Thursday’s quiz

This is your opportunity to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual apple and hazelnut crumble.

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) “My darling you’re such a child, you think by saying “I’m Sorry” all the past can be corrected”

    From what work was this dialogue taken and who was the author?

    (2) The book was filmed and won several Oscars including best supporting Actress – what was notable about this award? Bonus for naming the actress

    (3) who played Robert E Lee in the 1993 film Gettysburg?

    (4) Who funded this film?

    (5) Should we remove all statues of Queen Victoria and rename all roads that bear her name as a repudiation of 19th century British Imperialism?


  2. Teletext says:

    Andrei’s quiz from last week really got my memory banks working and has inspired my effort this week. I had asked this multi level question to a good friend who is a music geek and it stumped him. I’m sure I can get it answered here.

    In the late 1950s a Canadian and an American singer/songwriter both wrote songs about girls who had been baby-sitters for their siblings. Both songs were world wide hits. The following questions relate to this

    1. Who is the American and what was the name of his song?

    2. Who was the subject of the song and what was her claim to fame?

    3. In the 1960s, a baby-sitter that this woman had used recorded a song and it was a world wide smash hit. Who was the baby-sitter and what was the song called and who wrote it?

    4. The Canadian took the music from a famous French song, did a different arrangement and wrote new lyrics with the intent of having an Italian/American singer record this song. He did record it and it was another world wide hit and became this singer’s “anthem”. What was this song and who was the Italian/American singer?

    5. What was the name of the French song and who wrote and recorded it?


  3. Teletext says:

    Sorry, I wrote a paper and did a lot of study on the American Civil War.

    1. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

    2. Hattie McDaniel who was the first African American to win an Oscar

    3. Martin Sheen (father of actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez)

    4. Ted Turner

    5. Not at all. It is part of our history whether we agree with it or not!


  4. Teletext says:

    Sorry, re my quiz, question 4 is should have started “Who is the Canadian and what was the name of his song”?


  5. Andrei says:

    Well Teletext I recognize Paul Anka as your Canadian – He learned to sing in the Orthodox Church Choir – did you know that?

    I guess the song about the baby sitter was “Diana”

    And the song taken from French was “My Way” he wrote for Frank Sinatra – What the original was I don’t know

    But that’s my limit on this


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