Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: “There are flood and drought over the eyes and in the mouth, dead water and dead sand contending for the upper hand. The parched eviscerate soil gapes at the vanity of toil, laughs without mirth. This is the death of the earth.”?

2. Which group had a hit with Love is all Around Us  and the song track for Four Weddings and a Funeral?

3. It’s pluie  in French,  pioggia in Italian, lluvia in Spanish and hāuaua  in Maori, what is it in English?

4. How long did it rain after Noah and the animals entered the Ark?

5. Where is the wettest place (on land) in New Zealand?

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. smttc says:

    1. no idea
    2. wet wet wet
    3. rain
    4. 40 days and 40 nights
    5. fiordland


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) TS Eliot

    (2) An old Troggs song which would be best forgotten

    (3) Rain

    (4) Forty days and Forty nights

    (5) Fiordland


  3. 1] T.S.Eliot
    2] Wet, Wet, Wet.
    3] Rain
    4] For forty days and forty nights
    5] Milford Sound.


  4. willdwan says:

    1 Elliot. Not the only time he used drought as a metaphor.
    2 Just can’t recall.
    3 Rain.
    4 Forty days and forty nights.
    5 Fiordland.


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