What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #473

Published May 1, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


1. “People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.”


A. Russell Baker

B. Stephen Hawking

C. George Custer


2. “Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.”


A. Ron Howard

B. Calvin Coolidge

C. George Bernard Shaw


3. “Parents used to have children in order to assist on the farm or ranch; today they have them for tech support.”


A. Confucius

B. Arlen Grossman

C. Paul Ryan


4. “What is hell?/ Hell is oneself,/ Hell is alone, the other figures in it/ Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from/ And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”


A. Julie Andrews

B. T. S. Eliot

C. Will Rogers


5. “Heeeere’s Johnny!”


A. Ed McMahon

B. Jack Nicholson

C. John F. Kennedy


6. “Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.”


A. Henry Aaron

B. Henry Kissinger

C. Henry David Thoreau


7. “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”


A. Carly Fiorina

B. William Shakespeare

C. Barry Manilow


8. “You cannot be serious!”


A. Rudyard Kipling

B. Pope Francis

C. John McEnroe


9. “The issue isn’t just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages.”


A. Jim Hightower

B. Harriet Tubman

C. Robert Frost


10. “Most persons have died before they expire, — died to all earthly longings, so that the last breath is only, as it were, the locking of the door of the already deserted mansion.”


A. Tom Selleck

B. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

C. Johann Sebastian Bach


Answers: 1-A, 2-C , 3-B , 4-B , 5-A and/or B , 6-C , 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




“We hear war called murder. It is not: it is suicide.”

–Ramsay MacDonald, 1866-1937, was Britain’s first Labour Party Prime Minister.









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