. Don Quixote. The Lone Ranger. Roy

    4. Pass.

    5. Freedom of speech, religion and peacable assembly
    from Government.
    Plus a few other important bits.


  9. pdm says:

    1. Pass
    2. The Mayor of Napier – 4 February 1931.
    3. Dick Turpin, Pass, The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers.
    Gene Autry’s horse was Champion and Hopalong Cassidy’s was Topper.
    4. Casey Williams and Melissa Ruscoe
    5. Freedom of Religion.

    A far more acceptable set of questions if I may be so forward as to say so. I guess that is because I had a pretty good idea of the answese to most of them. I now await the adjudicator.


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