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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #476

Published May 22, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)

 

1. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

 

A. T. Boone Pickens

B. F. Scott Fitzgerald

C. G. Gordon Liddy

 

2. “Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. ”

 

A. James Bond

B. James Dean

C. James Baldwin

 

3. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”

 

A. Alexander Pope

B. Malcolm X

C. Bob Hope

 

4. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

 

A. Mark Twain

B. Lady Godiva

C. Harry S. Truman

 

5. “The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. “

 

A. Thomas Edison

B. Ralph Kramden

C. George Bernard Shaw

 

6. “The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she’s there, but nobody wants to talk about her.”

 

A. W. Somerset Maugham

B. H. Ross Perot

C. L. Frank Baum

 

7. “My husband’s German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me.”

 

A. Bette Midler

B. Eleanor Roosevelt

C. Megyn Kelly

 

8. “I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts… It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us, but all sorts of old dead ideas and all kinds of old dead beliefs and things of that kind.”

 

A. Duke Snider

B. Henrik Ibsen

C. Jimmy Fallon

 

9. “I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.”

 

A. Oscar de la Renta

B. Oscar Pistorius

C. Oscar Wilde

 

10. “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”

 

A. J.K. Rowling

B. H. L. Mencken

C. E. B. White

 

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

“Life is complicated. It starts before we’re ready, it continues while we’re still trying to figure out the point of it. And it ends long before we’ve worked out just what to do.”

― Adrian Tan, b. 1966, is a lawyer and author from Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #475

Published May 15, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)

 

1. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

 

A. Jimmy Carter

B. J. Edgar Hoover

C. Albert Einstein

 

2. “If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.”

 

A. Voltaire

B. Dana Scully

C. Rick Warren

 

3. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

 

A. Henry David Thoreau

B. Neil Patrick Harris

C. John Wilkes Booth

 

4. “I believe that children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

 

A. Bob Dylan

B. Whitney Houston

C. Kim Jong-un

 

5. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”

 

A. George Stephanopoulos

B. Donald Trump

C. Mahatma Gandhi

 

6. “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

 

A. George W. Bush

B. Vladimir Lenin

C. Bing Crosby

 

7. “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil.”

 

A. Douglas Adams

B. Douglas MacArthur

C. Douglas Fairbanks

 

8. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

 

A. Aristotle

B. Eminem

C. Pelé

 

9. “The only thing my husband and I have in common is that we were married on the same day.”

 

A. Angela Merkel

B. Princess Diane

C. Phyllis Diller

 

10. “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”

 

A. Lewis Carroll

B. Reince Priebus

C. Robert De Niro

 

 

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

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

–A. J. Liebling, 1904-1963, an American journalist, wrote frequently for the New Yorker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #474

Published May 8, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)

 

1. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

 

A. C. S. Lewis

B. H. G. Wells

C. J. D. Salinger

 

2. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”

 

A. Tommy Lee Jones

B. John Quincy Adams

C. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

 

3. “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

 

A. Friedrich Nietzsche

B. Stan Laurel

C. James Cameron

 

4. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

 

A. Bruce Springsteen

B. Bruce Lee

C. Bruce Willis

 

5. “Capital punishment is our society’s recognition of the sanctity of human life.”

 

A. Orrin Hatch

B. Pope John Paul II

C. Linda Ronstadt

 

6. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

 

A. Ray Romano

B. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

C. Edgar Allan Poe

 

7. “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”

 

A. John Kasich

B. John Lennon

C. John Travolta

 

8. “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

 

A. Walt Disney

B. Dr. Seuss

C. Sigmund Freud

 

9. “If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you.”

 

A. Socrates

B. Evander Holyfield

C. Dick Cavett

 

10. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”

 

A. Aaron Burr

B. Victor Hugo

C. Sean Penn

 

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

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

–Tenneva Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

BONUS QUOTE:

“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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