Thursday’s quiz

I’m leaving the questions up to you again.

You don’t have to follow my five question formula and anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bunch of spring flowers.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. J Bloggs says:

    Some Nautical themed questions follwing last weeks efforts:

    1) Who claimed to have “singed the King of Spain’s beard?”
    2) The novel (and film) “Captain Blood” was based loosely off the exploits of which British privateer?
    3) Which British privateer, turned pirate, is primarily responsible for the legend of buried pirate treasure
    4) Who commanded the “Bonhomme Richard”?
    5) Who wrote the song “Barrett’s Privateer’s”


  2. Andrei says:

    J Bloggs
    (1) Sir Walter Raleigh

    (2) Don’t know but the movie starred Errol Flynn, his definitive role perhaps

    (3) Guess Blackbeard aka Edward Teach

    (4) –

    (5) –


  3. Andrei says:

    (1) From you have I been absent in the spring,
    When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
    Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,

    From where is this taken and who is the author?

    (2) What is the classically defined date for the Vernal equinox, upon what date did it actually fall this year and when was our actual antipodean equivalent?

    (3) It’s Printemps in French, primavera in Spanish and also in Italian while it is Весна (Vesna) in Russian, what is it in English?

    (4) Given in Latin the answer to question 3 would be tempus primum what would this be in literal translation?

    (5) Enjoying the longer days?


  4. J Bloggs says:


    1) Shakespeare
    2) 22 sept was the SH vernal equinox, wouldn’t be able to tell you the others off the top of my head
    3) Spring
    4) –
    5) Give me a couple more weeks and I’ll have adjusted…


  5. Gravedodger says:

    Yesterday in a moment of ildleness between two bursts, something becoming pretty normal, I considered a bit of mischief.
    Then this morning “along came jo, I mean DaveK”

    In Ele’s unintentional tilt at The Guinness book record with her post on Key making a positive difference that ran to almost 80 responses:

    How many comments did DaveK make?

    How many new topics did those comments raise?

    How many times did DaveK get smacked down?

    Is DaveK desperate or lonely?

    Is it any wonder that Ele has taken a step back?

    Has Gravedodger too much time on his hands/


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