Saturday, April 29, 2006

Weekly Folk Music Quiz (29ap06)

Niel Gow, considered by some to have been the foremost Scottish fiddler in history, was born in: a) 1326, b) 1584, c) 1727, d) 1895.

Weekly History Quiz (29ap06)

Samuel Adams, one of America's most famous founding fathers, lived in what colony (state)? a) Virginia, b) Pennsylvania, c) New York, d) Massachusetts.

Weekly Amusement (29ap06)

Has your dog had puppies this year?

Nope, just fleas.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Weekly Folk Music Quiz (19ap06)

Doc Watson became a legendary performer on what folk instrument? a) guitar, b) dulcimer, c) fiddle, d) banjo.

Weekly History Quiz (19ap06)

Christopher Columbus died 20 May 1506 in what city? a) Sevilla, Spain; b) Valladolid, Spain; c) Port-au-Prince, Haiti; d) St. Augustine, Florida.

Weekly Amusement (19ap06)

What steps do rodeo clowns take to escape charging bulls?

Long ones.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Weekly Folk Music Quiz (11ap06)

The six-volume Scots Musical Museum, published between 1783 and 1803, contained approximately how many songs written by Robert Burns? a) 10, b) 90, c) 200, d) 600.

Weekly History Quiz (11ap06)

British Queen Victoria (Victoria Regina) died in: a) 1813, b) 1860, c) 1901, d) 1956.

Weekly Amusement (11ap06)

Jen: Where've you been? I've been trying to call you for the past two weeks.
Min: We were on vacation in Switzerland.
Jen: Oooh, fantastic! Berne?
Min: Oh, no. We quite froze.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Weekly Folk Music Quiz (3ap06)

If you're singing Child Ballad #12, you're singing Francis James Child's collected version of: a) "Danny Boy," b) "Lord Randall," c) "Dungaree Races," d) "The Elfin Knight."

Weekly History Quiz (3ap06)

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island was published in: a) 1790, b) 1846, c) 1883, d) 1911.

Weekly Amusement (3ap06)

Why do bears sleep all through the winter?

Nobody has the nerve to wake them up.