Thursday’s quiz

1. What are the missing words and who said this: “Never give in, never give in, …; ….; …. – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”

2. It’s vaillance  in French, valentía in Spanish and  māia in Maori, what is it in English?

3. Who said: “Courage is resistence to fear -mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”?

4. How much household bleach do you add to a litre of water to purify it?

5. Which is Simon Power’s electorate?

8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. david winter says:

    Two quotes? This is clearly stacked against my weaknesses!

    2) I’m guessing courage, same root as out ‘valor’?

    4) One drop, but be aware bleach goes off sitting in your kitchen, so won’t be as strong if it’s older

    5) rangitikei (which I only know because I looked it up yesterday)


  2. JC says:

    1. Churchill. I’m guessing “never, never give” Although I thought there were a few more “nevers”in there.

    4. One drop

    5. Rangitikei



  3. Bearhunter says:

    1. Churchill. Always a handy fallback in a crisis, Churchill and his speeches.
    2. Bravery.
    3. Mark Twain
    4. A teaspoonful?
    5. Rangitikei. I covered his first election night from the Feilding Hotel back in 1999.


  4. Rob Hosking says:

    1. Definitely Churchill – ‘never, never, never ‘ I think are the three missing words.

    2.valour or courage?

    3. Sounds like somethign Leonard Cheshire once said but I admit I’m guessing.

    4.None, I’d have thought….. when I was in Nepal we used iodine. OK, I’m guessing one drop.

    5. Rangitikei


  5. Andrei says:

    (1) never X 3, Churchill
    (2) Courage
    (3) Mark Twain


  6. Cadwallader says:

    1 Robert Guyton on a tax safari!
    2 Intrepidity
    3 Guess: Dwight Eisenhower
    4 A little?
    5 Rangitikei (Remember Bruce Beetham for an extra 1/2 a point?)


  7. gravedodger says:

    1 no idea.
    2 bravery
    3 this is toooo hard
    4 just stay with the scotch and leave the water for the mosquitos.
    5 finally a question I understand “Rangatiki”, Very mixed feelings on this he has done a lot to make the justice system work better as far as process goes but his work on name suppression leaves me wondering if time means anything to him. Sunshine is a very good disinfective agent. Would be good if he could get Nick Smith to move on as well.


  8. adam2314 says:

    1. Never. Never. Never. My era :-))
    2. Bravery.
    3. Pass.
    4. Usually a teaspoon. Depends on the age and strength of the bleach, Janola – Home Brand etc.
    5. Rangatikei ( not to sure about the spelling )


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