Thursday’s quiz

It’s your turn to ask the questions again.

You don’t need to ask a specific number nor do you need to follow the format I usually do.

Anyone who stumps us all will win an electronic batch of shortbread.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    Geography week, Five Capital cities of Republics within the Russian Federation – for each of them can you name the Republic for which they are the capital

    (1) Izhevsk

    (2) Vladikavkaz

    (3) Kazan

    (4) Elista

    (5) Abakan

  2. J Bloggs says:

    Who made the following horse related comments?

    1) If that is the law, sir, then the law is an ass!

    2) He doth nothing, but talk of his horse

    3) A horse is dangerous at both ends, and uncomfortable in the middle

    4) A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.

    5) Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

  3. J Bloggs says:

    And I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t have a clue to Andrei’s without resorting to intesive googling….well and truly stumped

  4. homepaddock says:

    You’ve both stumped me .

    The only city I recognise is Kazan but I don’t know where it is and while 1,2, and 5 of the horse quotes are familiar I don’t know who said them first.

  5. Andrei says:

    Ah Mr Bloggs

    (1) Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist said by Mr Bumble

    (2) Shakespeare in the “Merchant of Venice” uttered by Portia

    (3) I’m clueless

    (4) and once again clueless

    (5) Sounds somewhat Churchillian but I’m unfamiliar with the quote


    Yes my questions are hard, I knew they would be

    Two of the five I’ve visited and another is on my bucket list – we will see

    One of them is in my view the most beautiful city in the world – it doesn’t ever seem to make the lists of beautiful cities though perhaps my aesthetic sense is different

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