Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.”?

2. It’s guerrier in French,  guerriero in Italian, guerrero in Spanish (to my surprise I couldn’t find it in Maori, there’s a bonus if you can), what is it in English?

3. A statue of whom overlooks the Octagon in Dunedin?

4. What are the capital cities of Romania, Samoa and Tonga?

5. The Hang Seng is the stock exchange of which country?

8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. gravedodger says:

    1 Orwell
    2 warrior for the bonus Heke as in Jake
    3 Robbie Burns.
    4 Bucharest, Apia, Nukualofa.
    5 Hong Kong semiautonomous part of The Chinese Peoples Republic.

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) George Orwell
    (2) Warrior
    (3) Robbie Burns
    (4) Bucureşti, Apia and Nuku’alofa
    (5) Hong Kong

  3. David Winter says:

    This is a bit more like it

    (1) Being a quote, I, of course, pass
    (2) ‘guerre’ means war, so warrior/soldier? Which is ‘toa’ in Māori
    (3) Robbie Burns
    (4) Err… pass, Apia and Nuku’alofa
    (5) Hong Kong

  4. Cadwallader says:

    1 Don’t know.
    2 Soldier
    3 Robbie Burns
    4 Bucharest, Apia, Nuku alofa
    5 Hong Kong.

  5. adam2314 says:

    1. Pass.
    2. Soldier.
    3. Burns.
    4. Pass..Apia.. Nuku alofa.
    5. The Hang Seng is the Hong Kong stock exchange..

    Hong Kong is not a country !!..

  6. adam2314 says:

    Thus all before me can not get full marks :-))

  7. mort says:

    maori warrior is a taua
    robert burns
    bucharest, apia nukualofa,
    hong kong

  8. pdm says:

    1. Sir TP McLean
    2. Guerilla or mercenary
    3. Pass – to my shame I have never visited Dunedin
    4. Bucharest, Apia, Nukualofa
    5. Hong Kong

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