Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.?

2.  What was the film in which Shirley Temple sang The Good Ship Lollypop?

3.  What do uncopyrightable and subdermatoglyphic have in common?

4. What’s the longest English word with a single vowel?

5. What’s the last book you read?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Alwyn says:

    1. Mark Twain
    2. Bright Eyes. I assure you I would have had no idea if I hadn’t been reading of her death in the paper about 10 minutes ago.
    3. They each have one occurence of each of the vowels. Thanks to question 4 which gave me the idea.
    4. ????????
    5. This one is really true. “The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money”. John Maynard Keynes. I read it every 5 years or so, not for the economics but for the wonderful writing. The last couple of days happened to be the time.


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) I hazard a guess – Helen Keller

    (2) I love old movies, watch them at every opportunity but have never watched one with Shirley Temple in it

    (3) a e i o u appear once and only once in each as they do in sequoia and as they don’t appear in Kyzyl, the capital city of Tuva

    (4) Aardvark?

    (5) Eine Frau in Berlin, given to me to read by N, who had read it on the plane when she came for Xmas previous – I read it at the time and just revisited it


  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) mark twain
    2) pass
    3) they have no repeated letters, cotain all 5 vowels, plus y
    4) Strengths
    5) The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe, which I have been reading to my daughters


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