Thursday’s quiz

It’s your turn to ask the questions.

You don’t have to follow my five-question format.

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


9 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. [Deleted for contravening the spirit of these quizzes]


  2. Freddy says:

    1. Relaxing at home
    2. How big an idiot he is
    3. As he was ‘overseas’ at the time, all calls to he’s office were probably diverted to the oval Office.
    4. Lack of any good reason.
    5. Economically illiterate Greenies


  3. pdm says:

    Freddy – 3 cannot be right because Key and Obama were playing Golf that day.


  4. Andrei says:

    In keeping with the spirit of this fixture I offer the following for your amusement (oh fie Robert G of one tracked mind and presumably OCD)

    (1) Who said “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world”?

    (2) What are: Ländler, Gombey, Hora and Lezginka examples of?

    (3) It’s “valse” in French, “valzer” in Italian, “vals” in Spanish and “вальс (val’s)” in Russian
    What is it in English?

    (4) What is Maya Plisetskaya noted for?

    (5) Instead of watching our political wannabes debates on TV would you rather see the time devoted to them performing the “Dance of the Cygnets”?


  5. “oh fie”
    Freddy, you get a virtual jar of whale oil. I’m sorry it’s gone rancid. It was being kept in Key’s top drawer, and it’s filthy in there.


  6. J Bloggs says:

    In answer to Andrei:

    1) Voltaire
    2) dances
    3) Waltz
    4) Given the name and quiz subject, I’ll hazard a guess at her being a ballerina
    5) Absolutely – since they’ve already done a good job of Dnase des bouffons. Just don’t show it at dinnertime….


  7. J Bloggs says:

    1) Who wrote the poem “Down a country road I know”?

    2) Who set it to music?

    3) What award did the person in question 2 receive in the Queens Birthday honours?

    4) In shearing, what is a “ringer”?

    5) Does the wool industry have a future in NZ?


  8. Andrei says:

    J Bloggs

    (1) –

    (2) –

    (3) –

    I assume we are talking Kiwiana from the third question, should know more – red faced

    (4) The best shearer in a gang

    (5) absolutely, synthetic carpets make me spark, go to kiss wife and give us both a zap


  9. Bulaman says:

    j blogs
    1) Pass
    2) Phil Garland (have cassette of Down a country road)
    3) Pass
    4) Guy that “rings the bell” for finishing first
    5) Not until petrochemicals are priced beyond $200 per barrel equivalent


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