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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? #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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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #462

Published February 14, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


 

1. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

 

A. Erich von Däniken

B. Erich Fromm

C. Erich Segal

 

2. “Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them.”

 

A. George Bernard Shaw

B. Vladimir Putin

C. Prince Charles

 

3. “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”

 

A. Mr. Ed

B. Pete Rose

C. W.C. Fields

 

4. “I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; ‘Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.'”

 

A. Jack Kemp

B. John F. Kennedy

C. Jack London

 

5. “It seems clearer every day, that the moral problem of our age is concerned with the love of money.”

 

A. John Maynard Keynes

B. Bernie Sanders

C. Kris Kristofferson

 

6. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

 

A. Dwayne Johnson

B. J.K. Rowling

C. Carly Fiorina

 

7. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,/ But I have promises to keep,/    And miles to go before I sleep,/ And miles to go before I sleep.”

 

A. Robert Browning

B. Robert Downey Jr.

C. Robert Frost

 

8. “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”

 

A. Abraham Lincoln

B. Benjamin Netanyahu

C. Christopher Columbus

 

9. “All you need is love.”

 

A. Mike Love

B. John Lennon

C. Ed Sullivan

 

10. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

 

A. Willy Wonka

B. Leo Tolstoy

C. Charles M. Schulz

 

 

 

 

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

“I want to be one of those old couples you see still holding hands and laughing after fifty years of marriage. That’s what I want. I want to be someone’s forever.”

Rachel Gibson, b. 1961, is an American romance novelist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #458

Published January 17, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


 

1. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

 

A. Will Smith

B. Carl Jung

C. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

2. “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

 

A. Darth Vader

B. Mae West

C. Walter White

 

3. “We are stardust/ We are golden/ And we’ve got to get ourselves/

Back to the garden.”

 

A. Joni Mitchell

B. Joan Baez

C. Hoagy Carmichael

 

4. “He (Billy Conn) can run, but he can’t hide.”

 

A. Joe Biden

B. Joe Louis

C. Joe Namath

 

5. “The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.”

 

A. Art Linkletter

B. Terry Gross

C. Abraham Lincoln

 

6. “When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”

 

A. Bob Dole

B. Al Jolson

C. Eugene V. Debs

 

7. “You see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things as they never were and ask, ‘Why not?'”

 

A. George Bernard Shaw

B. Osama bin Laden

C. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

8. “For when the One Great Scorer comes/ To mark against your name,/ He writes – not that you won or lost –/ But how you played the Game.”

 

A. Grantland Rice

B. John Wooden

C. William “Refrigerator” Perry

 

9. “Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.”

 

A. Hillary Clinton

B. Hugh Hefner

C. Fran Lebowitz

 

10. “I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, “F— that. I want to be a superhuman.”

 

A. David Letterman

B. David Bowie

C. David Koch

 

 

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

“As I grow older and older,/ And totter toward the tomb,/ I find that I care less and less,/ Who goes to bed with whom.”

―Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893-1957, an English mystery writer, created the Lord Peter Wimsey stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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