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June ’19 District Quiz

June 2019: Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan DTM, Hertfordshire Speakers

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 26th July 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the July/August Edition

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Answers to May/ June Newsletter Quiz

This was the most popular quiz so far of 2018-19. Well done quiz setter Alex Knibbs. The Winner is Julie Kenny of Ipswich Electrifiers in Division G

  • Rationale I’ll amend for rhetorical device (12) ALLITERATION
  • Pear moth squashed for figure of speech (8) METAPHOR
  • ‘Nice to see you, to see you, nice’ is an example of this type of rhetorical instrument (8) CHIASMUS
  • ML King’s “I have a dream … ” speech made great use of this technique (8) ANAPHORA
  • ‘I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate’ is an example of this rhetorical instrument (9) HYPERBOLE
  • Cuckoo, woof woof and screech are examples of ONOMATOPOEIA
  • ‘He was as graceful as a fridge falling down a flight of stairs’, is an example of … (6) SIMILE
  • Kate and Sidney … not steak and kidney!, is an example of a … SPOONERISM
  • Education, education, education (8) TRICOLON
  • An understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite is the definition of this rhetorical instrument (8) LITOTES

FINAL solution:

The letters in green will spell out ‘SANTA ANA’

Rationale I’ll amend for rhetorical device (12)

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L E R T N
Pear moth squashed for figure of speech (8) E T P O R
‘Nice to see you, to see you, nice’ is an example of this type of rhetorical instrument (8) C I S U S
ML King’s “I have a dream … “speech made great use of this technique (8) A A O R
‘I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate’ is an example of this rhetorical instrument (9) H E R L
Cuckoo, woof woof and screech are examples of (12) O M T P A
‘He was as graceful as a fridge falling down a flight of stairs’, is an example of … (6) I I L
Kate and Sidney … not steak and kidney!, is an example of a … (10) S O O R M
Education, education, education (8) T I O O N
An understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite is the definition of this rhetorical instrument e.g. ‘I was not a little upset’ (8) L T O S

May 2019: Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Alex Knibbs, Division G Director

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 28th June 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the Late June Edition

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As Toastmasters we hear quite a lot about rhetorical devices (did you know you can even obtain a Master’s degree in Rhetoric?)

The quiz below focusses on a range of rhetorical devices. The first two clues are straightforward cryptic clues; for the rest I provide actual examples of each rhetorical device.

Rationale I’ll amend for rhetorical device (12)

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Pear moth squashed for figure of speech (8)

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‘Nice to see you, to see you, nice’ is an example of this type of rhetorical instrument (8)

C

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ML King’s “I have a dream … “speech made great use of this technique (8)

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A

O

R

‘I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate’ is an example of this rhetorical instrument (9)

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L

Cuckoo, woof woof and screech are examples of (12)

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M

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‘He was as graceful as a fridge falling down a flight of stairs’, is an example of … (6)

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Kate and Sidney … not steak and kidney!, is an example of a … (10)

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Education, education, education (8)

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An understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite is the definition of this rhetorical instrument e.g. ‘I was not a little upset’ (8)

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Solve each clue and then rearrange all the letters in the green shaded squares to reveal the name of the US city where the very first Toastmasters meeting was held in 1924

Answers to April Newsletter Quiz

With the distraction of the District conference the quiz setter Elizabeth Jordan beat the District with no completely correct submissions.

1.    Engaging ……. is the name of new Pathways path that was introduced in February 2019? Answer: Humour (6)

2.    The month in 2018 in which Pathways was rolled out in Region 11, including D71. Answer: March (5)

3.    The number of semi-finals that will be held at the D71 Norwich conference? Answer: Eight (5)

4.    The D-Day ……. are the special Guest Act appearing at the Norwich Conference? Answer: Darlings (8)

5.    Lark Doley has declared this Toastmaster Year, The Year of the …… Answer: Wow (3)

6.    The 2018–2019 International Speech Contest is the first to include ……….. quarterfinals. Answer = Region (6)

7.    One job of the Base Camp Manager is to ……… level completion. Answer: Verify (6)

8.    One of the four Toastmasters Core Values. Answer: Excellence (10)

9.    The number of paths now available in Pathways. Answer: Eleven (11)

#WeAreToastmasters

April 2019: Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan DTM Hertfordshire Speakers

 

 

 

 

Instructions

 

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 24th May 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

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Toastmasters Quiz Questions

1) Engaging ………….is the name of new Pathways path that was introduced in February 2019? (6)

2 The month in 2018 in which Pathways was rolled out in Region 11, including D71…….…………(5)

3) The number of semi-finals that will be held at the D71 Norwich conference? …………………….(5)

