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What’s Your QQ*? #419

(Published April 3, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle, Interactive version)


 

1. “What could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it?”        

 

A. Edward Norton

B. Edward Snowden

C. Edward Albee

 

2. “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”

 

A. James Thurber

B. Sarah Silverman

C. Thomas Edison

 

3. “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”

 

A. John Lennon

B. John Muir

C. John Travolta

 

4. “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

 

A. Will Farrell

B. Susan B. Anthony

C. Nikita Khrushchev

 

5. “Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;/ Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;/ Thy fate is the common fate of all,/ Into each life some rain must fall,/ Some days must be dark and dreary.”

 

A. Billy Joel

B. Shel Silverstein

C. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

6. “The town was so dull that when the tide went out it refused to come back.”

 

A. Fred Allen

B. Jason Burnett

C. Bill Kampe

 

7. “Democracy don’t rule the world/ You’d better get that in your head/  This world is ruled by violence/ But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

 

A. Bob Dylan

B. Donald Rumsfeld

C. Robert Frost

 

8. “When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends.”

 

A. Frédéric Chopin

B. Orson Welles

C. James Naismith

 

9. “The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.”

 

A. Richard Nixon

B. Martina Navratilova

C. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

10. “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

 

A. George Foreman

B. George Washington

C. George Carlin

 

 

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

 

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:

“No social system in any country will bring us happiness, health, and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism.”

– Clement R. Attlee, 1883-1967, was a Labour Party leader and British prime minister from 1945-1951.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #378

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Published June 22, 2014 in the Monterey Herald.)

 

1. “If your train’s on the wrong track every station you come to is the wrong station.”

A. Sir Isaac Newton

B. Bernard Malamud

C. Casey Jones

 

2. “Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”

A. Bertrand Russell

B. Auguste Rodin

C. Henry Kissinger

 

3. “Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore.’”

A. Edgar Allan Poe

B. Edgar Cayce

C. Edgar Degas

 

4. “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

A. Lex Luthor

B. Mark Twain

C. Andrew Jackson

 

5. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

A. Rube Goldberg

B. William Randolph Hearst

C. Henry David Thoreau

 

6. “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

A. David Gregory

B. Noam Chomsky

C. Lucille Ball

 

7. “Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.”

A. Katharine Hepburn

B. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

C. Drew Barrymore

 

8. “What should you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?”

A. Boz Scaggs

B. Neil deGrasse Tyson

C. George Carlin

 

9. “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to.”

A. Frank Gore

B. Al Gore

C. Lesley Gore

 

10. “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

A. Carl Sagan

B. Casey Kasem

C. George Washington

 

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

 “One can judge a civilization by the way it treats its women.” – Helen Foster Snow

(Snow, 1907-1997, was an American journalist who lived and reported from China in the turbulent 1930s.)

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What’s Your QQ? #301

Published December 30, 2012 in the Monterey County Herald

Who said?

“The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.”

 

BONUS QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughan

 (Vaughn, 1915-1977, wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star for more than thirty years.)

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ? #281

Published August 12, 2012 in the Monterey County Herald

Which George said:

“I don’t have pet peeves; I have major psychotic…hatreds.”

BONUS QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.”

― Dawn Fraser

 (The Australian was the first woman swimmer to win gold medals in three consecutive Olympics: 1956, 1960, and 1964.)

 

 

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