Thursday’s quiz

It’s up to you to pose the questions with no need to follow the five-question formula I used.

Anyone who stumps us all will win a virtual patch of four leaf clovers.

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Teletext says:

    1. In 1986, one golfer either led or was tied for the lead in all 4 Golf Majors after 3 rounds. Who was he?

    2. How many (if any) of these Majors did he win?

    3. How many more (if any) Majors did he win?

    4. In 1986, what course was the Open Championship (British Open) played on?

    5. Who now owns that course?

  2. Andrei says:


    Lo I the man, whose Muse whilome did maske,
    As time her taught, in lowly Shepheards weeds,
    Am now enforst a far unfitter taske,
    For trumpets sterne to chaunge mine Oaten reeds,
    And sing of Knights and Ladies gentle deeds;
    Whose prayses having slept in silence long,
    Me, all too meane, the sacred Muse areeds
    To blazon broad emongst her learned throng:
    Fierce warres and faithfull loues shall moralize my song.

    The open stanza from what work, by whom, what form is this written in and to whom was this work dedicated?

    (2) England has had eight Queens, two disputed, can you name them and their spouses ?

  3. Teletext says:


    1. It is from the First Book of the Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. It was written in a form that has become to be known as the “Spenserian Stanza” similar to a canto or even an opus. I assume that it was written for Good Queen Bess.

    2. i) Maltilda (disputed as she was never crowned in the 1100’s and was married to one of the Henry’s who were Holy Roman Emperors

    ii) Lady Jane Grey (disputed and never crowned) married to Lord Dudley although she was only about 16 when she had her head chopped off

    iii) Mary 1 married to Phillip of Naples/Spain

    iv) Elizabeth 1 never married

    v) Mary 2 married to William her cousin

    vi) Anne married to George I think from Denmark

    vii) Victoria married to Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

    viii) Elizabeth married to Philip Mountbatten

  4. J Bloggs says:


    1) Greg Norman
    2) He only won the Open that year
    3) And went on to win it again in 1993
    4) Turnberry, in Scotland
    5) The man who united Scotland in loathing against him – Donald Trump

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