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Post by witchfinder on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:21 pm

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This extremely difficult quiz question is possible to answer using the internet, lets see who gets the correct answer first.

What is the name of the cottage next door to The Crown & Anchor pub, near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. ?
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Another extremely difficult question: What's the relevance of all that?

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Post by astra on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:27 pm

OhShucks!


Awaiting the pillow fight!!

Watch for incoming feathers Smile
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Post by ROB on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:54 pm

oftenwrong wrote:Another extremely difficult question:

Extremely irrelevant question.

oftenwrong wrote:What's the relevance of all that?

Whatever do you mean?

astra wrote:
Awaiting the pillow fight!!

Not gonna happen, my Scots brother. Takes two to tango.
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Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:41 pm

I still have not figured out the person who slapped someone.
I gave up waiting for a reply and posted the answer on 4 January.
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Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:11 pm

Name the author of these obscure verses, written far from any war in 1902 by the son of a stonemason:-

Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
We should have set us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!

But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him as he at me,
And killed him in his place.

Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:27 pm

Max Gate
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Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:58 pm

Grrrrh...oftenwrong - is there anything that you don't know? Can I put the title 'sage' on your profile? Exclamation

For the benefit of those not familiar with 'Jude The Obscure', 'Far From The Madding Crowd' and the last home of the author, the answer is Thomas Hardy.
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:24 pm

We do have to hand it to ow - he is a knowledgeable fellow to be sure. He is also perceptive, articulate, sharp and witty.

One could take a real dislike if one really tried... Very Happy
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Post by astra on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:45 pm

I wouldn't dare suggest that!


I so need to read his crib notes when teach isn't looking!! Shocked
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:17 pm

I wish I knew where the time goes .......... Monday again tomorrow, and I've forgotten to put the bin out.
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Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:46 am

Memo to OW : I'm not long back from the gym so I can say that my waist disposal is properly organised...! Embarassed
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:04 pm

I will never argue about how important small victories are to a small man.
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Post by Macbeth on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:41 am

Hmmm looking forward to dropping by and reading some tough questions......
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Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:39 pm

Name the author of this tale:-

Up to the Capitol this Julius went
A certain day as he was wont to do.
There he was taken by the malcontent
False-hearted Brutus and his scheming crew,
They stabbed him there with daggers through and through,
Many the wounds, and there they let him die.
After one dagger-stroke or maybe two
He never groaned, unless the stories lie.
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:31 pm

That's not from The Scottish Play!
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Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:34 pm

Not Shakespeare....the clue is in the question!
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Re: Extremely difficult quiz questions

Post by ROB on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:02 am

From a poem...

"It seems to me... I don't agree..."

What is the name of the poem and/or what is the poem about? Fill in the "dot dot dots" and you'll have the answer.
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:05 am

No idea, Rock, but it reminds me of one of George W. Bush's classics: "I do have opinions, some very strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them."
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Post by ROB on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:39 pm

Ivan wrote:
… one of George W. Bush's classics: "I do have opinions, some very strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them."









... and George and Laura can still come by for dinner anytime…
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:09 pm

Ivan wrote:Not Shakespeare....the clue is in the question!

So it is! Nearly made a MONKey of myself there.
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Post by Ivan on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:33 pm

Grrh....you again....will you tell them the answer?
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Post by ROB on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:36 pm


Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois (“Booker T. and W.E.B.”)
By Dudley Randall

“It seems to me,” said Booker T.
“It shows a mighty lot of cheek
To study chemistry and Greek
When Mister Charlie needs a hand
To hoe the cotton on his land,
And when Miss Ann looks for a cook,
Why stick your nose inside a book?”

“I don’t agree,” said W.E.B.
“If I should have the drive to seek
Knowledge of chemistry or Greek,
I’ll do it. Charles and Miss can look
Another place for hand or cook,
Some men rejoice in skill of hand,
And some in cultivating land,
But there are others who maintain
The right to cultivate the brain.”

