Gage Quiz

I’m trying to get back into the swing of things here as Gage turns one week old.  Let’s see how much you know about the name and word Gage.  Each one worth 10 points and you have until Thursday night to submit your answers. I hide your answers until then.

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  Play once or every week, that’s okay.  I’m happy to have you here today.

2. No cheating.  No googling, other internet searches or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Last quiz here. Current Leaderboard here.

1. The name Gage gained popularity with this 1980’s Stephen King novel and movie. Pet Sematary

2. Gage is an old French, English, or Scottish surname?  English

3. William Dietrich’s Ethan Gage series is set during which wars?  Napoleonic

4. Which is NOT a definition for gage? 

 A. Old fashioned slang for marijuana

 B. An object thrown down to indicate a challenge

 C. To pledge or wager

 D. In abundance

5. The book Phineas Gage by John Fleischman is the gruesome but true story about what?  Brain Science

6. Leighton Gage writes a series about Chief Inspector who?  Mario Silva

7. Gage is another name for which fruit?  Plum

8. A British general and governor of Massachusetts, his attempts to suppress colonial resistance led to the start of the American Revolution.  Thomas Gage

9. Gage as a boy’s name reached the height of its popularity at #136 in the year 1989, 2003, or 2009?  2003

10. There are 13,584 people with the last name Gage in the US.  In which state is it most popular?  Texas

21 thoughts on “Gage Quiz

  1. Nise' says:

    Yikes, this is a hard one Stacy..
    1 The Shining
    2 French
    3 French-American
    4 D
    5 some sort of brain injury
    6 Gadget
    7 I believe it is a plum
    8 Thomas Gage
    9 2003
    10 California or Texas

  2. Veens says:

    1. Pet Cemetery
    2. French (just guessing)
    4. it has to be Abundance, I have never heard of Gage used for that.(guessing by elimination LOL)

    That’s all i think I know 🙂

  3. Bumble says:

    #1 = Pet Semetary
    #2 = Scottish
    #3 = oh I dunno, how about the Scottish Wars of Independence
    #4 = A
    #5 = beheading? that sounds gruesome to me
    #6 = Clouseau – which isn’t right but that’s the only chief inspector I know
    #7 = Something sweet, like your little boy – a plum
    #8 = Governor Gage – haha. William Gage? I should really know this living in Boston shouldn’t I?
    #9 = 1989
    #10 = I’m guessing Texas simply because there are a boatload of people living there and it sounds more southern to me.

  4. Jennifer Rayment says:

    Ok this is a toughie, seems I know almost nothing about the name Gage (I like it though, does that count ; )

    1. Pet Cemetary (Hated the book, I don’t like to read books where kids or pets get killed)
    2. Guessing – English
    3. WW1 and WW2 – again totally guessing
    4. Marijuana – again with the guessing
    5. NO idea what so ever
    6. Nope no idea
    7. Plum
    8. Thomas Gage
    9 2003 – hmm another guess (chose 2003 since its between by 2 boys births)
    10. Guessing Ohio – since that is where u guys live

  5. jennygirl says:

    I forgot to check back to play. Oh well.
    Not surprised by Texas being the state, but some of the answers are very surprising. Hope the three of you are doing well 🙂

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