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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #432

 Published July 12, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)


1. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.”

A. Warren Buffett

B. Sholem Aleichem

C. Bernie Sanders

2. “Old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you’re in it there’s nothing you can do.”

A. Golda Meir

B. Carrie Underwood

C. Abraham Lincoln

3. “I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash.”

A. Sigmund Freud

B. Joel Osteen

C. Ben Stiller

4. “The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.”

A. Oprah Winfrey

B. Laura Schlessinger

C. Oscar Wilde

5. “The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.”

A. Ringo Starr

B. Joan Baez

C. Neil deGrasse Tyson

6. “Poverty is uncomfortable; but 9 times out of 10 the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and be compelled to sink or swim.”

A. Michael Phelps

B. Captain Ahab

C. James A. Garfield

7. “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

A. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

B. Lewis Carroll

C. Lindsey Graham

8. “Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich – simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”

A. Dennis Miller

B. Glenn Miller

C. Henry Miller

9. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

A. John Steinbeck

B. William Shakespeare

C. Raúl Castro

10. “Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.”

A. Ted Cruz

B. Ambrose Bierce

C. Arnold Palmer

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

“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.”

– Robert Hutchins, 1899-1977, was president of the University of Chicago from 1929 to 1951.

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #430

Published June 20-21, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)


                       SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY QUIZ

1. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

A. Miley Cyrus

B. Dick Van Dyke

C. Sigmund Freud

2. “To be a successful father there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.”

A. Ernest Hemingway

B. Colin Powell

C. George Washington

3. “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”

A. Macaulay Culkin

B. Tim Russert

C. George Will

4. “It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.”

A. Alice Walker

B. Beyoncé

C. Rosalynn Carter

5. “Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.”

A. Johnny Carson

B. Meryl Streep

C. Aldous Huxley

6. “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.”

A. Oscar Robertson

B. Oscar de la Renta

C. Oscar Wilde

7. “People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad.”

A. Sherman Hemsley

B. Carroll O’Conner

C. Edith Bunker

8. “There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.”

A. Samuel Johnson

B. Jack Johnson

C. Lyndon Johnson

9. “Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.”

A. Floyd Mayweather

B. Red Buttons

C. Ward Cleaver

10. “The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.”

A. Garrison Keillor

B. Vladimir Putin

C. Leonardo da Vinci

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

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.”

–Harlan Coben, b.1962, writes mystery novels and thrillers.

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #426

Published May 22-24, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)
 

1. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

 

A. Vincent van Gogh

B. Alger Hiss

C. Whoopi Goldberg

 

2. “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.”

 

A. Jed Clampett

B. George Bernard Shaw

C. Napoleon Bonaparte

 

3. “The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

 

A. Fidel Castro

B. Lorne Michaels

C. Oscar Wilde

 

4. “There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

 

A. George Stephanopoulos

B. John Boehner

C. Alexis de Tocqueville

 

5. “The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”

A. Eddie Murphy

B. Eddie Rickenbacker

C. Eddie Haskell

 

6. “Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men. “

 

A. G. K. Chesterton

B. J. K. Rowling

C. Leo Tolstoy

 

7. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.”

 

A. Kenny Rogers

B. Christopher Columbus

C. Confucius

 

8. “You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you’re 18, but by the time you’re 80, it’s a picket fence.”

 

A. Madonna

B. Robin Williams

C. Tom Sawyer

 

9. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

 

A. Sophia Loren

B. Lawrence Welk

C. Lucille Ball

 

10. “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”

 

A. Perry Mason

B. Robert Frost

C. O. J. Simpson

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

 “Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.”

 –Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890-1973, was an Italian-French designer.

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #424

Published May 8-10, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)
 

 SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY EDITION

1. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”

 

A. Oprah Winfrey

B. Louis Pasteur

C. Kim Kardashian

 

2. “Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”

 

A. Noah Webster

B. Arnold Schwarzenegger

C. Ambrose Bierce

 

3. “It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.”

 

A. Bob Barker

B. Phyllis Diller

C. Pope Benedict XVI

 

4. “Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.”

 

A. Satchel Paige

B. Aristotle

C. Joseph Stalin

 

5. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

 

A. Oscar Mayer

B. Oscar Pistorius

C. Oscar Wilde

 

6. “There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.”

 

A. Andrew Jackson

B. Ralph Nader

C. Mao Tse-Tung

 

7. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”

 

A. Rocky Marciano

B. Charles Darwin

C. Milton Berle

 

8. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

 

A. Al Capone

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. J. D. Salinger

 

9. “A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.”

 

A. Robert Frost

B. Robert Reich

C. Robert De Niro

 

10. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”

 

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. Taylor Swift

C. James Joyce

 

 

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

 “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

 ― Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879-1958, was an American educational reformer, social activist, and author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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