Thursday’s quiz

1.  Who said: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!””

2. What was the title of Robert Bolt’s play about Thomas Moore?

3. It’s too easy in French, in stagione Italian, estación in Spanish and wa in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  How does this sentence begin and where does it come from: . . . and a time to every purpose under the heaven?

5. What’s your favourite spring flower?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Willdwan says:

    1. Sigh…I used to think I was good at quotes.
    2. A man for all seasons. Boring.
    3. Season, would seem a reasonable guess.
    4. “To every thing, there is a season…” Turn turn turn, by Pete Seeger, America’s richest communist.
    5. That creeper thing that grows in manuka trees, some kind of clematis I think. Risked all to bring some home to my wife long ago, she didn’t think much of it. So much for romance.


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) –

    (2) “A man for all seasons”

    (3) Season

    (4) “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

    Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1 of the King James version

    (5) Spring Flowers?

    Instead the answer to Q4 – the book of Ecclesiastes is not a familiar text for the vast majority of us, indeed the familiarity of those words in that question come from……

    …the magic that Roger Mcguinn could wring from a Rickenbacker 12 string


  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) The late, great Robin Williams
    2) pass
    3) Season (I know this one because I like Vivaldi, who had four fantasic musical ones)
    4) To every thing there is a season – it comes from the bible, although probably more well known due to the Byrds
    5) Daffodils, although apple blossoms are also welcome, for a different reason


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