Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

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), 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?

Points for answers:

Gravedodger, Andrei and Mort win an electronic chocolate cake each – GD for five right with a good try for the warrior bonus and a bonus for correctly identifying Hong Kong’s status and Andrei for five and a bonus for language skills for Bucureşti. Mort got five and the warrior bonus.

David got 3 and 2/3 with the warrior (I wonder why that didn’t come up when I searched www.maoridictionary.co.nz?) and another bonus for deduction.

Cadwallader got four.

Adam got 3 2/3 with a bonus for correcting me on Hong Kong’s status (I can’t take points off the others when they answered the question set and it was my fault the question was wrong).

PDM got three – and a don’t-know-what-you’re-missing for never having been to Dunedin (best in spring or autumn).

Answers follow the break:

1. George Orwell.

2. Soldier, warrior.

3. Robbie Burns.

4. Bucharest, Apia,  Nuku’alofa.

5. Hong Kong.

4 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. grigorjJeff says:

    I wasn’t aware that Hong Kong was a country.

  2. homepaddock says:

    Jeff – Gravedodger and Adam both pointed that out in their answers which is what my comments to them referred to.

  3. adam2314 says:

    You know that I can not let this pass HP..:-))

    Are you saying that if this question was asked at NCEA.. Those not knowing that Hong Kong is not a country would receive a pass ??

    Hong Kong has never been a country..!!..

    It is your quizz ( which I look forward to ) and you are the referee..

    The referee is always right :-))

    As an aside..

    Did you know that Hong Kong. Small as it is and for all of its seething millions ..

    STILL has 45% of its land area in natural vegitation..

  4. homepaddock says:

    Hong Kong was the correct answer to an incorrect question. Nothing aobut NCEA would surprise me 🙂

    And no I didn’t know that about Hong Kong – I’ve never been there.

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