Thursday’s quiz

It’s your turn to pose the questions.

You don’t have to follow the usual five-question formula.

Anyone who stumps us all will win a virtual dozen jars of raspberry jam.

10 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) “The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people” – to whom should we ascribe credit for this observation

    (2) What would you study at a conservatory?

    (3) It is sagesse in French, saggezza in Italian, sabiduría in Spanish and мудрость – mudrost’ in Russian

    In English?

    (4) Who wrote the “Book of Wisdom” (though this is disputed) and where would you find it?

    (5) How much of the News presented as such on TV and in the media in general actually significant?


  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Pass
    2) Music
    3) Wisdom
    4) Soloman, it’s in the old testament of the Bible
    5) between 20-50% depending on the day, and which sources I’m accessing.


  3. J Bloggs says:

    A slightly different challenge this time:
    Name seven songs with a day of the week in the title, one for each day of the week, with no repeats. (Provide the performing artist for bonus points).


  4. J Bloggs says:

    that should say “with no day repeated”


  5. Andrei says:

    (1) Monday Monday – Mamas and Papas

    (2) Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones

    (3) Wednesday’s Song – John Frusciante

    (4) Thursday – Pet Shop Boys

    (5) And who will ever forget “Friday” by Rebecca Black, a classic

    (6) Saturday Night’s alright for fighting – Elton John

    (7) Sunday Morning – Velvet Underground

    Sorry Will way too easy


  6. Andrei says:

    Of course on reading Will’s challenge the very first song that springs to mind is


  7. Andrei says:

    T’was J Bloggs not Will sorry ’bout that – teach me for being a smartass


  8. Rob says:

    Match the following five quotes with these five British prime ministers

    Winston Churchill
    Benjamin Disraeli
    Harold Macmillan
    David Lloyd George
    Stanley Baldwin

    1. ‘Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth’.

    2. ‘It is easy to settle the world upon a soap box’

    3. ‘We must be ware of needless innovations, espcially when they are guided by logic’.

    4. ‘Power? It’s like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there’.

    5. ‘I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck’


  9. Teletext says:

    1. Benjamin Disraeli
    2. David Lloyd George
    3. Winston Churchill
    4. Harold Macmillan
    5. Stanley Baldwin

    1. Geoffrey Chaucer
    2. Music
    3. Wisdom, Learning, Knowledge
    4. It is attributed to Solomon and is a book in the Old Testament in the Bible
    5. To me not less than 15% and no more that 45%. Most days it is at the lower end

    J Bloggs
    1. Blue Monday Fats Domino
    2. Forever Tuesday Morning The Mockers
    3. Wednesday Car Johnny Cash
    4. Forever Thursday Tim Finn
    5. Friday’s Child Van Morrison
    6. Benny’s coming home on Saturday Ella Fitzgerald
    7. Some Sunday Morning Frank Sinatra

    Bonus: I don’t like Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays DC3


  10. Rob says:

    J Bloggs:

    1. Friday Night, Saturday Morning – Madness

    2. Lazy Sunday Afternoon – Small Faces

    3. Mondays – The Jam

    4. Forever Tuesday Morning – the Mockers

    5. Wednesday She’s Coming Round – Able Tasmans

    6. Outlook for Thursday – Dave Dobbyn

    7. FRiday I’m in Love – the Cure


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