Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said : “Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”?

2. Who wrote: How to Win Friends and Influence People?

3. It’s bibliothèque in French, biblioteca in Italian and Spanish and whare pukapuka in Maoir, what is it in english?

4. Where did Texel sheep originate?

5. How many South Island electortes electorates are there and how many people (more or less) in an electorate.

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Cicero

    (2) Dale Carnegie

    (3) Library

    (4) The Island of Texel in the Netherlands, which has another claim to fame as being the last place in the European Theatre of WW2 where combat continued for ten days after Germany’s surrender. The Combatants being Georgian POWs pressed into service with the Germans and their German overlords.

    The Georgians didn’t want to be repatriated – shamefully they were,

    (5) As I recall it is set at 25 and this defines the size of general electorates throughout NZ


  2. (5) As I recall it is set at 25 and this defines the size of general electorates throughout NZ

    “You’re living in the past … Quit Living in the past” – Homer Simpson.

    It was 25 under first past the post. It’s now 16, plus a large fraction of one Māori electorate (Te Tai Tonga, which also includes parts of Wellington City).

    c. 60,000 people in each electorate (they’re drawn with reference to population, not voting-age population).


  3. gravedodger says:

    1 Pass.Hon(sic) C.Carter a recent example though.
    2 Dale Carnegie.
    3 Library. Akaroa building sports all three designations
    4 Agreed that they originated on the Island of the same name in the North Sea and the imports to NZ around 1990 came from UK and Denmark as I recall.
    5 16 seats fixed and currently about 60 000 population in each.


  4. 1 Hone Harawira
    2 Dale Carnegie
    3 a library
    4 Why Texel, of course
    5 Probably an average of about 5 electortes in each South Island electorate…these we understand to be spanish speaking voters, so we should be pretty near the mark…
    How many South Island electorates? Dilligaf springs to mind! [Not really, Ele!]


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