Thursday’s quiz

1. What’s the title of the poem which begins: “A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey;”  and who wrote it?

2. Who wrote: And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

3. It’s Noël in French,  Natale in Italian, Navidad in Spanish and Kirihimete  in Maori, what is it in English?

4. How did Sticky Beak the Kiwi cause a commotion?

5. What is Viscum album?

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. James Stephenson says:

    2)Theodore Seuss Geisel
    3) Christmas
    4) Obviously a gap in my cultural education
    5) Mistletoe


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Journey of the Magi by TS Eliot
    (2) Dr Seuss – not hard for a father of four
    (3) Рождество Христово = Nativity of Christ – those other words mean Nativity, well Spanish, Italian and French do


  3. Will says:

    Eliot’s “Journey of the Magi.” (love that poem)
    Dr Seuss
    Goodness knows
    Er…latin for sticky stuff?


  4. pdm says:

    1. Pass
    2. Dr. Zeuss
    3. Christmas
    4. I know the tune but not the answer – damn.
    5. Is it some part f the vacuum cleaner?


  5. 1] One of the set poems in my final year of high school- T.S.Eliot’s “Journey of the Magi”.
    2] Dr Suess
    3] Christmas
    4] No idea. Someone who interfered in something [if “sticky beak” does mean that in NZ- can’t recall having heard the phrase here]
    5] No idea, says I. Mistletoe, says my wife.


  6. Teletext says:

    1. Journey of the Magi T S Eliot
    2. Theodor (Ted) Seuss Geisel or Dr Seuss
    3. Christmas or Nativity
    4. He notified old Santa Claus to notify the deer, that he will pull the Christmas sleigh in the southern hemisphere.
    5. A species of mistletoe known as the European or Common Mistletoe. The stem and foliage can be used for “medicinal” purposes but must be harvested before the berries (which are toxic to humans) form.


  7. adam2314 says:

    1. Pass
    2. Pass.
    3. Christmas ( Ba Humbug ).
    4. Pass.
    5. Pass.

    Will be glad when the nation wide 2 weeks of getting drunk, Beating the wife… Killing the kids is over.


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