Monday’s quiz

1. Who is the President of Chile?

2. Who is the patron saint of miners?

3. Who said, “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.”?

4. It’s trabajador in Spanish, travailleur in French, lavoratore in Italian and kaimahi in Maori – what is it in English?

5. Who is the outgoing Director General of Agriculture & Forestry and who is his successor?

7 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Sebastian Pinera

    (2) Saint Barbara

    (3) Oscar Wilde

    (4) Labourer


  2. david winter says:

    Oh my, this could well be a zero…

    Don’t have so much as a clue on the first three, I remember seeing a post in my reader on the 5th (must have been you) but nothing sunk in and I’m left clutching to the fact “mahi” and “travail” both mean work for the translation. So.

    4) worker (?)


  3. Bearhunter says:

    1. Sebastian Pinera, who must be one of the most popular unpopular leaders anywhere. He scraped in at his election and will now sweep the polls at the next election.

    2. St Lawrence, after whom the Chilean rescue mission was named (San Lorenzo).

    3. I’m tempted to say Oscar Wilde, but since that idle slackabed never did a hand’s turn, I’ll go for the more lefty GB Shaw. I know it was an Irishman…

    4. Worker (thank the gods for my halting Italian).

    5. Ah, come on, you’re kidding…Does anyone know that apart from you and his/her mother?


  4. gravedodger says:

    1 Mr President Pinera but if they call Mr Key smile and wave this guy Is just all smiles as that and his out “parkering” Bob made his face the enduring face of the mine rescue for me.
    2 St Barbara.
    3 Had to google that one.
    4 labourer/worker.
    5 as per your press release last week Wayne McNee from Enfield and for those wondering, Oamaru is the seaside suburb of Enfield. He replaces Murray Sherwin.


  5. adam2314 says:

    1. Sebastian Pinera.
    2. St Barbara. ( Did not know until the Chile Rescue )
    3. Could only be Oscar Wilde ( Very Droll )
    4. Worker.
    5. Pass. Is there a successor ?. Thought the department was being merged with MAF.


  6. bobux says:


    The department IS MAF


  7. pdm says:

    1. Pinera – and what a fine job he did at the mine.
    2. Florence Nightengale – she with the lamp.
    3. Tom Shand
    4. I thought it might have been lavatory until I saw the answere proferred above.
    5. Pass.


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