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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Q is for Quiz

Keep track because you'll find the answers at the end.

1. When the earth shakes we call it a ___

2. The amount of a number of something is the ___

3. The female ruler of a country is a ___

4. One fourth of something is a ___

5. A line of people waiting for something is called a ___

6. Something that takes a short time is ___

7. When there is little or no movement or sound, then all is ___

8. What "Q word" means to suppress completely? ____

9. To repeat or write words someone else has said or written is to ___

10. To give up something like a job or school is to ___

11. To have an angry argument is to ___


1. quake 2. quantity 3. queen 4. quarter 5. queue 6. quick 7. quiet 8. quash 9. quote 10. quit 11. quarrel

So, how did you do? I think you all probably thought this was quite easy, right? I could have made it harder for you all by using words like quag, quiff, quire, or quoit but it's so much more fun to get an A+ on a quiz!

ABC Wednesday is brought to you by our hostess Mrs. Nesbitt. Click on her name and go to her responses to see who else is participating.


Maggie May said...

That was a clever use of *Q*!

mitt vattenhål said...

different and interesting solution of this weeks letter Q

Mara said...

I missed the quash and the quote, so I didn't get an A+ :(
Loved your q though!

Rena said...

As a fellow (former) teacher, I must say well done! Love it!

Thumbelina said...

That was fun. Who knew there were so many Qs? I remember playing this meme last year and looking in a dictionary for Q ... There are many more than we first think!
Well done Leslie.

Carol said...

Easy test and a clever Q. I love your Mother's Day post!

Life with Kaishon said...

How creative are you : ). Loved your quiz and LOVED your Q! Happy wednesday!

Tumblewords: said...

How clever! Glad I don't have to post my score!

Marie Reed said...

Darn I got one wrong.. I said 'Line' instead of 'Queue'.. Silly Americans!

Grace and Bradley said...

I didn't do too badly, thanks for the fun.

Russell said...

I laughed when I saw "quash" as it brought back some memories.

In the legal world you sometimes file a Motion to Quash (which is just fancy for asking a judge not to permit something or other or to throw something out). An example would be a Motion to Quash a Supbonea. (I had a major case one time when someone tried to subponea the Governor of our state as a witness!)

Often clients would ask "why are you trying to squash that?" which I sort of like better than "quash"! Heh!

Take care.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

LOL! great choice and idea/ Tyra

jay said...

Novel! I like it - very clever!

I got them all very quickly... except quote. For some reason that escaped me this morning.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Very clever, Leslie and I enjoyed it.