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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? #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? #442

Published September 20, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)


 

1. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

 

A. Oscar Wilde

B. Ross Perot

C. James Dean

 

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

 

A. Henry David Thoreau

B. Mick Jagger

C. Davy Crockett

 

3. “Poetry is the opening and closing of the door, leaving those who look through to guess about what was seen during a moment.”

 

A. Carl Sagan

B. Carl Jung

C. Carl Sandburg

 

4. “Football combines the two worst features of American life: violence and committee meetings.”

 

A. Joe Namath

B. George Will

C. James Naismith

 

5. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”

 

A. Confucius

B. Ted Cruz

C. Ulysses S. Grant

 

6. “Wise people, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same life.”

 

A. Chris Christie

B. Aristophanes

C. Sir Edmund Hillary

 

7. “I feel so much the continual death of everything and everybody, and have so learned to reconcile myself to it, that the final and official end loses most of its impressiveness.”

 

A. George Santayana

B. Bruce Springsteen

C. Gerald Ford

 

8. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!'”

 

A. Chiang Kai-shek

B. Dennis Mitchell

C. Dave Barry

 

9. “When the creative urge seizes one – at least, such is my experience – one become creative in all directions at once.”

 

A. Henry Ford

B. Henry Miller

C. Henry Cowell

 

10. “There are no facts, only interpretations.”

 

A. Roger Goodell

B. Friedrich Nietzsche

C. Gene Autry

 

 

 

 

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

“Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.”

~ Mary Ritter Beard, 1876-1958 was an American historian and women’s rights advocate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #440

Published September 8, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)


 

1. “A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.”

 

A. Jar Jar Binks

B. JoJo Starbuck

C. Zsa Zsa Gabor

 

2. “What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?”

 

A. Anaïs Nin

B. Scott Walker

C. Thomas Jefferson

 

3. “I, like every soldier of America, will die for freedom of the press, even for the freedom of newspapers that call me everything that is a good deal less than being a gentleman.”

 

A. Chris Kyle

B. Cyndi Lauper

C. Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

4. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”

 

A. Anne Hathaway

B. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

C. Ann Coulter

 

5. “You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle.”

 

A. Gertrude Stein

B. L. Frank Baum

C. Anthony Weiner

 

6. “I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.”

 

A. Justin Timberlake

B. Henry David Thoreau

C. Oscar Hammerstein

 

7. “The Marquesan girls dance all over; not only do their feet dance, but their arms, hands, fingers, ay, their very eyes seem to dance in their heads.”

 

A. Herman Cain

B. Herman Melville

C. Herman Munster

 

8. “There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.”

 

A. Alan King

B. Prince William

C. Helen Keller

 

9. “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”

 

A. Benjamin Franklin

B. Margaret Mitchell

C. Engelbert Humperdinck

 

10. “If I can stop one heart from breaking,/ I shall not live in vain;/ If I can ease one life the aching,/ Or cool one pain,/ Or help one fainting robin/ Unto his nest again,/ I shall not live in vain.”

 

A. Emily Dickinson

B. Judy Blume

C. Jackie Gleason

 

 

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

“When a fellow says, ‘It hain’t the money, but th’ principle o’ the thing,’ it’s th’ money.”

–Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930, was a popular Indiana humorist and journalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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