Saturday, November 8, 2014

Who said that? (A post-American-election quiz)

...And when? And why? (No fair peeking or Googling. You will receive extra points for creativity. Some questions may have two answers; pick the most accurate one.)

1. “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.”

2. “Poor George, he can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”

3. “We’re going to take from the haves and give it to the have nots who need it so much.”

4. “One, if by land, and two, if by sea; and I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middlesex village and farm.”

5. “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies!”

6. “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

7. “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

8. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

9. “Nobody's perfect.”

10. "All right, Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up.”

[Editor's note. Any similarity to anything I have ever said or written in the seven-year history of this blog is purely coincidental. --RWP]


Mary Z said...

2. Ann Richards in her campaign against "W" for governor of Texas

4. Paul Revere - American Revolution

5. Prissy - "Gone With The Wind" movie.

6 Nathan Hale - American Revolution

7. Admiral Dewey (?)

8. FDR Inaugural speech, 1933

9. Gloria Swanson - line from original "A Star is Born".

Reamus said...

1. Gerald Ford at his inauguration
2. Ann Richard- Dem. Convention 2003
3.Dan Quayle- date unknown but likely more than once.
4.Paul Revere- when the British invaded Boston
5.Humphrey Bogart--it had to be him
6.Nathan Hale-at his hanging by the British
7. Admiral Dewey- Battle of Mobile Bay
8.FDR- first inaugural speech
9. Myself and nearly many others.
10. Gloria Swason- movie, nt sure which one

LightExpectations said...

1. Gerald Ford, when he took office, I think?

4. Paul Revere, or Longfellow, putting words in Revere's mouth. The when: On the 18th of April, in '75; hardly a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year...

5. Prissy, in Gone with the Wind.

6. Nathan Hale, shortly before being hanged for spying.

7. Farragut. But I don't know when or why. Presumably because he didn't care about the torpedoes, and wanted to go as fast as possible ;)

8. FDR

10. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard