Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual batch of apple muffins.

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:


    565 Fro thennes forth the Jues han conspired

    566 This innocent out of this world to chace.

    567 An homycide therto han they hyred,

    568 That in an aleye hadde a privee place;

    569 And as the child gan forby for to pace,

    570 This cursed Jew hym hente, and heeld hym faste,

    571 And kitte his throte, and in a pit hym caste.

    From what work is this taken by whom was it written?

    2) From where do we get the phrase “A pound of flesh”

    Who wanted his pound of flesh and from whom did he want to take it?

    3) Who is the literary character “Yankel”?

    4) Can you name a Jewish villian in from the works of Charles Dicken’s?

    5) Does this article” prove Jeremy Corbyn is anti semitic or does it just show that politicians are full of BS?

  2. Teletext says:


    1. The Prioress’ prologue and tale of the Prologue of the Prioress’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

    2. Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

    3. Shylock wanted it from Antonio as payment of a debt

    4. He was a character in Nickolai Gogol’s book Taras Bulba

    5. Fagin from Oliver Twist

    6. I believe it proves Corbyn a communist and both of the other propositions.

  3. Teletext says:

    Who are the following, taken from their first names?

    1. John Ronald Reuel

    2. Clive Staples

    3. Arthur Ignatius Conan

    4. George Gordon

    5. Richard Hugh

    6. Robert James

    7. Arnold Daniel

    8. Marion Mitchell

    9. John Fitzgerald

    10. Robert David

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