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The living standards quiz

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Mo Report 2 Jul 2008 21:34

ok barbara hope to speak again soon


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 21:30

Correct answers are below Mo at 12.03 nearly all right well done, Am signing off now so night night Mo.
Hope to speak again soon
Barbara xx


Mo Report 2 Jul 2008 21:20

right hopefully i am right.

swiss cheese
bottle of wine
yorkshire pudding tins
computer, mocrowave and dvd
pensioner couple


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 21:20

Hya Mo

It's Belair's Quiz, I hi jacked it a bit and she seems to have disappeared, hopefully sorting out a new quiz for us, I like this one makes you think doesn't it.

Barbara x


Mo Report 2 Jul 2008 21:16

barbara my dad couldnt believe i didnt know they were made in tins. i have just always known them to be frozen. going to go and answer your questionaire. hopefully i might get some right


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 21:06

Hi Mo
We had some yorkshire pudding tins for a wedding present, none of your posh dishwasher, china and other expensive gifts in those day's, had to be practical presents, but love Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire's.

Barbara x


Mo Report 2 Jul 2008 20:46

just had to ask my dad what yorkshire pudding tins were!!! I have always known yorkshire puddings being frozen. Aunt Bessies


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 20:44

Hi Jen

My dad was deaf in his right ear, and when I used to ring him ( from my land line) he always used to put mum's mobile to his bad ear and I'd shout hello dad, put the blooming thing to your left ear, DAD HELLO, and he'd stand there and say to mum, someone's messing about, there's no one there and HANG UP, then my mum had to ring me back.
It happened all the time and mum had to hide the phone so he wouldn't try to answer it.
Haven't got my parent's now but still makes me laugh.

Barbara xx


Jenxx Report 2 Jul 2008 20:31

I can use my mobile just fine
But OH hopeless


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 20:22

Evening Sal
I can turn mine on but if someone rings me, I always press the wrong button and lose the call, then I forget to turn it off and use up all my credit, when I do manage to answer the blooming thing. Also I don't do text, I just cannot get to grips with it and need mobile phone classes. My dear mum could use her's better than I can.
Is anyone else as usless as me.
Barbara x

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 2 Jul 2008 13:35

lol Barbara, snap with the pay and go has been sitting on the desk, battery flat, for months.....too bulky to carry round in my pocket.....

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 2 Jul 2008 13:32

1. No idea
2. Kit Kat......but I would have gone for Mars
3. barbecue?
4. deffo Y.P. tins.......being a pensioner....
5. mobile.DVD.microwave
6. pensioners...

just off to check if I got any right....


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 12:18

Good quiz

I am surprised they would do without a car, wish I could, I thought I was right about pensioner's giving to charity, after all it's mostly pensioners who work in the shops, then I changed my mind, thought it might be a trick question, I could do without a mobile, I hate the blooming things but could not do without my yorkshire pudding tins, and I don't like Twix either, good quiz, let's have another one please
Barbara xx

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 2 Jul 2008 12:03

Correct answers are

They chose French croissants, at a weekly cost of £1.68, as part of their supermarket shop.

It was a packet of Twix. (How I hate Twix) They would make a packet of Kit-Kats last about nine weeks.

Everyone decided they could live without a car. Most groups listed a bicycle as an essential and couples with two children set aside £40 a month for taxi-rides.

It was Yorkshire pudding tins. At a cost of £1.79, a set of tins would last about 10 years.

All groups listed a mobile phone, DVD and microwave as essential. Only families with young children included a computer and single people saw no need for a digital camera.

Only the pensioners would give regularly to charity. They set aside £10 a year - or 19p a week.

My Choice would have to be a Car and Washing Machine and TV and Computer, and I do and would give to Charity.


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 11:02

Thank you, will try again

1. French croissants
2. Mars Bar
3. Bicycle
4. Yorkshire pudding tins
5. Mobile phone, dvd, microwave
6. Single working men

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 2 Jul 2008 11:01

1. French croissants
2. Kit-Kat
3. Bicycle
4. Knife sharpener
5. Landline phone, washing machine, digital camera
6. Pensioner couple

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 2 Jul 2008 10:58

***Just Barbara*** you have 4 correct answers.

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 2 Jul 2008 10:57

Lucky White Heather you have two correct answers.


LadyBarbara Report 2 Jul 2008 10:49

1. Italian Salami
2. Mars Bar
3. Bicycle
4. Yorkshire Pudding Tins
5. Mobile phone, DVD Microwave
6. Pensioner Couple

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 2 Jul 2008 10:03

The cost of living in 2008

What are the items you couldn't live without? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has asked different family groups what they need to achieve an acceptable living standard in the UK. From chocolate to computers, cars to carpets - take this test to find out more...

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Couples with children listed one continental food item on their weekly shopping list - not including a baguette. What was it?

Swiss cheese

French croissants

Belgian waffles

Italian salami

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Which sweet treat did single parents say they would include in their shopping basket at least once a month?



Mars Bar

Milky Way

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Which item did all groups say they could do without and still achieve a socially acceptable living standard?

Bottle of wine




4.) Multiple Choice Question

Pensioners listed one of the following items of kitchen equipment as essential. Was it...

Knife sharpener


Yorkshire pudding tins

5.) Multiple Choice Question

What three electronic items did ALL four groups include as a "must-have"?

Computer, microwave, DVD

Landline phone, washing machine, digital camera

Mobile phone, DVD, microwave

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Which group said they would definitely want to set aside some cash each year to give to charity?

Single parents

Single working men

Pensioner couple

Couple with two children