“It seems to me,” said Booker T.
“That all you folks have missed the boat
Who shout about the right to vote,
And spend vain days and sleepless nights
In uproar over civil rights.
Just keep your mouths shut, do not grouse,
But work, and save, and buy a house.”

“I don’t agree,” said W.E.B.
“For what can property avail
If dignity and justice fail?
Unless you help to make the laws,
They'll steal your house with trumped-up clause.
A rope’s as tight, a fire as hot,
No matter how much cash you've got.
Speak soft, and try your little plan,
But as for me, I’ll be a man.”

“It seems to me,” said Booker T.

“I don’t agree,” said W.E.B.
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Post by ROB on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 pm


Poem?

Poet?

Excerpt:

If she could dance
naked
under palm trees
and see her image in the river,
she would know
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:20 pm

Ivan wrote:Grrh....you again....will you tell them the answer?

Want to wait and see who picks up on the TWO clues?
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Post by Ivan on Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:56 pm

Want to wait and see who picks up on the TWO clues?
No takers yet - do you know there was even a shipman's story? Not one I've ever read, so I don't know if it involves mass murder.

Another question then:-
Which actor played both a German camp commandant and a Belgian restaurateur in separate TV series about World War Two?
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:18 am

Both badly. (only kidding!)

Born Bernard Heptonstall, Bradford 1925
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:39 pm

I can't guess the nationality of whoever it was that wrote this. Can you?

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Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:46 pm

Whose mother wrote this?

We stopped for a moment before the statue of Frederick the Great of Prussia, that arch-Nationalist, with the thin lips and protruding eyes, whose ‘Testament Politique’ – which embodied his belief that “Reason of State” should overrule law and international obligations – I had read while studying my Special Subject at Oxford.

Once or twice, in Cologne and in the Ruhr and in Berlin, the same momentary but profound despair had come over me that I had felt beside Edward’s grave on the Asiago Plateau. “This, this! – ruin, cruelty, injustice, destruction – is what they fought and died for”, I had thought. “All that expenditure of noble emotion, that laying down of life and youth…….”
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:10 pm

Ivan wrote:Whose mother wrote this?

We stopped for a moment before the statue of Frederick the Great of Prussia, that arch-Nationalist, with the thin lips and protruding eyes, whose ‘Testament Politique’ – which embodied his belief that “Reason of State” should overrule law and international obligations – I had read while studying my Special Subject at Oxford.

Once or twice, in Cologne and in the Ruhr and in Berlin, the same momentary but profound despair had come over me that I had felt beside Edward’s grave on the Asiago Plateau. “This, this! – ruin, cruelty, injustice, destruction – is what they fought and died for”, I had thought. “All that expenditure of noble emotion, that laying down of life and youth…….”

The only female component of "The SDP Gang of Four"
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Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:40 pm

Grrhh....is there anything that you don't know?
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:59 pm

" Grrhh....is there anything that you don't know?"

Personally , I refuse to be impressed with ow until such time as he can disclose next week's winning Lottery Numbers.... cheers
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:04 pm

I'm still waiting for my Football Pools to come up, so don't get excited.
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Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:38 am

Perhaps this one will stump OW!

“When he saw the cathedral in the distance, dark blue lifted watchful in the sky, his heart leapt. It was the sign in heaven, it was the Spirit hovering like a dove, like an eagle over the earth. He turned his glowing, ecstatic face to her, his mouth opened with a strange, ecstatic grin.
‘There she is’, he said.
The ‘she’ irritated her. Why ‘she’? It was ‘it’. What was the cathedral, a big building, a thing of the past, obsolete, to excite him to such a pitch? She began to stir herself to readiness.
They passed up the steep hill, he eager as a pilgrim arriving at the shrine. As they came near the precinct, with castle on one side and cathedral on the other his veins seemed to break into fiery blossom, he was transported."


The clues are in the questions….

1. Name (a) the cathedral, and (b) the author.

2. Can you make a connection between the story and (a) Arthur Scargill, and (b) a 1939 musical?
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Post by True Blue on Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:31 am

Lincoln Cathedral
Author... DH Lawrence

The connection perhaps is Homosexuality... or Poland... but I'm not sure because I don't know the musical being referred to.


