Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.”?

2. It’s impôts in French,  tassa or imposta in Italian, impuesto in Spanish and tāke  in Maori, what is it in English?

3. Name the three hydro dams on the Waitaki River.

4. Who wrote and performed You’re So Vain?

5. What is a balalaika?

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) too easy Sir Winston Peters Churchill

    (2) Tax

    (3 ) Benmore, Avemore, Waitaki

    (4) Carly Simon

    (5) the famous Russian triangular stringed instrument

  2. Cadwallader says:

    1 No idea.
    2 Taxation
    3 Benmore,Waitaki Aviemore
    4 Carly Simon and James Taylor assisting with the writing.
    5 A musical instrument, I think from Russia.

  3. gravedodger says:

    1 Churchill, my old brain had it a ‘healthy horse’.
    2 Tax ,Take and impost(a) good clues.
    3 Benmore to the west then down to Aviemore and lastly the oldest Waitaki. Was it the Plainsmen who sang about the system, “making power for you and me”.
    4 Carly Simon.
    5 Stringed Russian Instrument played by Plucking/Strumming

  4. pdm says:

    1. Sir Walter Raliegh
    2. Tariff or impost – tax.
    3. Pass – had it been the Waikato River I could have named a few.
    4. Carly Simon
    5. A Russian musical instrument.

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