4) The D-Day …………..……… are the special Guest Act appearing at the Norwich Conference? (8)

5) Lark Doley has declared this Toastmaster Year, The Year of the ………………………………… (3)

6) The 2018–2019 International Speech Contest is the first to include ………….….. quarterfinals. (6)

7) One job of the Base Camp Manager is to …………………………………….… level completion. (6)

8) One of the four Toastmasters Core Values. …………………………………………………………(10)

9) The number of paths now available in Pathways. …………………………………………………..(6)

Answer to March 19 Newsletter Word Search

Hidden Word: INTEGRITY

Congratulations to Sam Forsberg of Dunfermline Toastmasters, Division S

Mar 19 District Prize Word search

 Prize Word search

Guest edited by Alex Knibbs (Saffron Walden Speakers) Division G Director

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 19th April 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

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Grid showing identified words and highlighted yellow cells

AHCOUNTER        CLUBSPONSOR            DISTINGUISHED

EXCELLENCE        GENERALEVALUATOR        GRAMMARIAN

ICEBREAKER        PATHWAYS            RESPECT

SERVICE        TABLETOPICS            TIMEKEEPER

TOASTMASTERS    TRIPLECROWN

1. Enjoy the word search by finding all the words on the grid.

2. Using the highlighted letters in the yellow fields, identify another 9-lettered Toastmaster-related word.

——————————————————————-(9)

3. An additional cryptic clue: Upstanding trait shown by mauled tiny tiger (9)

February 2019 D71 Newsletter Quiz Answers

On this occasion the quiz setter beat the District and gets the prize

By Elizabeth Jordan DTM, Hertfordshire Speakers

  1. What is the name of the keynote speaker at the 2019 D71 Spring Conference in Norwich? Answer = Eldonna Lewis Fernandez.
  2. The club quality checklist is a useful measure of the ……….. of a club. Answer = Health
  3. Travelling Toastmaster (Jan 2019) Adrian Jefferson Chofor is pictured standing in front of which famous site in Paris. Answer = The Eiffel Tower
  4. Which membership drive, and club growth incentive occurs between 1st Feb and March 31st? Answer = Talk Up Toastmasters
  5. Deepak Menon, DTM, currently holds which Toastmaster Officer role? Answer = International President-Elect
  6. Approximately how many clubs are there in D71? a)100 clubs b)200 clubs or c)300 clubs? Answer= b) 200 clubs
  7. Of the 10 Distinguished Club Program Goals (DCP), how many are Education and Training goals? Seven
  8. Which topic will be covered in the new Path to be made available in Pathways in February 2019? Answer = Humour.
  9. What is the name of the Region 10 Storyteller, Stand-up Comic and the first Toastmaster in Europe to be awarded a Pathways DTM? Answer= Julie Kertesz.
  10. After completing level 2 in Pathways, there is an option to complete The Pathways Mentoring program which consists of three sections: Prepare to Mentor, Mentoring and …………………. Answer: Advanced Mentoring.

#WeAreToastmasters Shout outs

February 2019: Prize Quiz

February 2019: Prize Quiz

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Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan (Hertfordshire Speakers)

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 22nd March 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

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  1. What is the name of the keynote speaker at the 2019 D71 Spring Conference in Norwich? ______________________
  2. The club quality checklist is a useful measure of the______________________ of a club.
  3. Travelling Toastmaster (Jan 2019) Adrian Jefferson Chofor is pictured standing in front of which famous site in Paris. _______________________
  4. Which membership drive, and club growth incentive occurs between 1st Feb and March 31st? ____________________
  5. Deepak Menon, DTM, currently holds which Toastmaster Officer role? ____________________________
  6. Approximately how many clubs are there in D71? a)100 clubs b)200 clubs or c)300 clubs? _______________________
  7. Of the 10 Distinguished Club Program Goals (DCP), how many are Education and Training goals? __________________
  8. Which topic will be covered in the new Path to be made available in Pathways in February 2019? _______________________
  9. What is the name of the Region 10 Storyteller, Stand-up Comic and the first Toastmaster in Europe to be awarded a Pathways DTM? ___________________________
  10. After completing level 2 in Pathways, there is an option to complete The Pathways Mentoring program which consists of three sections: Prepare to Mentor, Mentoring and_______________________

Last Month’s Crossword Results

Winner:

Orla Dowling (VMWARE, Division A Ireland). Very Many thanks to all those that took part

