Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field“.

2. In which book would you find: Flora Poste, Ada Doom; Graceless, Aimless, Feckless and Pointless; Viper and Big Business?

3. It’s  ferme in French, fattoria in Italian, granja  in Spanish andpāmu in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Who wrote A River Rules My Life and what was the name of the station on which she lived?

5. Which is New Zealand’s largest farm?

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Dwight Eisenhower
    (2) Cold Comfort Farm – a satirical view of rural life – t’was made into a tv series some years back
    (3) Farm


  2. Gravedodger says:

    1 Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme allied Commander for the invasion of Europe, Operation Overlord and later The President of the US after Trueman and before John F. Kennedy.
    2 Cold Comfort Farm.
    3 Farm.
    4 Mona Anderson wife of the Manager of Algidous Station in the forkes of The Mathais and Wilberforce Rivers above the confluence with the Rakaia. Wonderfully descriptive of life in the South Island High Country. Mona wrote other books and retired to Darfield after Leaving “Algidous”
    5 Molesworth Station North of Hanmer Springs based on the Clarence, The Acheron valleys and incorporating other early runs eg Parts of St Helens.


  3. Raymond A Francis says:

    What Andrei said and the answers for the last two are on my book shelf just above my head are:
    (4) Mona Anderson “Mt Algidus” I see she kindly signed my copy when I opened the book to checked the spelling of the station
    (5) Molesworth Station, the book by Lance McCaskill is worth a read, the two were not quite sitting side by side , just on the same shelf


  4. adam2314 says:

    1. Dwight D Eisenhower.
    ( A poor boy from Kansas. Became a President. Did much in between ).
    2. Pass.
    3. Farm.
    4. Pass.
    5. Pass.


  5. 1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    2. Cold Comfort Farm
    3. Farm
    4. Pass
    5. Pass


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