Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ”

2. It’s contester in French, contestare in Italian, desafiar in Spanish and whakatara in Maori, what is it in English?

3. What is a capybara, (also known as a carpincho)?

4. In which ocean is Madagascar?

5. What do the British and Argentineans respectively call the South Atlantic Islands whose ownership they dispute?

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Bulaman says:

    1) Chinese Philosopher?
    2) Contest
    3) The world’s largest rat
    4) Indian
    5) Falklands and Los Malvinas


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) has me stumped
    (2) Challenge
    (3) An over sized guinea pig
    (4) The Indian Ocean
    (5) Falklands, Malvinas


  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 Mr Confucius an old chinaman I heard about at school.
    2 Contest
    3 a very large rodent from Sth America, related to Chincilla
    4 The western Indian Ocean
    5 The British call the Islands The Falkland Islands.
    The Argentinians refer to them as Los Malvinas.
    The people who actually live there call them home.


  4. adam2314 says:

    1. Lao Tzu.
    2. Challenge.
    3. A South American type of rat thingy..
    4. Indian Ocean.
    5. The Falkland Islands and Malvinas


  5. David Winter says:

    (1) So, in order for me to get a quote it needs to be ~2 500 years old. That’s Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism sounding very un-Taoist.

    (2) By the “what English word does it most look like” method I’m going for contest

    (3) The biggest rodent on earth

    (4) The Indian

    (5) The Falklands and the Malvinas and according to my friend who’s visited it’s a grim sort of a place.


  6. pdm says:

    1. Confucious – who also allegedly said `man with hole in pocket sure to feel cocky all day’.
    2. Contest or similar
    3. Pass
    4. Indian Ocean
    5. Malvinas


  7. Teletext says:

    1. Lao Tzu Chinese Philosopher and founder of Taoism
    2. Various meanings but generally to challenge, to dare, to defy
    3. A bloody large rodent, cousin of the guinea pig
    4. Indian Ocean
    5. England – Falkland Islands; Argentina – Malvinas


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