First Quizzical of This Year

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This week’s quiz question is ‘name that novel – we’ll know the author right away -‘ and solve your love life while you’re at it. This quote is a conversation where boy X is telling about his love woes to girl “Y”. And her response ( which is so simple and good that it fits just about anyone in love). For extra credit, not only name the novel but the characters talking. Here goes:

“Do you want to be a gentleman to spite her or to gain her over,” ___ quietly asked me, after a pause.
“I don’t know,” I moodily answered.
“Because if it is to spite her, ” ___ pursued, “I should think – but you know best – that might be better and more independently done by caring nothing for her words. And it if is to gain her over, I should think – but you know best – she was not worth gaining over.”

Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)  Biddy is talking to Pip.  I had no correct answers.
Seems my expectations on this one are not that great and far from… E-Stella-r!  I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” (‘08) or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ’6-TH’(Feb ’12)( one of the 6 CD set). (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.
DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

This week’s Contest Question:
There was one in Samuel Johnson’s circle who could mimic the Doctor just perfectly. His catch phrase, that so impressed Johnson’s biographer Boswell, went like this, “Davy has some convivial pleasantry about him; but ’tis a futile fellow.”  Name the mimic.

Good luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at or the Musea blog at And don’t forget the music/videos at (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 20 year old zine Musea) ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)


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