Thursday’s quiz

1. Which Finance Minister presented the Black Budget in 1958?

2. Who holds the position of Associate Finance Minister?

3. It’s preventivo  in Italian, presupuesto in Spanish, (I can’t find it in Maori) – what does it mean in English?

4. Who said  “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.‘”  And in whcih book written by whom?

5. Who wrote: Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less?

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. JC says:

    1. Nordmeyer
    2. Some bloke with a dead possum on his head.
    3. Dunno. Prevention?
    4. Dickens. Oliver twist?
    5. Not sure. It could be Dickens again.. and its something Shylock would say 🙂



  2. gravedodger says:

    1 Arnold Nordmeyer a man of the cloth turned Labour Politician representing an area near our host if my memory serves me right,I mean left.
    2 Hon Simon Power, Possumn head is Revenue.
    3 guess Budget? Topic of the day
    4 Mr McCawber from David Copperfield by Charles Diskens.
    5 Geoffry Archer one of his early attempts


  3. Bearhunter says:

    1. Arnold Nordmeyer, the man so cruelly abused by DB in their Export ads.
    2. Steven Joyce (who seems to do everything).
    3. I was going to say contraceptives, but I’ll chance budget instead, given the day that’s in it.
    4. Wilkins Micawber in Dickens’s David Copperfield.
    5. The vile and irredeemably foul Jeffrey Archer, cad, liar and all-round general bad egg.


  4. gravedodger says:

    ps Nordy’s Prime Minister was one Walter, later Sir Walter Nash, anticedent of the Labour List MP who made a scurrilous attack on our most productive export sector yesterday to score cheap political points with the economic illiterates.
    Noted above what may be the correct answer for q 3 as I guess todays big event is a bit like a contraceptive, a preventative that may or may not work.


  5. Paul Tremewan says:

    Arnie Nordmeyer
    Stevie Joyce
    Budget not sure their is a Maori word for it…
    Chas Dickens, quoting Graham Hart
    That crook Archer


  6. Cadwallader says:

    1 Nordmeyer.
    2 Judith Collins?
    3 Don’t know. Looks like prophylactic???
    4 David Copperfield.(Don’t know which character…but he was very wise.)
    5 Jeffrey Archer.( He wasn’t wise!)


  7. adam2314 says:

    1. Arnold Nordmeyer.
    2. Steven Joyce ( I think ).
    3. Budget. ( In maori it is “open hand ” )
    4. Mr. Micawber. David Copperfield. Charles Dickens.
    5. Pass.


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