Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said, Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.?

2. Which book by which author won the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards which was announced last night?

3. It’s bibliothèque in French, biblioteca in Italian and Spanish,  and whare pukapuka in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Benjamin Franklin, Mao Zedong, Lewis Carroll, Philip Larkin and Golda Meyer Meir shared a common job, what was it?

5. Which is the last book you read and which is the last New Zealand book you read?

2 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. willdwan says:

    1. Helen Keller.
    3.Library I think.
    4.Larkin was a librarian, so I guess the others could have been too.
    5.Almost finished Dr Zhivago. Last NZ book was Michael King’s history, but I grew bored with it.


  2. Alwyn says:

    1. Helen Keller. It is amazing what she accomplished considering she was born blind and deaf.
    2. Pass
    3. Library
    4. The were all authors although that seems a bit thin. Can’t see any other resemblance though.
    ps I assume you mean Golda Meir as it is usually spelt.
    4. The Infinity Puzzle by Frank Close. A history of the development of quantum field theorey in the second half of the 20th century.
    n the New Zealand book I decline to comment on the grounds that it may incriminate me.


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