Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questiosn were:

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?

Points for answers:

Andrei gets an electronic box of chocolates with five correct and a bonus for the music:

Cadwallader got four.

Grqavedodger also gets an e-box of concolates for five right.

And PDM got three.

Answers follow the break:

1. Winston Churchill.

2. Tax.

3. Waitaki, Benmore and Aviemore.

4. Carly Simon.

5. A musical instrument.

3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    Thank you for the chocolates – just what I needed to brighten the day.

    It seems the balalaika question was too easy this a bigger challenge perhaps?

    What is the name of the instrument this young master playing?

    People can do amazing things sometimes

  2. homepaddock says:

    A Bandura?

    Ukrainian bandura — 36 strings, walnut/spruce, original modified bracing pattern.

    The invention of an instrument combining the elements of lute and psaltery itself is currently creditable to Francesco Landini, an Italian lutenist-composer of trecento. Filippo Villani writes in “Liber de civitatis Florentiae”: “…(Landini) invented a new sort of instrument, a cross between lute and psaltery, which he called the serena serenarum, an instrument that produces an exquisite sound when its strings are struck.”

  3. Andrei says:

    Well done – a pretty sounding instrument, but one way to complex to maintain and play to find everyday usage

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