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Advice & More September 2015

Quotation Quotient

Labor Day Quiz - What’s Your QQ?

By Arlen Grossman

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

1. "I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day."

A. Chuck Todd

B. Donald Trump

C. Lewis Black


2. "Of all the American educational system's problems, none is more severe than the academic year beginning before Labor Day."

A. P. J. O'Rourke

B. Gomer Pyle

C. Nelson Mandela


3. “I've always been amused by the contention that brain work is harder than manual labor. I've never known a man to leave a desk for a muck-stick if he could avoid it.”

A. John Steinbeck

B. Art Carney

C. Millard Fillmore


4. "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."

A. Babe Ruth

B. Albert Einstein

C. Truman Capote


5. "If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool."

A. Abraham Lincoln

B. Antonin Scalia

C. Frank Sinatra


6. “No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

A. Stan Laurel

B. Pablo Picasso

C. Theodore Roosevelt


7. "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."

A. Louis Nizer

B. Dr. Seuss

C. Arnold Schwarzenegger


8. “Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.”

A. Beyoncé

B. Voltaire

C. Hirohito


9. “All labor has dignity.”

A. Fred Flintstone

B. Martin Luther King Jr.

C. Charles Dickens


10. "The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself."

A. H.L. Mencken

B. Christopher Columbus

C. Al Capone


Answers: 1-C, 2-A , 3-A , 4-B , 5-A , 6-C , 7-A , 8-B , 9-B , 10-A


10 – QQQQ = Quote-Master   

8-9 – QQQ = Scholar                      

6 -7 – QQ = Literate

4-5 – Q = Semi-Literate

0-3 – No Q = Quote-Dunce


BONUS QUOTE: "If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend."
– Doug Larson, b. 1926, was a syndicated newspaper columnist based in Wisconsin.

Arlen  Grossman lives in Monterey, California. Comments and suggestions are welcomed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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