Thursday’s quiz

While I’m blogging lighter, anyone else is welcome to pose the questions with no need to follow the five-question formula I used.

Anyone who stumps us all will win a virtual round of Whitestone Windsor Blue cheese (that goes beautifully with asparagus which is now in season).

8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. andrei says:

    (1) What does German Nachthexen translate to in English?

    (2) Who were German soldiers in WW2 referring to when they used this term?

    (3) Which Shakespeare play begins with three witches?

    (4) Who was the Witch of Endor and where would you read about her?

    (5) What was the TV show which had a supporting character whose name was derived from that of the witch in Q4 and how was that name rendered?

  2. homepaddock says:

    1. Given the theme, wizard or witch.
    2.
    3. The Scottish play – MacBeth.
    4.
    5. Bewitched, Andora.

  3. andrei says:

    Given the theme……

    Where ever I shopped in the past 4 weeks I my attention has been inundated with the sight of ghouls, goblins and other macabre things in candy or other novelty form

    What other theme could there be?

    Come Sunday this tack will be replaced with Christmas tack indeed in my local supermarket it has already begun to appear

  4. J Bloggs says:

    1) Night witches
    2) The all female russian squadron who made harrassment attacks at night. Flying old biplanes at night, they would switch off their engines and glide across the lines, dropping bombs on targets of opportunity. Because they were gliding, there was no noise to warn the german troops they were about to be attacked.
    3) Macbeth
    4) She’s in the Bible, but not sure where
    5) Pass

  5. J Bloggs says:

    1) Which legendary spook appears in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

    2) Which villian’s first literary appearence was in The String of Pearls?

    3) Who wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

    4) Which book was supposedly written by “The Mad Arab, Abdul Alrazhad”, and whose literary creations were they?

    5) In the traditional Scottish Prayer , what is the Good Lord to deliver us from?

  6. andrei says:

    J Bloggs

    1) It has something to do with Jack o Lantern

    2) Sweeny Todd

    3) Robert Louis Stevenson

    4) ?

    5) ?

  7. Will Dwan says:

    Number five is…”Goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties.”

    Yes, really. Hopefully teletext will know number four.

  8. Teletext says:

    Thanks for the compliment Will Dwan.
    All the other questions have be more than adequately answered so the answer for J Bloggs #4 is (drum roll please):

    The Necronomicon (English title as I can’t remember the Arabic one) and the literary creator was H.P. Lovecraft and it was part of the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Lovecraft was the Stephen King of the 1910’s to 30’s. He was an outstanding letter writer.

    I wish Thursdays weren’t so busy so I could as some more questions.

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