Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ?

2.  To whom did Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert become parents?

3. It’s fille  in French,  figlia in Italian,  hija in Spanish and tamāhine in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  Name three living princesses by birth.

5.  Would you want to/did you know the gender of your children before they’re born?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Oscar Wilde


    (3) Daughter

    (4) Princess Anne, Princess Euginie of York and Princess Beatrice of York

    (5) No


  2. alwyn says:

    1. Oscar Wilde
    2. Given they were brother and sister I wouldn’t have thought of them as “parents”
    However Anne of Green Gables is the answer. I only ever read part of it about 50 years ago, so no further info is possible.
    3. Girl
    4. Anne, Beatrice and Charlotte. Andrew has another daughter but I can’t remember her name.
    5. No


  3. Teletext says:

    1. Oscar Wilde
    2. They were a brother and sister who intended to adopt an orphan boy to help on their farm on Prince Edward Island in Canada but were mistakenly sent a girl, Anne Shirley It’s all in the classic Canadian story of “Anne of Green Gables”
    3. Daughter
    4. Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Anne (The Princess Royal) Beatrice and Eugenie of York, Alexandra of Kent, and by marriage Princess Michael of Kent and Camilla is Princess of Wales.
    5. My opinion was always no but that has been changed. My wife was in her early 40’s when she found herself pregnant with twins (her first children). Due to potential medical problems she had an amniocetesus to find out if any problems existed. Fortunately, there weren’t and we are now proud parents of 10 year old girls. Part of the amniocentesus was that the sex was revealed. This then allowed us to plan ahead as we needed at least 2 of everything, including names.


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