January’s Answers

  • Goals people aspire to achieve at the start of the New Year: Ans = Resolutions (11)
  • Surname of International CEO of Toastmasters International: Ans = Dan Rex (3)
  • City International CEO of Toastmasters visited in 2018: Dublin
  • The network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Ans=The Broads (9)
  • Cathedral City where the D71 Spring Conference will be held; Ans = Norwich (7)
  • According to International President, Lark Dooley, who owns each toastmasters club? Ans = Members (7)
  • City where International CEO gave a Town Hall lecture that was broadcast live. Ans=Columbo (7)
  • Judge who remains confidential in club contests Ans =Tiebreak (8)
  • Second name of D71 Toastmaster to have completed Presentation Mastery L5 Ans = Barad (6) [Errata]
  • City where 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking will take place? Paris (5)
  • Sporting metaphor used by 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking Ans= Boxing (6)
  • Final month of Toastmaster year Ans = June (4)
  • ………………of Truth outlines how to create a positive first impression of your club Ans = Moments (7)
  • The ………… Speaker Program recognizes those Toastmasters members who have achieved a level of proficiency that enables them to be paid, professional speakers. Ans = Accredited (10)
  • One of the Toastmasters Promises is to provide fellow members with helpful, ………………. evaluations Ans = Constructive (12)

January 2019: Prize Crossword

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan (Hertfordshire Speakers)

Amended Version

Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to daniel.PR_Manager_D71@sandars.org.uk by Friday 15th February 2019
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the February Edition

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Prize Crossword GridAcross

4    Sporting metaphor used by 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking (6)

7    One of the Toastmasters Promises is to provide fellow members with helpful, ………………. evaluations (12)

9    Second name of D71 Toastmaster to have completed Presentation Mastery L5 (6) error (5) BARAD

10    Surname of International CEO of Toastmasters International (3)

11    Goals people aspire to achieve at the start of the New Year (11)

12    The ………… Speaker Program recognizes those Toastmasters members who have achieved a level of proficiency that enables them to be paid, professional speakers (10)

14    According to International President, Lark Dooley, who owns each toastmasters club? (7)

Down

1    ………………of Truth outlines how to create a positive first impression of your club (7)

2    Judge who remains confidential in club contests (8)

3    City where 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking will take place? (5)

5    The network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk (3,6)

6    Final month of Toastmaster year (4)

8    Cathedral City where the D71 Spring Conference will be held (7)

13    City International CEO of Toastmasters visited in 2018 (6)

Last Month’s Crossword Results

Winner:

Robert Beauchamp (Camulodunum Speakers)

December’s Answers

Christmas Word Scramble

Xmas Tree

dholrup Rudolph
sgcoeor Scrooge
scsrtiamh eert Christmas Tree
seglhi belsl Sleigh Bells
nsata clasu Santa Claus
storfy Frosty
mesoettli Mistletoe
eendrier Reindeer
cmieyhn Chimney
olne Noel
whaert Wreath
ksgnicto Stocking
scsrtiamh gindudp Christmas Pudding
stnpeesr Presents
emcin eisp Mince Pies

November 2018: Prize Crossword

Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan, DTM (Hertfordshire Speakers)

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Instructions

  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the December Edition

Across

2.    The first speech in all of the ten ‘Pathways’ Paths (10)

5.    The new TMI Headquarters is located on a street named after a Caribbean island (7)

8.    Full name of the 2018-2019 Toastmaster International President (9)

10.    Need to complete this activity before and after each Pathways project (11)

12.    The New International President encourages members to strive for this (4)

13.    Full name of the Program Quality Director (7)

Down

1.    The D71 conference to be held in Norwich next May is named after this WW2 Bomber (9)

3.    Effective feedback should include both commendations and … (15)

4.    Frequency of publication of the ‘Toastmaster’ magazine (7)

6.    This is a Toastmaster’s Core Value (10)

7.    As a Toastmaster, we promise to treat fellow members with respect and ……(8)

9.    The first name of the 2018-2019 World Champion of Public Speaking (6)

11. ‘    Method used by Toastmasters when evaluating a speech (8)

September/ October Crossword Results

The winner is Patricia Loughnane DTM of Thurles in Division D. Very many thanks to all who took part


September/October Prize Quiz

September/ October 2018: Prize Quiz

Guest edited by Alex Knibbs of Saffron Walden Speakers

 

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Instructions

  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the November Edition

September Crossword grid

September Crossword grid

ACROSS

2 club officer who holds the ‘purse strings’ (9)

4 club officer who typically maintains all club records and takes minutes at club meetings (9)

6 vocal quality or method of visual dissemination (10)

7 Toastmasters workshop for under 18s? (5,10,7)

9 a lovely little lavender is an example of this rhetorical device (12)

DOWN

1 Current Executive Director of Toastmasters international (6,3)

3 title of Ramona J Smith’s winning world championship speech (5.8)

