Thursday’s quiz

This is your opportunity to pose the questions.

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


12 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Yesterday was a day with a special name – what was yesterday known as?

    (2) What does this day mark?

    (3) In English it is called a Thurible, in Greek Θυμιατο, (Thymiato) and in Church Slavonic Кадилница, (kadilnitsa) – What is it used for?

    (4) What is the day preceding the day in Question 1 known as in English (formally and colloquially) and in French

    (5) What season ends on the day in question 4?

  2. Teletext says:

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. Katherine Murry

    2. Theodor Geisel

    3. Leslie King Jnr

    4. William J Blythe III

    5. Stefani Germanotta

  3. Teletext says:


    1. It could be either Martisor, or the First of march Movement

    2. Martisor is from Romania and it celebrates the First Day of Spring, whilst the 1st of march Movement is from Korea and remembers the first public display of resistance against the Japanese invaders

    3. It is a hanging censer in which incense is burnt

    4. St Oswald’s Day?

    5. Winter in Northern Hemisphere and Summer here

  4. Andrei says:



    (2) Dr Seuss

    (3) Gerald Ford

    (4) Bill Clinton, the butcher of the Balkans

    (5) Lady Gaga

  5. homepaddock says:

    2. Start of Lent
    4. Shrove Tuesday. Mardigras.
    5. Easter.
    2. Dr Seuss.

  6. Andrei says:

    From your answers Teletext it looks like I’ll soon be making virtual apricot jam 🙂

    If no one else can find the answers and it comes to pass I claim the prize I’ll send you a jar

  7. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – I misread question 5. Lent ends at Easter, I don’t know which season ends when it starts.

  8. Andrei says:

    You will love the answer Ele – word of the day material though you will recognize the word immediately and perhaps with your Spanish knowledge nut out its etymology which will have never occurred to you before not having seen it used in its original context

  9. J Bloggs says:

    Who was the nemesis of the following mythological creatures?

    1) Tiamat
    2) The Lernaean Hydra
    3) Grendal
    4) The Dragon of Silene
    5) Fafnir
    6) The Chimera
    7) Kurangaituku
    8) The Sphinx

  10. Andrei says:

    2) Heracles

    6) Bellerophon riding on Pehasus

    8) Oedipus

  11. Teletext says:

    J Bloggs, I have to thank my 12 year old daughters for most of these answers as they are right into mythologies. I did know some but certainly not all.

    1. Marduk

    2. Hercules or as Andrei said Heracles

    3. Beowulf

    4. St George

    5. Sigurd

    6. Bellerophon

    7. Haputapu and the hot springs at Rotorua

    8. Oedipus

  12. TraceyS says:


    1. Ash Wednesday

    2. Beginning of Lent

    3. Something used in rituals. Does it hold ashes?

    4. Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras

    5. Epiphany

    (Acknowledge assistance of kids school newsletter!)

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