Tuesday’s answers

April 27, 2010

Monday’s questions were:

1. What does Waitaki  mean?

2. Name four of the seven heavenly virtues.

3. What does sapid mean?

4. Who said: “ There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women”? 

5. Whose autobiography is called Bums on Seats?

I got my translation of Waitaki  from A.W. reed’s Dictionary of Place Names.  It says rumbling waters but given Richard’s expertise in this area I’m accepting weeping waters too.

Points for answers:

David 3 plus 1/2 for two of the four virtues requested.

Richard got two and a bonus of satire.

Bearhunter got 3 and like David 1/2 for two virtues.

Paul got three plus 1/4 of the virtues (without losing anything for obsequiousness) and a bonus for satire.

Ray wins the electronic bunch of flowers this week with three plus 1/2 for two virtues and a bonus for the extra information on Waitaki.

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Monday’s quiz

April 26, 2010

1. What does Waitaki  mean?

2. Name four of the seven heavenly virtues.

3. What does sapid mean?

4. Who said: “ There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women”? 

5. Whose autobiography is called Bums on Seats?


Tuesday’s answers

November 17, 2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. Which mountain’s name means the five treasures of the snows?

2. Who said: “Why was I a writer? Why hadn’t I gone in for soemthing easy like running the country?”

3. Who wrote the poem which begins A little piece of heaven fell from out the sky one day.It landed in the ocean not so very far away. . . and ends  . . . But that wouldn’t bring three million, seven hundred, and sixty eight people back. Would it?

4. What is a korimako?

5. What is New Zealand’s oldest daily newpaper and who was its first editor?

Paul Tremewan gets an honourable mention for inspiring the first question but I didn’t take the bait for his other four answers.

David W got two right, a half for the Himalayas and a bonus for amusing me with the oddity.

That makes him equal winner with Swinestien with three right and a 1/2 point bonus for naming the poem as well as its author.

Woollcombe got 1 1/2.

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Tuesday’s Answers – corrected

September 22, 2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. What were the surnames of Peter, Paul and Mary?

2. Who wrote Bums On Seats?

3. Who said: We are human beings as well as women, and our humanity must take precedence of our womanhood . . . We are New Zealanders, and therefore citizens, and whatever affects the well-being of the Commonwealth is our immediate concern.?

4. The Hakataramea is a tributary of which river?

5. Name the vice chancellors of three of New Zealand’s eight universities (the debate on whether that’s too many universities can wait for another time).

Gravedodger got two right and I’ll give him 3 for the last question because it was his answer which made me realise I had to clarify the question. He gets a bonus for extra info on question one as well.

Paul Tremewan got two right, a bonus for imagination (who’s Michael Snelgrove?) and none for the last but I’ll accept that maybe my clarification muddied the waters).

Paul M gest one and a bonus because he was the only one who got Roger Hall.

No-one got Kate Sheppherd – even though Saturday was the anniversary of women’s suffrage in NZ.

Tuesday’s answers follow the break.

CORRECTION:

Cctrfred has corrected me – The Chancellor at the University of Canterbury chairs the Council and it is Rex Williams. Rodd Carr is Vice-Chancellor and appears to be CEO. I’ve done a quick check and think the others are correct, but feel free to put me right if I’m wrong.

If anyone can explain why some universities appear to call the council chair Chancellor and othes call him (their are no hers at the moment) Vice Chancellor, please do.

While I’m correcting myself, Paul Tremewan gets another point. Michael Snelgrove didn’t write Roger Hall’s autobiography (had he done so of course it wouldn’t be an autobiography) to which I was referring, but  he did write a play by the same name.

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Monday’s Quiz – updated

September 21, 2009

1. What were the surnames of Peter, Paul and Mary?

2. Who wrote Bums On Seats?

3. Who said: We are human beings as well as women, and our humanity must take precedence of our womanhood . . . We are New Zealanders, and therefore citizens, and whatever affects the well-being of the Commonwealth is our immediate concern.?

4. The Hakataramea is a tributary of which river?

5. Name the vice chancellors of three of New Zealand’s eight universities (the debate on whether that’s too many universities can wait for another time).

UPDATE: There’s a problem with question 5: I’m looking for the person who chairs the University Council not the chief executive (some universities call the chair  vice chancellor, some call her/him chancellor).


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