Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.?

2. What is the significance of the temperature Fahrenheit 451 in Ray Bradbury’s book fo that name?

3. What is the largest and heaviest organ in the human body (i.e. internal).

4. How many sides does a heptagon have?

5. Who won New Zealand’s first gold in the 2012 Paralympics and in which sport?

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Mark Twain – a regular feature of Thursday quizzes even when they come up on a Friday

    (2) This is supposedly the temperature when paper (or a book, I can’t quite remember which it is) catches fire and burns

    (3) The Liver

    (4) Hept = seven

    (5) –

  2. homepaddock says:

    Whoops – it is Friday, where has the week gone?

  3. macdoctor01 says:

    1. Mark Twain
    2. It’s the temperature at which paper burns. Bradbury had not heard of flame-retardant paper when he wrote the book!
    3. The largest and heaviest internal organ is the liver (the skin is the largest organ overall)
    4. A heptagon (also known as a septagon) has seven sides.
    5. Sarah Storey for cycling ( I think it was the 3000m individual pursuit)

  4. 1. Don’t know.
    2. Paper burns at this temperature
    3. Liver
    4. Seven sides.
    5. Sophie Pascoe in swimming, I think.

    There is a note on the entry, saying that it was posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm. When is 12:00pm?

  5. homepaddock says:

    I got the day wrong but it was the otherwise very reliable WordPress which put 12pm. There’s 11:59am and 12:01pm but noon is neither before nor after midday so can’t be either am or pm.

  6. adam2314 says:

    1. Mark Twain.
    2. Pass.
    3. Liver ??.. Are lungs considered an organ ??.
    4. Seven.
    5. Pass.

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