Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said:  “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” ?

2.  Who was the woman who led the campaign for women’s suffrage in New Zealand?

3. It’s élire in French;  eleggere in Italian; elegir in Spanish and whiriwhiri in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Who was the first Maori to win a general electorate?

5. If you could choose anyone – living or not – as Prime Minister now who would it be?

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. [Deleted – off-topic]


  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Love it, that is of course a paraphrase attributed to Uncle Joe,

    “Знаете, товарищи, –
    что я думаю по этому поводу: я считаю, что совершенно неважно, кто и как будет в партии голосовать; но вот что чрезвычайно важно, это – кто и как будет считать голоса”

    You know Comrades. –
    Thinking about it it I don’t think it matters how and who votes in the party but what is extremely important is how and who counts the votes

    (2) Kate Shepherd who adorns our $10 bill

    (3) Elect

    (4) Winston Peters

    (5) Not going to tell 🙂


  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, he slaughtered more Russians than Schicklgruber.
    2 Kate Shepherd
    3 Elect
    4 Sir Apirana Ngata.
    5 The current one will do it for moi.


  4. Andrei says:

    Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, he slaughtered more Russians than Schicklgruber.

    LOL GD – Comrade Stalin will inevitably answer for his sins on the day of judgement but that statement is pure hyperbole

    Of course the USA has been responsible for far more deaths and destruction in the past twenty years than communism managed in 70 years of its existence.

    Even as we speak they are committing mass murder by remote control in remote areas of third poor world countries with hi tech weapons that their victims have no defence against.

    This will spin your head


  5. J Bloggs says:

    1) Pass – someone rather cynical
    2) Kate Sheppard
    3) Choose
    4) Sir Apirana Ngata
    5) Gaius Julius Caesar – I reckon he’d do a good job


  6. Gravedodger says:

    Interesting Response Andrei, and I concede you have a much more intimate knowledge than I ever will.
    My research adds up Uncle Joe’s efforts over 40 years with military political and societal moves, giving a gross figure of a death toll under Stalin’s rule of somewhere over Fifty million including purges, transportation, famine, military and civilian war dead whereas the Hun killed say ten million in the holocaust, two million military dead, civilian casualties from military actions very contentious estimates, the total struggles to reach half Joe’s tally.

    True numbers are notoriously difficult to ascertain for the whole bloody disaster but with only around twelve years available to Alios’s little monster, Joe had a lot more time.

    BTW I have no belief system that will lead to any answering at judgement but suffice to say they were not very nice men, either of them.

    Sorry to head off the quiz thread Ele, it just happened begging your pardon.


  7. alwyn says:

    1. The most cynical politician of them all. Joseph Stalin
    2. Kate Sheppard, as portrayed on the $10 note
    3. Elect
    4. Was that James Carroll (spelling) about 1900? Mind you, from looking at him I am nearly willing to pick Winston. He looks old enough to have been in Parliament before that.
    5. Frankly I am sick of the whole thing. Bring back Buck!


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