Thursday’s quiz

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.?

2. Where did the phrase a wolf in sheep’s clothing originate?

3. It’s chien in French, cane in Italian,  pero in Spainsh and  kurī in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What breed of dog was Greyfriars Bobby and where would you find his statue?

5. If you were offered the choice of any dog, which breed would you pick?

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. J Bloggs says:

    1) Napoleon Bonaparte
    2) Aesop’s Fables
    3) Dog
    4) A Terrier of some description, His statue is in Edinburgh
    5) I’m not a dog person, but I have a fondness for Border Collies, so would probably opt for one of them, even though I am fundamentally unsuited for caring for one (Too sedentary…lol)

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Napoleon Bonaparte

    (2) That is biblical, from the gospels

    (3) Dog

    (4) some sort of terrier, probably a Skye Terrier given it happened in Scotland – not sure where the statue is, I know it is Scotland but Glasgow or Edinburgh?

    (5) I love the graceful, Greyhounds, Borzois or Salukis absolutely beautiful creatures but they need lots of space and exercise.

    They are also very temperamental being aristocrats.

  3. Willdwan says:

    1. Pass
    2. Bible I think
    3. Dog
    4. Never heard of it.
    5. Love my huntaways

  4. alwyn says:

    1. Napoleon Bonaparte
    2. I think it was from Aesop’s Fables.
    3. Dog
    4. A terrier of some kind. It is in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh.
    5. I have always said Newfoundlands. They have wonderful natures but drool a lot. I’ve recently seen some Bernese Mountain Dogs, which have the advantage that they are dry-mouthed. They appear to be rather short-lived however.
    Big dogs only for me. I can’t stand the little yappy ones.

  5. Paranormal says:

    1. Pass
    2. Aesops fables
    3. Dog – Cave Canem comes to mind seeing the Italian…
    4. Highland terrier – I believe the statue is in a graveyard in Edinburgh – well that’s what it looked like in the movie.
    5. Labrador – smart tough and good with the family. My last Lab I used for hunting was able to do a double blind retrieve which is great on a cold Wairarapa morning when i’d prefer not to cross a swollen stream to recover the ducks. He was also a clown, except for when my wife was walking him and she was accosted on a public walkway. My lab turned into a snarling beast that we hadn’t seen before and saw the chap off. Just around the corner my lab was jumping out of his skin as if to say “Did you see that – wasn’t I great!”

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