Thursday’s quiz

This is your chance to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of ginger crunch.


5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    An extract from a film you are unlikely to have seen

    (1) To what event is the film referring?

    (2) When do you suppose this film was made?

    (3) Who gave the Gazimestan speech and how does it relate to the event and this film?

    (4) When was the above speech given?

    (5) Why do Ele’s History posts refer to this event s on a different date than it is commemorated?

    What the women says in the clip

    Everything splendid and faithful died on Kosovo Polje.

    Only the unfaithful survived Kosovo.

    Only the unfaithful returned home from Kosovo

    We unmarried widows are looking at them from
    the thresholds

    Whom shall we marry, whose children
    should we widows give birth to?

    Should we continue the treacherous

    Or will each of us go after our dead hero
    to no-time, from no-place.

    A fiancee for a live hero, a
    bride for a dead one.

  2. Gravedodger says:

    1 Name the first State built hydro electric generation station in New Zealand.
    2 The river involved.
    3 The current owner of that station.
    4 Name the Prime Minister who initiated the government monopoly on Hydro electric generation in NZ
    5 Name the first urban entity to have electricity reticulation in NZ.
    6 Name the last hydro generation station built in NZ
    7 Name the lake it formed.
    8 Name the five rivers listed in the 2004 government review for future hydro development and their potential output total.
    9 Name the rivers that might have been developed since that named in Q 6 but were abandoned at various stages after planning and or being consented.
    10 What electricity generation system has the safest, emission free, cheapest, and environmentally protective profile for base supply in the 21st century.

  3. J Bloggs says:

    Some questions about one of my favourite hollywood composers…

    1) “Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of” is the opening line to which movie?

    2) Basil Poledouris and Paul Verhoeven collaborated together in how many movies, and what were their titles?

    3) In 1990, Verhoeven asked Poledouris to score another film, which Basil declined due to a prior commitment – Which movie was Verhoeven working on, and which movie did Poledouris score instead?

    4) Poledouris composed “The Tradition of the Games” for the opening ceremony of which Olympic games?

    5) Poledouris only ever won one of the big four US industry awards (academy, tony, emmy or grammy) – which one did he win and for what production?

  4. J Bloggs says:

    Andrei: Most of yours have me stumped, but I’ll make a guess that:

    5) Because Ele’s history source uses western calendar, while the commemoration uses the orthodox reckoning

  5. Teletext says:


    1. Bullendale in Otago
    2. Skippers Creek
    3. Department of Conservation
    4. Richard Seddon
    5. Reefton
    6. Clyde Dam
    7. Lake Dunstan
    8. Waitaki, Kaituna, Waimakariri, Clutha and probably the Waikato
    9. Project Aqua, Wairau Hydro Scheme, Arnold Power Station and North Bank
    10. Manapouri?

    J Bloggs

    1. Conan the Barbarian
    2. 3. Flesh and Blood, Robocop, Starship Troopers
    3. The Hunt for Red October don’t know
    4. 1996 Atlanta Games
    5. Emmy Award – Lonesome Dove. This is where I first learned about Poledouris and his music.

    This movie was Kosovo Girl set during the 1919 Kosovo War. The girl was looking for her fiance but met a soldier who told her that her fiance had been killed in action. Ele’s dates vary because the Eastern Orthodox calendar is different to our calendar.

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