Complete the Quote: A Quiz Deck of Memorable Lines Knowledge Cards
An unexamined life . . . Socrates began in his defense.
All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody . . . Lily Tomlin said from the stage.
Can you finish their sentences?
The people quoted in this forty-eight-card deck—Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Mae West, Oprah, and others—have a way with words. You’ll find the beginning of an insightful quotation on the front of the card, along with the name of the person who said it. Your challenge is to search your memory to complete the quote. We provide context on the back of the card, so if you’re playing with someone else, they can give you a helpful hint or two. You might need them!
Suggestions for Use
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and the pandemic has forced change onto all of us. One of the benefits is that many people have discovered how to connect to others online using video calls (FaceTime or Zoom for example). To keep people feeling buoyant, a wonderful lady in the Worcestershire village of White Ladies Aston has maintained a community spirit during the lockdowns by holding regular events via video calls. One of the popular online events is a village quiz. Using a set of cards such as the Knowledge Cards, they hold a fun quiz (nothing too serious!). The organiser reads out a question (or if it’s a picture, holds it up to the camera) and everyone writes down their answer. At the end, they go through the answers together.
Learn Something New
Knowledge Cards are an ideal way to keep your mind flexible by learning something new every day. Each day, pull out a card and learn the fact/facts (in this case, complete the quote). If you have access to the internet or some reference books, you could look even deeper into the topic and really expand your knowledge.
Improve Your Memory
If you like the idea above of learning something new, why not take it one step further and improve your memory too? Complete the quote on the card and commit it to memory. Then the next day learn a new one but also recall the one from the previous day. As you get good at that, see if you can remember three days of quotes, or four or even more. Keep challenging yourself. Working on your memory will improve your bridge game when you get back to it too!