Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of shortbread.

Advertisements

2 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) “The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.”

    From what work is this quote taken and who wrote it?

    (2) What was the setting for this work?

    (3) What famous film was loosely based upon this work?

    (4) What was the setting for the film?

    (5) Who directed it?

    Hint: in the film Marlon Brando offers up the famous lines, taken from the book – “The horror the horror

  2. Will says:

    Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad.

    The Congo I think. Inspired by Stanley’s trip to rescue Livingston.

    Apocalypse Now.

    Vietnam War.

    Francis Ford Coppola.

    I love this book. It must have run very much against the prevailing view of the time, Kipling’s ‘White Man’s Burden’ civilizing ‘lesser breeds that have not the law.’ Fourteen years after it was published civilization tore itself utterly to pieces.

    A nice way to make your point Andrei.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: