Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who trumps everyone will win a virtual batch of Belgium biscuit

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    “I look for the land of the Poles that is lost to the Germans, for the moment at least.

    Nowadays the Germans have started searching for Poland with credits, Leicas, and compasses, with radar, divining rods, delegations, and moth-eaten provincial students’ associations in costume. Some carry Chopin in their hearts, others thoughts of revenge.

    Condemning the first four partitions of Poland, they are busily planning a fifth; in the meantime flying to Warsaw via Air France in order to deposit, with appropriate remorse, a wreath on the spot that was once the ghetto. One of these days they will go searching for Poland with rockets.

    I, meanwhile, conjure up Poland on my drum. And this is what I drum: Poland’s lost, but not forever, all’s lost, but not forever, Poland’s not lost forever.”

    (1) Can you identify the book and the author from which this quote is taken?

    (2) With what European tribe did the author identify himself with?

    (3) What was his nationality when he died?

    (4) What did the author do during WW2?

    (5) Have you read any of his works?

    Hints: The author is a Nobel Laureate in Literature

    The work from which the quote is drawn was made into a film which won an oscar – best foreign film

  2. Teletext says:


    1. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. One of my favourite books

    2. Kashubians

    3. West German

    4. He was a member of the Waffen SS

    5. Yes, I have been lucky enough to have read many of his books although they are mostly only available in English from the US. Thanks for Amazon

  3. Teletext says:

    Who are the following people better known as?

    1. Saloth Sar

    2. Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    3. In relation to Q2, where was he born?

    4. In relation to Q2, how many predecessors has he had in his current position?

    5. What was his immediate predecessor’s actual name and nationality?

  4. Andrei says:

    (1) Pol Pot

    (2) Pope Francis

    (3) Argentina

    (4) ?

    (5) Pope Benedict XVI – Joseph Ratzinger

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