Thursday’s quiz

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.?

2.  Name three of the seven deadly sins.

3. It’s châtiment in French;  punizione  in Italian, castigo in Spanish and whiu in Maori, what is it in English?

4. In which musical would you find the lines:

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time—
To let the punishment fit the crime,
The punishment fit the crime;
And make each prisoner pent
Unwillingly represent
A source of innocent merriment,
Of innocent merriment!

5. If someone wrongs you what’s the best response – revenge, karma, forgivenss or . . . .?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) That has the feel of Oscar Wilde about it?

    (2) Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust ….

    (3) Punishment

    (4) That is clearly Gilbert and Sullivan – “Trial by Jury”?

    (5) We are supposed to turn the other cheek, often easier said than done.

    Karma’s good, it happens sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Oscar Wilde
    2) Wrath, Sloth, Pride (I’d argue that lust, gluttony and envy are all subsets of greed anyway – just greed for specific appetites)
    3) Punishment
    4) The Mikado – Gilbert & Sullivan
    5) I tend towards the karmic retribution side of things – What goes around, comes around. Seeking vengence ultimately harms you more than the target.

  3. Gravedodger. says:

    1 Wilde Oscar
    2 Pride Sloth and Lust, bbbut a little can be enjoyable if it don’t cause permanent harm to the pridor lustor or slother.
    3 consequences in the form of “wish that hadn’t happened”
    4 The Mikado, swmbo did a couple of G & S at high school including Mikado and often sang along Our bunch did The Gondoliers.
    5 pity and try to prevent any repetition

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