Thursday’s quiz

1. Did anyone notice there wasn’t a quiz last week?

2. Did you miss it?

3. Is it too hard/too easy?

4. Is it time for a change in format?

5. Any suggestions for improvements?

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Yes – 😦

    (2) Yes – I enjoy quizzes, I do Stuff’s and the Herald’s everyday. I can Ace Stuff’s from time to time but the Herald’s well this has never happened – too many celebrity (who I have barely heard of in many cases) baby name questions. That being said I got 14/15 today…..

    (3) The’re easy when you know the answers and hard when you don’t

    (4) Format is pretty good having a theme helps with finding the answers and identifying the theme is part of the fun though it is often obvious.

    (5) Bring forth literature, poetry, art and music, the fine things in life that make us human beings and neither animals nor robots


  2. pdm says:

    1. Yes.
    2. Yes
    3. About right. After all it is about the challenge.
    .4. Why – if is not broken there is no need to change it.
    5. More sporting questions may help me but I am being selfish. I never google for answers, preferring to wait for the answers you post on Fridays. When I miss a week it is usually because I forget to go back to it.


  3. Alwyn says:

    I would have to say that Andrei has summed up my own views, although I don’t bother with the Herald quiz.
    There, that has saved me a lot of typing.


  4. Andrei says:

    Funny word “quiz” – its not of Latin or Greek origin, nor Germanic I’d guess and it is exactly the same in Italian and French though clearly not a word from a romance language. I looked up its etymology and nobody really knows exactly where it came from.

    I don’t know about Spanish – i could look it up but will leave it as an exercise for the blog host if she so chooses

    In Russian it is Викторина (Victorina) and I looked up that etymology too (my curiosity now aroused) and apparently in the nineteen twenties there was a newspaper quiz compiled by someone who used the pen name Victor. Victor was actually this man, who appears as a character in “For Whom the Bell Tolls”.

    Curious old world we live in


  5. homepaddock says:

    I haven’t come across quiz in Spanish. Google gives several options – examen –
    examination, review, test, exam, inspection, quiz; interrogatorio –
    interrogation, questioning, examination, interrogatory, quiz; encuesta – poll, inquiry, inquest, quiz; acertijo – riddle, puzzle, quiz; burlón – teasing, scoffer, wag, quiz; concurso de televisión –
    quiz; monóculo – monocle, quiz; and concurso radiofónico.


  6. Yes, Andrei’s right. Correct, also.


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