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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon

Jul-23-2006 06:53

1. All flags mentioned were correct except China.

2. Obsequious: bootlicking: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery, ass kissing, ect.

3. Also known in English as The Treaty of Waitangi it was indeed signed in 1840.

4. 13- It's widely believed that this phrase originated from the practice of medieval English bakers giving an extra loaf when selling a dozen in order to avoid being penalized for selling short weight.

5. Million Dollar Baby

6. What NZers call togs. Bathing Suits/Swim Suits ect.

7. Yep, 7 and it was complete accident that I asked that as number 7 too, I thought it was quite funny too.

8. Sweden.

9. Heh, Australia's head of State is Old Lizzy who is actually represented by their Governor General whom I believe is Michael Jeffery. The "day to day" stuff though is up to their lovely, very tolerant and un-xenophobic Prime Minister, John Howard. Great guy and Bush lover that he is.
Although, SS's point about Eddie can't be dismissed...

10. Happy Days by Samuel Beckett.

And the Winner is Carrie Mehome although Ben gets points for knowing that Texas isn't really a country :D *wonders if she is being obsequious*

Ijon Tichy
Ijon Tichy

Jul-23-2006 12:53

Let's see who will be quicker in posting the new quiz: Carrie or Kitty?

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jul-23-2006 13:09

The last reply was mine, I forgot that Ijon was logged on when I took (by force) his place at the computer.

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jul-24-2006 02:20

In the meantime, while we are waiting:

These are the opening sentences of ten (plus one) popular novels, a mixture of classics, crime and a bit of romance. What are their titles and who wrote them?

1. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether
that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was
born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve
o'clock at night.

2. On December 8th, 1915, Meggie Cleary had her fourth birthday.

3. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

4. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.

5. Mr.Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

6. Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.

7. You don't know me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter.

8. Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with ya comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

9. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.
10. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jul-24-2006 02:21

10. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.


Mrs. Arundel died on May 1st. Though her illness was short, her death did not occasion much surprise in the little country town of Market Basing, where she had lived since she was a girl of sixteen.

I apologize for the lenght, but I hope it won't be too difficult.

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jul-24-2006 02:30

I'd like to apologize for pasting question 10 twice and for some minor typos, but I run a risk of being shut up in Leddie's asylum for scribomania.

Safety Officer

Jul-24-2006 03:07

1. David Copperfield, Dickens :D
2. The Thorn Birds. Colleen McCullogh
10. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, sorry it's out order but I got excited coz it's one of my all time faves :)
3. Ok this is nearly almost definitely Rebecca. Daphne DuMaurier (apologies if that's incorrectly spelt)
4. BAH! I know this! Damn you brain, co-operate!
5. Ok it's Conan Doyle, and I'm going to guess you went 'popular' and say Hounds of the Baskervilles
6. Gone with the Wind. Margaret Mitchell.
7. The Adventures of Hucklebery Finn, Mark Twain
8. Is this just 'Emma'? by Jane Austen (I've never read it, so it's a guess...)
9. This distinctly rings a bell, but nup ....

Bonus... no idea at all, but if I was to have a guess based on the Quiz Master's reading list, I'd say it was probably Agatha Christie :)

Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon

Jul-24-2006 06:07

1. David Beckham's Autobiography titled: I am the Hero of my Own Life.
2. What I got for my Fourth Birthday by Meggie Cleary.
3. Rebecca by some French Person.
4. Californian Dreaming by the Mama and the Papas. No wait... they went for a walk on a winters days.. (on a winter's day) and the skies were grey (and the skies were grey). You're all singing now right?
5. What happened one Morning at Sherlock's by Watson
6.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Fiddle de de.
7.Huckleberry Finn? Mark Twain.
8.Emma? Jane Austen.
9. Anna Karavan ? :D . Leo Tolsky? (OK, My spelling is really bad.)
10. Catcher in the Rye. Harper Lee.
Bonus: Four Weedding's and Arundel's Funeral by Hugh Grant.

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Jul-24-2006 23:47

1. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
2. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
3. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
5. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
6. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
8. Emma, Jane Austen
9. Anna Karenina, Leo (Lev) Tolstoy, definitely NOT Leo Trotsky
10.To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (one of my all time faves too)

Bonus: Dumb Witness, Agatha Christie

Squire Squirrel, I pass the quill to you.

Safety Officer

Jul-25-2006 01:36

no Trotsky wrote Anna of the Caravans a heart-warming tale of a New Zealand lass who lost her way on Route 66.

ok so maybe not...

OK I'll come up with something... unless Cinders of Carrie want to jump in here... please... lol

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