Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said, I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.?

2.  Which Prime Minister did Margaret Thatcher defeat to win her first election as leader and which Prime Minister defeated her?

3.  What was Thatcher’s first job after graduating?

4. It’s fer in French, ferro in Italian, fierro in Spanish and rino in Maori, what is it in English.

5.  To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.  True, false, it depends?


5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) By jilikers that is hard! Let me hazard a guess – Margaret Thatcher

    (2) James Callahan, is that how you spell it?

    (3) Chemist in a plastics factory

    (4) Iron

    (5) True and right on the button


  2. 1] Baroness Thatcher.
    2] Callaghan
    3] Chemist
    4] Iron
    5] No; a consensus can be the result of a negotiated compromise in which each side keeps their principles intact.


  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 Baroness Thatcher
    2 Defeated Labour’s James Callaghan, succeeded by John Major
    3 Chemist, involved in the development of soft serve “Cream Freeze”.
    4 Iron.
    5 Very true. Consensus can be useful in overcoming an impass but invariably results in a half baked solution that eventually fails to deliver a strong enduring outcome.


  4. Gravedodger says:

    ps Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was never defeated she resigned in Caucus after over 11 years at the helm.


  5. adam2314 says:

    1. Prime Minister Thatcher.
    2. Callaghan. ( Who ?? ).
    3. Industrial Chemist.
    4. Iron.
    5. Pass.. I concede.. :-))


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