Thursday’s quiz

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said:  “New Zealand is an irredeemably pluvial country.”?

2. Propsero and his daughter Miranda are characters in which Shakespeare play?

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

4. Which New Zealand band had a hit with Always Take the Weather With You?

5. Have you ever taken the weather with you?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) LOL – There is but one New Zealander that would speak that way, Sir Geoffrey Palmer

    (2) The Tempest

    (3) Rain

    (4) Crowded house

    (5) Not really, I do remember a cartoon figure of a demon that always had a personal thunderstorm overhead but I cannot remember the context

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  2. 1. No idea- someone who didn’t like agriculture, maybe?
    2. Prospero & Miranda are from the Tempest. I was Caliban in a school production.
    3. Rain.
    4. Crowded House
    5. No. However, I give you a literary quote:
    And as he drove on, the rain clouds dragged down the sky after him for, though he did not know it, Rob McKenna was a Rain God. All he knew was that his working days were miserable and he had a succession of lousy holidays. All the clouds knew was that they loved him and wanted to be near him, to cherish him and to water him.
    Douglas Adams, “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish” [1984]

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  3. Alwyn says:

    1. That was the irredeemably polysyllabic Geoffrey Palmer.
    2. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    3. Rain
    4. I have heard of it but I have no idea who played it.
    5. Once I did. The first time I ever visited Western Australia I spent a week in Perth, a second week in the general area between Carnavon and Exmouth and then a third week back in Perth. It was beautifully fine and sunny for the whole time where we were. However it rained solidly for the second week in Perth and then in the third week the road to Exmouth was cut by flooding.

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