Friday’s answers

July 3, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.?

2. What is the name for the French slow-cooked casserole which contains meat and beans?

3. It’s glace in French; ghiaccio in Italian, hielo in Spanish and tio in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What is the winter Olympic sport of skeleton?

5. What’s your favourite winter warmer of the culinary kind?

Points for answers:

Andrei got four.

Gravedodger got four and a bonus for amplification.

Answers follow the break:

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Thursday’s quiz

July 2, 2015

1. Who said: Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.?

2. What is the name for the French slow-cooked casserole which contains meat and beans?

3. It’s glace in French; ghiaccio in Italian, hielo in Spanish and tio in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What is the winter Olympic sport of skeleton?

5. What’s your favourite winter warmer of the culinary kind?


What kind of writer are you?

June 30, 2015

What kind of writer are you?

Ernest Hemingway.

You chose clear and unflashy words that get right to the point. Other writers known for this style are George Orwell and Raymond Carver. Try your hand at a six-word memoir or consider a career in journalism.

Hmm.


Friday’s answers

June 26, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.?

2. Name the dog which went out of the door and off for a walk and two of the dogs which joined him.

3. It’s chouchou in French, benianimo in Italian, too easy in Spanish and mōkaikai in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What did the Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland leave behind when it disappeared?

5. What’s your favourite book about animals or favourite animal character in a book?

Points for answers:

J Bloggs and Teletext win a virtual apple crumble each for five right with a bonus for extra information.

Will got four right.

 

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Thursday’s quiz

June 25, 2015

1. Who said: Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.?

2. Name the dog which went out of the door and off for a walk and two of the dogs which joined him.

3. It’s chouchou in French, benianimo in Italian, too easy in Spanish and mōkaikai in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What did the Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland leave behind when it disappeared?

5. What’s your favourite book about animals or favourite animal character in a book?


Friday’s answers

June 19, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: What win I, if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy.
Who buys a minute’s mirth to wail a week?
Or sells eternity to get a toy?

2. What is a metagrobologist?

3. It’s jouer in French, giocare in Italian, jugar in Spanish and tākaro in Maori, what is it in English?

4. How does this phrase end and in which game would you find it: Go to jail, go directly to jail . . .?

5. You’re stuck inside with a group of friends on a cold, wet day would you opt for board games, cards, puzzles or  . . . ?

Points for answers:

Andrei got four and a bonus for extra information.

J Bloggs got four.

Gravedodger got 2 1/2 ( #4 had two parts).

Will got three, a grin and no I don’t recognise those lines.

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Thursday’s quiz

June 18, 2015

1. Who said: What win I, if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy.
Who buys a minute’s mirth to wail a week?
Or sells eternity to get a toy?

2. What is a metagrobologist?

3. It’s jouer in French, giocare in Italian, jugar in Spanish and tākaro in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  How does this phrase end and in which game would you find it: Go to jail, go directly to jail . . .?

5. You’re stuck inside with a group of friends on a cold, wet . Would you opt for board games, cards, puzzles or  . . . ?


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