Thursday’s quiz

It’s up to you to pose the questions.

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

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) What is the Scottish poet William McGonagall most celebrated for?

    (2) What is his most famous poem?

    (3) What event does this poem recall?

    (4) How do the events recounted in this poem relate to the importance of numeracy?

    (5) Can you draw a moral from this?

  2. J Bloggs says:

    1) Being the worst poet in Scotland, if not in history

    2) “The Tay Bridge Disaster”

    3) The collapse of the Tay river bridge in December 1879, while a train was transiting, and the subsequent loss of life.

    4)

    5)

  3. Paul Scott says:

    onward from J Bloggs
    #4 it was about 90 people killed, they forgot to check
    #5 the English built the bridge, keep them out of Scotland

  4. J Bloggs says:

    #5 – given that McGonagall’s works are still in publication and available for sale to this day, while many better poets are not, then I guess the moral is: Don’t settle for mediocrity – if you can’t be epic, then be epically bad…. (see also Ed Wood)

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