Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual case of peaches.


No-one can tell if in answering you use Google to answer the questions but it would be against the spirit of the quiz.

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) How old was Margaret Beaufort when she gave birth to her only child?

    (2) Who was the father of this child?

    (3) What was Margaret Beaufort’s marital status at the time this child was born?

    (4) How is this child known to history?

    (5) Amanda Hale played Margaret Beaufort in a recent TV series and did a good job but what might be wrong with this casting? (Hint: modern sensitivities may have played a part in the casting of several of the female roles in this historical drama)


  2. J Bloggs says:

    A kind of self centred quiz today…..

    1) In which country is today an national holiday?

    2) In Maori it’s huritau , in Scot’s Gaelic it’s co-là-breith and in Spanish it’s cumpleaños , what is it in English?

    3) Who said “The secret to staying young is live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age”

    4) What do Pope Honorius II, Thomas Paine, Carmen Miranda and Fred Allen all have in common?

    5) Can you guess what I share with the people in Q.4?


  3. J Bloggs says:


    1) She was 13

    2) Edmund Tudor, Duke of Richmond

    3) She was a widow, as Edmund had been captured in battle and died while imprisoned

    4) Henry Tudor, later Henry VII of England

    5) pass


  4. homepaddock says:

    J Bloggs:
    1. ?
    2. Birthday.
    3. Sounds like Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain,
    4. They all share the same birthday (February 9, but I’ve missed some from the history post).
    5. It’s your birthday too – many happies.


  5. Andrei says:

    J Bloggs –

    (1) it is St Moroun’s day – He is a 4th century Saint from the Levant and his feast day is a public holiday in Lebanon

    (3) It is not Oscar Wildish nor the syntax of Mark Twain, it has the feel of an American woman who aged in the public eye not Mae West, perhaps Joan Collins, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett or Joan Rivers?

    (5) Happy Birthday


  6. Teletext says:

    J. Bloggs

    #3 Lucille Ball


    #5 She was in her early 30’s when she played this role. Can’t have children being seen to be pregnant?


  7. Teletext says:

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. Leslie Lynch King Jnr

    2. William Jefferson Blythe

    3. Archibald Leach

    4. Roy Harold Scherer Jnr

    5. Raymond C Robinson


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