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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:01 am

Ivan wrote:Perhaps this one will stump OW!

“When he saw the cathedral in the distance, dark blue lifted watchful in the sky, his heart leapt. It was the sign in heaven, it was the Spirit hovering like a dove, like an eagle over the earth. He turned his glowing, ecstatic face to her, his mouth opened with a strange, ecstatic grin.
‘There she is’, he said.
The ‘she’ irritated her. Why ‘she’? It was ‘it’. What was the cathedral, a big building, a thing of the past, obsolete, to excite him to such a pitch? She began to stir herself to readiness.
They passed up the steep hill, he eager as a pilgrim arriving at the shrine. As they came near the precinct, with castle on one side and cathedral on the other his veins seemed to break into fiery blossom, he was transported."


The clues are in the questions….

1. Name (a) the cathedral, and (b) the author.

2. Can you make a connection between the story and (a) Arthur Scargill, and (b) a 1939 musical?


I cannot challenge the previous erudition on Q1, but as regards q.2:-

Lawrence's father, Arthur was a coalminer, in common with the other coalmining personality mentioned, and the name of the book is "The Rainbow", so from there it's not too big a jump to The Wizard of Oz.


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Post by True Blue on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:32 am

oftenwrong wrote:
Ivan wrote:Perhaps this one will stump OW!

“When he saw the cathedral in the distance, dark blue lifted watchful in the sky, his heart leapt. It was the sign in heaven, it was the Spirit hovering like a dove, like an eagle over the earth. He turned his glowing, ecstatic face to her, his mouth opened with a strange, ecstatic grin.
‘There she is’, he said.
The ‘she’ irritated her. Why ‘she’? It was ‘it’. What was the cathedral, a big building, a thing of the past, obsolete, to excite him to such a pitch? She began to stir herself to readiness.
They passed up the steep hill, he eager as a pilgrim arriving at the shrine. As they came near the precinct, with castle on one side and cathedral on the other his veins seemed to break into fiery blossom, he was transported."


The clues are in the questions….

1. Name (a) the cathedral, and (b) the author.

2. Can you make a connection between the story and (a) Arthur Scargill, and (b) a 1939 musical?


I cannot challenge the previous erudition on Q1, but as regards q.2:-

Lawrence's father, Arthur was a coalminer, in common with the other coalmining personality mentioned, and the name of the book is "The Rainbow", so from there it's not too big a jump to The Wizard of Oz.

Now you see I thought of The Wizard of Oz because it is a gay icon movie. The Rainbow is a symbol of homosexuality, there is homosexual references in the story and Arthur Scargill was renowned for his 'gay' behaviour.
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:44 pm

You could also have mentioned that the popular name for "The Rainbow" is

Humping and Dumping
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Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:46 pm

Arthur Scargill was renowned for his 'gay' behaviour.

That's the first I've heard of it. Lesbians and gays gave support to the miners' strike of 1984, and Scargill thanked them at a miners' rally. Plenty of churches also supported the miners, but that doesn't make Scargill a vicar!

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Post by ROB on Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:03 pm


Back to tough questions, the poem:
__________________________________________________________________________________________

No Images
By William Waring Cuney 1906–1976

She does not know
her beauty,
she thinks her brown body
has no glory.

If she could dance
naked
under palm trees
and see her image in the river,
she would know.

But there are no palm trees
on the street,
and dish water gives back
no images.
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An easier question: “From what poem is this line?

“Finds, and shall find me, unafraid”
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Post by Ivan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Yes, that was much too easy. You only need to paste that line on 'Google' and it reveals: 'Invictus' is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903).
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Post by ROB on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:45 pm


Maybe we should stipulate that Google is forbidden!

According to the biography I read in 1979, William Ernest Henley was a Scot. Nelson Mandela posted Invictus on his Robbins Island cell wall.

This might be more challenging:

"Blacker than a hundred midnights"
"Down in a cypress swamp"
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