5 one type of Toastmaster Club (9)

8 instrument used by an auctioneer – or a Toastmaster! (5)


Prize Quiz Results August/ September

Congratulations to winner Andy Nichols, Division E Director

Across Answers

1) xxxxx Toastmaster. Highest accolade. DISTINGUISHED

2) First speech delivered at Toastmasters ICEBREAKER

2) TMI community program for adults SPEECHCRAFT

4) Extemporaneous speaking TABLE TOPICS

5) TM promise to xxxx club meetings REGULARLY

Down Answers

6) One of Toastmasters values INTEGRITY

7) Specific projects in Pathways ELECTIVES

8) Number of Competent Communication speeches TEN

9) xxxx Mastery, one of 10 Pathways path. PRESENTATION

10) Provides word of the day at club meetings GRAMMARIAN

11) We learn best in moments of xxxxx ENJOYMENT

August 2018: Prize Crossword

August/September 2018: Prize Crossword

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan, DTM

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Instructions

  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the September/October Edition

Across

    • 1) xxxxx Toastmaster. Highest accolade.
    • 2) First speech delivered at Toastmasters
    • 2) TMI community program for adults
    • 4) Extemporaneous speaking
    • 5) TM promise to xxxx club meetings regularly

Down

    • 6) One of Toastmasters values
    • 7) Specific projects in Pathways
    • 8) Number of Competent Communication speeches
    • 9) xxxx Mastery, one of 10 Pathways path.
    • 10) Provides word of the day at club meetings
    • 11) We learn best in moments of xxxxx

July/ August Crossword Results

The Luck Winner is Clare Crowther ACS, ALB, AS, Pathways Guide from Hull Speakers

ACROSS

3. Minimum number of DCP goals a club has to achieve to be recognised as President’s Distinguished (4) NINE

5. Birthday month of Toastmasters International (7) – OCTOBER

7. First name of the D71 PR Manager (6) DANIEL

10. Surname of the Toastmasters’ International President for 2017-2018 (10) ARUNASALAM

13. City where the D71 Spring conference will be held in 2019 (7) NORWICH

15. Full name (first and surname) of a presenter of the Toastmasters Podcast (4,8) RYAN LEVESQUE

16. Number of Paths available in the new Toastmasters Pathways learning experience (3) TEN

17. City where the D71 Spring conference (May 11th -13th ) was held (4) CORK

DOWN

1. Number of levels in each Path of the new Toastmasters Pathways learning experience (4) FIVE

2. Nickname of the outgoing D71 District Director (3) RED

4. Host city of 2018 Toastmasters International convention (7) CHICAGO

6. Name of monthly magazine circulated by TMI at all its members ( 11) TOASTMASTER

8. Name of the gateway to Pathways Paths and Projects (4,4) BASE CAMP

9. Name of Toastmasters new education learning experience (8) PATHWAYS

11. The State where Toastmasters relocated its Headquarters in March 2018 (8) COLORADO

12. Middle name of the founder of Toastmasters International (8) CHESTNUT

14. Surname of current D71 District Director (7) OREILLY

July 2018: Prize Crossword

Guest edited by Elizabeth Jordan, DTM

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Instructions

  • Email completed crossword to Daniel Sandars by Friday 24th August 2018
  • All correct answers will be entered in a prize draw. Winners and Answers will be published in the August/September Edition

Crossword Grid July

Across

  • 3 Minimum number of DCP goals a club has to achieve to be recognised as President’s Distinguished (4)
  • 5 Birthday month of Toastmasters International (7)
  • 7 First name of the D71 PR Manager (6)
  • 10 Surname of the Toastmasters’ International President for 2017-2018 (10)
  • 13 City where the D71 Spring conference will be held in 2019 (7)
  • 15 Full name (first and surname) of a presenter of the Toastmasters Podcast (4,8) R
  • 16 Number of Paths available in the new Toastmasters Pathways learning experience (3)
  • 17 City where the D71 Spring conference (May 11th -13th 2018) was held (4)

Down

  • 1 Number of levels in each Path of the new Toastmasters Pathways learning experience (4)
  • 2 Nickname of the outgoing D71 District Director (3)
  • 4 Host city of 2018 Toastmasters International convention (7)
  • 6 Name of monthly magazine circulated by TMI at all its members ( 11)
  • 8 Name of the gateway to Pathways Paths and Projects (4,4)
  • 9 Name of Toastmasters new education learning experience (8)
  • 11 The State where Toastmasters relocated its Headquarters in March 2018 (8)
  • 12 Middle name of the founder of Toastmasters International (7)
  • 14 Surname of current D71 District Director (7)