Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: “Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they’ll give you as many chances as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING.”

2. Who has just resigned as coach of the Silver Ferns, who has replaced her?

3. What is Spinacia oleracea more commonly known as and who ate it for strength?

4. It’s espoir in French; speranza in Italian, esperanza in Spanish and awhero, wawata or manawa ora  in Maori, what is it in English?

5. Where was Richie McCaw born and where was his childhood home?

Points for answers:

Andrei got three, a general okay though not sepcific for #5, and a bonus for good memory.

James got three and a half.

David got three and a bonus for added information.

PDM got two witha  obnus for could-have-been for #1 and fair comment for #5

GD got 4 with a near-enough by giving more than required to get a point for #5 plus a bonus for extra information which wins this week’s electronic bag of black jelly beans.

Paul got three and a near enough for #5 with a bonus for trying with #1.


Answers follow the break:

1. Bill Gates.

2. Ruth Aitkens, Waimarama Taumaunu.

3. Spinach, Popeye.

4. Hope.

5. Oamaru, Hakataramea Valley (the Haka to locals).

8 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. David Winter says:

    Not that it really matters, but that quote made me grumpy enough to look it up in context, and it turns out Bill Gates didn’t say anything so silly.


  2. homepaddock says:

    Thanks David – I found it here:

    Next time I use a quote from there (or anywhere else online) I’ll run it past Google.


  3. Andrei says:

    My memory may be good but always right at the forefront of my mind are my beautiful little big girls so how could I not remember?


  4. homepaddock says:

    They are a very good aide memoire, Andrei.


  5. ZenTiger says:

    mmm, black jelly beans.


  6. ZenTiger says:

    Glad I didn’t do this week’s quiz.

    I didn’t pay enough attention in school to mislearn the first answer.

    I didn’t realise the Silver Ferns had a coach, I thought they were naturals.

    I always have 3 with Olive oil

    I had no hope of getting quatre.

    And I’d guess number 5 – Richie was probably born in a hospital, but spent the first 9 months in a home with one womb.


  7. homepaddock says:

    Have a consolation e-packet of jelly beans (colour/s of your choice) for adding a smile to Friday evening, Zen.


  8. pdm says:

    Thanks for the obnus – I always wanted one of those.

    Don’t bother responding I have limited computer access at present.


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