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What’s Your QQ*? #413

(Interactive version published February 23, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle.)

 

1. “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”

 

A. Abigail Van Buren

B. Warren G. Harding

C. Arthur Ashe

 

2. “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?”

 

A. Martin Short

B. Virginia Woolf

C. Sigmund Freud

 

3. “I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.”

 

A. Crawford “Bud” Foy

B. Franklin P. Adams

C. Brandt Snedeker

 

4. “I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.”

 

A. Jimmy Fallon

B. Jimmy Hoffa

C. Jimmy Carter

 

5. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

A. Bob Marley

B. Al Roker

C. John Maynard Keynes

 

6. “The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature–a type nowhere at present existing.”

 

A. Herbert Spencer

B. Gene Autry

C. Ronald Reagan

 

7. “The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

 

A. Charles Lindbergh

B. Norman Rockwell

C. Pablo Picasso

 

8. “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”

 

A. Ray Romano

B. Rachael Ray

C. Ray Bradbury

 

9. “You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.”

 

A. Allen Ginsberg

B. Truman Capote

C. William Shakespeare

 

10. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

 

A. Abraham Lincoln

B. Marty McFly

C. Sandro Botticelli

 

 

Answers: 1-A, 2-B , 3-B , 4-C , 5-A , 6-A , 7-C , 8-C , 9-B , 10-A

 

Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce

 

BONUS QUOTE:

 “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!”

― Chief Seattle

 (Chief Seattle, 1780-1866, led several Puget Sound tribes. The city in Washington state was named after him.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #412

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Interactive version published February 15, 2015 at Montereyherald.com.)

 

1. “I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.”

 

A. George Washington

B. Bruce Jenner

C. Brian Williams

 

2. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/ Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

 

A. C. S. Forester

B. Sam Smith

C. William Shakespeare

 

3. “Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.”

 

A. John Stuart Mill

B. Pharrell Williams

C. Hugh Hefner

 

4. “Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.”

 

A. P. J. O’Rourke

B. Abner Doubleday

C. Doris Day

 

5. “If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.”

 

A. David Letterman

B. Warren Buffett

C. Plato

 

6. “You know the oxygen masks on airplanes? I don’t think there’s really any oxygen. I think they’re just to muffle the screams.”

 

A. Rita Rudner

B. “Sully” Sullenberger

C. Mark Twain

 

7. “The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.”

 

A. Rodney Dangerfield

B. Ralph Waldo Emerson

C. Davis Love III

 

8. “Three things too much, and three too little are pernicious to man: to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; to presume much, and be worth little.”

 

A. Martin Luther King, Jr.

B. Joe Namath

C. Miguel de Cervantes

 

9. “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

 

A. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

B. Lemony Snicket

C. Ulysses S. Grant

 

10. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

 

A. Ava DuVernay

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Answers: 1-A, 2-C , 3-A , 4-A , 5-C , 6-A , 7-B , 8-C , 9-A , 10-B

 

Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master    

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce

 

BONUS QUOTE:

 

“When you realize that no one really knows what they are doing and that everyone is doing the best they can according to their own level of consciousness, life gets a lot easier.” – Bruno Cavaleiro

 (The identity of Cavaleiro is unclear.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #411

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Interactive version published February 8, 2015 at Montereyherald.com.)

 

1. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

 

A. LaVar Burton

B. Maya Angelou

C. Lindsey Graham

 

2. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

 

A. “Superman”

B. “Peter Pan”

C. “E.T.”

 

3. “The whole point about corruption in politics is that it can’t be done, or done properly, without a bipartisan consensus.”

 

A. Christopher Hitchens

B. Ted Kennedy

C. Nikola Tesla

 

4. “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

 

A. Marshawn Lynch

B. Billy Graham

C. Hunter S. Thompson

 

5. “We are working together to establish a process that honors a terminally ill patient’s right to make informed decisions about dying, including an individual’s option to reduce suffering by taking aid-in-dying medication.”

 

A. Sarah Palin

B. Sen. Bill Monning

C. Arnold Swarzenegger

 

6. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

 

A. Pete Rose

B. Henry Kissinger

C. Mark Twain

 

7. “Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.”

 

A. Edgar Allan Poe

B. Gerald Ford

C. Pete Carroll

 

8. “When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

 

A. Grandma Moses

B. Pablo Picasso

C. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

9. “In 5-billion years the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day.”

 

A. Neil deGrasse Tyson

B. Clint Eastwood

C. Jim Vanderzwaan

 

10. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

 

A. Dr. Spock

B. Dr. Seuss

C. Dr. Oz

 

 

 

Answers: 1-B, 2-B , 3-A , 4-C , 5-B , 6-C , 7-A , 8-B , 9-A , 10-B

 

Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce

 

BONUS QUOTE:

“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.” – Emery Allen

 (Allen wrote a book of poetry titled “Become.”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #410

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Interactive version published February 1, 2015 at Montereyherald.com.)

 

1. “Life is a long lesson in humility.”

 

A. Donald Trump

B. Marco Polo

C. James M. Barrie

 

2. “Laurel and Hardy, that’s John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise because all the serious people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot.”

 

A. John Legend

B. John Lennon

C. John Travolta

 

3. “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”

 

A. Jack Kerouac

B. Chevy Chase

C. Millard Fillmore

 

4. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

 

A. Roald Dahl

B. Joseph Stalin

C. Edgar Allan Poe

 

5. “I love mankind … it’s people I can’t stand!!”

 

A. Garfield

B. Charles Schulz

C. Abraham Lincoln

 

6. “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? It is because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.”

 

A. J. Krishnamurti

B. O. Henry

C. R. Kelly

 

7. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

 

A. Bill Belichick

B. Ozzy Osbourne

C. Albert Camus

 

8. “Airline hostesses show you how to use a seatbelt in case you haven’t been in a car since 1965.”

 

A. Jerry Seinfeld

B. Mark Twain

C. Mario Andretti

 

9. “Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.”

 

A. Bill Clinton

B. Pete Carroll

C. H. L. Mencken

 

10. “That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.”

A. Steve Jobs

B. John Madden

C. O.J. Simpson

 

 

 

 

Answers: 1-C, 2-B , 3-A , 4-A , 5-B , 6-A , 7-C , 8-A , 9-C , 10-B

 

Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce

 

BONUS QUOTES:

 “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl” – Washington Redskins guard Russ Grimm (Super Bowl XVIII)

 “I’d run over Russ Grimm’s mother to win the Super Bowl, too” – L. A. Raiders linebacker Matt Millen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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