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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Wrathbone » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:03 am

Did the quiz, clicked submit and it said it’s in maintenance mode. No result. This may not end well. :lol:

EDIT - No, it did not.

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Snowy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:08 am

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:09 pm

So you ALL know which Edwardian bloke wrote a book about fairies...

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:27 pm

Surprisingly, yes! :o I did a mini project on it at primary school and somehow, nearly three decades later, it triggered a memory.

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:29 pm

:lol:

Fair do's, it's always nice when a piece of esoteric knowledge comes in useful.

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Strudel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:23 pm

I'm pretty sure that was a question fairly recently.

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Stormbringer » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 pm

Andrew Lang, right? I know this because I once had all his fairy books in my Amazon cart. About nine years ago I went through a "collect as much classic literature as possible" phase. My book-shelves are still heaving as a result.

I've not read most of them. ¬_¬
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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:41 am

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Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Andrew Lang, right? I know this because I once had all his fairy books in my Amazon cart. About nine years ago I went through a "collect as much classic literature as possible" phase. My book-shelves are still heaving as a result.

I've not read most of them. ¬_¬
Nope. Edward Spencer apparently.

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Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:05 am

Or possibly, as I just googled, Edmund Spenser, and rather than being 19th - early 20th century as I assumed (I think I was thinking of Conan Doyle -_-), he was actually a contemporary of Shakespeare :o

Having put in the research, I look forward to getting this question wrong again the next time it comes up.

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Stormbringer » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:30 am

So when you said Edwardian, you meant Elizabethan? ¬_¬

The Faerie Queene was, if I understand it correctly, a tribute to Elizabeth I. I have a copy of it on my shelf, but I've never read it.
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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Stormbringer » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 am

Incidentally, both Spenser's Faerie Queene and Andrew Lang's Fairy Books were a huge influence on J.R.R. Tolkien. That's partly why I got interested in them in the first place.
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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:28 am

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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 am
Incidentally, both Spenser's Faerie Queene and Andrew Lang's Fairy Books were a huge influence on J.R.R. Tolkien. That's partly why I got interested in them in the first place.
With that level of trivia knowledge you should be doing a quiz. A regular one, even, like, say, daily. -_-

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Stormbringer » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:32 am

My knowledge-base is only on history, a bit of literature, and religion. I don't know anything about anything else. ¬_¬
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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Strudel » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:42 pm

My knowledge base is mostly "quiz questions that have come up several times before" so you're likely to beat at least someone!

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Re: Daily forum quiz thread

Post by Medicine Man » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:16 pm

Same. Although I'd also add my extensive knowledge of 'all of these' type questions.

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