Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”? 

2. It’s viein French, vita in Italian, vida in Spanish and koiora in Maori, what is it in English?

3. Who is the only NZ Governor General who was born in the South island?

4. Name two of the four members of The Monkees.

5. Which is your favourite of their songs?

8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. James G says:

    1. JK Rowling
    2. “Life”
    3. The only decent one, surely
    4. The late Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith
    5. Last Train to Clarksville


  2. adam2314 says:

    1. Pass.
    2. Life. ( It appears I have not had one :-)) ).
    3. Pass.
    4. Pass.
    5. Pass.


  3. Andrei says:

    (1) nope – no can do
    (2) Life
    (3) I’ll guess the current one – Sir Jerry Mateparae
    (4) Peter Tork, Davy Jones
    (5) Glerk – I avoid their songs if I possibly can


  4. Alwyn says:

    1 J K Rowling
    2 Life
    3 Silvia Cartright was born in Dunedin
    4 Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz
    5 I’d have to say “I’m a believer” but I really thought they were all saccharine rubbish.


  5. pdm says:

    1. Mother Teresa
    2. Pass
    3. Freyberg
    4. Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith.
    5. mrs pdm, our children and myself enjoyed all of The Monkees music and had no particular favourite.


  6. Teletext says:

    1. It was said by Kingsley Shacklebolt i Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but obviously written by J K Rowling
    2. Life although the Maori word koiora is also used in Maori curriculum material to mean Biology
    3. Dame Silvia Cartwright – although Keith Holyoake was probably conceived in Motueka but born in Paihiatua
    4. Micky Dolenz, Peter Took, the late Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith (a fabulous songwriter – what else could you call a guy who wrote a song called Propiniquity and the great song Rio),
    5. The Girl I Knew Somewhere written by Michael Nesmith but virtually all their material (a lot was written by Neil Diamond).


  7. 1] As Teletext says, Kingsley Shadbolt, one of JK Rowling’s characters- and one who seems to express her opinions, if one looks at her work with the intellectually disabled.
    2] Life.
    3] Dame Silvia Cartwright.
    4] Davy Jones [pop star previusly on Coro St] and Michael Nesmith [whose mother invented “liquid paper” correction fluid]
    5] I really don’t have one. I knew the answers to 4 because of pub quizzes, and can’t place any of their songs except “hey, hey we’re the Monkees”, and that only because it keeps getting played in the background of Jones’obituaries.


  8. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Tama Iti ( this is by way of a guess)
    2 life
    3 Sylvia Cartright
    4 Dolenz, Tork, Nesmith and Jones (d)
    5 Now is The Hour ( they never played it in concert, however…)


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