Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. “. . .  for when women are the advisers, the lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what
they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole.”?

2.  Which New Zealand author wrote The Matriarch?

3. It’s matrone in French, matrona in Italian, matriarca in Spanish and kuikui in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  Who was the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason.

5. Who topped Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women this year?

Points for answers:

Andrei got three and a smile for #5.

Alwyn wins an electronic bouquet of magnolia with four right.

Grant got three.

Adam got one a bonus for added interest.

Answers follow the break:

1. Louisa May Alcott.

2. Witi Ihimaera.

3. Matriarch – though I’ve accepted matron.

4. Athena.

5. Angela Merkel.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    The theme of that quiz by association bought to mind Blessed Matrona of Moscow and as a word lover here is a new word to add to your lexicon Starets which is what she was

  2. Angela Merkel leaves the UN and flies back to Europe. Storms cause the plane to land at Paris airport.

    “Nationality?” asks the immigration officer.

    “German,” she replies.


    “No, just passing through.”

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