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Mottos and epitaphs: a quiz

They are short, pithy statements that say something profound (or maybe not so profound?) about a person or an organization – but how many can you pin to the right source or target? Here’s your chance to find out!

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    Which country’s motto is “E pluribus unum” (one out of many)?

    • The United States
    • The United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Canada
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    Which movie company has the motto “Ars Gratia Artis” (Art for Art’s Sake)?

    • Columbia Pictures
    • Warner Brothers
    • MGM
    • United Artists
  • Question of

    Who was buried under the words “Workers of All Lands Unite”?

    • Vladimir Lenin
    • Karl Marx
    • Joseph Stalin
    • Friedrich Engels
  • Question of

    Whose motto is “Honi soit qui mal y pense”?

    • The Presidents of France
    • The Swedish Royal Family
    • The Belgian Royal Family
    • The British Royal Family
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    Whose epitaph is “Si monumentum requiris circumspice” (If you seek a monument, look around you)?

    • Sir Christopher Wren
    • The Duke of Wellington
    • Princess Diana
    • Oliver Cromwell
  • Question of

    “Here lies *** the once and future king” Who?

    • King Charles I
    • Alfred the Great
    • King Arthur
    • William the Conquerer
  • Question of

    Which movement’s motto is “Be Prepared”?

    • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
    • Coastguards
    • Scotland Yard
    • Scouts and Guides
  • Question of

    “Don’t ask the price, it’s a penny” was the original slogan of which retail brand?

    • Woolworths
    • Marks and Spencer
    • Poundland
    • Harrods
  • Question of

    What is the motto of the UK Stock Exchange?

    • What goes up can come down
    • You cannot be serious
    • Abandon hope, all ye who enter here
    • My word is my bond
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    Whose gravestone bears the words “I told you I was ill”?

    • Spike Milligan
    • Mark Twain
    • Oscar Wilde
    • James Thurber


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